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April 29, 2013

Originations: U.S. Housing – stabilizing or just socialism?

April 29, 2013

Originations: U.S. Housing – stabilizing or just socialism?

Today’s Originations linkfest: some good housing stories I’ve been reading…

– Mortgage Rates Modestly Improve On 2013 Lows (Matt Graham, MortgageNewsDaily)

– Is It Better To Get Mortgage First or Married First? (Brian O’Connell, TheStreet)

– U.S. Housing Is Socialism Personified (Jim Pickard, FT)

– Home equity loans make quiet comeback (Marilyn Lewis, MSN Money)

– It’s a good time to be a jumbo borrower: here’s how to qualify – I’m quoted in this one and forgot to post. (Poonkulali Thangavelu, HSH via TheStreet)

– My company is #3 lender to Bay Area home buyers for 6th straight month. Plus lots more Bay Area housing data (Dataquick)

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– Down Payment Rules At Heard Of Mortgage Debate (Peter Eavis, NYT Dealbook)

– Vince Vaughan buys new $4m home with 2nd baby on way – because this is critical to the state of housing in this country. Critical. (Zillow)
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