Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

When will we all stop kidding ourselves?

Yahoo launches feature-heavy mortgage calculator

Joins Google in developing native mortgage tool

Home eviction leads to grisly, tragic discovery

Police discover two children’s bodies in freezer
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Here are the top 20 for-sale-by-owner markets

Realtors? They don’t need ‘em
Ben Lane
Some of the nation’s most expensive markets are also the ones where homeowners are choosing to eschew the traditional methods of real estate and sell their homes without the help of a Realtor, real estate agent or broker.
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Ellie Mae names new executive vice presidents

Promotes Cathleen Schreiner Gates and Joseph Tyrell
Ben Lane
Ellie Mae is promoting two of its own into executive vice president roles. The company announced this week that it is promoting of Cathleen Schreiner Gates to executive vice president of sales and marketing and Joseph Tyrrell to executive vice president of corporate strategy.
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Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

When will we all stop kidding ourselves?
Lynn Effinger
Over the past several years, despite Wall Street and the current administration’s efforts to artificially prop up the housing market with historically low interest rates and foreclosure-alternative programs such as moratoria, HAMP, HAFA and others, we discovered that the so-called housing recovery was simply rhetoric.
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Lexmark purchases Kofax in massive acquisition

Printer company moves into the world of mortgages
Brena Swanson
In a giant move for housing, Lexmark International purchased document-capture software provider Kofax for approximately $1 billion. Will this be a gamer changer for online mortgages?
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Yahoo launches feature-heavy mortgage calculator

Joins Google in developing native mortgage tool
Ben Lane
Google made waves in the mortgage industry earlier this year when it quietly launched a built-in mortgage calculator. Yahoo is joining the mortgage calculator game as well, but its built-in calculator is far more feature-rich than Google's option.
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Online mortgage lender moves into New Mexico

Plans to be in 21 states by end of 2015
Online mortgage lender Privlo continues to gain ground in the industry and announced its latest expansion into New Mexico. This is only the latest in a string of new expansions from Privlo.
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MIT grad’s new housing theory upsets Piketty’s work

And economists think his points are valid
Brena Swanson
A recent MIT graduate’s new paper puts up one of the greatest critiques to Thomas Piketty’s book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” which is renowned as one of the most influential books in history. And one the paper’s main points that is gaining ground: Housing’s role in growing returns on capital.
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Trulia’s Market Leader now available on Zillow

Zillow Group integration moves forward
Ben Lane
The fusion of Zillow and Trulia is taking another step forward, as Trulia’s Market Leader will now be available through Zillow’s Tech Connect Program.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall even lower

Good news for buyers
Brena Swanson
The good news continues for homebuyers looking to jump into housing this spring as mortgage rates sink even lower and stay well below 4%.
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RealtyTrac: Home prices outpacing wage growth in 76% of U.S.

Nationwide home price appreciation tops wage growth by 13 to 1 ratio
Ben Lane
The housing recovery is real, but is it recovering too fast? Home prices are growing much faster than wages for a majority of the country, a new report by RealtyTrac shows.
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