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REALTOR® University Speaker Series: Housing Finance Reform: Highlights Video

January 9, 2014: 

This video contains highlights of Dr. Phillip L. Swagel's talk about Housing Finance Reform, proposed plans, the new role(s) that Fannie and Freddie should play, and the importance of protecting access to homeownership.

REALTOR® University Speaker Series: Housing Finance Reform: Full Video

January 9, 2014: 

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This video contains Dr. Phillip L. Swagel's full talk about Housing Finance Reform, proposed plans, the new role(s) that Fannie and Freddie should play, and the importance of protecting access to homeownership.

Smaller Housing Markets Leading Recovery

January 9, 2014: 

Out of 56 U.S. markets that are at or above normal economic and housing levels, 48 of them are areas with populations under 500,000.

State and Metro Employment Conditions

January 8, 2014: 

In the past 12 months, 2.3 million net new jobs have been added, representing a growth rate of 1.7 percent for the country as a whole.

Consumers More Optimistic About Home Values

January 8, 2014: 

Americans consider the housing recovery to be on "firm footing," and more consumers are upbeat about price gains as well as buying and selling, according to the latest housing survey from Fannie Mae.

9 Housing Markets Soar to New Price Peaks

January 8, 2014: 

While the majority of states still remain below their 2006 peak values, a handful of states have set a new bar with home prices. Find out where.

REALTORS® Expect Prices to Rise Modestly in Next 12 Months

January 7, 2014: 

REALTORS® generally expect modest price increases in the next 12 months with demand easing and more inventory coming into the market.

Sun Belt the Center of Population Shift

January 6, 2014: 

More people are moving to the Sun Belt region, with many choosing to head South and West rather than to the Northeast and Midwest, the Census Bureau reports.

Study: Borrowers' Mortgage Shopping Habits Differ Greatly

January 6, 2014: 

High income earners shop for mortgages distinctly different than lower income earners, finds a new Fannie May study.

Mortgage Rates Edge Higher Entering 2014

January 6, 2014: 

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage started the year more than a full percentage point above its average last year at this time.

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