Homeownership rate near five-year high as Gen-X returns

The U.S. homeownership rate rose to the highest level since 2014, led by a growing share of buyers in their mid-30s and early 40s.

The rate for Americans age 35 to 44 rose to 61.1% in the fourth quarter from 58.9% a year earlier, according to Census Bureau data released Thursday. For buyers under age 35, the share was 36.5%, up from 36%.

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The increase signals that some older millennials are spreading out as they start families, and young Generation-Xers are coming back to homeownership after losing properties in the last decade’s real estate crash. The number of owner-occupied households jumped […] Read more

Equifax (EFX) Shareholder Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Has Trimmed Its Holding; Meritage Group LP Upped Its Transdigm Group (TDG) Holding by $4.10 Million as Share Price Declined

Meritage Group Lp increased its stake in Transdigm Group Inc (TDG) by 2.03% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Meritage Group Lp bought 11,009 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.75% with the market. The hedge fund held 552,549 shares of the military and government and technical company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $205.71M, up from 541,540 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Meritage Group Lp who had been investing in Transdigm Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $23.11 billion market cap company. The stock […] Read more

Graybill Bartz & Assoc LTD Trimmed Position in Metlife (MET) by $1.25 Million as Market Value Declined; As Equifax (EFX) Share Value Declined, Holder Crescent Park Management LP Has Cut Its Position by $1.50 Million

Crescent Park Management Lp decreased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 10% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Crescent Park Management Lp sold 11,563 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.84% with the market. The institutional investor held 104,064 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $13.59 million, down from 115,627 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Crescent Park Management Lp who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.23 billion market cap company. The stock increased […] Read more

FHFA rule requires Fannie and Freddie to align cash flows on MBS

WASHINGTON — The Federal Housing Finance Agency issued a final rule Thursday requiring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to align their cash-flow policies on current mortgage-backed securities, and eventually for a uniform security when it is implemented in June.

The agency called the final rule a “major step forward,” codifying requirements that have already existed with the government-sponsored enterprises in conservatorship. The agency said the rule is essential for a seamless adoption of the “uniform mortgage-backed security” through a common securitization platform starting June 3.

The FHFA has said combining the two securities operated by the government-sponsored enterprises will increase […] Read more

Tower Bridge Advisors Position in Chevron (CVX) Has Boosted as Stock Value Rose; Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Has Trimmed Equifax (EFX) Stake as Stock Price Declined

Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc decreased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 4.61% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc sold 7,540 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.84% with the market. The institutional investor held 155,889 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $20.35 million, down from 163,429 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.21 billion […] Read more

Housing needs study revealed to M.D. of Taber › Vauxhall Advance

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Vauxhall Advance

By Cole ParkinsonVauxhall Advancecparkinson@tabertimes.com

After Municipal District of Taber council had approved co-funding a regional housing needs assessment in late 2017, the results were brought back to council to discuss.

The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) was retained to complete the project.

“Their research staff analyzed 2011 and 2016 census data from Star Canada, as well information was gathered from AHS which is normally used to determine future health care needs in a community. ARDN received real estate information from the Town of Taber economic development office and the M.D. economic development department provided rental […] Read more

Maxine Waters Wants to Overhaul the Credit Reporting Industry

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Do you know what your credit score is? Do you know what it is at all three bureaus? The numbers are not the same.

Do you know what factors contribute to your credit score? Do you know how it’s calculated? Do you know what to do if you find incorrect information on your credit report? Do you even know how to get a copy of your credit report?

The credit reporting industry is a mysterious and confusing beast—perhaps intentionally so—and for as much impact as it has on consumers, it does not give them the tools they […] Read more

Kinder Morgan (KMI), Equifax Inc. (EFX) – Bitcoin & Stock Journal

Kinder Morgan (KMI) Daily Performance:

Kinder Morgan (KMI) stock negotiated recent volume of 9682200 shares in recent trading session on Wednesday Dated FEBRUARY 27, 2019. The stock average capacity of shares measured at 16693.6K shares. KMI recent stock price value stands at $19.28 with moving a change 0.31%. This stock changed higher from its 52 week low with 31.87% and -0.98% downward from its 52 week high price. It has 2248.43M outstanding shares and 1957.6M shares have been floated in market. The stock institutional ownership counted 64.60% while insider ownership held at 10.80%.

Volatility:

Its price […] Read more

Equifax Inc. (EFX) Holdings Lifted by Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc.

Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 15.3% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 4,134 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 549 shares during the period. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Equifax were worth $385,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in EFX. Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. grew its […] Read more