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Fannie Mae Delivers Mixed Economic and Housing Forecast

low income households

Amid talk of trade wars, escalating home prices, and rising interest rates, Fannie Mae is remaining optimistic about overall economic growth. In Fannie's April 2018 Economic and Housing Outlook report, the GSE projects higher numbers across the board in housing ...

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Maintaining Middle-Income Housing Supply

Much of the discussion about housing trends of late has focused on the highs and lows. On the upper end of things, home prices are booming and not likely to come down soon. Unfortunately, that trend, combined with nationwide housing ...

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Which States Are Best for Millennials?

homebuyers

Determining the best states for millennials to live in is not as straightforward as it might at first seem, but signs do point toward the upper Midwest. So says a new report from WalletHub that looks at where being a ...

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Combating Housing Shortages With Backyard Homes

Proposals to help address California’s housing crisis—such as allowing more housing closer to busy transit hubs—are sometimes met with refrains of “not in my backyard!” However, Los Angeles aims to combat the housing shortages by looking exactly there—in residents’ backyards. ...

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Single-Family Rental: Opportunities and Growth

non-owner-occupied

Beth O’Brien is President and CEO of CoreVest Finance, a private lender to residential real estate investors. Under O’Brien’s leadership, CoreVest has closed $3 billion in loans in the investor loan market and has financed more than 20,000 investment properties. ...

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Major Metros Still Exhibiting Pockets of Affordability

urban

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

homebuyers

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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Fannie Mae’s Mark Palim on the State of Housing

As a Deputy Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, Dr. Palim is responsible for overseeing the Economic and Strategic Research Group’s forecasting functions. He also manages multi-disciplinary partnerships across the company to address specific business issues facing Fannie Mae. Dr. Palim ...

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How Short-Term Rentals Impact Home Inventory

A recent WalletHub study found that Hawaii was the state with the lowest effective tax rate at 0.27 percent, but that isn’t helping when it comes to maintaining an affordable housing stock in the Aloha State. Most of the country ...

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