America’s housing not ready for ever-expanding over-50 population

America’s housing not ready for ever-expanding over-50 population

Harvard/AARP Study: Housing lacks accessibility, affordability for older Boomers

The devil is in the mortgage finance reform details

On the bumpy road to a common securitization platform

Who is Nat Hardwick?

Former LandCastle Title CEO owns NASCAR team, rubs elbows with PGA pros
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Kofax announces acquisition of German tech firm

Company to integrate electronic signature software
Ben Lane
Kofax said it anticipates the Softpro integration will help to increase the speed and simplify the signature capture process, therefore enabling organizations to offer a fully digital, streamlined and secure experience with confidence.
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SEC adopts tighter securitization, ratings agency rules

Makes banks more transparent
Brena Swanson
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted tighter rules for asset-backed securities and credit rating agencies in order to better protect investors, finally tackling two issues at the core of the financial crisis after years of delays.
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Countrywide’s Mozilo speaks: “We didn’t do anything wrong”

Former CEO fights back against coming lawsuit
Brena Swanson
Six years after the financial crisis and the government is still seeking justice for the financial of America’s economy, targeting Countrywide Financial co-founder Angelo Mozilo. But to Mozilo, Mozilo did nothing wrong.
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2.5 million borrowers face imminent payment shock

Resets to happen over next few years
Brena Swanson
Tough forecast ahead for HELOC borrowers: Over the next three years, borrowers using home equity lines of credit are predicted to have a severe payment shock impacting their monthly budget.
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TILA-RESPA humor and Google homebuyer stats

Recapping last week's change-up posts
Mark McElroy

It’s important to remember that beyond TILA-RESPA lies a whole new world of consumers expecting the rest of the world to be as digital and mobile as they’ve become.  


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Redfin: Here's why now is the ideal time buy a home

Positive forecast for rest of 2014
Brena Swanson
Winter brought a surprise polar vortex that fed into a spring home-buying season that didn’t produce astounding results, but the remaining month of summer and rest of the year are projected to finally produce strong housing activity.
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What's next for Fannie and Freddie?

FHFA proposes GSEs’ 2015-2017 housing goals
Brena Swanson
By the end of the year the Federal Housing Finance Agency will have to have a new set of housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As a result, the agency is looking ahead and planning its housing goals for 2015 through 2017.
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Housing shouldn’t look at any color but the color of money

People with bad credit and bad habits should be squeezed out of housing
Trey Garrison
Minority borrowers are not being squeezed out of housing. People with bad credit and without down payments or the ability to repay are being squeezed out. And you know what? They should be.
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Apply Google's 6 key trends for homebuyers

Here's what your customers are looking for
Matt Corcoran

Look at those six key points again and tell which of them you could solve without expertise in the tech arena. As such, let’s look at the bare bones of digital solutions you’d need in place to tackle those six points.


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Freddie Mac: Top 5 most improved housing markets

Despite weak market, still improving
Brena Swanson
While the housing recovery remains at a snail’s pace, it is still improving, with the markets that exhibit stronger local economies and favorable demographics on an even faster pace of improvement. And these 5 metros top the charts for most improved.
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