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More Cash Sales, Shrinking Time on Market Show Changing Buyer Dynamics

All-cash buyers have surged since the housing downturn while the typical amount of time it takes to sell a home is shrinking, revealing the changing dynamics of today’s home buyers and sellers. Academic experts took a closer look at cash … Continue reading

Survey Shows People Becoming More Likely to Participate in the Housing Market

Americans are feeling less discouraged about the housing market, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com. The percentage of Americans who say they are sitting on the sidelines rather than considering buying a house has dropped by more than … Continue reading

Survey Shows People Becoming More Likely to Participate in the Housing Market

Americans are feeling less discouraged about the housing market, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com. The percentage of Americans who say they are sitting on the sidelines rather than considering buying a house has dropped by more than … Continue reading

FHA Homeowners Recover from Foreclosures More Quickly

(MCT)—R.C. and Stacy Davis lost their condominium to foreclosure in 2009, a bad break that seemed destined to keep them from buying another home for many years. Yet last week — only three years after their foreclosure — the couple … Continue reading

FHA Homeowners Recover from Foreclosures More Quickly

(MCT)—R.C. and Stacy Davis lost their condominium to foreclosure in 2009, a bad break that seemed destined to keep them from buying another home for many years. Yet last week — only three years after their foreclosure — the couple … Continue reading

New Credit Risk Scoring Promises to Qualify More Borrowers

Evidence is growing that more borrowers will be approved for a mortgage without increasing risk to lenders through more sophisticated credit risk scoring that uses alternative data, such as unsecured credit and property history in consumer credit report analysis, according … Continue reading

More than 800 Attend Rally for Homeownership in Independence, Mo.

More than 800 people from Missouri and three neighboring states took part in a Rally for Homeownership recently in Independence, Mo. to send a message to their local, state and federal lawmakers that homeownership is critical to a strong and … Continue reading

More Buyers Choose Conventional over FHA Loans

The use of mortgage financing in the housing market jumped sharply in the month of August, but the use of FHA financing declined, suggesting the government program is losing favor and private lenders are gaining market share. “Conventional mortgages are … Continue reading

Low Mortgage Rates Attracting More Short-term Borrowers

(MCT)—As mortgage rates sink deeper into record territory, homeowners are refinancing into 15-year loans at a pace not seen in a decade, aiming to pay off their debt in time for retirement. Freddie Mac’s latest mortgage rate survey showed the … Continue reading

Consumer Confidence Rises Nationally, More So in Houston

A new national survey released by Prudential Real Estate shows that Americans are significantly more optimistic about home ownership than they were a year ago. According to the survey, a full 60 percent of Americans have favorable views toward the … Continue reading