China’s Hubei busts illegal house builders, agents amid property…
KENNETH R. HARNEY: More mortgages available to buyers with risky debt profiles
Susan Tompor: Are we looking at another bubble?
El Paso’s housing market is unique to the rest of the country
Non-Banks Are Bigger Than Ever
After the 2008 crisis: Mortgages are safer but tougher to come by
August housing construction up 9.2 percent, but permits slide
Area builders tackle challenge of affordable Augusta County housing
SAHBA – Southern Arizona Home Builders Association
Lenders defy Bank with cheaper mortgages (as savers’ pain goes on)
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China’s Hubei busts illegal house builders, agents amid property…

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s central Hubei province has busted 25 real estate companies and property agents for illegal pre-sales, fake marketing and dodgy deals amid a clear-up of “chaos” in the housing market, the...

KENNETH R. HARNEY: More mortgages available to buyers with...

WASHINGTONIs it easier today for home buyers with a high debt ratio and sub-par credit scores to qualify for a mortgage than it's been in years? And if so, what might that mean for...

Susan Tompor: Are we looking at another bubble?

People who have money tucked away in mutual funds in a 401(k) — and those who own homes in communities where home prices have surged — are wondering what’s next. Just 10 years after the...

Non-Banks Are Bigger Than Ever

Valley News - Non-Banks Are Bigger Than Ever

After the 2008 crisis: Mortgages are safer but tougher...

Keri Weishaar lives in a spacious, four-bedroom house near Tampa, Florida, thanks to the easy financing that prevailed during last decade’s housing boom. “It was basically nothing to get into this house,” said Weishaar, 48,...

August housing construction up 9.2 percent, but permits slide

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months, but applications for new building permits plunged, sending mixed signals for an industry that has been struggling with rising...

Area builders tackle challenge of affordable Augusta County housing

VERONA — Augusta County leaders and area home builders met Thursday in a summit to address the need for affordable new housing in the county."There is a hole in the market for new single, detached homes...

SAHBA – Southern Arizona Home Builders Association

The Southern Arizona Home Builders Association is the leading organization in Tucson actively working to protect, preserve and promote Southern Arizona home builders, homeowners and individuals working in the construction industry.As your spokesperson and...

Lenders defy Bank with cheaper mortgages (as savers’ pain...

Rosie TaylorThe recent Bank rate rise has prompted many homeowners to reassess their mortgage dealsMATT CARDY/GETTY IMAGESBanks are cutting the cost of their best mortgage deals — despite the Bank of England having raised...

Columbia sees sharp drop in new home building

A sharp decline in new residential construction this year may be a sign of slowing growth in Columbia at a time when builders and real estate brokers say high building costs are driving development...

Around the House: Housing market starting to flash warning...

Beginning in 2007, the United States' housing market began to flash warning signs of an impending collapse, but homeowners, investors and builders refused to heed the warnings. Within a year, the housing market and...

NOCO HBA Endorses Larimer County Commissioner Candidate

NOCO HBA (the Home Builders Association of Northern Colorado) is recommending to its members support for Sean Dougherty for Larimer County CommissionerNorthern Colorado Home Buyers Association LogoDouglas L Braden, GA and Regulatory Committee Chair Windsor,...

US Mortgage Rates Increase | News, Sports, Jobs

<!-- SHOW ARTICLE --> WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the fourth consecutive week, with the key 30-year rate reaching its highest level since May. Costs for would-be homebuyers continue to...

The Housing Bubble, The Credit Crunch, And The Great...

This article originally appeared on the Brookings Institution site on Sept. 21, 2018. To read the original version of this post, including charts, click here.Why was the Great Recession so deep? Certainly, the collapse...

Ocean Township August 2018 Housing Market Report

 Whether you’re thinking of buying/selling a home or just want to know how the housing market is performing in your neighborhood, my monthly real estate reports will provide you with valuable market data, including...

You’ve heard it before and it deserves being repeated

Share Adjust Comment Print I’ve written about it in this space before and I’m writing about it again – B-20 – better known as the mortgage stress test, must be reviewed and removed by the federal government.B-20 came...

