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Lender Meltdown brings you real estate news from the US and the world! We focus on real estate news and insight from the US and from around the world. Information you need to know before making a housing purchase or a real estate investment. We bring you news and information from industry insiders and sources that the mainstream financial media doesn't. Lender Meltdown also has boots on the ground. These "boots on the ground" give us daily and weekly updates of what is going in the field. Our contributors have decades of experience in lending and real estate. That experience gives us the advantage of being able to give information in plain English without all the industry technobabble and industry jargon.

Realtor.com Starts Employee Layoffs Ahead Of Market Downturn

News Corp. Begins Employee Layoffs At Realtor.com In Preparation For A Downturn In The Market  News Corp’s Realtor.com has become the latest real estate company to downsize.  A Realtor.com spokesperson declined to share specifics of the layoffs. They also refused to say how many employees and contractors were impacted. However, the company said they are…

By Steve
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Secret Compass Layoffs Are Coming By October

Former Compass Insider Says That More Secret Compass Layoffs Are Coming Before The End Of The 3rd Quarter A few days ago, Zoe Rosenberg of Business Insider sat down with a former insider at Compass. The former employee told her that more secret Compass layoffs are coming before the end of the third quarter.  Compass…

By Steve
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Fannie Mae Predicts Dark Days Ahead For The Housing Market

Fannie Mae Predicts Dark Days Ahead As They Predict Home Sales To Drop 16.2% By The End Of The Year Fannie Mae predicts things will get worse for the housing market and mortgage industry before it gets better. A group of economists at Fannie Mae slashed their forecast for 2022 home sales this week. Fannie Mae’s…

By Steve
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Homebuyers Are Canceling Purchase Deals At Record Pace

Homebuyers Are Canceling Deals At A Record Pace Due To Housing Affordability Issues Home buyers are canceling sales at record pace. Prospective homebuyers are grappling with affordability issues. However, a Redfin report states the shifting market conditions are allowing buyers to increase their bargaining power. Roughly 63,000 deal under contract fell through in July nationwide….

By Steve
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Mortgage Applications Plummet To 22-Year Low

Mortgage Applications Plummet To 22-Year Low As Home Sales Drop 14% From A Year Ago.  Mortgage applications have hit a 22-year low demand for homes is drying up. This is due to raising interest rates soar and plunging home sales. The lending industry is pointing the finger at the Federal Reserve‘s interest rate hikes. The…

By Steve
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Home Buyers Are Abandoning Purchase Deals

Home Buyers Are Abandoning Purchase Deals In Record Numbers Thanks To Economic Uncertainty Americans home buyers are canceling deals to buy homes at record numbers. Redfin is reporting that 15% of all existing homes under contract were canceled. That is the highest share since early 2020. That beats 2021 when only 11% 0f purchase transactions…

By Steve
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Luxury Housing Market Sees High-End Buyers Flee

Luxury Housing Market Sees Buyers Flee Thanks To Rising Interest Rates And Volatile Stocks The luxury housing market is finally bust. After a record breaking two year run, the party is abruptly over. Real-estate agents in places like New York, Los Angeles, and the Hamptons say the frenzied deal making and record-setting prices that characterized…

By Steve
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Biggest Housing Contraction Since 2006 Coming Says Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac Economists Predict The Arrival Of The Biggest Housing Contraction Since 2006 The pandemic’s housing boom is finally running on fumes. Now, Freddie Mac economists are predicting the arrival of the biggest housing contraction since 2006. They point to three factors: Home sales are falling Inventory levels are rising Home sellers are cutting list…

By Steve
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US Home Buying Has Become So Traumatic It Makes Americans Cry

Study Shows US Home Buying Is So Traumatic It Makes Almost 2/3 of American Gen Zers and Millennials Buyers Cry A new Zillow survey says that US home buying has become increasingly challenging. The study says that at least half of Americans have reported crying while going through the process.  The report states 65% of…

By Steve
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Home Sellers In Hot Markets Are Slashing Prices As Demand Plummets

Realtors See Commissions Plummet As Home Sellers Are Slashing Prices In Hot Markets As Housing Demand Drops Price drops are becoming increasingly common as home sellers are slashing their prices in some of the most popular housing markets. Redfin reports more than 20% of sellers dropped their price in seven of the 10 hottest markets….

By Steve
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