NY state senator convicted in foreclosure embezzlement scheme

NY state senator convicted in foreclosure embezzlement scheme

Pay-offs, fraud and bribery marked Democrat senator’s tenure

Weiss Residential: Nearly half of homes in top markets losing value

"Here's where the next housing crash will start"

Small Texas bank winning big fight against CFPB

Court of Appeals upholds bank’s challenge to regulator
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NAFCU urges the FHFA to leave the conforming loan limit alone

Housing still “vulnerable to any drastic market changes”
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions is urging the Federal Housing Finance Agency to keep the conforming loan limit at its current level and not drop it below the current baseline rate of $417,000 because the market isn't strong enough yet. What do you think?
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Bank of America CFO’s exit reportedly linked to desire to lead company

Citing sources, Reuters reports Bruce Thompson wanted CEO job
Bank of America shocked the market a bit last week, when it announced the departure of Bruce Thompson, the bank’s chief financial officer and chief risk officer, without a great deal of explanation as to why Thompson was leaving. Now, a Reuters report sheds some light onto the supposed reason that Thompson is stepping down.
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Castle & Cooke partners with Optimal Blue

Streamlines mortgage-lock process
Optimal Blue, a cloud-based provider of managed-content, pricing and product eligibility, secondary marketing, consumer engagement, data and analytics, and compliance services, announced a partnership to provide a pricing engine for Castle & Cooke’s new mortgage origination system.
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Black Knight: Home prices approach pre-crisis peak

Latest home price index shows shrinking gap between 2006 and 2015
Black Knight’s latest Home Price Index report, based on May 2015 residential real estate transactions, showed that the U.S. HPI is now just 6.5% off the June 2006 peak of $268,000, and up over 25% from the market’s bottom.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Mortgage lenders "routing" homebuyers to FHA?

Ocwen, Nationstar results also coming soon
Lower credit scores are leading to higher mortgage costs, according to an article in the Seattle Times. There is a new opinion, separate from the many who view last month’s Supreme Court decision on "disparate impact" as a negative. Also, it’s time for the massive nonbanks to start weighing in with their earnings.
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