Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

When will we all stop kidding ourselves?

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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Here are the top 20 for-sale-by-owner markets

Realtors? They don’t need ‘em
Ben Lane
Some of the nation’s most expensive markets are also the ones where homeowners are choosing to eschew the traditional methods of real estate and sell their homes without the help of a Realtor, real estate agent or broker.
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ACA wants NY Supreme Court to reinstate Abacus lawsuit

Seeking $120M from Goldman Sachs over alleged fraud
Trey Garrison
ACA Financial Guaranty wants the supreme court in New York state to reinstate its lawsuit against Goldman Sachs over the Abacus CDO.
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Congresswoman wants to put Fannie, Freddie profits in escrow

Introduces bill to force action on GSE reform
Trey Garrison
A congress member wants to put profits from the government sponsored enterprises in escrow. Is it so crazy it just might work?
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‘Foolish’ survey: Will rising rates doom housing?

The answers from three motley analysts will surprise you
Trey Garrison
Predictions are like armpits – every economist has two of them and thinks there’s are the only ones that don’t stink. Here’s what three had to say about interest rates and home sales.
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Ellie Mae names new executive vice presidents

Promotes Cathleen Schreiner Gates and Joseph Tyrell
Ben Lane
Ellie Mae is promoting two of its own into executive vice president roles. The company announced this week that it is promoting of Cathleen Schreiner Gates to executive vice president of sales and marketing and Joseph Tyrrell to executive vice president of corporate strategy.
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Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

When will we all stop kidding ourselves?
Lynn Effinger
Over the past several years, despite Wall Street and the current administration’s efforts to artificially prop up the housing market with historically low interest rates and foreclosure-alternative programs such as moratoria, HAMP, HAFA and others, we discovered that the so-called housing recovery was simply rhetoric.
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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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