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New report highlights down payment programs to assist first-time buyers

New report highlights down payment programs to assist first-time buyers


More than 2,000 down payment and closing cost assistance programs are available to help eligible buyers, according to the latest 2020 Homeownership Program Index.

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CoreLogic: Foreclosures could double by 2022

CoreLogic: Foreclosures could double by 2022


Serious delinquencies are expected to rise — particularly among lower-income households, small business owners and for those working in sectors hard hit by the pandemic.

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Unemployment down in August, but long-term damage continues

Unemployment down in August, but long-term damage continues


The U.S. economy added 1.4 million new jobs in August, but one economist warns that permanent job losses are a bigger problem.

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Gender pay gap in commercial real estate grows to ‘staggering’ levels

Gender pay gap in commercial real estate grows to ‘staggering’ levels


This year’s release of the CREW Network’s benchmark study shows some backsliding in the industry, though there were a few bright spots as well.

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CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020

CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020


Real estate industry associations oppose the decision and are calling on Congress to provide rental assistance to housing providers.

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Builder confidence reaches record high in August

Builder confidence reaches record high in August


The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index is looking good, but could lumber prices stall the growth?

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NAHB to President Trump: Skyrocketing lumber prices threaten the economy

NAHB to President Trump: Skyrocketing lumber prices threaten the economy


With lumber prices through the roof, the NAHB is asking the federal government to step in and help.

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Unemployment drops again, but long road to recovery remains

Unemployment drops again, but long road to recovery remains


Nearly two million jobs were restored in July, as the economy struggles to return to pre-pandemic levels.

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Foreign homebuying drops 5%

Foreign homebuying drops 5%


Foreign investors have taken pause when it comes to buying U.S. residential real estate, but better opportunities may be around the corner, according to the National Association of Realtors.

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Economists predict rally after deep Q2 dive

Economists predict rally after deep Q2 dive


The U.S. economy suffered a titanic plunge in the second quarter, although economic activity is expected to increase in the third quarter.

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