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What’s Best for Banks?
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:29:41 +0000

As the Federal Reserve and other regulators roll back some post-2008 banking and lending regulations, some worry that the economy may put at risk during the next downturn,

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Making Passive Investments in Real Estate
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:59:09 +0000

Diversified investment portfolios, including investment in real estate, is more important than ever. Here's why an industry expert suggest "passive" investment.

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Gauging Millennial Homebuying Knowledge
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:23:18 +0000

Though over half of millennials are now homeowners, a lack of knowledge about the mortgage market may be keeping the other half from buying.

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Can Having Mortgage Debt be Good for You?
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:11:03 +0000

Is having debt a good thing? A new study by LendingTree found a correlation between mortgage debt and life expectancy, as higher debt relative to income is linked to higher life expectancy.  “That trend reaffirms the idea that homeownership is ultimately a good thing—this is despite the fact that a mortgage is one of the ...

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How a Tariff Reversal Can Impact Housing
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:49:44 +0000

As a possible recession looms, the White House is weighing its options as to how best to protect the U.S. economy. How could this change, as well as other recent economic developments, impact the housing market?

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Update on Built-for-Rent Housing
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 21:38:17 +0000

Despite declines in other construction types, the number of single-family homes built-for-rent has held steady. Here's why many Americans are choosing to rent.

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Putting $331M Toward Affordable Housing and Foreclosure
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 20:33:55 +0000

As California faces a housing crisis, California Governor Gavin Newsom is considering how to spend $331M from a settlement with mortgage lenders on legal aid for homeowners and renters.

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When Will the Next Recession Hit?
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:31:05 +0000

A survey by the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) revealed that most of the surveyed economists believe a recession will begin by 2020 or 2021. “Survey respondents indicate that the expansion will be extended by the shift in monetary policy, and most expect the next economic recession will occur later than anticipated when the ...

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Home Price Slowdown: Cause for Concern?
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:56:09 +0000

In this Video Spotlight an expert economist discusses why housing market observers should ease their concern about an imminent housing market correction.

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How Effective Is FHA’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program?
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:26:13 +0000

A study examined the FHA’s program for distressed assets and the ways in which it could be improved. Here’s what it recommended.

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