This is why Fannie and Freddie mortgage initiatives won't work

This is why Fannie and Freddie mortgage initiatives won't work

MBA declarations are feel-good, but temporary

How far can lenders push the credit box?

Watt announcement helps, but risk keeps standards tight

Warren calls for GAO investigation of nonbank servicers

Asks GAO to review “unprecedented” growth of nonbank servicers
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Black Knight: Foreclosure inventory lowest since February 2008

Delinquencies decline by 117K but foreclosure starts rise 12%
Trey Garrison
At 1.76% of active mortgages, the nation’s inventory of loans in foreclosure is now at its lowest point since February 2008, according to the September report from the Data and Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services.
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HUD fines Cincinnati landlord for failure to disclose lead paint

Meyer Management fined, ordered to conduct lead abatement
Ben Lane
According to the federal government, Meyer Management violated the Federal Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act by failing to inform tenants that their homes may contain “potentially dangerous” levels of lead.
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Quicken Loans rolls out two new home price/value indices

New metrics show home value, consumer perception
Trey Garrison
Data junkies rejoice – Quicken Loans is rolling out two new indices that measure home value and home price perception.
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Meet the new guidelines for single-family rentals

National Rental Home Council releases operating guidelines
Ben Lane
The National Rental Home Council, the trade group for single-family rental homes created by the largest owner-operators in the space, has released operational guidelines for the entire single-family rental industry.
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Jennifer Lawrence buys Jessica Simpson’s former home

Purchases bachelorette pad for $8.225 million
Brena Swanson
This Hunger Games star just purchased a new bachelorette pad for $8.225 million, but she's not the first celebrity to walk the halls of this Beverly Hills mansion.
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Marriage ignites the desire to buy a home

...except people aren’t getting married
Brena Swanson
Marriage is no longer at the forefront of Americans' minds as more people choose to delay marriage, creating a ripple effect that pushes the prospect of homeownership further back.
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Fannie Mae: Positive on U.S. economy despite global growth decline

Housing faces upward grind in 2015
Trey Garrison
Real economic growth in the U.S. appears ready to exceed 3% for the second half of the year, providing a sound basis for growth in 2015, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group.
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Blows keep raining down on Ocwen and its affiliates

Fifth ‘Lawsky event’ sours outlook among analysts
Trey Garrison
Like a Top 40 radio station, the hits just keep coming for Ocwen Financial in the wake of the latest broadside on Tuesday from the New York Department of Financial Services.
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It's official: Risk retention rule approved

Federal Reserve gives last and final approval
Brena Swanson
The final version of the risk retention rule is now officially approved by six federal agencies, following the Federal Reserve’s final approval on Wednesday. The rule contains an exemption for Qualified Mortgages similar to when the rule was proposed in 2013.
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Dimont & Associates terminates Wingspan relationship

Returns to independent operations
Ben Lane
Dimont & Associates, which was acquired by Wingspan Portfolio Advisors in May 2013, announced Thursday that it terminated its relationship with Wingspan, as a result of "recapitalization by existing institutional investors including THL Credit."
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