Zillow, Trulia shareholders green light merger

Zillow, Trulia shareholders green light merger

Overwhelming margin approve marriage of online listings giants

Fannie Mae explains 6 ways to push borrowers to refi

Time is running out

Another regulator investigates Ocwen Financial

Ocwen’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year just got worse
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Zillow, Trulia shareholders green light merger

Overwhelming margin approve marriage of online listings giants
Trey Garrison
The merger of online listings leaders Trulia and Zillow just got one step closer to completion. Here's how today's vote played out and what it means. Click on the headline to read more.
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Is your housing market on Santa’s naughty or nice list?

RealtyTrac offers its list of the year’s best and worst overall
Trey Garrison
Some housing markets are getting a new G.I. Joe with the kung fu grip. Others are getting a lump of coal, and with oil priced like it is...anyway, here are the nicest and naughtiest housing markets in America.
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5 predictions for NYC real estate in 2015

Condo sales, capital markers, construction costs and more
Trey Garrison
The Big Apple's real estate market faces some serious challenges and opportunities in 2015. Here's what one insider has to say.
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Senate fails to pass Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

Housing groups "extremely disappointed" in "alarming failure"
Trey Garrison
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act is critical to the housing industry, and despite passing the House on a bipartisan vote, the Senate failed to reauthorize it before recessing. Here's what the industry has to say.
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Bipartisan Policy Center offers blueprint to reinvent housing policy

Study calls for a dynamic new approach
Trey Garrison
The Bipartisan Policy Center is always looking for new solutions and ideas for policymakers, and its prescription for housing policy is no exception. Here's a look.
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Housing starts fall in November led by single-family decline

Declines and disappointment all around for starts, permits and completions
Trey Garrison
November was a bad month for housing starts, housing completions and housing permits. Here's a look at the damage.
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Freddie Mac multifamily rankings affirmed by Fitch, Morningstar and S&P

Ratings attest to strong operational capabilities, Freddie says
Trey Garrison
Three of the big ratings agencies say they believe in Freddie Mac's multifamily asset management and operations. Here's why.
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Moody’s: RMBS credit quality, performance to remain strong

Rental securitizations will expand to more markets
Trey Garrison
Credit quality will get even better in 2015, Moody's Investors Service says, and here's what it means for the mortgage market.
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Homebuilder confidence falls in December

Builders see slip in consumer confidence, traffic
Trey Garrison
November was a banner month for homebuilder confidence but now that confidence is eroding. Here's why.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Oil's plunge could derail housing

Lax lending standards for the sake of social policy — aka party like it's 2005?
Trey Garrison
Oil's plunge could turn everyone's predictions for 2015 on their head. But more ominously, we'll see how much of the real estate recovery has been driven by the shale and natural gas boom. Housing price drops, lower lending standards — haven't we seen this movie before?
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