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  • [Pulse] This state has more depreciating housing markets than any other
    In most parts of the country, home prices are appreciating, albeit at a slower pace than before. But in 5% of metros, prices will depreciate up to 1.9% in the coming year. Here is a list of the bottom 10 MSAs, or those with home prices that will depreciate the most in the next 12 […]
  • Mortgage borrowers win protection in Ditech bankruptcy, Ditech fights back
    The long and winding saga of Ditech's bankruptcy continues, as the U.S. Trustee grants a request to create a committee to protect consumer interests in the proceedings. The committee is intended to ensure that borrowers who have a mortgage with Ditech or its subsidiaries don't get trampled in the proceedings, but if Ditech has its […]
  • U.S. mortgage delinquency rate rises from 18-year low, MBA reports
    The share of U.S. homeowners who paid mortgages late in the first quarter rose from an 18-year low at the end of 2018, the Mortgage Bankers Association said on Tuesday. Even with the increase, the rate was the fourth-lowest on record. The so-called foreclosure inventory, meaning the share of all loans in foreclosure, was 0.92%, […]
  • Leading indicators point to a May pick-up in home sales
    Mortgage credit availability is the highest ever recorded for the spring housing market. Fixed rate for home loans are near 4% and wages are up. Hmmmm. What can that mean for the spring selling season? Unless Americans don’t want to own houses anymore – and that hasn’t happened yet – it means this month’s data […]
  • Home inventory was flat in Q1 as listings lingered on market
    The U.S. inventory of homes for sale was flat in the first quarter, compared with a year earlier, the first time since 2016 there wasn’t a decline, according to a Trulia report. Inventory increased in 50 of the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, up from just 19 areas one year ago.

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