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Whatever Happened to Starter Homes?

Due to increasing cost of land, zoning restrictions, and skyrocketing costs for building materials, starter-homes are becoming a dying trend. The latest market study from Point2 Homes explores the challenges facing first-time buyers.

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Ginnie Mae MBS Portfolio Outstanding Expands to Nearly $2.3T

Ginnie Mae’s MBS portfolio grew for the 15th consecutive month in September, ending the fiscal year at nearly $2.3 trillion. Alongside financing more than 143,000 homeowners and renters, Ginnie Mae MBS supported financing for more than 64,000 first-time homebuyers last month.

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Americans Migrating Away from Metros

As national population growth sits at a record low, domestic migration was the key component of population change on state and local levels in 2021, according to demographic findings of Harvard University's State of the Nation’s Housing report released in ...

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Expert Insights: And Housing for All …

American Mortgage Diversity Council Chair Tai Christensen discusses the importance of the Juneteenth holiday on the housing marketplace, and the D&I efforts the industry are taking to move forward.

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Rental Affordability Issues Likely To Last Long-Term

According to the Realtor.com Monthly Rental Report, new data indicates that rental competition remained persistent in April, as the U.S. median rental price hit a new high —$1,827— for the 14th month in a row. These trends highlight affordability struggles ...

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Paying Down Debt or Making a Down Payment?

According to a new report from Redfin, roughly 32% of renters nationwide are doing so because they can’t afford to buy a home in the area they desire to live in — while 30% of renters are unable to save ...

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Survey: Economic Soundness Means Owning a Home

By all available means, data, and metrics, housing prices are still soaring. The growth seen by the typical single-family home over the past two years has been blistering and surprisingly consistent and at some point, something must give way, and ...

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