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CT rental homes access hinges on boosting supply

From empty nesters and downsized retirees to young families and students, the supply of quality, affordable rental homes should be stable and strong enough for every budget. It is not. This year began with a strong push for greater access to rental housing in Connecticut, and we joined with advocates, …

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Is portability the cure to the mortgage market’s woes?

The Federal Housing Finance Agency said it is not currently exploring the feasibility of portable mortgages, but the fringe idea — already present in Canada and the U.K. — is gaining traction among some housing market watchers as a solution to the so-called interest rate lock-in effect.Bloomberg News With mortgage …

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Huge rise in rents in Cork, Limerick, Waterford, and Galway

Four cities outside of Dublin are now suffering most from soaring rental prices, new figures have revealed.  Tenants in Cork, Limerick, Waterford, and Galway have faced rent rises of between 10.2% and 16.2% year-on-year, while rents have stabilised in the capital. Market experts are now remarking on the “noticeable difference …

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FHFA sets March deadline for community programs at Home Loan banks

By issuing guidance on establishing pilot programs to help the underserved just days after proposing reforms at the Home Loan banks, FHFA Director Sandra Thompson is signaling that the banks must make changes quickly.Al Drago/Bloomberg The Federal Housing Finance Agency is wasting no time in demanding changes at the Federal …

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