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Why Is Mortgage Demand Falling In 2014? By Peter Miller, Contributor February 17, 2014 By just about every measure the housing market is looking better — home values of the rising, new construction is on the increase and foreclosures are down. Will Shared Appreciation End The Foreclosure Crisis? By Peter Miller, Contributor February 13, 2014 Shared appreciation is an idea whose time may have come. Indeed, it may be the only way for the nation’s banks to avoid still-more losses, additional deficits that could total hundreds of billions of dollars. Top 20 Zip Codes for Flipping Homes to Hipsters By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President February 5, 2014 Hipsters have been accused of holding back a more robust housing recovery because of their low homeownership rates and lackluster household formation. $36 Million Las Vegas Foreclosure Hits the Auction Block By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer February 5, 2014 A 53,000 square foot commercial property in Henderson, Nev. — located 2850 West Horizon Ridge Parkway — is slated for a foreclosure auction later this month, according to RealtyTrac. The Trillion-Dollar Battle For Higher Mortgage Rates By Peter Miller, Contributor February 3, 2014 If you’re a mortgage borrower your great goal in life is to get a lower rate. While 2012 saw the lowest mortgage rates in 65 years, 2013 and early 2014 have not been far off the mark. RealtyTrac: 2014 Housing Outlook, 4 Economists Chime In By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer January 31, 2014 Four renowned economists — citing an improving economy and a rising home prices — expect price gains even as mortgage rates rise in 2014, according to a yearly survey by RealtyTrac. Will Real Estate Investing Slow In 2014? By Peter Miller, Contributor January 27, 2014 There’s little doubt that the real estate marketplace is in the midst of change. Federal To Taper Stimulus Again By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer January 27, 2014 The Federal Reserve is scheduled to announce the second cut in its bond-buying program in six weeks as a lackluster December jobs report failed to diminish the central bank’s expectations for solid U.S. economic growth. Will Mortgage Tax Relief Die In 2014? By Peter Miller, Contributor January 24, 2014 An important law which has eased the financial fall-out from the mortgage crisis has ended. Why Jumbo Mortgages Are So Cheap By Peter Miller, Contributor January 20, 2014 Jumbo mortgages — gigantic loans which historically have been much-more expensive than FHA, VA and conventional financing — are selling at a discount. Print Email

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