Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Home price and wage divergence raise alarms

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Home price and wage divergence raise alarms

Plus the endgame for two billion-dollar R&W settlements?

The 15 hottest markets for homebuyers and sellers this spring

California dominates list

Changes in FHA multifamily lending requirements squeeze lenders, owners

Pressure trickles down into rent increases in affordable units
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ditech promotes Doug Wilken to divisional manager

Will oversee central region
Ben Lane
In this new role, Wilken will oversee sales in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
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Ellie Mae explodes; stock closes at record high

It’s a good time to be an Ellie Mae shareholder
Ben Lane
After turning in another stellar quarter that saw the company’s first-quarter revenue rise 68% over 2014, Ellie Mae rode a wave of positivity to new heights on Friday, closing at a record high. So why is everyone crazy about Ellie Mae?
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What’s the future of Ocwen?

Analysts weigh in on what’s next for the nonbank
Ben Lane
Now that the dust is beginning to settle after Ocwen Financial reported its first-quarter results, industry observers are beginning to question what’s next for the nonbank. Despite the company being back in the black, analysts hold diametrically opposed views of Ocwen’s future.
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'Drug-induced orgy' destroys family's Airbnb rental home

Disturbing video of damage
Brena Swanson
One couple faces one of the worst scenarios after renting their home to strangers on Airbnb. What was meant to be four people soon multiplied as the house descended into a massively destructive orgy. The damage is extensive.
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MGIC names Stephen Mackey chief risk officer

Replaces retiring Lawrence Pierzchalski
Ben Lane
Mackey bring more than 30 years of experience to MGIC. He joins MGIC from JPMorgan Chase, where he most recently served as managing director, firm-wide market risk.
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4 things you need to know about new federal AMC regulations

The future of the appraisal industry
Brian Coester
The final rule is out for appraisal management companies, and Brian Coester, CEO of Coester Valuation Management Services, explains what it means to the industry.
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Student debt is not roadblock to homebuying… yet

But here's one thing that is
Brena Swanson
Excessive levels of student debt repayments are not acting as a roadblock to housing for first-time homeowners, at least not yet. So what is right now?
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Texas housing inventory is at all-time low

Sales rise in first quarter
Ben Lane
If you want to buy a house in Texas, you might be left wanting, because housing inventory in the Lone Star state just hit an all-time low, according to a new report from the Texas Association of Realtors. Sales are up and inventory is down, so what does it mean for the near future?
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The 15 hottest markets for homebuyers and sellers this spring

California dominates list
Brena Swanson
Spring ushers in the start of the year's busiest home-buying season, and as supply and demand gain strong momentum, these 15 markets exhibit the most strength. Is this where you're investing?
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Phoenix bans plywood for vacant REOs

Transparent plastic covers are now required
Brena Swanson
Phoenix residents and government officials decided to take a stand against blight in the city, passing a first-of-its-kind city ordinance. Plywood is out. SecureView is in.
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