Fannie Mae offers new suite of HomePath financing

Fannie Mae offers new suite of HomePath financing

Goodbye HomePath Mortgage and HomePath Renovation

CNBC video: Home shortage could be due to real estate agents

Pocket listings drag down inventory?

Happy 4th birthday Dodd-Frank! Everyone hates you

How effective has Dodd-Frank really been?
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Mortgage applications rise 2.4% as roller coaster continues

Refinance share of mortgages reaches four-month high
July 23, 2014
Mortgage applications increased 2.4% from one week earlier, after a series of drops and a few peaks over the last few weeks, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 18, 2014.
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Silver Bay Realty prepping $312M rental securitization

Here comes another one
July 22, 2014
Morningstar was the first of the ratings agencies to issue a presale report on the Silver Bay offering and awarded $147.75 million in AAA ratings to the class A tranche.
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Homebuilders to weigh in on mixed 2Q14 earnings

Projections remain positive so far
July 22, 2014
Moving further into second-quarter earnings season, homebuilders are starting to release how they are measuring up in the housing industry, with D.R. Horton next on the list for Wednesday morning.
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Flagstar rebounds, posts income of $25.5M in 2Q14

Income up significantly from net loss of $78.9M in first quarter
July 22, 2014
The company cited improved net interest income and gain on loan sales, increased mortgage rate lock commitments and loan origination volume and a continued focus on expense management as drivers of the income growth.
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Fitch: Housing market getting ready to grow

Expects second half upturn, leading to strong 2015
July 22, 2014
In 2015, new home sales should increase by 20.4% over 2014, according to projections from analysts from Fitch Ratings. Existing home sales are also projected to regain the 5% loss expected in 2014.
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Altisource acquires Mortgage Builder, expands technology reach

Follows recent Equator acquisition
July 22, 2014
"The addition of Mortgage Builder's loan origination, servicing and electronic document management software enhances Altisource's current portfolio which provides customers with one of the most comprehensive real estate and mortgage lifecycle management platforms and services marketplaces available," William Shepro, CEO of Altisource, said.
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HUD audits BB&T over government-backed loans

Bank sets aside reserves of $53 million
July 22, 2014
BB&T is under the scrutiny of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development while the housing authority looks into the bank's sales of government-backed loans.
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Kofax launches Mortgage Agility to streamline application process

New solution lets borrowers upload application data from mobile devices
July 22, 2014

Mortgage Agility allows borrowers to upload mortgage application data though mobile devices, then extracts that information and assembles it into a complete mortgage application package that integrates directly into loan origination systems.


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CIT Group, OneWest Bank merge, boost capital position

Grows assets to $67 billion
July 22, 2014
"This transformational transaction will combine CIT's national middle market lending platform with OneWest's wholesale lending and branch banking franchise to create a unique provider of retail and institutional financial services," said John Thain, chairman and CEO of OneWest.
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CNBC video: Home shortage could be due to real estate agents

Pocket listings drag down inventory?
July 22, 2014
Unsold inventory is 6.5% higher than a year ago, when there were 2.16 million existing homes available for sale. Could the hidden 'pocket listing' real estate market be to blame?
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