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This Week's Housing Headlines

Among this week's most interesting housing stories, there's new help ahead for military homeowners, while a renewed focus on HARP aims to bring mortgage relief to more borrowers. More


Research & Analysis

Golden State Rebound

Our latest MiMi release shows that the housing recovery plods along through the first half of 2014. One surprising trend revealed in the latest MiMi quarterly report is the robust improvement in California. More


Homeownership

Mortgage Fraud: Most Active States & Schemes

The five most active states for mortgage fraud, and the most active schemes, according to Freddie Mac's fraud investigators. More


Research & Analysis

Housing Markets Stabilizing, Fundamentals Normalizing

The newly updated Multi-Indicator Market IndexSM (MiMiSM) shows the U.S. housing market continuing to plod along with most markets still generally weak, while those with stronger local economies and favorable demographics continue to improve at a much stronger pace. More


Homeownership

Survey Says the Biggest Red Flag for Mortgage Lenders Is ...

Your credit score is the most important factor to a lender deciding whether to give you a mortgage loan, right? Wrong, according to a new survey. More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

Mortgage rates hit a low point for the year. That's just one of the housing stories making news this week. More


Research & Analysis

Three Reasons Why Mortgage Originations are Down

Mortgage rates remain near historic lows, buying a home remains largely affordable, and – in some areas – buying is less expensive than renting. So, why are mortgage originations down this year? More


Homeownership

529: It's not Just for College Savings

529 is not just a college savings plan. It's also the amount of the reduction in your monthly mortgage payment had you completed a Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP) loan modification over the last five years. Learn if HAMP is right for you. More


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This Week's Housing Headlines

Among this week's interesting reads, learn about the "single security" and why it matters for lenders, borrowers, investors, and U.S. taxpayers. More


Research & Analysis

Nearly 30% of Housing Metros Unaffordable

With the latest data, 47 of the 163 metros are now unaffordable. While that's only 29% of markets, these markets represent roughly 44% of households in our sample. More


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