[Chart] FHA mortgage insurance boom in the works?

[Chart] FHA mortgage insurance boom in the works?

MBA notes impact of cutting MIPs

loanDepot officially files for IPO

Number of shares, price range to be determined

Did Sen. Corker violate SEC rules, Senate ethics by telling investors to short GSEs?

Made questionable remarks on CNBC regarding stocks


Freddie Mac sells off $305 million in seriously delinquent mortgages

Completes seventh non-performing loan sale
Freddie Mac announced late Friday that it sold $305 million in seriously delinquent loans from its mortgage investment portfolio. The sale, which was initially announced last month, was completed via auction, with two pools containing 1,611 total loans being sold to a pair of buyers.
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Georgia real estate investor pleads guilty to bid rigging in foreclosure auctions

Feds snare ninth real estate investor for auction fraud in Georgia
A Georgia real estate investor pleaded guilty for conspiring to rig bids at real estate foreclosure auctions in Fulton and DeKalb counties in Georgia. According to an announcement from the Department of Justice, Morris Podber admitted that he conspired with other real estate investors to not bid against each other in public foreclosure auctions on certain properties.
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Distressed sales down to just 9% of homes sold

REO sale share now the lowest since September 2007
Distressed sales, which include real estate-owned properties and short sales, accounted for 9.4% of total home sales nationally in July 2015, down 2.1 percentage points from July 2014 and down 0.4 percentage points from June 2015.
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10 amazing markets housing investors really need to consider

Foreclosure opportunities dry up but options exist
Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Riverside and San Diego are included among the 2015 "Best Markets Top 10 List" compiled quarterly by HomeVestors and Local Market Monitor, which looks for investment opportunities in a housing market where broad foreclosure opportunities are shrinking.
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[Study] Zillow rules real estate web traffic but lists far fewer properties

Quality, depth of Zillow's non-MLS data in key markets questioned
Zillow Group’s two portals — Zillow.com and Trulia.com — get more traffic at their web sites than Realtor.com, but Zillow Group sites have fewer listings in most markets, and the two are losing ground on traffic. Worse, there are questions about the quality of listings in key markets.
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Housing experts explain September's hot mess jobs report

There may be a few slivers of silver lining buried in the storm cloud
Earlier Friday the September employment situation report from the Census Bureau showed new job creation cratering to a weak 142,000, and while the whole report is a hot mess, there are a few buried bits of potentially good news in the data points. Want to know what they are?
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New Residential to repay $2.5B in mortgage servicer advances

S&P downgrades Ocwen, triggers repayment
Citing an “inadvertent” oversight in a previous downgrade of Ocwen Loan Servicing servicer rankings, Standard & Poor’s announced earlier this week that it was lowering its ranking of Ocwen as a residential mortgage master servicer from “above average” to “below average.” And that move triggered a massive payback from New Residential.
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