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10 housing and mortgage trends to watch in 2018
Good news for first-time home buyers: Home-price appreciation is expected to cool down in 2018 after a torrid couple of years. Home prices rose 6.3% in 2016, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. They're on track to exceed 6% in 2017, too ...

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Builder Magazine

FHFA Home Price Index Posts Strong Gain in Q3
Builder Magazine
FHFA's seasonally adjusted monthly index for September was up 0.3% from August. The HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. "With relatively favorable economic ...
FHFA increases conforming loan limits for 2nd straight yearHousingWire
Fannie-Freddie Watchdog Stokes Quiet Fight With White HouseBloomberg
FHFA Raises Conforming Loan Limit to $453kMortgage News Daily
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Zillow Research (blog)

Bump in 2018 Conforming Loan Limits Likely to Save Borrowers Thousands
Zillow Research (blog)
Loans above these limits – known as jumbo mortgages – must be insured by private mortgage insurers, and typically cost more. Nationwide, the 2018 conforming loan limit for most counties increased by $29,000 (6.8 percent), to $453,100. The increase is ...

Builder Magazine

Conforming Loan Limits Will Cover 2.8 Million More Homes 2018
Builder Magazine
In the FHFA's 138 designated “high-cost counties”, the new conforming loan limit is higher than the national baseline. Washington's King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties experienced the biggest increase in the local conforming loan limit – a $74,750 ...

Ocean City Today

FHFA loan limits get 'meaningful' increase for '18 - By Lauren ...
Ocean City Today
(Dec. 15, 2017) The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2018. In most of the U.S., the 2018 maximum conforming loan limit will be $453 ...

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US stock futures: data, earnings, fed speeches, tax, on the agenda
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Tuesday as investors looked ahead to key economic data releases. Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 36 points, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures gained 3 points and 8.25 points ...

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Bend Bulletin

Bend-Redmond fell from top 20 home price climbers
Bend Bulletin
Oregon slipped two places to eighth and Bend-Redmond fell from the top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest rates of home price appreciation in the third quarter, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. However, the Salem metro area rose to ...

The Bellingham Herald

How long will it continue? Home appreciation remains hot in Whatcom County
The Bellingham Herald
Homes in Whatcom County are continuing to appreciate faster than most of the U.S., according to a new federal report. Local home values rose 12.68 percent in the third quarter compared to a year earlier, according to a home price index report by the ...

Mortgage Professional America

FHFA hikes loan limits for 2018 in most of US
Mortgage Professional America
... home values, the increase in the baseline loan limit, and the increase in the ceiling loan limit, the maximum conforming loan limit will be higher in 2018 in all but 71 counties or county equivalents in the US,” the FHFA said in a statement. The ...


FHFA: House Prices Remain on the Rise - DSNews
FHFA The latest installment of the Federal Housing Finance Agency's House Price Index (HPI) reveals that home prices rose 1.4 percent in Q3 2017, and were up 6.5 percent between Q3 2016 and Q3 2017. FHFA's seasonally adjusted monthly index for ...

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