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Why a Rate Hike Might Actually Boost U.S. Economy
CNN, Sept. 21, 2015--Egan, MattSome analysts  believe a rate hike could actually boost the American recovery by reassuring the public, encouraging borrowing at cheap levels and generating some income for struggling savers. 
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Fed’s Lockhart Makes Case to Hike Rates This Year
CNBC, Sept. 21, 2105--Rosenfeld, Everett The Federal Reserve can still hike interest rates later this year, according to a key central bank decision maker.
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Fed Can’t Solve Housing Puzzle Alone
Wall Street Journal, Sept. 20, 2015--Jakab, SpencerIt is worth asking whether the Federal Reserve's decision last week to keep interest rates near zero for a bit longer will give a fillip to home sales.
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Big Landlords to Merge, Betting on Rising Rents
Wall Street Journal, Sept. 21, 2015--Dezember, Ryan Two big owners of single-family rental homes said Monday they have agreed to merge, a bet that rents will keep rising and homes will remain difficult for many Americans to buy.
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The CFPB Just Made it Easier to Get a Mortgage in Rural, Underserved Areas
Housing Wire, Sept. 21, 2015--Swanson, BrenaThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized several changes to its mortgage rules to expand access to credit to small creditors, particularly in rural and underserved areas.
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Improving Housing Market Bolsters Lennar’s Bottom Line
New York Times, Sept. 21, 2015Lennar's results for its third fiscal quarter beat analysts' estimates as it delivered more homes and new orders rose in an improving housing market.
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Renters Will Continue to Struggle for the Next Decade, Harvard Study Says
Wall Street Journal, Sept. 21, 2015--Kusisto, Laura Renting is unlikely to get easier anytime soon. An estimated 11 percent more households will pay more than half of their incomes in rent in 2025, according to a new report from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies and Enterprise Community Partners.
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MBA Education School of Loan Origination Jan. 11-Feb. 4
MBA Education presents its popular School of Loan Origination Instructor-Guided Course Jan. 11-Feb. 4. 
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