Wealthier Americans mean a bigger bond market

Wealthier Americans mean a bigger bond market

More liquidity means more debt

Top 10 fastest growing cities in the nation

Most already home to thousands of millennials

3 reasons why California housing is about to go bust

The money is drying up
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KPMG adds Larry Walker as managing director

Joins mortgage and consumer lending group
Ben Lane
“Larry’s unique background combining top level hands-on mortgage industry operational and consulting experience is indispensable to our clients as they seek critical assistance navigating the complex mortgage and consumer lending market,” said Mark Twerdok, KPMG partner.
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New York’s foreclosure backlog isn’t going away until 2016, at least

Prospects slightly better in New Jersey
Ben Lane
"In New York, the recent private-label RMBS foreclosure backlog of 38,213 loans could be cleared in approximately 5.7 years using the last 12 months’ average exit rate of 1,684 loans and in approximately 2.4 years using the 2008-10 average rate of 4,059 loans," Moody’s Investors Service said in a new report.
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CHARTS: How Stonegate will thrive in a flat market

3 areas drive growth
Brena Swanson
Stonegate Mortgage will not only succeed in 2014 but it will also grow during a flat market, according to Stonegate Mortgage’s CEO Jim Cutillo. These charts show how.
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Marriage on the rocks? Or an $85M palace on the rocks?

Beyonce and Jay-Z could be looking at cliff-side manse
Trey Garrison
Who knows if their marriage is in trouble, but rumors have it that the music power couple is looking at a 23,000-square-foot mansion on a cliff in Beverly Hills.
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Household wealth hits new record

Key to boosting the economic recovery?
Brena Swanson

Americans' wealth hit the highest level ever in the second quarter, following a rise in stocks and home prices. This could ramp up consumer borrowing, which could be the key to boosting the economic recovery.


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Call to end Treasury secrecy on Fannie and Freddie gets louder

Treasury continues to fight discovery, open records in lawsuits
Trey Garrison
A coalition of 17 conservative and free-market public policy groups sent a letter to the ranking members of the House Finance Services Oversight and Investigative Subcommittee urging them to demand more transparency and accountability regarding the “Third Amendment Sweep” of the six-year GSE conservatorship agreement from the U.S. Treasury.
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Wealthier Americans mean a bigger bond market

More liquidity means more debt
Jacob Gaffney
The Federal Reserve published its latest report on U.S. household wealth, which shows that even while Americans are getting more wealthy, they are also taking on a lot more debt. This is great news for the bond market since, more and more, these auto loans, student loans and credit cards are finding their way into the bond market.
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Obama administration making more big promises on housing

More plans coming to fix struggling communities
Trey Garrison
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro will join Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Congressman Gary Peters of Michigan for a press call Friday at 11 a.m. ET to discuss the next round of Promise Zone applications.
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Fitch: Rise of nonbank servicers threatens private-label RMBS

Top five nonbank servicers now handle 64% of all private-label securities
Ben Lane
The rise of nonbanks presents heightened risks to investors, Fitch Ratings said in a new report. “In contrast to large commercial bank servicers, most nonbank servicers, including most of the current top five, have a weaker financial profile and are currently rated non-investment grade or are not publicly rated by Fitch.”
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Top 10 fastest growing cities in the nation

Most already home to thousands of millennials
Brena Swanson
Most of the fastest growing cities in America have one thing in common: they are all home to major universities filled with millennials about to join the workforce. NerdWallet compiled a quick list showing exactly where housing is growing.
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