It’s official: Zillow will own Trulia

It’s official: Zillow will own Trulia

"Better agents make for better advertisers"

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Goldman's $1B FHFA settlement?

America’s lost decade; FHA fees drag; Mortgage lending, RMBS slow to a crawl

Here’s why the FHFA is not a fan of principal reduction

Who's going to pay for that?
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Moody’s rates 2014-SFR2 securitization at $322.6M in Class A

July 28, 2014
Moody's Investors Service has assigned provisional ratings to four classes of certificates backed by one floating rate loan secured by mortgages on 3,750 single family rental properties owned by the Invitation Homes 2014-SFR2 securitization.
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Man accidentally posts naked photo in home listing

This wasn’t the kind of exposure he wanted for his house
July 28, 2014
A Texas man hoping to sell his home made a big mistake while posting an image of his home online. (Safe for work.)
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Here’s why the week ahead will make or break housing and the economy

FOMC, initial 2Q GDP and jobs report will put the stamp on 2014
July 28, 2014
The best directions in the world won't help you get somewhere if you don't know where you are standing. We could do without the media spin on the economy and housing.
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The future of affordable housing is Lego houses?

Danish company showcases 3D printed Lego-style home idea
July 28, 2014
Affordable housing is a worldwide challenge, even here in the United States. But when you think of it, people may have been playing with – and building – the very solution to the problem for going on 80-plus years.
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Deutsche Bank real estate finance veteran joins Greystone

Nikhil Kanodia will serve as new managing director
July 28, 2014
Greystone a leading national provider of multifamily and healthcare mortgage loans, today announced that Nikhil Kanodia has joined as a managing director.
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Invitation Homes bringing third REO-to-rental securitization to market

Asset class becoming more popular
July 28, 2014
Of note in the presale report is the vacancy rate of the underlying properties, which stands at 4.4% as of the cutoff date. That’s lower than the vacancy rate in Invitation Homes’ previous SFR securitization in 2014, which was 5.1%, but still far above the vacancy rate of any of the other rental securitizations this year.
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10 cities that got back up after the recession, and 10 still on the canvas

Texas leads in recession recovery; California and Arizona bottom out
July 28, 2014

With Detroit’s bankruptcy trial approaching, and many other cities still struggling to recover from the Great Recession, the personal finance social network WalletHub crunched the numbers to identify 2014's Most & Least Recession-Recovered Cities.


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DBRS: CFPB rules, tighter credit driving down mortgage originations

Until uncertainty with QM, ATR settled, many buyers will be shut out
July 28, 2014
Federal regulations coupled with a general shift from refinance to purchase activities have resulted in historically low volumes of mortgage loan originations, even though home prices have continued to rebound and delinquency and foreclosure rates are at their lowest levels in years.
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KBRA rates third Invitation Homes single-family 2014-SFR2

July 28, 2014
Kroll Bond Rating Agency assigns preliminary ratings to six classes of Invitation Homes 2014-SFR2 single-family rental pass-through certificates.
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It’s official: Zillow will own Trulia

"Better agents make for better advertisers"
July 28, 2014
During a conference call on the deal, Rascoff said the real ad potential for the two companies, to make some serious profit, is working to move real estate marketing from offline to online.
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