Home purchases now made primarily by current homeowners

According to an article on DSNews.com, investors are no longer buying as much of the real estate inventory–but instead, current homeowners are. HousePulse attributes this change to the rising home prices and decrease in distressed inventory; home purchases from investors are now at 19.7 percent, down from 23.1 percent. First-time homebuyers had just a slight …

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Mortgage Financing Increases While Distressed Sales Fall

Mortgage Financing Increases While Distressed Sales Fall: Survey The popularity of FHA mortgages is slowing down, while the use of mortgage financing is growing overall, according to the Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. “Conventional mortgages are making a comeback while FHA mortgages are not,” said Thomas Popik, research director for Campbell Surveys. “Reasons for …

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Timeline Requirements Set for Short Sales

Beginning June 15, real estate agents working with distressed homeowners whose loans are backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should expect to receive a decision on a short sale offer within 30-60 days. The GSEs issued new guidelines Tuesday that fall under the Servicing Alignment Initiative rolled out last fall and aim to bring …

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International buyers in U.S. real estate markets

10 U.S. real estate markets drawing international buyers Inman News report features data trends, analysis, commentary on popular areas By Inman News Affluent international buyers, attracted by fire-sale prices, are snapping up real estate in some U.S. markets. In a report released today, Inman News identifies 10 markets where public records indicate foreign buyers make …

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