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Housing Center at AEI Hires Co-Director

Dr. Lynn Fisher has joined the American Enterprise Institute as the Co-Director of the Housing Center, focusing on housing markets, including affordable housing, home building, mortgages, and housing finance.

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HFG, Pavaso Deliver Successful Digital Closing in Arizona

Digital

Homeowners Financial Group (HFG) is one of the first Arizona-based mortgage lenders to complete an eClosing with Pavaso, a leading eClosing technology provider. “Pavaso was tasked with supporting HFG’s National Builder Division by making the entire homebuying experience easier and ...

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Chase Expands Reward Points for New Mortgages

The New York-based Chase has launched an offer for select Chase cardmembers to earn between 25,000 and 75,000 Ultimate Rewards points or MileagePlus miles when purchasing a home with Chase. Following an enthusiastic response from Sapphire customers last year, eligible ...

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Major Metros Still Exhibiting Pockets of Affordability

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With home prices rising in most major metros across the United States for the past decades—in some cases posting double-digit gains year-over-year—the American Dream of homeownership may begin to feel elusive. However, Unison, a homeownership investment firm, maintains there are ...

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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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Fight Against Urban Blight Finds Unexpected Ally

The topic of zombie homes comes up often here on DS News, ranging from fast-track foreclosure legislation to rules about clearboarding and plywood bans. In February, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state was buying up distressed mortgages ...

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