Saturday , 19 August 2017

Housing Wire

Housing Wire

Hey Millennials! Have questions about how credit scores work?

The exact intricacies of a credit score continue to be one of the most confusing financial concepts for Millennials. This elusive three-digital number holds the power to some of the most financially expensive purchases in a consumers life, and yet according to a recent poll from LendEDU, young American consumers only have an intermediate understanding of that all-important number. See …

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Consumer confidence rises to highest level since January

Americans’ expectations in their future soared at the beginning of August, bringing the University of Michigan’s measure of consumer confidence to its highest point since January. However, the survey did not include results from after the incident in Charlottesville, Virginia, which could bring confidence down once more by the end of the month. Via:: Consumer confidence rises to highest level …

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Independent Settlement Services, HouseCanary partner on new automated valuation report

Independent Settlement Services, a national provider of appraisal and title management services, announced recently that it is partnering with HouseCanary, a provider of real estate data and valuation products for the mortgage industry, to provide a new automated valuation report. Via:: Independent Settlement Services, HouseCanary partner on new automated valuation report       

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Wells Fargo: Here’s the impact of HARP extension, GSEs’ new high-LTV refi program

After several delays, the government’s crisis-era Home Affordable Refinance Program was finally set to expire next month, until the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Thursday that it’s extending the HARP deadline until the end of 2018. So what’s the impact of the change? Not much, unless there’s another housing crisis, Wells Fargo said in a new report. Via:: Wells Fargo: …

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