Tag Archives: Housing Boom

Mortgage alert: Borrowers change how they cheat

The good news: Fewer borrowers are lying on their mortgage applications. The bad news: The remaining cheaters may be pulling a more dangerous scam. Instead of inflating their home prices, they are now inflating their incomes and assets, according to … Continue reading

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Big Banks Bet on Jumbo Mortgages Again

As home prices rise, though, the opportunity grows in the jumbo market. Sales of homes priced between $750,000 and $1 million were up 41 percent in April from a year ago, while sales of homes priced below $100,000 were down … Continue reading

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More Homeowners Become Accidental Landlords

Arati Patel built a house in Greenville, SC in 2007, but when she was forced to move to Washington, DC for a new job, she knew she couldn’t sell it for enough, so she put it up for rent. In … Continue reading

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Record High New Home Prices Have Room to Grow

Supplies of new and existing homes are at levels not seen since the frenzy of the last housing boom. The phenomenon is national and not just relegated to the former boom markets. April listings were down 41 percent from a … Continue reading

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Here’s What Is Fueling the Housing Boom in Vegas

Investors swarmed into the Las Vegas market, much like they did in Phoenix, AZ, using all-cash private equity funds to buy distressed properties in bulk. As competition grew and supplies shrunk, prices took off. While still well below the peak, … Continue reading

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