Forbes' Morgan Brennan sketches out a dozen unusual, innovative, and in some cases unprecedented, trends that will present both challenge and opportunity, from architectural design to buyer behavior.
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By the end of the year the Federal Housing Finance Agency will have to have a new set of housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As a result, the agency is looking ahead and planning its housing goals for 2015 through 2017.
Wall Street Journal staffer Craig Karmin reports on a re-trend (paywall): A luxury hotel operator is trying to revive a failed condo-hotel project in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hoping that a formula that faded during the economic downturn can make a comeback.
On August 28, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported that, overall, mortgage interest rates were flat in July. National Association of Home Builders economist Paul Emrath looks at how that broad data applies to new-home loan interest rates.
Wall Street Journal staffer Jon Hilsenrath taps into a new Brookings Institution study that spotlights how small cities are among the biggest beneficiaries of a wave of foreign students studying at U.S. universities (paywall).
National Mortgage News staffer Victoria Finkle reports that the Justice Department's recent $16.6 billion deal with Bank of America over crisis-era mortgage fraud has raised fresh questions over a perceived lack of transparency in the settlement process.
Bloomberg/ BusinessWeek staffer William Selway reports that regulatory changes aimed at heading off another financial crisis may curb purchases of municipal bonds by banks, potentially undermining demand from the biggest buyer in the $3.7 trillion market.
Consumers continue to regain confidence, but they may be concerned about the near future. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index increased for the fourth consecutive month to 92.4 in August. But the expectations for the next six months remained unchanged.
These tips can help homeowners decide between renovating their current home and purchasing another.
U.S. investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection for the first time in two years as rising housing costs - particularly for rent - suggest inflation may finally be waking from its post-recession slumber.
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