Ocwen’s road ahead: Well, can't get any worse

Ocwen’s road ahead: Well, can't get any worse

Fall down seven times, get up eight?

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: What’s the diagnosis for the "sick" housing market?

Still, confidence remains high

6 secrets to dealing with regulations for mortgage servicers

A candid look from the perspective of 2 recovering regulators
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Coming soon: The Tesla home battery

Electric car company venturing into residential energy storage
Ben Lane
Tesla Motors, the company that plans to revolutionize automobiles with its electric car, is planning a new revolution that aims to transfer how we power the rest of our lives. How will the home battery impact mortgages?
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Auction.com adds Lawrence Yuan as senior director of engineering

Former Linkedin and Yahoo engineer joins real estate marketplace
Ben Lane
Auction.com announced the addition of Lawrence Yuan as the online real estate marketplace’s new senior director of engineering. In this role, Yuan will oversee the development of web and mobile products and applications.
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Nautilus Solar CEO: Homeowners warming to solar panels

The financial cost of harnessing the sun
Brena Swanson
Homebuyer support for solar energy options is growing, but those who want to go greener still face two main challenges.
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American Enterprise Institute: Freddie, FHFA loans getting riskier

Report: Credit standards for first-time buyers not too high
Trey Garrison
FHFA and Freddie Mac loans hit series highs, but the really interesting thing is what's happening with first-time buyers — and why. Here's a look at March's numbers.
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Five ways to avoid marketing compliance violations

How to control marketing messages
Alex Baydin
As enforcement rules get stricter, companies have no choice but to ensure that how and what they are communicating to consumers follows the letter of the law. But in today’s world where control over your marketing messages is not absolute, this is no easy task.
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So, totally color-blind housing policy is now discriminatory lending?

This is modern America
Trey Garrison
If a policy treats everybody the same, regardless of race, and there’s no intent to discriminate, can it still be labeled “discriminatory” if its results aren’t racially balanced? There’s the sane answer, and then there’s this.
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Blackstone: Housing a “good investment”

Despite a slowdown in home price appreciation
Brena Swanson
Even though home prices are not increasing as rapidly as they have been, housing is still a good investment according to one housing executive.
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Gallup: Americans not as optimistic about homeownership

So what changed?
Brena Swanson
Although Americans are generally more positive about homebuying, they remain less optimistic than they were during most of the past two years. But the reason for the trepidations could be going away.
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Realtor kidnapped at gunpoint in Arkansas

Suspect posed as buyer to lure agent to property
Trey Garrison
In a case chillingly similar to one from fall 2014, an Arkansas Realtor was lured to a property by a suspect posing as a buyer, who then kidnapped the Realtor at gunpoint.
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Black Knight: Home prices tick up slightly in February

Modest monthly gain the best since June 2014
Trey Garrison
Colorado leads in gains while Connecticut saw the biggest decline. How did your housing market fare? Read on to find out.
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