Yahoo launches feature-heavy mortgage calculator

Yahoo launches feature-heavy mortgage calculator

Joins Google in developing native mortgage tool

Home eviction leads to grisly, tragic discovery

Police discover two children’s bodies in freezer

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Lexmark purchases Kofax in massive acquisition

Printer company moves into the world of mortgages
Brena Swanson
In a giant move for housing, Lexmark International purchased document-capture software provider Kofax for approximately $1 billion. Will this be a gamer changer for online mortgages?
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Yahoo launches feature-heavy mortgage calculator

Joins Google in developing native mortgage tool
Ben Lane
Google made waves in the mortgage industry earlier this year when it quietly launched a built-in mortgage calculator. Yahoo is joining the mortgage calculator game as well, but its built-in calculator is far more feature-rich than Google's option.
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Online mortgage lender moves into New Mexico

Plans to be in 21 states by end of 2015
Online mortgage lender Privlo continues to gain ground in the industry and announced its latest expansion into New Mexico. This is only the latest in a string of new expansions from Privlo.
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Confirmed: White House tapping senior HUD advisor to head FHA

Former Freddie Mac exec Edward Golding to be named
Trey Garrison
Former Freddie Mac executive and current senior HUD advisor is being named the new head of FHA.
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MIT grad’s new housing theory upsets Piketty’s work

And economists think his points are valid
Brena Swanson
A recent MIT graduate’s new paper puts up one of the greatest critiques to Thomas Piketty’s book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” which is renowned as one of the most influential books in history. And one the paper’s main points that is gaining ground: Housing’s role in growing returns on capital.
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Trulia’s Market Leader now available on Zillow

Zillow Group integration moves forward
Ben Lane
The fusion of Zillow and Trulia is taking another step forward, as Trulia’s Market Leader will now be available through Zillow’s Tech Connect Program.
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Piketty’s Folly: Wrong on inequality, wronger on homeownership

Turns out housing the best way to build wealth
Trey Garrison
Homeownership, as it turns out, is doing a better job at building generational wealth than most anything else. It's almost as if there’s a flaw in popular socialist economic theory.
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FBR Capital lowers target for Nationstar, keeps future EPS estimates

Nationstar moving toward traditional bank structure
Trey Garrison
FBR Capital lowered their target for Nationstar Mortgage from $30 to $25 following the company’s stock offering to raise capital and several MSR acquisitions.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall even lower

Good news for buyers
Brena Swanson
The good news continues for homebuyers looking to jump into housing this spring as mortgage rates sink even lower and stay well below 4%.
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RealtyTrac: Home prices outpacing wage growth in 76% of U.S.

Nationwide home price appreciation tops wage growth by 13 to 1 ratio
Ben Lane
The housing recovery is real, but is it recovering too fast? Home prices are growing much faster than wages for a majority of the country, a new report by RealtyTrac shows.
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