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Investor Activity Stalls in Q4 of 2021

The investing spree for single-family homes seems to be slowing in the fourth quarter after hitting what appears to be peaks in the second and third quarters of 2021.  The share of homes purchased by investors reached its peak in ...

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The Housing Gender Gap Widens Nationwide

The gender pay gap is increasingly burdening women, who are now priced out of 34 cities as home prices continue to accelerate across the country. While the onset of the pandemic further widened the gender pay gap, a new report ...

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Financial Capacity Limits Pending Home Sales

According to the latest from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), pending home sales slipped 4.1% month-over-month in March, marking the fifth consecutive months of transaction decreases. Year-over-year, pending home sales dropped 8.2% in March, marking the tenth consecutive month ...

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CFPB Seeks to Examine More Nonbank Financial Companies

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, has invoked an unused portion of its legal power to examine nonbank financial companies that pose risks to consumers.  The CPFB believes that using this ...

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More Than Half of U.S. Homes Sold Above List Price

According to a new report from Redfin, the typical homebuyer’s monthly mortgage payment jumped to 39%, — the largest year-over-year gain on record as the average 30-year-fixed rate remained at a 12-year high of 5.1%. “Rising mortgage rates are taking ...

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