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Fed Votes to Leave Key Rate Alone

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, July 27, 2017 The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday that it will hold off on making any increases to its short-term interest rate, at least for a while longer. The Federal Open Market Committee … Continue reading

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10 Biggest Threats Facing Real Estate

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, June 16, 2017 Global uncertainty and political polarization are the top issues facing the housing industry in 2017 and 2018, according to The Counselors of Real Estate’s annual list of the Top 10 Issues … Continue reading

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12M New Households, 1M Fewer Homeowners

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, June 12, 2017 What will it take to make homeownership a national priority? Despite the addition of about 11.8 million households between 2006 and 2016, there are roughly 1 million fewer homeowners today than … Continue reading

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House Votes to Repeal Key Aspects of Dodd-Frank

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, June 09, 2017 The House voted on Thursday, mostly along partisan lines, to roll back many of the banking rules under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, which increased regulatory oversight of financial institutions. Some … Continue reading

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Credit Scores Hit Record High

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Credit scores among U.S. consumers surged to a record high this spring. Further, the share of borrowers considered among the riskiest borrowers hit a record low. The higher credit scores could … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Low Mortgage Rates

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Many economists saw their predictions of higher interest rates and stronger economic growth shattered this year, mainly due to global economic uncertainty which was then heightened by June’s Brexit vote in … Continue reading

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4 Housing Predictions for the Rest of 2016

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, April 25, 2016 Freddie Mac economists are still upbeat about the housing market’s outlook for the rest of the year, despite recent data that showed a gloomier first quarter in economic growth than originally … Continue reading

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2016 Cars: Bigger Is Better Again

  December 2015 | By Paul A. Eisenstein Oh, what a difference a year makes. This time last year, the new-car market in the U.S. was still recovering from one of its worst-ever downturns, and motorists were focused on downsizing … Continue reading

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Fed Votes to Hold Off on Rate Hike, For Now

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, September 18, 2015 The Federal Reserve voted Thursday to keep interest rates unchanged, amid concerns over the global economy and financial market volatility. But Fed officials hinted that a modest policy tightening could occur … Continue reading

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