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Realtors Have Determined the Best Day to List a Property
August, 23 2019

Realtors Have Determined the Best Day to List a Property

When it comes down to it, the real estate market—like any market—is a sort of sociological entity: a combination of [...]

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Cities Where Real Estate Taxes are Highest
August, 22 2019

Cities Where Real Estate Taxes are Highest

One concern many potential homebuyers have when deciding to get into the home market is the costs above and beyond [...]

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A Way Forward for High DTI Consumers
August, 21 2019

A Way Forward for High DTI Consumers

The GSE Patch, created by design to smooth access to mortgages for individuals with higher Debt-to-Income (DTI) ratios than average [...]

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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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