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CFPB Likely to Survive, Pence Economist Says
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CFPB Likely to Survive, Pence Economist Says

The agency will undergo some changes, though. More

Austin Moves Ahead on New Planning and Development Center
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Austin Moves Ahead on New Planning and Development Center

Project is expected to be finished by spring 2019. More

How the Trump Administration Can Continue Progress in U.S. Housing
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How the Trump Administration Can Continue Progress in U.S. Housing

Suggestions for the president’s to-do list: Opening mortages to first-time home... More

Canada: King of Drones
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Canada: King of Drones

Canadian laws permit the use of unmanned aircraft for fun and work, while Federal... More

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Community Groups Rally Against FHA Loan Sales Community Groups Rally Against FHA Loan Sales

Los Angeles Times staffer Tim Logan reports that a program designed to help prop up the Federal Housing Administration is short-changing borrowers and neighborhoods hard-hit by foreclosures, community groups said as they took to the streets to push for changes. More

Builders Laud Jumbos for Self-Employed, Lament Slide at FHA
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Builders Laud Jumbos for Self-Employed, Lament Slide at FHA

National Mortgage News staffer Brian Collins reports that luxury homebuilders are... More

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FHA Will End Banks' Extra Interest Charges at Closing FHA Will End Banks' Extra Interest Charges at Closing

Real estate columnist Kenneth R. Harney reports that hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade: They've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off. Thanks to a policy switch that was recently made final, charging extra interest payments on loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration will soon be banned. More

Drone groups challenge FAA definition of hobbyists
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Drone groups challenge FAA definition of hobbyists

Commercial drone pilots, model-aircraft hobbyists and university researchers are... More

States Where Average Electricity Costs Could Electrify Your Wallet
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States Where Average Electricity Costs Could Electrify Your Wallet

The Electric Power Monthly report released last month by the U.S. Energy... More

Lenders Note Impact of Higher FHA Fees
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Lenders Note Impact of Higher FHA Fees

National Association of Realtors economist Ken Frears notes that lenders say that... More

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