CoreLogic: Home prices rose an amazing 6.5% annually in June

CoreLogic: Home prices rose an amazing 6.5% annually in June

This marks 40 straight months of increases

Zillow Group beats 2Q estimates, revenue climbs 20%

Beat company's own expectations

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B2R Finance adds Brad Weber as chief accounting officer

Former controller at Bank of America joins single-family rental lender
In this role, Weber will lead the accounting, reporting and control functions, as well as human resources and regulatory compliance. Weber will also be a member of the executive committee, which is comprised of the company’s senior-most leadership team.
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Zillow Group beats 2Q estimates, revenue climbs 20%

Beat company's own expectations
It was a profitable second quarter for the recently created Zillow Group, with the online real estate company reporting that its revenue increased 20% to $171.3 million. A couple of major acquisitions and some executive level changes give the online real estate company a lot to boast about.
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MERS wins big once more in Federal Court of Appeals

Overturns lower court ruling in suit brought by Pennsylvania county recorder
For the third time in the last few weeks, MERSCORP Holdings secured a victory in a Federal Court of Appeals, which upheld MERS’ mortgage assignment rights. This time, a Pennsylvania county recorder sued MERS, arguing that MERS owed the county million of dollars in unpaid recording fees stemming from the transfer of promissory notes as mortgage assignments.
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NAFCU posts its regulatory relief “top 10” wish list

Credit unions struggling in post-Dodd-Frank world
The director of regulatory affairs for the National Association of Federal Credit Unions has sent a letter to the National Credit Union Administration urging the agency to undertake promised and much needed regulatory relief. The post-Dodd-Frank world ain't easy. Read on.
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J.G. Wentworth completes transition into mortgage lender

Finalizes acquisition of WestStar Mortgage
In March, J.G. Wentworth, the purchaser of structured settlement payments, annuity payments, lottery payments and other receivables that rose to fame with the “It’s my money and I want it now” advertising campaign, announced its intention to acquire WestStar Mortgage. That acquisition is now complete.
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Zillow names new chief financial officer, chief operating officer

Promotes architect of Trulia merger
Zillow Group found a replacement for its departing chief financial officer from within its own ranks. Zillow announced Monday that it is promoting Kathleen Phillips, who oversaw the entire Trulia acquisition, from chief operating officer to chief financial officer.
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