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Ups and Downs in Homeownership

The housing industry is improving, but many young adults are delaying their first home purchase.
Lora Bray
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Lenders, feeling constrained by costs and regulations, may be applying more conservative lending standards.
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Housing: Residence or Investment?

Home prices have been rising for 28 consecutive months.
Lora Bray
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Americans favor real estate as the best long-term investment.
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Home Sweet Home

Spring into action with targeted mortgage services.
Lora Bray
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Homeownership trends and the economy impact generations of consumers.
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Solving the Fannie and Freddie Puzzle

The nation’s $10 trillion housing finance system needs reform, but there’s little agreement about what reform should look like.
Steve Rick
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Reform could have a significant impact on credit union mortgage lending operations and earnings.
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Ups and Downs

Sometimes we’re escalating, sometimes we’re excavating.
Lora Bray
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Home prices are rising and inventories are shrinking, but consumers are still a cautious lot by and large.
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That Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Both consumers and lenders must prepare for economic flips and turns, and have safety nets in place.
Lora Bray
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‘Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.’
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Find Your Voice

CUs hit the high notes for their members.
Lora Bray
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Are you singing the right part—or are you a soprano trying to master the bass line? 
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Lose the Recessionary Mindset, but Monitor Housing Market Closely

Don’t expect new mortgage products to carry the market in the future.
Bill Vogeney
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High liquidity, low rates, and still-steep unemployment make the competitive landscape as challenging as ever.
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Numbers Tell a Story

Lenders and owners are rehabilitating millions of foreclosed properties.
Lora Bray
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Can your CU become a character in the tale of the improving housing market?
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Watching Paint Dry Can Be Palatable

How much of any process or situation can you control to ensure a successful outcome?
Lora Bray
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Preparedness is important, but unanticipated variables ultimately come into play.
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