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Analyst Discusses Challenges Of Millennials Choosing Renting Over Homeownership

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*+-Rood, whose two decades of mortgage industry experience include serving as of Senior Director and Principal of Fannie Mae’s eBusiness Division, told radio host Jim Bohannon that the recent surge in apartment construction was largely due to developers taking advantage of millennials who have aspirations of homeownership, but cannot afford it but want to get out of their parents' houses.

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Study Shows Traditional Credit Scores May Not Be Accurate When Assessing Risk Millennials Pose

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*+-Millennials were found to have to have lower credit scores in 80 percent of the categories that make up traditional credit scores such as mortgage loans, auto loans, credit cards, and other installment loan payment histories because many young adults simply do not have any credit history with these financial products, with the exception of student loans.

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Analyst Says Buying a Home Now Is a Solid Investment

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*+-Due to current low interest rates and anticipated appreciation rates for the next few years, homeownership is "one of the last legitimate wealth creation opportunities," according to Tim Rood, chairman of Washington, D.C.-based business advisory firm The Collingwood Group in an interview with Westwood One radio host Dirk Van last week.

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Housing Barometer Indicates Market is Moving Closer to ‘Back to Normal’ Levels

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*+-While housing recovery has generally been uneven for the last few years, the housing market experienced substantial growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 for all five indicators of Trulia's Q4 2014 Housing Barometer, which was released on Thursday. Three of the five indicators – existing home sales, excluding distressed sales; home price level; and delinquency plus foreclosure rate – are all more than three-quarters of the way "back to normal" as of the end of 2014, according to the barometer.

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Stronger Economic Fundamentals Expected to Drive Increases in Home Sales, Housing Starts in 2015

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*+-Improvements in economic fundamentals, notably employment growth among millennials, will fuel significant increases in home sales and housing starts and a modest rise in home prices in 2015, according to CoreLogic's 2015 Housing Outlook released earlier this week. Sam Khater, deputy chief economist for CoreLogic, predicted an increase of 9 percent in home sales and a 14 percent spike in housing starts for the coming year in the report.

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