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HousingWire is growing. Come join us

2019 has been a year of tremendous audience and product growth for HousingWire and we couldn’t be prouder.  We launched the Housing News podcast, our OpenHouse newsletter for real estate agents, and the all-new, which is firing on all…

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Are iBuyers ripping off sellers?

Selling to an iBuyer means homeowners can forego the uncertainties of listing a property and never have to worry about prepping for an open house. But are they leaving money on the table? Mike DelPrete, a real estate tech advisor…

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Home-flipping startup Curbio expands to Boston

Tech-enabled renovation company Curbio has been busy this year. The company announced this week it is expanding to Boston, adding to its already lengthy list of metros it serves. In October, the company promised it would expand into Boston as…

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Hey housing professionals, your jargon isn't helping consumers


“Guess what, consumers! Conforming loan limits were just raised! Awesome, right!? Call me!”  “Woo hoo! FHA just increased loan limits! Give me a call today!” “Fannie and Freddie just did…” “FHFA just announced…” Rates! Bond charts! Comps! CMAs! 15-year fixed!…

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The median age of homebuyers is now 47. How did that happen?

if(typeof(jQuery)==”function”){(function($){$.fn.fitVids=function(){}})(jQuery)}; jwplayer(‘jwplayer_j4JTHkOK_2RuqXW7O_div’).setup( {“playlist”:””,”ph”:2} ); Despite recent data that younger generations are beginning to buy houses, on the whole, those same generations are waiting far longer than their parents did to buy their first house. There are various reasons for that…

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Blockchain lending startup Figure is now a billion-dollar company

If there’s one thing that Mike Cagney specializes in, it’s quickly building billion-dollar companies. He did at SoFi, before leaving the company in 2017 after reports emerged about the alleged toxic culture at the online lender. And now he’s done it again with Figure…

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HUD dedicates $10 million to affordable housing

The affordability crisis is going strong and only continues to worsen as the housing stock is unable to keep up with the rising demand. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it will invest $10 million to develop…

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U.S. unemployment rate falls to 50-year low

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to another 50-year low, coming in at 3.5% in November as the economy added 266,000 jobs after October’s upwardly revised 156,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The number of unemployed persons changed little, with…

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