Twitter roundup of this week's top housing articles

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
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Twitter roundup of this week's top housing articles

CFPB heads up the list
Brena Swanson
The top-read list of HousingWire stories for this week is filled with some of the normal mix, like the CFPB. However, other one company name joined the top read list, Yahoo. This time however, we deliver the top five list via Twitter. Happy Friday, everyone!
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Will the Fed’s inevitable interest rate hike break a fragile recovery?

Capital Economics: Outside dynamics strong enough to meet the challenge
Trey Garrison
Some are worried that the Federal Reserve’s coming interest rate hike could be a pillow that smothers the patient known as the housing recovery. But not everyone thinks that way.
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Florida homeowners can start claiming their $6.5M from SunTrust

More than 8,000 eligible Floridians
Brena Swanson
Here's some good news for Florida homeowners who were impacted by SunTrust. The office of Attorney General Pam Bondi sent out official claim forms for borrowers to receive their share of the National SunTrust Settlement.
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This 1 chart may boost housing’s outlook

MBA: Housing starts will take off in April and May
Trey Garrison
The rough start for housing in terms of sales and starts in 2015 may give way to a better environment as the spring season heats up. This chart may show why.
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The latest Federal Reserve data proves it’s still too hard to get a mortgage

So much for easier credit
Jacob Gaffney
According to the Federal Reserve, the recent news that mortgage credit availability increased slightly in February is counter balanced by the fact potential borrowers are still being rejected at a historically high rate. So, just how many are being rejected?
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Fed: Wages grew in recession, went flat in recovery

Given how home prices are outstripping wages – trouble ahead?
Trey Garrison
Home prices are outpacing wage growth, and it turns out that the biggest stagnation was during the recovery, not the recession. Sound strange?
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Final 4Q GDP estimate comes in below expectations

This last revision unchanged
Trey Garrison
Fourth quarter gross domestic product growth was unrevised overall, and disappointing. Here’s why it all fell short. Warning sign for 1Q15?
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Ocwen offering indemnification to company directors and executive officers

Is more legal trouble imminent?
Ben Lane
By its own admission, Ocwen Financial is facing 21 pending investigations in 15 different states, is currently facing delisting by the New York Stock Exchange for delaying the release of its annual report, and has run afoul of investors and homeowners alike. Is that why it began offering indemnification to its directors and executive officers?
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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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