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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.

More College Grads Moving Back Home

Recent college graduates are more frequently living at home in expensive cities—and cities those that have seen the biggest boom-bust cycles—according to a new report from Zillow. That means recent grads in Riverside, California; Miami; and New York are the ...

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Fannie’s Earnings Recover

Fannie mae

Fannie Mae released its Q1 financial statement Thursday. Overall, the news was good for the GSE. Fannie posted a net income of $4.3 billion, after taxes, in Q1. That's up from a $6.5 billion loss and a comprehensive loss of $6.7 ...

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Amazon HQ2: Which Markets Would Feel the Most Impact?

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Where will Amazon's second headquarters finally land? It's one of the biggest business questions in years, and it has generated many other questions. One of them is, which cities would see the feel the biggest impact on the local housing ...

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Looking for Growing Residential Markets? Try the Northwest

The real estate market will continue strengthening over the next 12 months, especially in the Pacific Northwest. That's according to the latest quarterly report by Veros Real Estate Solutions. The study looks at more than 13, 000 ZIP codes across almost ...

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The Four U.S. Cities Where Paychecks are Stretching Furthest

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Those looking to get the biggest bang for their bucks would be most likely to find it west of the Mississippi, according to a new joint report by Trulia and Indeed. The firms looked at which American cities stretch paychecks the ...

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Is a Strong Economy Translating Into More New Homes?

The national economy took an upturn in February, according to the Chicago Fed's latest National Activity Index. Released Monday, the CFNAI—which measures 85 economic markers—for February landed at 0.88. That's 0.02 above January numbers. The news, however, wasn't as good ...

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The Impact of Amazon’s HQ2

The hottest question in business for the past six months has been, “Where will Amazon build its second headquarters?” With many cities still in the mix, it's still anyone's guess ... but Zillow thinks it has it figured out. A new ...

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How Did Texas Housing Weather Hurricane Harvey?

low income households

When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas last summer, many housing experts worried what the megastorm's effect on the market would be. Turns out, their fears of a wounded market were needless. "Despite the devastation of Hurricane Harvey,” said Kaki Lybbert, Chairman ...

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Fannie: Consumer Housing Sentiment Weakens

The U.S. housing market may be starting to get volatile. Fannie Mae's latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index report found that consumer confidence in housing took a hit in February. The worry seems to be stemming from some general upheaval at ...

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Freddie Mac Takes Q4 Hit

Freddie Mac

Like its sister agency, Freddie Mac this week reported large Q4 losses that will require government bailout money for the first time since 2012. The major difference is that Freddie won't need as much money as Fannie Mae. On Thursday, ...

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