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Bidding Wars Return to Home Market

Single-Family Building Permits Climb Higher in June; Starts & Completions Lower

U.S. Mortgage Rates Increase as Fed Prepares Boost

U.S. Mortgage Rates Increase as Fed Prepares Boost

Have the Dodd-Frank Financial Reforms Been a Success?

New HUD rules aim to ease segregation in housing

Home Prices Continue to Rise, But For How Long?

Federal Reserve still hesitant to raise rates

Warren, McCain introduce bill to bring back Glass-Steagall

Fannie Mae raising mortgage modification interest rate yet again

What to expect when you’re expecting a CFPB administrative action

CUNA to CFPB: Extend TRID effective date to end of 2015

Research Shows That Borrowers are Seriously Undereducated in Homebuying

USDA Increases Costs of Guarantees for 0% Down Mortgages

Contracts to Buy Homes Reaches 9-Year High

45% of Homes Sold in Less Than a Month

Title insurance is essential

Pending Sales, Home Prices Up Slightly

Housing Boosted by U.S. Millennials Finally Being Buyers

CFPB’s TRID Flip Brings Calls for More Changes

Bill with $838M IRS cut advances in House

MBA: Mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures drop in 1Q

6 first-time homebuyer mistakes and tips to avoid them

Pavaso offering quicker transition to e-closing solution

Housing Market Continues Gradual Move Toward Recovery

The recovery is stalling out again. Is the economy actually in … a recession?

CoreLogic: Homes prices rose in March up 5.9% annually

Interthinx: Mortgage fraud risk rose in 4Q14

FHFA's Conservatorship of GSEs Has No Clear End, Ratings Company Says

Fed: Loan demand surges as standards ease heading into spring

GSEs Would Need Up To $157 Billion Bailout in Economic Downturn

1 in 4 renters use half their pay for housing costs

More Buyers Than Usual Enter Spring Market

Mortgage rates pushed up by mixed economic reports

FHA Extends Single-Family Handbook Effective Date to Sept. 14

Mortgage rates hovering near all-time lows

Sales of U.S. New Homes Fell in March from Seven-Year High

FHFA Reiterates Vow to Protect GSE-Backed Loans From 'Super-Priority' Liens

Black Knight: March foreclosure starts skyrocket 18% from February

Over 60 Percent of Top 100 U.S. Housing Markets Improving

1.5M Buyers Are Coming Back

Treasury Department: Fannie, Freddie Bailout Wasn't A Loan

What Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's Fee Changes Mean To You

Q1 Foreclosure Activity Drops to Eight-Year Quarterly Low

CFPB Sets Rules For Housing Counseling Lists

Mortgage lending and finance industry get boost in housing regulatory reform bills

Foreclosure Completions Down Two-Thirds From 2010 Peak

Fannie Mae Launches Program to Assist First-Time Buyers With Closing Costs

House passes lending reform bills

Fed Seeks Input on Proposed Regulatory Changes

U.S. Congressman Proposes Common Sense Housing Investment Act

Applying for reverse mortgages will get tougher

Lawmakers Ask CFPB to Delay Enforcement of TILA-RESPA

Commercial Property Lending Reached $400 Billion in 2014: MBA

MBA: New home purchases jump 17% in March

Zillow: Homebuying pays off quickly

How to Maximize Small Business Tax Deductions

Home Price Values Still on the Rise Nationally

A Cost-Saving Move for 7.1M Owners

MBA: Independent Mortgage Bank Profits Drop in 4th Quarter

Fed's Dudley: Rate hikes' pace tied to markets

What lenders need to know about CFPB's mortgage shopping toolkit

Report: Short Sales, REO Experience Largest Increase in Three Years

Vacation-Home Sales Hit High, Realtor Group Says

Industry Hears Call for Credit Scoring Changes

HUD Secretary: FHA is Exploring Alternative Credit Scoring for Mortgage Borrowers

Study Reveals Housing Market To Be At Its 'Healthiest' Level Since 2001

Fannie Mae to Begin Auctioning Defaulted Home Loans to Investors

Federal Flood Insurance Premiums for Homeowners Rise

Mortgage rates hold steady

Complaints Start Rolling In for CFPB's Mortgage Shopping Toolkit

How to Finance a Vacation Home

OCC: Delinquencies Down, Mortgage Performance Up for Eight National Banks

Emerging housing markets keep pace in 2015

The dark side of rising home prices

Market Is Healthiest in Years, New Index Says

Mortgage applications surge on spring demand

Don't Ignore Boomerang Buyers

CFPB releases 'Know Before You Owe' shopping toolkit

Mortgage Disclosure Training Heats Up as Deadline for Changes Nears

Hiring slowed in March, with 126K jobs added; unemployment rate at 5.5 percent

An alternative to HELOCs: Financing tied to future home appreciation

HUD Seeks to Educate Public on Fair Housing

Which age group is buying most homes?

