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Lender outlook on profit margin, mortgage demand expectation sinks

More lenders have a negative view of consumer demand for purchase and refinance mortgages.

March 28, 2018 | The Home Story Staff

Housing confidence falls in February, remains volatile

Housing sentiment retreats from survey high.

March 14, 2018 | The Home Story Staff

Housing Snapshot: Most lenders appreciate mortgage industry data initiatives

Larger institutions are more likely than smaller ones to find these data efforts valuable.

February 21, 2018 | The Home Story Staff

VIDEO: How I fell in love with my home — a love story in West Virginia

In this touching slideshow, a young family in Lewisburg, West Virginia discovers that home is where the heart is.

February 14, 2018 | The Home Story Staff

More people work in the gig economy than you might think – and many want to own homes

Gig economy workers report increased household incomes and have a more positive financial outlook than non-gig economy workers.

January 31, 2018 | The Home Story Staff

Housing Snapshot: Gig economy workers and homeownership

"Gig" employment seems here to stay. That's good news for lenders.

January 8, 2018 | The Home Story Staff

Will U.S. policy keep the nation’s economic expansion alive in 2017?

Will policy changes extend the expansion? That's what Fannie Mae economists are asking this year.

February 13, 2017 | The Home Story Staff

5 Trees That Will Make Every Day Arbor Day At Your Home

Homeowners can do their part this Arbor Day April 29 by planting a tree on their properties.

April 29, 2016 | The Home Story Staff

Gain ‘Confidence, Control, and Command’ Over Your Finances: An Interview With Suze Orman

Personal finance mega star Suze Orman offers some down-to-earth advice on student debt and savings.

April 28, 2016 | The Home Story Staff

Protecting Your Home From Natural Disasters

Tips on how to protect you and your home from natural disasters.

April 22, 2016 | The Home Story Staff

Being ‘Net Zero’ on Earth Day 2016

Meet residents of a net-zero community in Bend, Oregon.

April 20, 2016 | The Home Story Staff