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As Stocks Tumble, Lenders Take a Hit

The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 1,200 points on Monday, after having dropped 1,500 points earlier in the day. This came on the heels of a 666-point drop in the Dow last Friday. With the Standard & Poor’s index ...

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Top 5 Cities to Rent and to Own a Home

Manhattan, New York and Santa Barbara, California are among the most expensive places to buy a home, but the best places to rent, while Baltimore, Maryland and Clayton County, Georgia, are the best counties to buy a home according to ...

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Reverse Mortgage Volume Hits Its Highest Point Since 2011

Reverse mortgage numbers spiked in January 2018, clocking in a 32.5 percent month-over-month growth in endorsements over December 2017, according to the latest data from Reverse Market Insight, Inc. (RMI) That would be noteworthy in and of itself, but that ...

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$1.5 Trillion Worth of U.S. Homes Threatened by Wildfires

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, last year’s California wildfire season was the most destructive on record, with over 9,000 fires burning more than a million acres in 2017. Moreover, some of those fires swept through ...

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Single-Family Rental Lease Expirations and Vacancy Rates Improving

Both lease expirations and vacancy rates among single-family rental securitizations showed continued improvement in December 2017, according to the latest data from Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. According to Morningstar, single-borrower, single-family rental lease expirations declined for the second consecutive month, dropping ...

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Homes are a Better Investment than Retirement Savings

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Americans want to buy homes and they want to buy them as an investment option. According to a study on homebuyers by NerdWallet, a personal finance website, 75 percent Americans say that buying a home was a priority for them. ...

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Low-End Single-Family Rental Prices Trending Higher

Single-family rental home prices have been trending upwards since the Great Recession, and low-end rentals have been increasingly outpacing high-end ones for the past several years. In a new video blog, CoreLogic Principal Economist Molly Boesel explores the factors at ...

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Can the Housing Market Maintain Its Momentum?

Pending home sales inched up 0.5 percent during the year according to the Pending Home Sales Index released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Wednesday. The Pending Home Sales Index is a monthly forward looking indicator based on ...

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The Southwest Offers Opportunities for Single-Family Rental Investors

With the continuing rise in home prices nationwide, there are still plenty of opportunities in the single-family rental (SFR) market for the shrewd investor. According to HouseCanary’s Q4 2017 Rental Investment Index, some of the best hidden gems can be ...

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Affordable Housing Crisis Receiving New Attention

From recent survey results to the launching of a local government and business leaders activist group—these announcements show the nation’s commitment to affordable housing.

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