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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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 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
Once homebuyers get over the initial support of solar energy, they are left with two main challenges. Luckily, most of those challenges are to starting to disappear.
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Freddie, FHFA loans hit risk highs in March

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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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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