MBA notes top commercial originators in 2014

eClosings to impact industry, closing agents say

Compliance implementation can be beneficial, painful, part 2

Housing Affordability Edges Up in the Fourth Quarter

Another Compelling Reason Why Housing Could Soar in 2015

Home Prices Are Up, Supply Is Down—Expect Bidding Wars

Congress looks to play small ball on tax reform

Average 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 3.69%

U.S. mortgage applications fall in latest week: MBA

Home-Price Growth Picks Up Speed

Fannie Mae: Homebuyers, mortgage lenders getting excited about 2015 prospects

The Best Seasons to Sell a Home

Easier mortgage terms seem to be catching on

Mortgage rates fall to 20-month low, Freddie Mac says

87% of Homes Qualify for Down Payment Aid

Zillow: Mortgage rates rise due to strong economic data

FHA Looks to Ease Banks' Worry on Mortgage Mistakes

U.S. mortgage applications rise in latest week - MBA

Freddie Mac: The return of the refinance market

FHFA's Watt Says Debt Cuts Possible for Underwater Homeowners

MBA Forecasts 7 Percent Rise in 2015 Commercial/Multifamily Originations; Mortgage Debt Outstanding to Rise to $2.7 Trillion

8 things debt collectors may not do

7.3 Million Boomerang Buyers Poised to Recover Homeownership in Next 8 Years

Mortgage Choice Act reintroduced in Congress

The case for the next US housing boom in 8 charts

Lenders Split on FHA Premium Decrease

President's FY2016 HUD budget asks for $49.3B

Moody's: FHA premium cut will increase home sales by 45,000 this year

Fannie Mae: Mortgage lending will see dramatic growth in 2015

Smaller Down Payments Lure More Buyers

Homeowners tap into equity as refinancing surges

Why 2015 Could Be the Best Year Yet to Buy a House

Consumer bureau's mortgage rate checker doesn't disclose full costs

Existing-Home Sales Rebound: 5 Stats to Know

Is real estate missing a $100 billion opportunity?

Fannie Mae Expects Economy to 'Drag' Housing Toward Recovery in 2015

FHFA: Home prices gain 0.8% in November

JPM, Wells Loan Officers Got Kickbacks from Title Firm, CFPB Says

Economists See Housing-Market Pickup

Housing Market Only 75% Back to Normal

Why a Jump In Mortgage-Refinancing Could Be Fleeting

Freddie Mac: Housing to get boost in 2015 but it won't last


New Fannie Mae program could bust deals, appraisers say

Fannie Mae Economist Says Latest Job Data Might Not Be Good News For Housing

This Could Be the Biggest Mortgage Mistake of Your Life

Windfall for Taxpayers Coming to an End

Housing market on track for more improvement this year

Obama to Outline Proposals to Bolster a Lagging Housing Sector

3 Reasons It's Not a Seller's Housing Market

FBR: Mortgage banking will rejuvenate in 2015

Housing In 2015: Four Reasons For Optimism (And One For Worry)

6 Market Types You'll See This Year

Nearly Half of Home Buyers Don't Shop Around for Mortgages

Fee Cut, Lower Rates Could Boost Mortgage Refinancings

10 Best Bets for Housing in 2015

Guardian Mortgage: 4 bold predictions for housing

Millions of Renters Could Become Homeowners in 2015

Many buyers no longer see marriage as prerequisite to a mortgage

Young Home Buyers Return in U.S. as Economy Accelerates Expect Fed to move on interest rates by mid-year

Five Things To Watch In Housing In 2015

Reverse Mortgages: What Every Retiree Needs to Know

US Pending Home Climb Slightly in November

Housing Market Enters 2015 Facing Affordability Pressures

Foreclosure vs. Short Sale

Do First-Time Homebuyers Need Help?

Mortgage rates defy experts to close year below 4%, Freddie Mac says

Housing in 2015: 'We Are in a Slow March Back to Normal'

Home price growth slows for 11th straight month

Black Knight: Mortgage delinquency rate surges to 10-month high

Homebuyers More Concerned About Affordability Than the Lack of Homes for Sale

The Year in Cybersecurity: 5 Threats to Watch in 2015

Five Traps To Avoid When Deducting Mortgage Interest

Perfect economic mix set to boost housing in 2015

Zillow: Mortgage rates stay far below 4%

Short sale tax break signed into law

Minimum wage to rise in 21 states this week

CoreLogic: 5 drivers of housing in 2015

Construction Costs Rising as Economy Improves

How the 2014 Housing Market Will Shape 2015

Redfin: The most competitive neighborhoods for homebuyers in 2014

The Big Economic Unknowns of 2015, From Unemployment to Oil

Why some mortgages get suddenly canceled

Prices are Rising For Senior Living Properties

Consumer sentiment rises strongly from November

FHFA issues warning on “super priority” liens

CFPB Sues over Unclear Fees, Charges from a Third-Party

Housing Outlook 2015: 11 Predictions From The Experts

Nov. existing home sales slow across U.S.

Niagara Falls Tries To Attract Young Residents With Promise To Help Repay Student Loans

The Value Of America's Housing Market Climbed To $27.5 Trillion This Year

U.S. Home Values Continue to Rebound But at Slower Pace

Accenture: 3 big predictions for mortgage lending next year

Home heating oil is now cheap, but natural gas is even cheaper

Community bankers call on FHA to lower mortgage insurance premiums

5 tips for sharing your charitable activities

Fixed mortgage rate sinks to yearly low

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