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Slow Down Ahead

Though the share of underwater borrowers has fallen for 20 straight quarters, data released today begs an interesting question. Could the days of decline be coming to a close?

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Staying Afloat

Overall, the number of underwater borrowers is down in the U.S., but a report released today reveals something interesting: those remaining underwater mortgages are largely concentrated in certain price tiers and geographic areas. What three cities claim the most?

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Do Rising Prices Indicate Another Crash?

Home prices have hit record highs once again, according to a national price index released today. And with high demand and tight inventory, they’re likely to keep rising for the foreseeable future. So, how long do we have until the bubble bursts? Today’s index has some answers.

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Why Are Lenders Loosening Credit Standards?

According to a new survey from Fannie Mae, lenders have loosened their credit standards once again, marking the third straight quarter standards have eased up. Does this make a trend, though? And what’s inspiring lenders to expand the credit box? The survey has some interesting insights.

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Is Freddie Fattening Up its Portfolio

Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac’s belt is getting a little bit tighter as its portfolio increases yet again. But while it certainly rose over last month, the portfolio’s growth is nothing compared to a few months prior. So what does that mean for the long-term health of the GSE?

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