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Housing and Finance News

Modeling the Future: Restructuring the Secondary Mortgage Market

February 11th, 2019 | Housing and Finance News

Here are some of the recommendations made in a new research paper by the Wharton School and the National Association of Realtors on housing finance reform and the significance of the GSEs in the market. The post Modeling the Future: Restructuring the Secondary Mortgage Market appeared first on theMReport.com.   [ read full article ]

Are You Really Ready to Sell Your House?

February 8th, 2019 | Housing and Finance News

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Good News for First-time Homebuyers

February 4th, 2019 | Housing and Finance News

The latest data reflecting a strong labor market despite the prolonged government shutdown could mean good news for housing. Here’s what experts had to say about how the industry could benefit from a tight jobs market. The post Good News for First-time Homebuyers appeared first on theMReport.com. [ read full article ]

#Massachusetts #GovernorBaker budget proposes #RealEstateTax hike #HomeOwners

February 1st, 2019 | Housing and Finance News

Gov. Baker’s budget proposes real estate tax hike Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker released his administration’s state budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, and it is already drawing critiques from real estate advocates. In one of the many changes to state finances included in the proposed $42.7 billion budget, the governor’s office seeks to increase […]

#SelfEmployed still face #homebuying hurdles post-crisis #RealEstateAttorney

January 31st, 2019 | Housing and Finance News

Self-employed still face homebuying hurdles post-crisis Both self-employed and salaried workers have seen their use of mortgages and homeownership rates decline since 2007; however, the rate of decline in each case is significantly greater for self-employed workers. #ScotsmanGuide A new study from the Urban Institute suggests that the mortgage industry has had a problem qualifying […]

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying and Selling at the Same Time

January 26th, 2019 | Housing and Finance News

Plenty of people find themselves buying and selling a home simultaneously, but knowing that others have gone through the same stress does not make it one bit easier. After all, the stakes are so high: If your buyer backs out, you don’t have any cash to land your next home! Or if your own purchase […]

#Condominium Sales and Business Intelligence Products #Freddie and #Fannie Program Changes

January 23rd, 2019 | Housing and Finance News

For the first time in history, the six biggest banks — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley — made $100 billion in profit in a year. Yowzah! There’s a lot going on out there, and Ben Smidt put out his “Mortgage Expert Insights on Business Planning Strategies” that is […]

Government #Shutdown stops popular #SBA loan programs #RealEstate

January 23rd, 2019 | Housing and Finance News

SBA offices have been closed because of the budget impasse over funding for a #borderwall, suspending several popular #loan programs designed for #business owners that may struggle to get conventional bank #financing. #ScotsmanGuide The partial government shutdown entered its record 24th day on Monday, and among those in limbo are small business entrepreneurs waiting for […]

#BostonCityCouncil considers #NewTaxes on some #Boston #Massachusetts #RealEstateSales

January 22nd, 2019 | Housing and Finance News

Boston City Council considers new taxes on some Boston Massachusetts real estate sales Boston is the latest city to consider transfer taxes as a way to fund affordable housing development, although the proposal is already on shaky ground. The Boston Globe reported Jan. 14 that City Council would take up a bill sponsored by Councilors […]

Builder Confidence Buoyed by Lower Rates

January 21st, 2019 | Housing and Finance News

After falling an aggregate of 12 points in November and December the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) appears to have stabilized.  The HMI, a measure of home builders’ confidence in the market for newly constructed homes, gained 2 points in January, rising to 58.  This one 1-point higher than […]

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