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Best Markets for Single-Family Rental Investment

House for rent

With rent prices increasing right alongside home prices in many markets, rental investment can pay serious dividends for those savvy enough to do their homework before they invest. But like the old adage goes, one critical element is “location, location, ...

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The Changing Makeup of Consumer Debt

debt

Mortgage debt makes up a noticeably smaller share of total consumer debt than it did a decade ago, according to the latest Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends Report, covering data for March 2018. According to the Equifax report, mortgage debt ...

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Buying vs. Renting: A Financial Perspective

home prices

In a little under two years, owning a home becomes more financially viable than renting an identical home, according to the latest Zillow Buy-Rent Breakeven Horizon. It takes just under 1 year and 11 months for homeownership to be more ...

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Delinquencies Reverse Course

Mortgage delinquencies defied several trends in April, according to the latest First Look at the month’s mortgage performance data from Black Knight, Inc. April is typically a month that sees an increase in mortgage delinquencies. In fact, historically, delinquencies have ...

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Carrington Holding Company Expands Leadership

Aliso Viejo, California-based Carrington Holding Company announced that it is expanding the leadership team of the Carrington Retail Group (CRG), the company’s direct-to-consumer division that integrates real estate, lending, and title services to provide an extraordinary customer experience. CRG has ...

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Industry Sounds Off on Dodd-Frank Reform Bill

The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted in favor of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. The bill seeks to evolve and streamline regulations put in place by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. The final vote ...

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Sen. Schumer Calls for Flood Insurance Reform

flooding

With the beginning of hurricane season mere weeks away, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced an “all-out push” to convince Congress to extend and reform the nation’s flood insurance program. Schumer shone a spotlight on the issue Monday during ...

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How Much Will Generation Z Pay in Lifetime Rent?

The choice between renting and buying a home involves a number of important factors, but younger generations are likely to pay a lot more in lifetime rent than their parents and grandparents. According to a new analysis by HotPads, Inc., ...

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The Week Ahead: Webinar Focuses on Compliance

On Wednesday, May 23, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET, Stern & Eisenberg will present a new webinar entitled "New York Compliance: Establishing New York State Compliance With RPAPL 1304 and the Business Records Exception to the Hearsay Rule." The webinar ...

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Study: Tax Savings to Benefit Housing Market

500 days

Despite detracting from some former homeowner tax benefits, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will spur billions in spending in the housing industry, according to estimates from Zillow. Americans are primed to channel $13.2 billion in tax savings toward the ...

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