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The Week Ahead: Examining the State of the Housing Market

On Tuesday, April 10, at 1 p.m. EST, Carrington Mortgage Holdings, LLC, will present a new webinar about "The State of the U.S. Housing Market." Rick Sharga, EVP, Carrington Mortgage Holdings, will host the webinar. During the hour-long presentation, Sharga will ...

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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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How Homebuying Millennials Must Adapt

By Scott Morgan According to a new survey by Realtor.com, millennial buyers are, more than older buyers, having to adjust what they're looking for in a home. The report states that crushing student debt and smaller down payments are combining to ...

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The Fight Against Zombie Homes Finds a New Ally

The topic of zombie homes comes up often here on DS News, ranging from fast-track foreclosure legislation to rules about clearboarding and plywood bans. In February, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state was buying up distressed mortgages ...

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Ranking Reverse Mortgage-Backed Securities Issuance

NewView Advisors, LLC, a financial services firm based in New York, has released a new look at the state of HECM mortgage-backed securities for the first quarter of 2018. HECM is the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage ...

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Houston Updates Building Codes in Floodplain

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damage during its rampage in August 2017. The storm killed damaged 203,000 homes and destroyed 12,700. Eight months after the storm, the recovery continues—and that recovery is about ...

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Millennials vs. Interest Rates

Even with interest rates going up, millennials are still taking out loans for new homes, according to Ellie Mae. The Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker found that 83 percent of mortgage loans made to millennial buyers were for new home purchases, ...

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