Is The UK Housing Market a ‘Bubble on a Bubble’?



The date of writing is August and following two consecutive months of seeing house prices inflate. Experts that closely follow the UK housing market are actively forecasting upcoming years. The most recent house price index from Halifax was released and it shows a 1.4 percent increase in June followed by a sharp 3.3% increase in […]

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac offer mortgage relief to California’s wildfire victims



Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored entities that finance the majority of mortgages in the U.S., have announced relief for homeowners affected by the record-breaking wildfires currently affecting California. The two GSEs said borrowers living in disaster zones that have been officially declared as such by the Federal Emergency Management Agency may be […]

The proportion of renters has grown significantly in every major U.S. city since 2006



Every single one of the U.S.’s 50 largest cities now has more renters than it did 10 years ago, according to a new Zillow analysis. The real estate listings

Zillow expands its business as it acquires Mortgage Lenders of America



Zillow is getting into the mortgage game as it bids to own more of the home buying process. The company has just acquired Mortgage Lenders of America to fuel its new bid,

Airbnb offers an olive branch to the multifamily industry



The disruptive hospitality service company Airbnb, which focuses on short term rentals, says its working with the multifamily housing industry to ensure the long-term future

International buyers showing less interest in U.S. real estate



A combination of inventory shortages and rising prices means that international buyers are showing less interest in U.S. property than they have in the last few years.

FHFA suspends plans to update its credit scoring model



This week it was revealed that an initiative to update the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s credit score model, which is used by both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is being suspended.

Generation X homeowners recover most equity since last recession



Baby boomers and millennials usually grab most of the headlines as the biggest movers and shakers in real estate, but Generation X’ers, the generation

Low inventory and strong job growth continue to drive up rental prices



Single-family home rental prices are still driving upwards, thanks to a combination of low inventories of rental homes and strong job growth across the nation, says a new report from

Does the availability of mortgage credit impact presidential elections?



A new research paper suggests that changes in the availability of mortgage credit can have an impact on voting patterns during U.S. presidential elections. The paper, written by researchers Alexis Antoniades of Georgetown University and Charles W. Calomiris of Columbia University, analyzed swings in mortgage credit to see if they had any impact on voter’s […]

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