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Can the mortgage market crash again?

In fact, the final rules are not as strict as originally proposed. With the housing recovery still in its infancy and facing rising interest rates, regulators were concerned about tightening an already tight lending environment. So could we have another … Continue reading

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Buy your next house from a warehouse

Home builders are facing a tough buyer market, as mortgage interest rates rise and wage growth struggles. They are facing soaring land costs as well as limited labor and supplies. This pushed Pulte to raise prices 9 percent in the … Continue reading

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Why shut down Fannie and Freddie now?

After Fannie and Freddie were put into conservatorship, the Treasury began buying senior preferred shares of stock in the two, thereby keeping them afloat and fueling the nation’s mortgage market for the foreseeable future. During the next several years, as … Continue reading

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Fannie, Freddie are cash cows—why shut them down?

After Fannie and Freddie were put into conservatorship, the Treasury began buying senior preferred shares of stock in the two, thereby keeping them afloat and fueling the nation’s mortgage market for the foreseeable future. During the next several years, as … Continue reading

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Home prices push past rising rates, says report

(Read more: Home values rise, but millions still drown in debt) Mortgage rates are about a full percentage point higher today than they were at the beginning of March. The average rate on the 30-year fixed hit 4.80 percent by … Continue reading

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