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Why FICO is facing challenges – and how the mortgage landscape could change

Why FICO is facing challenges – and how the mortgage landscape could change


In use for more than 25 years and the preferred credit scoring system for…

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Why 1 in 5 buyers say they’d purchase a home without seeing it in person

Why 1 in 5 buyers say they’d purchase a home without seeing it in person


Last year, one in five homebuyers purchased a property sight unseen. According to a…

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HARP gets extension and FHFA announces new refinancing offering

HARP gets extension and FHFA announces new refinancing offering


The Home Affordable Refinance Program will not expire at the end of this year,…

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The smart home gap: An opportunity for sellers

The smart home gap: An opportunity for sellers


Many buyers want their homes to be outfitted with smart technology, but most homes don’t…

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Pending home sales rise to second-highest level since 2006

Pending home sales rise to second-highest level since 2006


July marked the second highest reading in over a decade for pending home sales,…

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Affordability even bigger concern for buyers in 2016 than in 2015

Affordability even bigger concern for buyers in 2016 than in 2015


In 2015, homebuyers’ biggest concern was affordability. This year it’s an even bigger concern….

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Texas home prices continue strong growth in new Case-Shiller

Texas home prices continue strong growth in new Case-Shiller


The Texas housing market continued its strong pace in the most recent Case-Shiller Home Price Indices,…

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Home start gains projected into 2018

Home start gains projected into 2018


There aren’t enough homes, and that’s a problem in multiple markets. But it might…

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Are McMansions finally going the way of the dinosaurs?

Are McMansions finally going the way of the dinosaurs?


McMansions – the mass-produced, over-the-top, poorly appreciating eyesores that became the poster children of the housing…

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Trump on housing: ‘A home builder taught me everything I know’

Trump on housing: ‘A home builder taught me everything I know’


Donald Trump spoke to the National Association of Home Builders this month, and it…

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