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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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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Pending home sales drop 7.3% YOY on flat wages, short supply

Biggest drop and biggest miss of 2014 augurs ill for housing
July 28, 2014

Pending home sales dropped off in June, according to the National Association of Realtors, dropping 1.1% from May and falling 7.3% from June 2014 in the biggest decline in 2014 and the biggest miss of expectations in 2014 as well.


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Black Knight: Home prices tick up 0.9% in May

Continues upward trend
July 28, 2014
Homes prices continue to trend higher and are now just 11% off the 2006 peak of $268,000. Meanwhile, Colorado and Texas both hit new peaks in May, reaching $269,000 and $195,000, respectively.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Goldman's $1B FHFA settlement?

America’s lost decade; FHA fees drag; Mortgage lending, RMBS slow to a crawl
July 28, 2014
Goldman is looking at a $1 billion settlement with the FHFA, Americans' household wealth has plunged 36% from 2003, and FHA fees may be a big drag on the housing economy.
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Goldman hired for Radian Asset selloff

Pending private mortgage insurance rules speed up process
July 25, 2014
Radian hired Goldman Sachs to evaluate interest in its financial guaranty business Radian Asset, according to Radian. The company has been in the runoff since 2008.
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