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DACA members now eligible for FHA loans
DACA members now eligible for FHA loans

CBC Mortgage Agency, a nationally chartered finance agency, applauded the decision, noting in a press release that 85% of individuals in the DACA program are Hispanic and account for over a third of CBCMA borrowers.

RE/MAX: Home sales up 22%
RE/MAX: Home sales up 22%

It was the 5th best month of the year and outperformed most of 2019.

Guaranteed Rate acquires Stearns Holdings, LLC
Guaranteed Rate acquires Stearns Holdings, LLC

Building on its goal to become the country’s No. 1 mortgage lender, Guaranteed Rate has acquired Stearns Holdings, LLC.

Home price appreciation skyrockets nationwide
Home price appreciation skyrockets nationwide

Homeowners nationwide enjoyed a more than 8% increase in home prices over the last 12 months ending in November, making it the largest year-over-year increase since March 2014, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index.

Big news in real estate in 2020 — check out our top national stories of the year.
Big news in real estate in 2020 — check out our top national stories of the year.

We took a look back this year at the most widely read stories of the year. Here are the national stories that caught your attention in 2020.

NAHB: Expect more home construction in 2021
NAHB: Expect more home construction in 2021

The gap between sales and construction reached a record high in 2020, which likely means a slowing down in sales and growth in construction in 2021, according to a year-end report by the National Association of Home Builders.

NAR to host virtual real estate forecast summit on December 10
NAR to host virtual real estate forecast summit on December 10

Industry experts will offer their predictions about 2021 at the upcoming NAR virtual real estate forecast summit.

Job growth pace gets ‘coronavirus correction’
Job growth pace gets ‘coronavirus correction’

With winter upon us and coronavirus cases exploding, the latest jobs report marks five straight months of declining job growth.

High home prices and low inventory likely to persist in 2021
High home prices and low inventory likely to persist in 2021

Homebuyers are likely to face higher prices and a continuing inventory crunch in 2021, First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming has predicted.

Home price acceleration at highest level in six years
Home price acceleration at highest level in six years

Home construction continued to surge across the nation, which reflected the projection that new homes will help moderate price growth over the next 12 months.

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