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What's Happening in Home Price Appreciation?
August, 20 2019

What’s Happening in Home Price Appreciation?

Home price appreciation is a fraught topic these days. The way home prices are going—the numbers hold some market watchers [...]

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The Best Small Towns for Retirees
August, 19 2019

The Best Small Towns for Retirees

There is a rather unfortunate tendency among older Americans to seek out the cheapest locations for themselves to retire, given [...]

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Generation Xers are Keeping Their Larger Houses
August, 16 2019

Generation Xers are Keeping Their Larger Houses

The sociological phenomenon of difference among generations continues to have a pronounced effect on the way these large groups of [...]

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A Look at Buyer’s Market Mortgage Volume
August, 15 2019

A Look at Buyer’s Market Mortgage Volume

There’s increasing accord among professionals in the residential real estate market that we have passed through the decidedly seller-beneficial portion [...]

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The Strange Inverse Relationship Between Rising Rates and Refinance Numbers in January
August, 14 2019

The Strange Inverse Relationship Between Rising Rates and Refinance Numbers in January

Common sense would seem to dictate something simple: when rates fall, so the number of people looking to refinance their [...]

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Modular Construction Gains Steam
August, 13 2019

Modular Construction Gains Steam

As any reader of this blog will be aware, there has been a lot of attention paid latelyto how the [...]

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What is the Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule (QM) Patch?
August, 12 2019

What is the Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule (QM) Patch?

When Congress modified the Truth in Lending Act (via section 1402 of Dodd-Frank) as a response to the 2008 housing [...]

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Why Some Think Builders Aren’t Improving Single-Family Housing Availability
August, 11 2019

Why Some Think Builders Aren’t Improving Single-Family Housing Availability

In our last post we made brief mention of an early 2019 rise in the confidence of builders, as reflected [...]

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Increasing Builder Confidence
August, 10 2019

Increasing Builder Confidence

Last year many—including us—wrote about the strange trend in the construction industry that, despite rises in employment, wages, and overall [...]

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The Lowdown on Tax Lien Investing
August, 09 2019

The Lowdown on Tax Lien Investing

When a homeowner owes back taxes on a property, the governmental authority to which those taxes are owed can place [...]

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The Latest on How the CFPB Plans to Regulate
August, 08 2019

The Latest on How the CFPB Plans to Regulate

In May 2018, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA) was signed into law, in an effort [...]

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How February’s Low Jobs Report Affected the Housing Market
August, 07 2019

How February’s Low Jobs Report Affected the Housing Market

February 2019 saw a somewhat alarming decrease in the number of new jobs added to the economy—a mere 20,000, which [...]

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