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FHFA Seeks Input on Short-Term Rentals
Thu, 06 May 2021 19:56:57 +0000

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's updated policies for backing "vacation" and "transient" housing reportedly have caused "industry confusion," which the agency aims to remedy.

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Supply Concerns Add to Inventory Woes
Thu, 06 May 2021 17:13:40 +0000

One full year into the pandemic finds housing inventory dropping nearly 33% year-over-year, with the rising price of building materials impacting listings.

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How Parents Feel About the Homes They Lead
Thu, 06 May 2021 17:10:03 +0000

Homeownership, for many, is a significant component of achieving the whole American Dream. But some who attain it later regret it. Why? And who is most likely to face such a quandary? A survey from LendingTree, published just before Mother's Day, revealed that moms are twice as likely as dads to regret buying their current ...

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Despite Pandemic, Fewer Homeowners Missing Payments
Thu, 06 May 2021 16:21:14 +0000

A new report finds that many still face economic-related duress due to the pandemic, with just under five million households missing mortgage or rent payments in March.

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The Sky’s the Limit With SFR
Wed, 05 May 2021 22:03:40 +0000

Representatives of Civic Financial Services, Global Strategic, Lima One Capital, Marketplace Homes, Pintar Investment Company, PlanOmatic, Property Loan Exchange, and RCN Capital discuss why SFR is a solid bet for investors.

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What is Motivating Distressed-Property Investors?
Wed, 05 May 2021 19:59:33 +0000

A report shows that local investors rehabbing and reselling to owner-occupants are driving demand for foreclosure properties.

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Brian Montgomery & Colleagues Launch Gate House Strategies
Wed, 05 May 2021 19:01:50 +0000

Former HUD Deputy Secretary and FHA Commissioner joins four colleagues in new advisory venture targeting governmental and housing policy and programmatic compliance and litigation support.

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Cash-Out Refis Drive Default Risk
Wed, 05 May 2021 16:50:47 +0000

GSE volume increased YoY in Q4, with low rates factoring into a steady rise in cash out refis.

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How Telework Will Impact Home-Location Preferences
Wed, 05 May 2021 16:35:26 +0000

Despite the rollout of vaccines and loosened social-distancing recommendations, remote work is here to stay for many Americans, and that will continue to impact the housing market, experts say.

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CFPB Gauges COVID-Related Borrower Challenges
Tue, 04 May 2021 21:01:56 +0000

Two new reports measure what mortgage borrowers are experiencing with their lenders and servicers during the time of the pandemic.

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