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Mortgage Barometer Projects Higher Volumes

Mortgage Barometer Projects Higher Volumes

The second annual Lenders One Mortgage Barometer indicates favorable conditions ahead. First-time buyers, Generation X and millennials are expected to drive demand for mortgages, while lenders are advised to stay creative to meet economic demand drivers. About three in five surveyed lenders anticipate an increase in new homeowners entering the market

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Latest Report Shows Drop in Housing Confidence

Latest Report Shows Drop in Housing Confidence

Surveys show a March slump in consumer confidence after gains in the previous two months. Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Sentiment Index cited concerns about the economy, job status, and income among the factors contributing to the backslide in confidence. Those expecting mortgage rates to rise also rose in a manner comparable to 2013 numbers.

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Reports Show Continued Mortgage Rate Decline

Reports Show Continued Mortgage Rate Decline

Poor growth in the economy in the first three months of 2017, coupled Federal Open Market Committee’s March meeting minutes just released to spur a drop in mortgage rates. Thirty-year fixed mortgages and 15-year FRM both showed lower rates this week and a steady decline during the first three months of the year. This marks the third consecutive week of reductions.

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Credit Risk Drops as Rates Rise

Credit Risk Drops as Rates Rise

As risk is reduced, CoreLogic indicates that home prices have continued to rise. Previously, the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) showed nationwide sales, including distressed sales, jumped 6.9 percent year over year and 0.7 percent month-over-month. Mortgage rates have continued to rise as well, and are anticipated to continue to rise during 2017.

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HouseCanary Announces Collaboration With Google

HouseCanary Announces Collaboration With Google

This joint effort between HouseCanary and Google will provide industry professionals with trends, insights, and indices in nearly every MSA, zip code, and block in the country today and three years into the future. HouseCanary’s proprietary datasets are exclusively available on www.housecanary.com and now available through Google.

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Adapting Metros for an Aging Population

Adapting Metros for an Aging Population

People are living longer and spending more time in the city, a report by the Milken Institute says. The Institute’s report evaluates 381 U.S. metropolitan areas to determine how well they serve the needs of the nation’s growing population of mature adults, and its Mayor’s Pledge encourages mayors and other public officials to support a healthy environment for aging residents, and nearly 200 mayors have signed the pledge.

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Financial Choice and the Year to Come

Financial Choice and the Year to Come

The Financial Choice Act would give regional and community banks a way to avoid most aspects of Dodd-Frank regulations, and a policy which would force big bank’s parent companies to file bankruptcy and restructure, instead of the current Dodd-Frank policy.

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