Walter Investment fined $29.6 million for False Claims Act violations

Walter Investment fined $29.6 million for False Claims Act violations

Subsidiaries allegedly submitted false reverse mortgage claims to HUD

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Walter Investment fined $29.6 million for False Claims Act violations

Subsidiaries allegedly submitted false reverse mortgage claims to HUD
Walter Investment Management Corp. will pay $29.63 million in fines for violations of the False Claims Act to settle charges brought by the Department of Justice, which accused several Walter Investment subsidiaries of submitting false reverse mortgage claims to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Click here to read more.
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Northwest housing pulls back slightly in August

But nowhere near what is typical
Although some brokers from the Northwest detected a slowdown in housing activity in August, it is nowhere near what is typical. Opinions on the rest of the year widely vary, ranging from one person who predicted the market is on the cusp of a slowdown, to others who say sales will continue at a fast pace.
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Freddie Mac joins Fannie Mae in extending foreclosure timelines

Also raises number of allowable days for foreclosure proceedings in 33 states
On Thursday, Fannie Mae announced that it was increasing its maximum number of allowable days for a foreclosure sale in 33 states. But Fannie wasn’t alone. Freddie Mac also announced Thursday that it is increasing the maximum number of allowable days for “routine” foreclosure proceedings in those same 33 states.
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Zillow sells Market Leader for massive loss

Buyer is Perseus Division of Constellation Software
Zillow Group announced that it plans to sell Market Leader, a customer relationship management system for the real estate industry, to the Perseus Division of Constellation Software, an international provider of software and services. When Trulia bought Market Leader, the purchase price was reported to be as high as $355 million. Zillow announced Thursday that it is selling Market Leader for $23 million.
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Fannie Mae extends foreclosure timelines in 33 states

Raises number of allowable days for foreclosure proceedings
Fannie Mae announced that it is increasing the maximum number of allowable days for “routine” foreclosure proceedings for much of the country. Click here to see where Fannie Mae just changed the foreclosure timelines.
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