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Author Archives: Ryan Schuette

Ryan Schuette is a journalist, cartoonist, and social entrepreneur with several years of experience in real-estate news, international reporting, and business management. He currently lives in the Washington, D.C., area, where he freelances for DS News and MReport.

Sales Rise Despite Market Headwinds

The Census Bureau released findings on Friday that found new home sales had risen to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000 in January.

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Home Depot Ends 2016 on Top

Experts are crediting the rise of consumer confidence in the housing market for the home-improvement retailer's Q4 results.

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Economists Questioning Trump Forecasts

The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump administration officials came up with economic forecasts that clash with other independent forecasts.

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Refinance Volume Down As Rates Increase

According to the report, approximately 13,220 refinances were completed through HARP, bringing total refinances through HARP from the inception of the program to over three million.

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CFPB Proposes Using Alternative Data for Credit-Poor Consumers

Consumers without established credit records usually resort to lenders with higher-priced loan offerings. The CFPB said the burden falls hardest on the young, minorities, and those from low-income backgrounds.

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