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Millennials Prefer Single-Family, Whether Renting or Buying Millennials Prefer Single-Family, Whether Renting or Buying

Despite all the talk about millennials being a generation of renters, they're more likely to live in a single-family home compared to their predecessors, according to a new Fannie Mae study wrapped up by HousingWire's Brena Swanson. Read more

Condos are Orange County's Housing Hot Spot, Latest Data Show
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Condos are Orange County's Housing Hot Spot, Latest Data Show

The Orange County (Calif.) Register staffer Jeff Lansner reports on the big gains... Read more

Lenders Go High Tech to Detect Borrower Lies
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Lenders Go High Tech to Detect Borrower Lies

In an attempt to suss out applicants who lie about occupancy to get a lower... Read more

Shifting Demographics Reshape Housing, Mortgage Finance
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Shifting Demographics Reshape Housing, Mortgage Finance

A new study from HouseCanary shows how demographic shifts are reshaping demand for... Read more

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Interest Rate Spike Could Impact Existing Home Sales by 2016 Interest Rate Spike Could Impact Existing Home Sales by 2016

Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas predicts a major rise in mortgage rates will drop existing home sales by next year. Read more

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Interest Rates on New Home Loans Dip to 2-Year Low Interest Rates on New Home Loans Dip to 2-Year Low

National Association of Home Builders economist Paul Emrath looks at an interest rate turn to the good on new home sale mortgage interest rates. The average contract interest rate on conventional loans for new homes hit 3.77% in May, the lowest rate in two years. Read more

Risky Home Buyers: From Foreclosed to Forgiven
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Risky Home Buyers: From Foreclosed to Forgiven

Wall Street Journal staffer AnnaMaria Andriotis reports that some mortgage lenders... Read more

The Boomerang Buyer: Are Great Expectations Warranted?
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The Boomerang Buyer: Are Great Expectations Warranted?

RealtyTrac analyst Peter Miller "reality checks" surging expectations that... Read more

Mortgage Fraud Hot Spots Resurface
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Mortgage Fraud Hot Spots Resurface

CoreLogic analyst Bret Fortenberry explores the accelerating pace of mortgage... Read more

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For Richer or Poorer? This Wealthometer Will Set You Straight For Richer or Poorer? This Wealthometer Will Set You Straight

Many Americans inaccurately estimate their position on the wealth spectrum, and that builds barriers to creating new policies that grapple with inequality. Read more

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