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Homebuyers Growing More Diverse in the Lone Star State

Diversity and prices paid for homes in Texas are on the way up, according to the Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report released Wednesday by the Texas Association of Realtors. The report found that the percentage of homebuyers who identified as African-American was ...

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Pinpointing the Hottest Housing Markets

The latest ProTeck Housing Market Report shows West Coast markets booming, which should come as no surprise. However, the only East Coast metro to make the list might not be what you’d expect. According to ProTeck’s report, the Portland-South Portland, ...

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Serious Delinquencies Still Elevated in Hurricane-Impacted Markets

The effects of last year’s major natural disasters, including hurricanes and wildfires, have been evident in the housing market in recent months. Disaster-related early mortgage delinquencies have progressed into serious delinquencies in affected markets, according to CoreLogic’s Loan Performance Insights report, ...

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Which States Are Best for Millennials?

Determining the best states for millennials to live in is not as straightforward as it might at first seem, but signs do point toward the upper Midwest. So says a new report from WalletHub that looks at where being a ...

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Combating Housing Shortages With Backyard Homes

Proposals to help address California’s housing crisis—such as allowing more housing closer to busy transit hubs—are sometimes met with refrains of “not in my backyard!” However, Los Angeles aims to combat the housing shortages by looking exactly there—in residents’ backyards. ...

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Is Housing Ready for a Rebound?

According to the latest LegalShield Law Index, the housing market may be poised for a significant rebound, but factors such as the recent trade tariffs imposed by President Trump could complicate things. Released monthly, the LegalShield Law Index tracks factors ...

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Fewer Renters Planning to Buy a Home

Amid heightened concern for housing affordability and overall rental satisfaction, renting has become increasingly favored among some segments of the population in the United States. Among renters, 67 percent say they believe renting is currently more affordable than owning a ...

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How Did Refis Impact the 2008 Financial Crisis?

While there is still debate about the various factors that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of the housing market, a new paper by the Urban Institute suggests that the poor performance of cash-out refinances, and refinances in ...

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The Debt Dilemma

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the March issue of DSNews, out now. In February 2017, the financial media sounded the alarm that total U.S. consumer debt was at $12.6 trillion, just a hair short of the $12.7 trillion peak ...

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Major Metros Still Exhibiting Pockets of Affordability

With home prices rising in most major metros across the United States for the past decades—in some cases posting double-digit gains year-over-year—the American Dream of homeownership may begin to feel elusive. However, Unison, a homeownership investment firm, maintains there are ...

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