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FHFA Drops Optimistic 2016 Report to Congress

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released recently its exhaustive annual 2016 Report to Congress, where it highlights actions it has taken over the year to support and maintain the nation’s housing industry. The 120 page report covers, a...

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House Votes to Drastically Change CFPB

On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a landmark bill--233 to 186--that, in its current form would dramatically change the future of financial regulation. The Financial CHOICE Act, originally introduced by Representative Jeb Hensar...

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New Buyers Unafraid to Jump into the Housing Market

Genworth Mortgage Insurance recently released their inaugural report on first-time homebuyers. Source data dates back to 1994 and analyzes over 20 million records. The survey tracks home sales to first-time homebuyers on a monthly basis, p...

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The Week Ahead: Reform to Dodd-Frank

The Dodd-Frank Act is being voted on by the House this upcoming Wednesday according to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. In mid-April, Republicans proposed a reform to the financial system, The Financial Choice Act. The document explained...

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First-time Foreclosure Starts Hit All-time Low

Both mortgage originations and foreclosures are in freefall, according to the recent Mortgage Monitor report released by Black Knight Financial Services on Monday. Overall originations dropped 34 percent over the first quarter of the year, ...

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5 Tips for Buyers in a Tight Housing Market

When inventory is low, home prices tend to go up. Attempting to purchase a house in this type of market can make the already complex process of buying a home even more overwhelming. To help buyers successfully get through the buying process in ...

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Home Upgrades with the Lowest ROI

File these six upgrades under wish fulfillment, not value investment. Life is a balancing act, and upgrading your home is no different. Some upgrades, like a kitchen remodel or an additional bathroom, typically add value to your home. Ot...

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