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Fannie Mae Recognizes Innovative Ideas

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Out of hundreds of hopefuls, three proposals made the cut in phase one of Fannie Mae’s $10M Innovation Challenge, targeted at tackling affordability issues in the housing realm. Is one of these inventive ideas headed to your neck of the woods?

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Homebuilders Team With Habitat for Humanity

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For the eighth national Home Builders Blitz, teams of professional homebuilders and suppliers partnered with the charitable organization to construct, renovate, and repair hundreds of affordable homes around the country.

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Untapped Urban Development Potential

Urban sprawl, by its very nature, means cities are forever expanding outward. Initially, their borders expand, and then eventually, as they bump up against those constraints, the challenge becomes figuring out ways to make the most use of the space ...

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Houston Still Has Unspent Relief Funds from Hurricane Ike

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Houston has recovered remarkably well from last year’s hurricane season. After an initial spike in delinquencies in the months following the storm, the Texas Association of Realtors recently reported that home sales volume and home prices in the Lone Star ...

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How Banks Meet Community Needs

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is headed for changes by The Treasury and will relook at reinvestments of banks towards supporting community needs through initiatives such as fair mortgage lending, affordable housing development, small business lending, and similar activities. In ...

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Collaborating for a Sustainable Housing Industry

It’s been a decade since the housing crisis of 2008. As the present administration looks at rolling back some of the more stringent regulations that were introduced during that time to protect homes and homeowners, the regulatory framework is also ...

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California Gubernatorial Candidates on the State’s Housing Crunch

As California approaches the election for its new governor, its candidates have to face a big problem in their home state: housing. How will the leading candidates tackle the issues of housing shortages and rising prices in their home state?

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The Impact of Amazon’s HQ2

The hottest question in business for the past six months has been, “Where will Amazon build its second headquarters?” With many cities still in the mix, it's still anyone's guess ... but Zillow thinks it has it figured out. A new ...

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How Could Import Tariffs Affect Housing?

President Trump caught many by surprise last week by announcing planned tariffs on steel and aluminum, jostling the markets and prompting analysts to weigh in on the prospects of a trade war. But how would the proposed tariffs affect the ...

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