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DS News Webcast: Thursday 5/14/2015

By Jordan Funderburk Real estate investors still prefer flipping as a strategy over renting, albeit by a narrowing margin, according Auction.com’s April 2015 Real Estate Investor Activity Report released on Wednesday. Whereas the data from Q1 showed that flipping was gaining momentum, the April monthly survey showed that the gap between the preference for renting and flipping was closing. The …

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FHFA Director Watt Outlines Positive Developments for Federal Home Loan Banks

By Brian Honea In his speech, Watt highlighted that the FHLBanks are an important part of home financing, in that they provide a source of funding and access to the secondary mortgage market and other services to member institutions, especially smaller institutions that have little access these services. The post FHFA Director Watt Outlines Positive Developments for Federal Home Loan …

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Millennials’ Credit Access Not Hindered by Student Loan Debt, Study Shows

By Brian Honea The study also shows that both, consumers with student loans and without loans were affected by the changes in the economy and shifts in credit access. Consumers ages 18 to 29 with credit obligations like mortgages, credit card, and auto loans declined significantly between 2005 and 2012. The post Millennials’ Credit Access Not Hindered by Student Loan …

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Millennials’ Credit Access Not Hindered by Student Loan Debt, Study Shows

By Brian Honea The study also shows that both, consumers with student loans and without loans were affected by the changes in the economy and shifts in credit access. Consumers ages 18 to 29 with credit obligations like mortgages, credit card, and auto loans declined significantly between 2005 and 2012. The post Millennials’ Credit Access Not Hindered by Student Loan …

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REO Cash Sales Share Hovers Near 60 Percent

By Brian Honea The REO cash sales share percentage of 59.8 for February still has not completely recovered from what was termed a seasonal decline from November, when fell from 61.1 percent to 58.4 percent, though it did move back up to 60 percent for January. The post REO Cash Sales Share Hovers Near 60 Percent appeared first on DSNews. …

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Investors Continue to Favor Flipping Over Renting by Narrowing Margin

By Brian Honea Overall investor intent in April’s survey showed that slightly more than half (50.4 percent) of investors preferred flipping as a strategy, while 48.3 percent of investors said they intended to employ a hold-to-rent strategy. This data compared with 53.5 percent and 44.8 percent, respectively, in Q1. The post Investors Continue to Favor Flipping Over Renting by Narrowing …

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DS News Webcast: Wednesday 5/12/2015

By Jordan Funderburk Completed foreclosures experienced another substantial year-over-year decline in March, moving even further away from their peak from nearly five years ago, according to CoreLogic’s March 2015 National Foreclosure Report released on Tuesday. Foreclosure inventory also fell substantially year-over-year in March, declining by 25.7 percent down to about 542,000 mortgages, about 1.4 percent of all mortgages nationwide. March …

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