Top 5 cities where safety is not a question

Top 5 cities where safety is not a question

Number one shouldn't be a shocker

Where's Watt?

FHFA scorecard should be marked tardy

Rentership society? Insider trading on Russian sanctions?

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Top 5 cities where safety is not a question

Number one shouldn't be a shocker
April 18, 2014
Given our recent list of the top 10 most dangerous suburbs, now might be a good time to note which cities are pouring the most money into safety. One city recorded 30 fire personnel for every 10,000 residents.
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RE/MAX: March home sales build momentum for 2014

All 52 metro areas record increase in sales
April 18, 2014
March home sales increased over the previous month for the first time in 2014, rising 24.6% from February, in addition to all 52 metro areas surveyed reporting an increase in sales over February.
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Home-loan payoffs in Colorado fall to 5-year low

April 17, 2014
According to a new report released today by the Colorado Division of Housing, public trustees in Colorado released a total of 50,128 deeds of trust during the first quarter of 2014, which was the lowest quarterly total recorded since the Division began collecting quarterly totals in 2008.
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TitleOne names Mark Tidd CEO, promotes four executives

April 17, 2014
TitleOne Corp., an Idaho-based title and escrow company, named Mark Tidd as its CEO.
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Despite 1Q earnings falling, Goldman Sachs beats estimates

April 17, 2014
Goldman Sachs reported that its first-quarter net income decreased 10%, posting a net income of $2.03 billion.
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Key MERS legal employees turn away from company

Company now under federal scrutiny
April 17, 2014
Now almost two decades after the creation of the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, the once under-the-radar company is back in the spotlight as a handful of executive-level employees leave.
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Guaranteed Rate names Martin Logan as chief information officer

April 17, 2014
At Guaranteed Rate, Martin Logan will lead the company’s efforts to completely integrate modern technology into the traditionally paper-based mortgage process and develop the first fully digital mortgage.
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Bank CEO banned for buying condo with TARP money

Used $381,487 to buy himself a condo in Florida
April 17, 2014
According to the Federal Reserve Board, former bank CEO Darryl Woods took $381,487.45 of TARP funds to purchase a condo for himself in Fort Meyers, Fla.
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Morgan Stanley annual 1Q earnings increase 55%

April 17, 2014
Morgan Stanley recorded a first quarter surge in earnings with a 55% increase as higher revenue from its institutional securities business augmented another strong quarter from wealth management.
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Where's Watt?

FHFA scorecard should be marked tardy
April 17, 2014
A question HousingWire has been hearing and asking is simply, “Where is Mel Watt?”
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