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What’s Keeping Homeowners from Moving?

What’s Keeping Homeowners from Moving?

According to a recent report, if American homeowners moved at the same rate they did in 1990, there would have been about 2.8 million more homes sold in 2016. This would solve the ongoing inventory problem, but the fact is Americans just aren’t moving, for a number of reasons. The report cites three possible reasons for a non-moving population: an aging population, pockets of high negative equity, and an increase in single-family rentals.

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Big Cities are Running Out of Space

Big Cities are Running Out of Space

Cities are starting to run out of space. Especially space-constrained cities like New York have started to run out of room for builders, leading them to move to city-center areas where high-density building is allowed, and charging much higher prices for it. Builders are focusin more on high end apartments with better profit margins, leaving only the wealthiest residents as the ones who can buy.

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Easing the Down Payment Burden for Military and Veterans

Easing the Down Payment Burden for Military and Veterans

The amount of down payment assistance programs available dropped very slightly in Q1, but thousands of programs are still out there. A recent report highlights the most important of these programs available to military and veterans. On top of VA loans, veterans can expect to cut down their down payment entirely with these programs.

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Potential Buyers Step Back Even as Mortgage Rates Decline

Potential Buyers Step Back Even as Mortgage Rates Decline

Potential buyers could be taking a temporary step back from the housing market as the volume of mortgage applications declines even though fixed and adjustable rates continue to fall. Yet, even taking into account the current decline, mortgage rates remain higher than they were a year ago. The average loan size for applications that have been pushed through has also reached a new high.

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Could Dream Homes be a Thing of the Past?

Could Dream Homes be a Thing of the Past?

A new analysis of data on the Custom Built Home Market reports that the growth of the market share of custom built homes has slowed yet still remains in fluctuation. The past four quarters, ending in Q1 of 2017, record a two percent increase in the number of custom home starts nationwide compared with the previous four quarters. Experts predict the market will continue to fluctuate in the coming quarters.

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Flagstar Bancorp Closes on Acquisition

Flagstar Bancorp Closes on Acquisition

Monday, Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. closed on its formerly announced acquisition of Opes Advisors, Inc. In doing so, Flagstar said it has now expanded its origination business and increased its access to higher quality purchase mortgage originations. This is Flagstar’s second acquisition this year.

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Builders Cutting Down on Starter Homes

Builders Cutting Down on Starter Homes

Millennials are starting to move into the housing market, but with inventory dwindling they may be out of luck. The solution? Newly built homes. Though millennials are often first time buyers, it does not necessarily mean they are starter home buyers.

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LendingHome Announces Fannie Mae Approval and New CFO

LendingHome Announces Fannie Mae Approval and New CFO

On Wednesday, LendingHome, a mortgage marketplace lender, announced two new business developments. The company gained Fannie Mae seller and servicer approval, which according to LendingHome, allows them to expand their consumer home financing business and better serve their customers. They also announced Robert Stiles, formerly Nationstar Mortgage, as CFO.

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Acquiring the Down Payment Largest Obstacle for First-Time Homebuyers

Acquiring the Down Payment Largest Obstacle for First-Time Homebuyers

A recent survey concluded that the number one misconception and cause for dwindling first time homebuyers is being required to put 20 percent down when it comes to securing a mortgage. Other believed factors include a reduced number of houses on the market, growing student debt, and rising interest rates. Constant dialogue between industry professionals and the education of prospective buyers can help remedy this trend.

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