Bank of America: 'We provide all required MSR documents'

Bank of America: 'We provide all required MSR documents'

Responds to Ginnie Mae MSR transfer block

Fannie, Freddie settlements eat into PNC earnings

Earnings barely move from 4Q13

Here are 5 bold mortgage predictions from KBW

Q1 mortgage volume predicted to be $20 billion lower
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17% of homes with a mortgage seriously underwater

Share of underwaters continues slow decline
April 16, 2014
Fully 9.1 million U.S. residential properties were seriously underwater, representing 17% of all properties with a mortgage in the first quarter, according to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the first quarter of 2014.
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Refinances continue downward trend, ARMs on the rise

ARMs up 5% from March 2013
April 16, 2014
ARMs made up 7.4% of the home loans closed in March. That was up by nearly 5% over March 2013’s figure of 2.5%.
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California home prices reach highest level in 6 years, don’t slow home sales

April 16, 2014
In March, the median price for a home rose to $366,000, which was up $16,000 from February and marks the highest price since March 2008. Despite the high price tag, home and condominium sales were up nearly 21% for the month.
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Bank of America: 'We provide all required MSR documents'

Responds to Ginnie Mae MSR transfer block
April 16, 2014
After Ginnie Mae stopped the transfer of mortgage-servicing rights from Bank of America to a nonbank, BofA emphasized that its servicing portfolios are on par with market requirements.
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3 questions weighing on the FOMC

Labor market, inflation, extra factors all play a role
April 16, 2014
The Federal Open Market Committee is evaluating the impact of recent weak economic reports and if that impact is grounds enough to change its outlook on America’s future.
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HSBC gets the go ahead to sue Deutsche Bank over reps and warrants

Judge denies motion to dismiss case from pre-crisis RMBS deals
April 16, 2014
A New York judge denied Deutsche Bank’s bid to dismiss four lawsuits that would force it to either pay damages or buy back subprime mortgages packaged into RMBS back before the start of the 2008 financial crisis.
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Which housing markets gained and which waned so far in 2014?

Beige Book: Southwest, South sailed; Northeast and Midwest not so much
April 16, 2014
HousingWire walks you through all the housing and housing finance information in the 18,000-word Beige Book.
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Fannie, Freddie settlements eat into PNC earnings

Earnings barely move from 4Q13
April 16, 2014
PNC Financial Services’s residential mortgage banking noninterest income experienced a slight decline due to leftover remnants from settlements. But this did little to impact its earnings compared to the previous quarter.
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National Mortgage Insurance Corp. now licensed in all 50 states

April 16, 2014
Company's licensing approval in Wyoming means it's licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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Ginnie Mae halts MSR transfer from BAC to nonbank

MSRs lack documents, firm says
April 16, 2014
American Banker has a great scoop on Ginnie Mae halting the transfer of MSRs from Bank of America.
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