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Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation's leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email brianna.gilpin@thefivestar.com.

Mortgage Free Baby Boomers?

One of the biggest concerns of being a retired homeowner is financial security, one thing Baby Boomers may be doing better than their generational predecessors. Take a look at what Fannie Mae found out about the generation and their mortgage payment habits.

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Crowdfunding for a Mortgage

Soon-to-be newlyweds regularly compile their wedding registries at locations like Target or Bed Bath and Beyond, but what about for a mortgage down payment?

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NAHB Embracing Idea of MID Alternatives

The National Association of Homebuilders has decided against demanding for a new version of the tax code that includes the mortgage interest deduction, according to a recent Reuters article.

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Predicting Home Price Appreciation

In a recent report, residential market values were predicted to continue their upward trend for the next 12 months in every market. See which metros will be experiencing the most—and least—appreciation.

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Wells Fargo Announces Fee Refunds

After intense questioning of its CEO Tuesday at a Senate hearing, Wednesday Wells Fargo announced that it will be reaching out to certain home lending customers for a refund of fees.

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Capitalizing on Housing Market Growth

What’s the fastest growing sector of the housing market? According to new research, the single-family rental market. See what this means for professionals in the industry ...

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Buffett: Wells Fargo CEO Has My Faith

Tuesday morning, Wells Fargo President and CEO Tim Sloan was in the hot seat at the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs full committee hearing titled “Wells Fargo: One Year Later.” Despite calls for his stepping down, Sloan still has Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett in his corner.

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Mortgage-Free Living

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to solve affordable housing issues, one of the biggest issues the state is now facing. But a recent report says despite those problems, two million Californians are living mortgage free.

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Blue Sage Announces New CEO

Blue Sage, the developer of the first browser-based, end-to-end digital lending platform for the mortgage industry, announced the addition of former COO at Ellie Mae Joe Lagner as its CEO.

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