The devil is in the mortgage finance reform details

The devil is in the mortgage finance reform details

On the bumpy road to a common securitization platform

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

Who is Nat Hardwick?

Former LandCastle Title CEO owns NASCAR team, rubs elbows with PGA pros
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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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Title insurance premium volume in 2Q dropped 16.6% YOY

Industry generated $2.7 billion in 2Q2014 versus 2Q2013
Trey Garrison
Title insurance premium volume declined 16.6% during the second quarter of 2014 when compared to the same period a year ago, according to American Land Title Association, a trade association for the industry.
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Who is Nat Hardwick?

Former LandCastle Title CEO owns NASCAR team, rubs elbows with PGA pros
Ben Lane
Since HousingWire first broke the news of his resignation on Tuesday, former LandCastle Title CEO Nat Hardwick’s internet presence has slowly been disappearing, but a HousingWire investigation has revealed exactly what kind of lifestyle Hardwick led prior to the news of this week becoming public.
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Fannie Mae to sell Washington headquarters

Fannie consolidates into single office
Brena Swanson
Fannie Mae is saying goodbye to its iconic, mansion-like headquarters, located at 3900 Wisconsin Ave. Instead, the company is opting to move into one single, leased office.
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FICO changes could mean more credit access, MGIC says

More programs available for borrowers on the margin
Trey Garrison
FICO scores will ignore debts that have been paid off or settled, and a lesser weight will be assigned to medical bill collections, which account for about half of all unpaid collections on consumers’ credit reports, according to a note from MGIC.
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