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Better CEO Vishal Garg and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son (Better.com, Getty)
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Better.com lands $500M investment from SoftBank

UPDATED, April 8, 2021, 3:20 p.m.: Mortgage lending startup Better.com’s valuation just swelled to $6 billion thanks to a...

Better.com lands $500M investment from SoftBank
An index tracking applications for mortgages to purchase homes decreased 5 percent. (iStock)
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Frenzy ending? Mortgage requests fall 5%

Spring is usually when the housing market heats up. But after months of frenzied buying comes a sign that it might finally be slowing down. An index tracking applications for mortgages to purchase homes...

Frenzy ending? Mortgage requests fall 5%
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March madness: Homes sold faster than ever last month

The housing market is setting all kinds of records. Fifty-nine percent of homes that went into contract in the...

March madness: Homes sold faster than ever last month
February were 10.4 percent higher than last year. (iStock)
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Home price growth hits 15-year high

Home prices continue to skyrocket as low levels of inventory begin to depress the number of sales. CoreLogic Home Price Index, which tracks national home prices, showed prices were 10.4 percent higher in February...

Home price growth hits 15-year high
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Foreclosures and evictions could be halted for rest of 2021

An onslaught of home foreclosures and evictions could be forestalled for another year. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is...

Foreclosures and evictions could be halted for rest of 2021
Overall, mortgage credit availability is at its lowest level since 2014. (iStock)
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Mortgage lenders play hard-to-get

The housing market may be on fire, but the lending environment is tougher than ever. Wary of making risky home loans during the pandemic, lenders have tightened standards, particularly for first-time homebuyers, reported the...

Mortgage lenders play hard-to-get
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Mortgage applications dip for second straight week

A perfect storm of problems for home buyers — lack of inventory, high prices and bidding wars — may...

Mortgage applications dip for second straight week
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