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New Rules Mean Some Jumbo Mortgages May Be Harder to Get – Wall Street Journal

April 13, 2014

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Wall Street JournalNew Rules Mean Some Jumbo Mortgages May Be Harder to GetWall Street JournalBecause some of those features are now more commonly found in larger home loans, some experts say that could mean fewer choices for some consumers seeking jum…

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New Mortgage Lending at 14-Year Low – Wall Street Journal (blog)

April 9, 2014

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Mortgage Rates & Trends
New Mortgage Lending at 14-Year Low
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Mortgage originations in February fell to their lowest level in at least 14 years due to the months-long plunge in refinancing activity and weak demand for loans to purchase new homes. The mortgage data, from a report released earlier this week by
Shifting Mortgage Markets: Purchase Loan Applications 30% More Likely To The Mortgage Reports

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New-Home Building Is Shifting to Apartments – Wall Street Journal

March 10, 2014

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New-Home Building Is Shifting to Apartments
Wall Street Journal
Builders are betting on more millennials leaving the nest this year,” said Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia, a real-estate site. “But young people don’t get a job one day and buy a home the next. The improving jobs picture for young adults will

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Bank of England Cuts Support for Home Loans – Wall Street Journal

November 29, 2013

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Bank of England Cuts Support for Home Loans
Wall Street Journal
LONDON—The Bank of England is to cut its support for mortgage lending in the U.K., a surprise move that underscores officials’ growing anxiety about the potential risks posed to the U.K. economy from a surge in house prices. The BOE said Thursday in
Bank of England steps in amid fears of a new house price bubble The Guardian
Bank slams brakes on mortgages: Home loan rates could soar… but it’s good Daily Mail
Bank of England scales back loan program that offered funding for home Minneapolis Star Tribune
Hamilton Spectator  – Reuters
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Home Builders Have Marginal Concern for 2014 – Wall Street Journal (blog)

November 1, 2013

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Home Builders Have Marginal Concern for 2014
Wall Street Journal (blog)
As if there isn’t enough to fret about in the new-home market, home builders have provided investors with another concern: the potential for declining profit margins. Roughly half way through earnings season for home builders, margins have become the

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Why Rate Increases Could Hit Home Builders Harder – Wall Street Journal (blog)

September 17, 2013

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Why Rate Increases Could Hit Home Builders Harder
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Contracts signed to purchase new homes fell sharply in July but contracts for existing homes didn’t fall very much. What gives? Here are three reasons why new homes could see bigger declines in sales than the existing-home market: First, builders have 

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Home-Loan Ebb Is a Blow to Banks – Wall Street Journal

September 12, 2013

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HomeLoan Ebb Is a Blow to Banks
Wall Street Journal
Bank executives have been hoping they could dull the pain of a plummeting mortgage-refinance market by shifting focus to loans for home purchases. So far, that isn’t working out. The Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday that mortgage 
Executives From Biggest Subprime Lenders Are Peddling Risky Mortgages Again Huffington Post
Mortgage apps suffer as rates surge CNBC.com
Interest Rates for Home Mortgages at Suntrust Sep 11 2013 USDailyVoice
The Globe and Mail  – Eagle’s Rant  – Eastern Morning Herald
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The Sunken Treasures of the Arabia – Wall Street Journal

September 4, 2013

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Wall Street JournalThe Sunken Treasures of the ArabiaWall Street JournalThe cargo included 20,000 feet of lumber, 4,000 shoes and boots, two prefab homes destined for Logan, Neb., a sawmill and fixtures, and a case of Otard Dupuy & Co. cognac. Alth…

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Home Construction Spending at Highest Level Since 2008 – Wall Street Journal (blog)

September 3, 2013

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Home Construction Spending at Highest Level Since 2008Wall Street Journal (blog)Spending on new home construction rose to its highest level in nearly five years in July, suggesting that some builders have shrugged off rising interest rates. AFP/Getty I…

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As Rates Rise, New-Home Orders Slow for Home Builders – Wall Street Journal (blog)

July 25, 2013

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As Rates Rise, New-Home Orders Slow for Home Builders
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The quarterly earnings reports of big U.S. home builders on Thursday brought fresh evidence that the rapid rise in interest rates has sapped the pace of new-home orders for some, though several executives dismissed the slowdown as temporary and pointed 
Two Of America’s Biggest Homebuilders Are Tanking After Reporting Earnings Business Insider
Homebuilders Fall as Pulte, Horton Orders Miss Estimates Bloomberg
US stocks open mostly lower; Homebuilders slide but Facebook soars on Minneapolis Star Tribune
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