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Should lenders define unnecessary spending and then monitor spending habits of home owners in trouble? Should a lender deny loan modifications based on irresponsible spending habits of borrowers? See The Article
High student loan debt is keeping the home buying prospects low for many people after they graduate college. See The Article
FHFA plans to block certain practices between insurance companies and mortgage lenders that involve forced insurance coverage on homes which carry a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac insured mortgage. In certain cases, insurance companies offer financial incentives to lenders that may result in homeowners…
The "Young and Restless" 25 to 34 year old professionals are at the heart of real estate booms and revitalizations of downtown areas in large cities. These Young Urban Professionals (I won't say it) want their employment as well as ample shopping and entertainment opportunities within walking …
Inventory of homes available for sale not keeping pace with demand. The smaller supply leads to increased home values. February 2013 saw the greatest increase in home prices since 2005. See The Article
Home prices rise 6.7% over the 12-month period that ended January, 2013. While some point out that this increase still leaves prices down 21% from peak levels, those peak levels were bubble levels and the bubble burst. So the current price levels may represent the new sustainable and gradually …
I like to look back at 'predictions' to see how things turned out. Here is an interesting article on the Pittsburgh area housing market from early in 2012 and the predictions for 2013. Let's keep this in mind over the next few months. Then we can look back and see how close expectations came to …
Construction of new rental buildings makes up a surprisingly large portion of new construction. See The Article
The equity you build in your home should also be viewed as retirement savings. And for those who don't own a home yet, they should strongly consider the financial benefits of home ownership. See The Article
New housing construction is at the highest rate since 2008. Expect the Federal Reserve to continue efforts to improve jobs and thereby, improve the overall economy. Any economic improvement will likely bolster new housing construction. See The Article
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