The most and least affordable housing markets in Alberta

Housing affordability in towns and cities across Alberta is based on more than the average price in each market – the local median income must also be factored in.And that’s what real estate information...

CREA’s expectations for Canadian housing market for balance of...

Calgary city's skyline, as seen from the air above Spruce Meadows. Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency Share Adjust Comment Print The Canadian Real Estate Board (CREA) has issued its expectations for regions throughout the country, and as a whole, for...

CREA’s expectations for Canadian housing market for balance of...

The Canadian Real Estate Board (CREA) has issued its expectations for regions throughout the country, and as a whole, for the remainder of 2018 and into 2019.Expect things to remain flat.“Economic and demographic fundamentals...

This 48-year-old mom owes $600,000 in loans, as the...

In many ways, Daniel Strong is happy with his life. He owns a three-bedroom ranch-style house in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he lives with his wife and 3-year-old son, Benjamin. He recently made the last...

Real Estate Weekly: Homebuilders Dip After Choppy Housing Data

Real Estate Weekly Review The S&P 500 (SPY) climbed to another record high this week, jumping 0.5% following several sold economic data points and encouraging signs on trade discussions. Real estate equities delivered a...

$7.5M Bloomfield Township mansion was home builder's passion project

$7.5M Bloomfield Township mansion was home builder's passion project  Detroit Free PressFull coverage

Could the financial crisis happen again?

September 22, 2018The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: "Everything solid in the American economy turned out...

Reduce the cost of rising interest rates on savings,...

Reduce the cost of rising interest rates on savings, investment and more  TODAYonlineFull coverage

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS: Founders Club adds four luxury homebuilders

LB Founders Club, LLC has announced four new luxury homebuilders as part of the company’s builder program in The Founders Club, one of Sarasota’s high-end golf and social club communities.Creating luxury custom homes in...

Audience at Yakima homebuilders meeting hears concerns over affordable...

YAKIMA, Wash. — In many ways, Robert Dietz’s presentation to the Central Washington Home Builders Association on Friday affirmed what local homebuilders and others in the construction industry have seen in the past few...

The Briefcase: Allen Tate merges with Pittsburgh real-estate company

Allen Tate merges with Pittsburgh companyAllen Tate Cos. said Thursday it has merged with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Inc. of Pittsburgh.Allen Tate is the largest real estate company in the Carolinas. Howard Hanna’s...

August housing market hits major milestone

ROCKFORD Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford’s housing market hit another major milestone this august and we are seeing a lot of improvements. "You know, it's been a very good year. But August was a very...

Mortgage rates rise again

WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the fourth consecutive week, with the key 30-year rate reaching its highest level since May.Costs for would-be homebuyers continue to climb. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac...

Additional Support Called For Thai Stock Market

Additional Support Called For Thai Stock Market  NasdaqFull coverage

Bluestone Mortgages makes several appointments | Mortgage Introducer

Bluestone Mortgages has appointed Jason James as national account manager, Graham Wallace as key account manager for the North, Mark Todd as business development manager for the Midlands and Wales and Alex McMillen as BDM...

Finicity, Capsilon partner to streamline loan applications

Finicity, a fintech company and 2018 HW Tech100 winner, announced its integration with Capsilon into its Verification of Assets solution.The integration directly embeds Finicity’s VoA solution into Capsilon’s borrower and loan officer workspaces, generating bank-validated insights into borrower...

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (September...

Hurricane Florence Creating Housing Shortage for Displaced North Carolinians “Finding temporary housing for thousands of North Carolinians displaced by Hurricane Florence could prove more difficult than it was for those uprooted by other recent...

Nonbank mortgage employment inches down as housing market loses...

The number of workers employed by nonbank mortgage lenders and brokers reversed course and inched lower in July, as affordability constraints and limited income gains reduced demand.There were 345,300 people employed by nonbank mortgage...

Canada’s housing market has achieved the ’magical soft landing’:...

