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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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Ranking Reverse Mortgage-Backed Securities Issuance

NewView Advisors, LLC, a financial services firm based in New York, has released a new look at the state of HECM mortgage-backed securities for the first quarter of 2018. HECM is the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage ...

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Houston Updates Building Codes in Floodplain

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According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damage during its rampage in August 2017. The storm killed damaged 203,000 homes and destroyed 12,700. Eight months after the storm, the recovery continues—and that recovery is about ...

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Millennials vs. Interest Rates

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Even with interest rates going up, millennials are still taking out loans for new homes, according to Ellie Mae. The Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker found that 83 percent of mortgage loans made to millennial buyers were for new home purchases, ...

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John C. Williams Named President of New York Fed

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced that John C. Williams has been named President and CEO. His appointment by the eligible members of the New York Fed’s Board of Directors was approved by the Board of Governors of the ...

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