The Wrap: Appraisal volume ticks down after two weeks up

The Wrap: Appraisal volume ticks down after two weeks up

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Dear Parents, don’t expect your homebuying Millennials to pay you back

loanDepot graph shows they can barely save for retirement

Trending Thursday: Banks make more on mortgages while government steals GSE profits?

Yale legal scholars on #FannieGate
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Investments

Zillow sells Market Leader for massive loss

Buyer is Perseus Division of Constellation Software
Zillow Group announced that it plans to sell Market Leader, a customer relationship management system for the real estate industry, to the Perseus Division of Constellation Software, an international provider of software and services. When Trulia bought Market Leader, the purchase price was reported to be as high as $355 million. Zillow announced Thursday that it is selling Market Leader for $23 million.
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Mortgage industry to CFPB: Stop normalizing bad data

Fix the consumer complaint database, industry says
The mortgage finance industry is still not happy with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its consumer complaint narrative database, which publishes unvetted and unverified anonymous complaints against specific companies. Want to know more? Of course you do.
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Fannie Mae picks non-profit for first small sale of non-performing loans

Completes first “Community Impact Pool” sale
Fannie Mae announced the winner of its first sale of non-performing loans as part of its “Community Impact Pool” program, which consists of smaller pools of non-performing loans and is designed to attract diverse participation by non-profits, small investors and minority- and women-owned businesses. Click here to read more.
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Texas man gets 17 years for $20M Disney land scam

Duped investors into thinking Magic Kingdom coming to Dallas
A Texas man who swindled real estate investors with a story about a fake Disney theme park coming to the Dallas area was sentenced on Tuesday to 17-and-a-half years in federal prison. It was pretty bold.
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Reminder: Rehab REOs to increase profits

Don't sell property "as is"
Servicing and asset management organizations involved in the mortgage default arena need to look once again at each REO property on an individual case-by-case basis to determine if rehabilitation and/or property improvements are the best marketing strategy for each property.
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Construction spending rises to 7-year high

Residential construction rises 1.3% from June
Overall construction spending during July 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,083.4 billion, 0.7% (±1.5%) above the revised June estimate of $1,075.9 billion, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. Here's what it means for housing.
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