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

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FHFA: Mortgage interest rates slightly rise in March

Still remain at record lows
Brena Swanson
Interest rates on conventional purchase-money mortgages slightly increased from February to March. But despite the slight rise, rates are still significantly down from a year ago.
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February distressed sales shares drop to 2008 levels

Ongoing shift away from REO sales driving price increases
Trey Garrison
The share of distressed home sales continues to decline, which in turn is putting additional upward pressure on home prices. But there's a way to go before the housing market gets back to normal. Here's what's happening behind the scenes.
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Case-Shiller: Home prices rise faster than expected

Annual growth rate for 20-city index accelerates to 5%
Trey Garrison
Home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices that incorporates data through February 2015. But the housing industry has a long way to go. Here's why.
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Coming soon: The Tesla home battery

Electric car company venturing into residential energy storage
Ben Lane
Tesla Motors, the company that plans to revolutionize automobiles with its electric car, is planning a new revolution that aims to transfer how we power the rest of our lives. How will the home battery impact mortgages?
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Auction.com adds Lawrence Yuan as senior director of engineering

Former Linkedin and Yahoo engineer joins real estate marketplace
Ben Lane
Auction.com announced the addition of Lawrence Yuan as the online real estate marketplace’s new senior director of engineering. In this role, Yuan will oversee the development of web and mobile products and applications.
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What’s the impact of Green Tree’s $63 million fine?

Moody’s weighs in on company’s future
Ben Lane
Unsurprisingly, Green Tree Servicing could be facing several negative outcomes, including a potential downgrade to its servicer ratings, in the wake of its $63 million fine from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission. A new report by Moody's details what could be in Green Tree's future.
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Nautilus Solar CEO: Homeowners warming to solar panels

The financial cost of harnessing the sun
Brena Swanson
Homebuyer support for solar energy options is growing, but those who want to go greener still face two main challenges.
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American Enterprise Institute: Freddie, FHFA loans getting riskier

Report: Credit standards for first-time buyers not too high
Trey Garrison
FHFA and Freddie Mac loans hit series highs, but the really interesting thing is what's happening with first-time buyers — and why. Here's a look at March's numbers.
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Five ways to avoid marketing compliance violations

How to control marketing messages
Alex Baydin
As enforcement rules get stricter, companies have no choice but to ensure that how and what they are communicating to consumers follows the letter of the law. But in today’s world where control over your marketing messages is not absolute, this is no easy task.
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So, totally color-blind housing policy is now discriminatory lending?

This is modern America
Trey Garrison
If a policy treats everybody the same, regardless of race, and there’s no intent to discriminate, can it still be labeled “discriminatory” if its results aren’t racially balanced? There’s the sane answer, and then there’s this.
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