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Why an Increase in Higher-Risk Loans May Mean Growth for the Housing Economy
March, 20 2019

Why an Increase in Higher-Risk Loans May Mean Growth for the Housing Economy

When interest rates rise, people involved in real estate begin to buzz about how this will likely to reduce the [...]

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The Gender Gap in Homeownership Might Not be What You Expect
March, 19 2019

The Gender Gap in Homeownership Might Not be What You Expect

When one hears the phrase “gender gap,” it’s not uncommon for a scenario to practically spring to mind: a generalized [...]

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November 2018’s Rise in Housing Inventory
March, 18 2019

November 2018’s Rise in Housing Inventory

Every market has its two sides. Depending on which side you’re on, a market may be either great for you [...]

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Fannie Mae’s Predictions on the Housing Market Through 2019-2020
March, 15 2019

Fannie Mae’s Predictions on the Housing Market Through 2019-2020

In the  January 2019 Economic Outlook released by Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group (which includes its Economic Developments [...]

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Refinance Rates on the Rise
March, 14 2019

Refinance Rates on the Rise

The latest Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Refinance Report reveals that, in concordance with the rise of interest rates in [...]

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How the Housing Slowdown May Help First-Time Homebuyers
March, 13 2019

How the Housing Slowdown May Help First-Time Homebuyers

While for investors and the upper echelon of the housing market a cool-down in the rise of housing prices may [...]

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What Sorts of Homeownership Options are Available for the Self-Employed?
March, 12 2019

What Sorts of Homeownership Options are Available for the Self-Employed?

In a recent report detailing the ongoing impact of the 2008 financial crisis on self-employed households, the Urban Institute uses [...]

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Ways to Take Title
March, 11 2019

Ways to Take Title

Title in a parcel of real property is what we convey in order to pass ownership between one person (or [...]

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Ellie Mae’s September Millennial Tracker Shows They Still Want to Buy Homes
March, 08 2019

Ellie Mae’s September Millennial Tracker Shows They Still Want to Buy Homes

Every Millennial Tracker report released by Ellie Mae in the past few months point to what appears to be a [...]

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What the FHFA Has in Store for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019
March, 07 2019

What the FHFA Has in Store for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2019

On December 20, 2018, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) produced its “2019 Scorecard for Fannie Mae, Freddy Mac, and [...]

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More Common Issues We Find in Curing Title
March, 06 2019

More Common Issues We Find in Curing Title

In an earlier post, we detailed four of the most common issues we find when we are practicing our title [...]

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How to Buy a House if You Can’t Afford a Down Payment
March, 05 2019

How to Buy a House if You Can’t Afford a Down Payment

If there’s one unfortunate truism about the financial health of American families, it’s that, these days, a startling number of [...]

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