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America’s housing market value has drastically increased over the past year. As Zillow notes in the article, this goes to show just how important the housing market is.
What do you do after MicroSoft buys your game for $2.5 billion? You go and snatch a mansion right out from under two musical superstars.
Ghazale Johnston, a managing director with Accenture Credit Services, outlined in an interview with HouingWire 3 topics she believes will take precedence in 2015. And here they are.
On screen, Ellen DeGeneres is known for her comedic talk show. But along with her days on television, DeGeneres is known for her love of fixing up and selling houses.
It's been quite a year for housing. One could even say it's comparable to the Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978. Here are some of the more bizarre events from 2014.
While many Americans’ wallets are thankful that gas prices are drastically low, Texas and California may not be as enthusiastic. And the root of the problem: Oil prices.
Only a handful of lenders so far have jumped on board the 97% LTV train, and AmeriSave Mortgage is the latest. Here's why they think it's a good choice.
Mortgage activity may be slowing overall, but first-lien mortgages are continuing to show improvement. Here's how it broke out in the third quarter.
"The increase in risk for all the major government agencies over the past two years is cause for concern," said Stephen Oliner, co-director of AEI's center. "This is especially true for FHA loans, which would experience a tidal wave of defaults if we have another severe financial crisis."
The FHA is getting back on its fiscal feet, but it's still charging premiums that the mortgage finance industry worry are too high. Here's what they want, and why.
It’s incumbent upon all in the industry to understand and implement best practices, but when the VERY use of appraisal services doesn’t employ some level of disclosure we might have a few problems. These problems are occurring right now with the massive confusion going on within the valuation space.
As part of its continuing effort to limit the American taxpayers’ liability, Freddie Mac obtained a number of insurance polices designed to cover potential losses on a $155 million pool of single-family loans.
A group of 18 U.S. Senators and the Mortgage Bankers Association both sent letters to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday, stating that the time has come for the Federal Housing Administration to lower its mortgage insurance premiums.
Hesitant investors are driving down mortgage bond yield spreads to a level not seen in more than two years. Is the rise in overall yields to blame?
Although 2014 is wrapping up to be a less-than-stellar year for the economy, mortgage lenders believe 2015 will get the nation back on track. But will housing see a surge in activity? Yes, and no.
Ditech Mortgage Corp is expanding its lending options again. The company is now the latest lender to to jump on board with the 97% LTV programs announced by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac earlier this month.
The future of the nonagency RMBS market will require private capital, but it's not clear how that can be achieved. Here are the details.
The merger of online listings leaders Trulia and Zillow just got one step closer to completion. Here's how today's vote played out and what it means.
The FHFA continues to drill into homeowners that the Home Affordable Refinance Program and the Home Affordable Modification Program are not scams. To help push borrowers along, Robert Koller, director of credit risk management with Fannie Mae, gave six quick facts that could make all the difference to getting people to refinance.
In the latest move in what has been a banner year in the battle for domination of the online real estate market, Redfin announced that it received a large injection of funding from several large investors. The company said that it plans to use the money to continue its growth.