Royal LePage CEO Phil Soper says Canada’s housing market has passed through the correction without the carnage predicted, but still remains blah, as trade fears and ebbing consumer confidence weigh.He discusses the lacklustre fall real...

Zillow Group Inc. (Z) Moves Lower on Volume Spike...

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Five things you need to know today, and let's...

Five things you need to know today, and let's talk downtown  Cincinnati Business CourierFull coverage

Brian Miller will be Installed as Secretary of National...

Brian Miller, Executive Vice President of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky, will be installed as Secretary into the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Executive Officers Council (EOC) at the International Builders Show...

Look Ahead, Pittsfield: Social justice and housing market in...

By Amanda Drane, The Berkshire Eagle This week two important issues will compete for public attention: domestic violence and the Berkshire housing market. Two events surrounding the respective topics, the annual Walk a Mile in...

A glance at US mortgage rates

Posted: Sep. 13, 2018 7:00 am Updated: Sep. 13, 2018 2:41 pm...

Housing market needs to serve citizens rather than business

This week, two events enlivened the sombre public administration bubble. Each had implications, if not consequences, hardly ever consequences, for the way we do business in the murky swamp where public, political, and business...

NAHB members call for efforts to attract women to...

Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) have called for an increase in recruiting efforts to attract women to the homebuilding industry as the residential construction industry continues to grapple with a...

Shows Strong Future Position: Zillow Group, Inc. (Z), Cirrus...

Frink Lloyd D, Vice Chairman & President, sold 13,600 shares of the Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) in an exchange that happened on September 18th, 2018. The stock was sold at an average price of...

Dallas VC firm invests in Austin mortgage tech company...

Dallas VC firm invests in Austin mortgage tech company as lenders feel squeeze  Dallas Business JournalFirstClose Receives Funding from Cypress Growth Capital  Business Wire (press release)Full coverage

When Raghuram Rajan proved giant Alan Greenspan wrong

Ten years ago, on this day, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and triggered a global financial crisis that destroyed thousands of jobs and brought down several big financial institutions. So strong was the belief...

Hattiesburg Mayor to Hold 9/11 Day of Service Event...

This is a press release from the City of Hattiesburg. ...

How B of A streamlined its digital mortgage

When Bank of America mapped out what digital mortgages might look like, they saw an opportunity to make the overall application process easier.The bank pared down the application to 50 questions and made it...

3 home builders buy 51 acres in Marbella Ranch...

Cushman & Wakefield completed a 51-acre sale at Marbella Ranch Phase I, located at the northwest corner of El Mirage Road and Glendale Avenue in Glendale, Ariz. Three national home builders including KB Homes,...

Homebuilder elected to high-ranking state association seat | Business...

NAPLES — Ryan Benson, principal with A. Vernon Allen Builder of Naples, has been elected vice-chairman of the Florida...

A decade after the housing bubble burst, Columbus home...

A decade after the housing bubble burst, Columbus home prices continue their climb  Columbus Business FirstFull coverage

How Much Does NIMBYism Cost?

An apartment complex outside Dallas, Texas, where low-income housing is cheap to build. Tony Gutierrez/AP Local regulations—and the NIMBY sentiments behind them—are a big driver of costs of low-income housing developers. Why don’t we...

New £1bn housing development fund for ‘smaller’ home builders

A £1 BILLION fund to help boost house building across England and give smaller builders more access to finance has been announced.Barclays is providing £875 million of the fund and...

Stearns invests in smaller mortgage bankers to build retail...

Stearns Lending is buying large equity stakes in smaller mortgage banking companies as it looks to grow its retail loan production business.In the first of these transactions Stearns closed on its purchase of a...

Solutions for homeowners affected by auto tariffs

Turbulent North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations have opened the door to Canada being slapped with auto tariffs, and if that occurs, home equity lines of credit could soar in Southern Ontario.“It would have...

Britain’s housing market could be headed for disaster

IT IS a forecast to make the blood of British homeowners freeze in their veins. A no-deal Brexit, as might yet occur given the chaos surrounding the British government’s negotiating strategy, would see house...