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In some housing markets, the right combination of wages, home prices and rental market conditions makes owning a home a virtual no-brainer. Here's a look at the top markets with the largest affordability spread between owning and renting.
The Rural Housing Service has quietly launched a new construction loan program designed to increase the availability of new homes in rural areas.  more »
The jury is still out on whether new sports stadiums are economic engines for their communities. But when it comes to housing alone, new stadiums are a boon for local home sales, but don't always contribute to home price appreciation.  more »
A top Justice Department official issued a stark warning that the next time the agency finds wrongdoing at a financial institution, the bank had better hand over all pertinent data quickly or face severe penalties.  more »
Producer Profile
Mortgage loan officers keep an eye on the long game, but making a sale is more than the sale; ushering people through the biggest purchase of their lives requires the ability to maintain relationships over time.
The results of the 2016 Top Producers Survey reflect a year of booming business for loan officers, both in terms of the dollar volume and number of loans reported by each loan officer.
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