Ocwen: Mortgage bond investors mislead public, push foreclosures

Ocwen: Mortgage bond investors mislead public, push foreclosures

Fires back at “baseless, groundless” charges of mortgage payment negligence

California settlement puts Ocwen on a leash

Prohibited from acquiring California MSRs without state’s approval

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Ocwen settles "frustrating skirmish" with California

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Lending

MRIS to provide direct listings to Zillow

Mid-Atlantic MLS joins Zillow Partnership Platform
Ben Lane
Members of one of the nation’s largest multiple listing services, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, will no longer need to worry that they won’t be able to send their listings directly to Zillow once Zillow’s listing agreement with Listhub ends on April 7.
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Fannie Mae: Mortgage lending will see dramatic growth in 2015

Guaranteed Rate, UWM, United Fidelity Funding weigh in
Brena Swanson
The mortgage business is set to substantially grow in 2015, with 88% of lenders surveyed by Fannie Mae saying that they are looking to expand their mortgage origination business, and 70% looking to expand their mortgage servicing business.
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FHFA Director Watt goes before House committee Tuesday

Faces grilling on FHA premiums, Fannie, Freddie
Trey Garrison
Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt will appear Tuesday morning before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on sustainable housing finance. Here's what's waiting for him in the arena.
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Lone Wolf Real Estate buys Millennium Real Estate Solutions

Widens product offerings for real estate industry
Brena Swanson
Lone Wolf Real Estate acquired Millennium Real Estate Solutions, expanding offerings to boards and associations across Canada for listing management and data collection.
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United Wholesale Mortgage launches own LOS

Unveils a new type of origination software
Brena Swanson
As one of the reported top wholesale lenders in the industry, United Wholesale Mortgage took on the challenge of releasing its own loan origination system. The result takes into account standard elements, along with new unique features.
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Sindeo's twist on modern mortgage lending

Hires 4 new executives to bolster growth
Brena Swanson
Although the industry is moving online, Sindeo’s new mortgage model adds its own spin on the standard online application, one that views a loan officer as a necessity.
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January existing home sales come in flat compared to December

2015 sales expected to pick up where 2014 left off
Trey Garrison
Auction.com's Nowcast provides an early peek at existing home sales for January, and compared to December's number, it's like the highway between Dallas and Fort Worth — no curves. Here are the details.
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D.R. Horton beats expectations, 1Q revenue jumps 38%

Well-positioned for spring selling season
Brena Swanson
D.R. Horton fared well in the first quarter, with its homebuilding revenue jumping 38% to $2.3 billion, putting it in a strong position to enter the spring selling season.
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Zillow plans event to “hack” housing

Offers $10,000 prize for creative solutions to jumpstart market
Ben Lane
Zillow is planning a weekend “hackathon” where developers will be challenged to invent the most innovative way to make it easier for buyers to find an affordable home. The prize for the most creative idea? $10,000.
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Rarity: BofA celebrates new branch opening in Denver

Opens new location in new market
Jacob Gaffney
News comes as bank continues to ditch hundreds of branches in many other markets. The bank is also experimenting with simpler "express" branches, those that do not employ tellers.
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