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Housing Market to Remain Bullish in 2018

According to a new report by Fannie Mae, housing activity remained upbeat towards the end of 2017, on the back of tight inventory that continued to boost home prices.

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Housing Bubble 2.0?

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the December issue of DS News, out now.  In 2008, the economy experienced the historical fall of the housing market and the resulting financial crisis—an epic phenomenon that some feared would grow ...

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New Year Brings New Homeowner Bill of Rights Requirements

Riddled throughout California’s Homeowner Bill of Rights are the words “repealed” effective “January 1, 2018”. If loan servicers assume that means the entire HOBR will be repealed and that all they have to worry about is complying with the CFPB loss mitigation rules—think again.

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Premium Housing Hit by Inventory Shortages

It isn't just starter homes that are hard to find. The premium side of things is feeling the impact of both lack of available homes and the associated rising costs.

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Q4 Real Estate Sentiment on the Rise

The quarterly survey of independent title agents and other real estate professionals reports that optimism is up as respondents expressed confidence that transaction volume will grow in the coming year.

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Single Family Rental Boom Leads to Less Affordable Inventory

Is the single-family rental market a major contributor to the low inventory the housing market is experiencing? According to a new analysis released Wednesday, this market could be limiting options for lower- and middle-income buyers.

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California Wildfires: Housing Damages Top $5 Billion

There are currently six wildfires destroying homes along the California coast, and as the fires continue to rage—the estimated reconstruction cost value of more than $5 billion are at significant risk of damage.

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