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

Here are the 20 hottest housing markets right now

realtor.com reveals where demand and prices are sizzling
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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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Compass Point: Expect things to get worse for Ocwen

Shrinking servicing portfolio will lead to scant profits
As it turns out, there may not be a light at the end of the tunnel for Ocwen Financial, which saw its stock price take a beating last week in the wake of seeing its income from operations in the second quarter fall nearly $100 million from last year. Compass Point analysts weigh in.
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Here are the 20 hottest housing markets right now

realtor.com reveals where demand and prices are sizzling
Whether to buy or sell may not be clear following recent housing indicators, which offered contradictory points of view. But Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at realtor.com, says the residential real estate market continued to show strong signs of health in July. Here are 20 markets that are sizzling with demand.
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Construction spending rises 0.1% in June

Private, residential construction ticks up
Construction spending during June 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,064.6 billion, 0.1% above the revised May estimate of $1,063.5 billion. Want to know how it breaks out for housing?
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Rick Perry: Clinton policies caused housing crisis

Warns another crash is coming; advocates ending Fannie, Freddie
In a speech last week in New York, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry positioned himself, surprisingly, as a populist ready to take on Wall Street, laid the blame of the housing crisis on the “destructive homeownership policies” of the Clinton administration, and warned that the next crisis is coming.
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Ocwen tanks in wake of poor second quarter results

Stock drops more than 30% in early trading
After seeing its income from operations in the second quarter fall nearly $100 million from last year and despite the company’s CEO saying that the company “made positive strides on many fronts in the second quarter,” Ocwen Financial is taking a beating on the stock market on Friday. So what's causing Ocwen's drop?
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From HW Magazine

Reaching the credit invisible

Can rethinking credit scores revolutionize lending?
HousingWire covered the introduction of Costco into the mortgage lending space and it made the industry nervous. Lenders openly asked each other at conferences, “Who will be next? Google, Apple?” Well, that never happened. Here's the story why, in long-form feature.
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Trending Thursday: Is the job description “financial press” or “palace guard?”

From the Fed to FannieGate, plus the impact of banking regulations and more
A lot of people are suggesting that many of the mainstays in the financial press aren’t asking the right questions in coverage — from the Fed to FannieGate. Truth, or trolls? Plus credit conditions and the impact of regulations on mortgage banking. Read on, brave soul.
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