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Our mortgage industry blog, MGIC Connects, is where experts share their insights beyond private mortgage insurance to help readers learn about mortgage finance, housing trends, real estate news and social media in the mortgage industry.

How to Help Your Borrowers Avoid Tax Fraud

The IRS is investing significant time and money to reduce tax refund fraud – but realistically, it won’t be eliminated anytime soon. But informed tax payers can help reduce their own risk of becoming victims of fraud. Here are a few ways you can help your borrowers avoid tax fraud this year.

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US Economy Remains Healthy

The US economy continues to grow at a steady rate as we move into 2017. After showing less-than-stellar growth earlier in 2016, the US economy rebounded sharply in the third quarter and looks like it finished the year on a positive note. Check out our most recent Market Trend Analysis recap.

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What is the Role of the FHA? – Part 2

Our country’s approach to housing policy has become severely disjointed — to the point some would label as dysfunctional. It certainly makes no sense to me or to many people I speak with. Here’s my response to the recent FHA price cut.

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Best Mortgage Blog Content From the Past Year

Our mortgage blog, MGIC Connects, has grown dramatically since launch in 2014. At the core of MGIC Connects is our goal to provide thought-leadership to those in the mortgage industry. Each year I like to look back at what was popular in the mortgage industry as it relates to our blog, and highlight the best content we produced.

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US Economy Shows Slow, Steady Progress

As reported in MGIC’s Market Trend Analysis Report, the US economy grew at a somewhat slower rate over the first 2 quarters of the year. This slower rate of growth was partially attributed to a few key events from the year.

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