Ocwen’s road ahead: Well, can't get any worse

Ocwen’s road ahead: Well, can't get any worse

Fall down seven times, get up eight?

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: What’s the diagnosis for the "sick" housing market?

Still, confidence remains high

6 secrets to dealing with regulations for mortgage servicers

A candid look from the perspective of 2 recovering regulators
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Tricon American Homes joins burgeoning single-family rental securitization market

Initial offering receives AAA ratings from Morningstar, KBRA
Ben Lane
There’s a new face in the single-family rental securitization market — Tricon American Homes. The company began acquiring U.S.-based single-family rentals in April 2012, and is preparing its first single-family rental securitization.
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Blackstone: Housing a “good investment”

Despite a slowdown in home price appreciation
Brena Swanson
Even though home prices are not increasing as rapidly as they have been, housing is still a good investment according to one housing executive.
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7 point plan to make Fannie and Freddie something everyone could live with

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here
Trey Garrison
A conservatorship is supposed to be a temporary thing, but we're now running on six-and-a-half years since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collapsed — it’s time to get something going.
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Gallup: Americans not as optimistic about homeownership

So what changed?
Brena Swanson
Although Americans are generally more positive about homebuying, they remain less optimistic than they were during most of the past two years. But the reason for the trepidations could be going away.
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Moody’s: Super-priority lien warning positive for Freddie Mac’s latest securitization

Benefit limited to newest and future risk-transfer deals
Trey Garrison
The FHFA issued a statement warning last week that federal law prohibits state courts from involuntarily extinguishing Fannie and Freddie liens to give precedence to so-called “super-priority” liens. This will have an impact, but maybe not on everything you want it to. Read on to find out the limits.
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Ocwen’s road ahead: Well, can't get any worse

Fall down seven times, get up eight?
Trey Garrison
How close is Ocwen to extricating itself from the mess of its own making, and can it alter the course enough to ride out the rest of the storm? On Thursday, we'll see how they did in their first post-Erbey quarter, and if things are going to plan.
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Realtor kidnapped at gunpoint in Arkansas

Suspect posed as buyer to lure agent to property
Trey Garrison
In a case chillingly similar to one from fall 2014, an Arkansas Realtor was lured to a property by a suspect posing as a buyer, who then kidnapped the Realtor at gunpoint.
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Black Knight: Home prices tick up slightly in February

Modest monthly gain the best since June 2014
Trey Garrison
Colorado leads in gains while Connecticut saw the biggest decline. How did your housing market fare? Read on to find out.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: What’s the diagnosis for the "sick" housing market?

Still, confidence remains high
Trey Garrison
With 1.2 million buyers missing from the marketplace, something is wrong. But where is the real problem? Also, the interest rate and mortgage bond outlook, home prices, industry confidence and more.
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Investors still bullish on single-family rental market

Highlights from IMN Single-Family Rental Investment Forum
Lynn Effinger
While some recent downward pressure on yields experienced by the much larger institutional investors has somewhat tempered the enthusiasm surrounding single-family rentals, investors are still bullish on the performance of the new asset class.
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