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5 at 5: Your Daily Digest for Real Estate Investing, 06/17/2020


Jun 17, 2020 by Marc Rapport
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In Today's News

Mortgage Applications Surge as Buyers Come Out of Hiding

The Mortgage Bankers Association said today that purchase applications have reached an 11-year high as demand smothered by the pandemic is now surging into the residential housing market.

Fannie and Freddie Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoriums Extended

​​​​​​The Federal Housing Finance Agency said today that it has extended until at least Aug. 31 the single-family moratorium on foreclosures and evictions for properties backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. It was originally set to expire on June 30.

Are LGBT Home Shoppers Getting Priced Out of Protected Places?

As the Supreme Court dramatically rules against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) (NASDAQ: ZG) reports that markets with laws against housing bias are among the nation's priciest.

Today on Millionacres

3 High-Dividend REITS to Move on Now

The past 30 days have provided direction about where high-dividend real estate investment trusts (REITs) may go in the months ahead, including these three that Millionacres writer Kevin Vandenboss thinks are good buys now.

Is It Time to Hit the Pause Button on House Flipping?

Not necessarily. Millionacres' Maurie Backman writes that while house-flipping profit margins are down from the past couple of years, the right approach can still yield a good return.

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Marc Rapport has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Zillow Group (A shares) and Zillow Group (C shares). The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.