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Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He's been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing.

For U.S. Housing, When Will Familiar Trends Shift?

The one thing steady about the U.S. housing market post-Q1 is that it continues to be defined by a dynamic that almost sounds like it's stuck on repeat: historically low inventory is driving fewer sales and rising prices in most ...

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Fannie Mae Delivers Mixed Economic and Housing Forecast

low income households

Amid talk of trade wars, escalating home prices, and rising interest rates, Fannie Mae is remaining optimistic about overall economic growth. In Fannie's April 2018 Economic and Housing Outlook report, the GSE projects higher numbers across the board in housing ...

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Homebuyers Growing More Diverse in the Lone Star State

Diversity and prices paid for homes in Texas are on the way up, according to the Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report released Wednesday by the Texas Association of Realtors. The report found that the percentage of homebuyers who identified as African-American was ...

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Which States Are Best for Millennials?

homebuyers

Determining the best states for millennials to live in is not as straightforward as it might at first seem, but signs do point toward the upper Midwest. So says a new report from WalletHub that looks at where being a ...

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How Homebuying Millennials Must Adapt

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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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10 Cities With the Best and Worst Credit Scores

A new report by WalletHub shows that when it comes to solid credit, residents of several cities in Florida and California have the edge on the rest of the country. The firm compared the median credit scores of residents in ...

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Starter Homes Feel the Market Pressure

One of the major casualties of a national housing market defined by continuously rising prices and over-tight inventory is the starter home, according to the latest Inventory and Price Watch report by Trulia. Starter homes “have become scarcer, pricier, smaller, ...

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America’s 10 Hardest-Working Cities

The Bay Area might be among the most expensive housing markets in the country, but the residents there indeed work for their living, according to WalletHub's Hardest-Working Cities in America report. WalletHub's 2018 numbers find that San Franciscans are the ...

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For Renters, Some States are Friendlier Than Others

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Not all states view tenant laws as the same. In general, renters in Western, Northeastern, and Central states have many more protections than renters in the Deep South and parts of the Midwest, according to a new study by RentCafe. ...

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The Reality of Home Prices vs. Home Sales

Home prices in February hit a four-year high, capping a 72-month run in which median home values rose nationally, according to a report by Redfin. But just because the prices went up does not mean sales went up. In fact, ...

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