Mortgage technology will be ready to address TRID

Mortgage technology will be ready to address TRID

Won’t magically make challenges and cost of compliance disappear

Mortgage industry embraces new CFPB mortgage toolkit

Know Before You Owe gets qualified stamp of approval

Did little-known Arizona law start the appraiser death clock?

Gov. Ducey inadvertently hands a victory to AMCs
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Investments

Silver Bay finalizes $252.2 million rental home acquisition

Adds 2,373 single-family properties to portfolio
Ben Lane
Silver Bay Realty Trust announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of more than 2,000 rental homes from The American Home. When Silver Bay first announced the transaction in February it called the deal a “transformational milestone” for the real estate investment trust.
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Radian completes sale of Radian Asset to Assured Guaranty

Total purchase price was $804.5 million
Ben Lane
According to Assured Guaranty, the final purchase price for Radian Asset was $804.5 million, paid in cash. According to Radian, its net proceeds on the deal were $789 million, due to transaction-related expenses.
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Multi-borrower single-family rental securitizations officially arrive

FirstKey Lending and B2R Mortgage both offering new asset class
Ben Lane
It appears that a new asset class is quickly developing, borne out of the single-family rental asset class, which itself is less than two years old. Multi-borrower single-family rental securitizations are here.
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Construction spending slips dragged down by drop in homebuilding

Second month of construction decline
Trey Garrison
Construction spending fell for the second month in a row in February, with single-family homebuilding effectively the biggest drag on the total. Here’s what happened.
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From HW Magazine

Dodd-Frank fails again

Standard & Poor's shocking mortgage bond fraud
Jacob Gaffney
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been some time since the mortgage bond world felt shaken to the core. But shaken, right now, it feels, according to several recent conversations I’ve had on the subject.
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JPMorgan’s Dimon to Sen. Warren: Hit me with a fine. We can afford it

New afterword from Warren’s book reveals tense exchange
Ben Lane
It’s probably safe to say that of all the elected officials that walk the halls on Capitol Hill, Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn’t Wall Street’s favorite, but a newly released excerpt from Warren’s book “A Fighting Chance,” shows just how tense her interactions with Wall Street’s bigwigs can be.
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Former FDIC chair unleashes sharp critique of Fannie, Freddie treatment

William Isaac says Treasury sweep of profits puts taxpayers at risk
Trey Garrison
The sweep of Freddie and Fannie profits to Treasury puts taxpayers at a great risk of having to bailout the GSEs if, as FHFA's OIG suggests, profitability goes south. The latest sounding the warning? The former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Think he's right?
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Wintrust Bank to acquire North Bank

Chicago-based bank purchased for $17 million
Ben Lane
The purchase price of $17 million is “subject to possible adjustment,” Wintrust said, and will be paid in cash in exchange for all outstanding shares of North Bank's common stock.
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KBRA: High compliance costs will drive commercial lenders from mortgage space

Loans on family mortgages not drawing much interest
Trey Garrison
The way things have been trending, commercial lenders don’t have much – wait for it – interest in mortgage loans. Is the sector going to continue to wane?
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Blogatative Easing: Ben Bernanke, Brookings blogger

Return to the scene of the crime?
Trey Garrison
Ben Bernanke has gone from being the most powerful conjurer at that Hogwarts known as the Federal Reserve to being a lowly blogger for the Brookings Institute.
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