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Obama to push for reform of mortgage giants

The crux of his call, however, will be for more mortgage refinancing, which is, ironically, harder now that mortgage rates are rising. Rates are rising because the Federal Reserve is signaling that it will stop buying mortgage-backed securities now that … Continue reading

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Obama to push for housing reform of mortgage giants

The crux of his call, however, will be for more mortgage refinancing, which is, ironically, harder now that mortgage rates are rising. Rates are rising because the Federal Reserve is signaling that it will stop buying mortgage-backed securities now that … Continue reading

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Housing Investors Cool on Buy-to-Rent Model

Nearly half the investors surveyed said they planned to cut back on purchases of homes in the coming year; in a survey last August, just 30 percent said they planned to cut back. Only 20 percent of investors said they … Continue reading

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Housing’s Spring Bloom ‘Stuck’ Due to Short Supply

“If I am underwater in my equity and now suddenly I’m not, but I’m up 5 percent and the market around me is appreciating 6,7,8,9, 10 percent, why don’t I wait and perhaps get a 10 percent return on my … Continue reading

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Rise In All-Cash Home Sales Frustrates Bay Area First-Time Buyers

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Real estate firms are reporting a record number of Bay Area homes are being bought with cash, making it increasingly difficult for first-time homebuyers to get their offers accepted. Often, the bids are only accepted after … Continue reading

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