Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

Plus, is the market for mortgages beginning to thaw?

Mortgages not all bad news for Suntrust Banks’ earnings

Mortgage-servicing income buoys earnings

Where's Watt?

FHFA scorecard should be marked tardy
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Forbes: 10 best cities for raising a family

April 18, 2014
Forbes ranked America’s 100 largest metro areas to compile the definitive list of the best housing markets to raise a family.
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Detroit’s $1,000 houses may be a lousy deal

April 18, 2014
This came up in a HousingWire conversation on Thursday – have an extra $1,000 in your PayPal account? You can own a home in Detroit. At a sell price that’s almost literally $1 per square foot, it still may be a raw deal.
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5 tips for house flippers

April 18, 2014
"Flipping is back" may be a bit of an overstatement, but activity is there. No judgement on the mentality that buys into the "eternal price appreciation" model or what the short-term mindset does to long-term investments. But still, CNBC and Bankrate are going with this: Flipping is back.
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Eminent domain: Whose land is it anyway?

April 18, 2014
HousingWire has covered eminent domain as both a tool some want to use for dealing with underwater mortgages, and as a tool used improperly in real estate deals. CNBC looks at the effects of the landmark Kelo decision now, almost a decade later.
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RE/MAX: March home sales build momentum for 2014

All 52 metro areas record increase in sales
April 18, 2014
March home sales increased over the previous month for the first time in 2014, rising 24.6% from February, in addition to all 52 metro areas surveyed reporting an increase in sales over February.
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Despite new law, Florida foreclosures take longer

April 18, 2014
Florida recently passed a new law to help speed the foreclosure process up. But there's just one problem: the process is actually getting longer.
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Home-loan payoffs in Colorado fall to 5-year low

April 17, 2014
According to a new report released today by the Colorado Division of Housing, public trustees in Colorado released a total of 50,128 deeds of trust during the first quarter of 2014, which was the lowest quarterly total recorded since the Division began collecting quarterly totals in 2008.
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Axios Valuation Solutions approved as AMC for Flagstar Bank

April 17, 2014
“We are privileged to be a part of the Flagstar Bank family of vendors,” said Tony Pistilli, executive vice president and chief appraiser with Axios. “Flagstar is an industry leader in the mortgage origination sector and we are honored to partner with them."
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Despite 1Q earnings falling, Goldman Sachs beats estimates

April 17, 2014
Goldman Sachs reported that its first-quarter net income decreased 10%, posting a net income of $2.03 billion.
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Morgan Stanley annual 1Q earnings increase 55%

April 17, 2014
Morgan Stanley recorded a first quarter surge in earnings with a 55% increase as higher revenue from its institutional securities business augmented another strong quarter from wealth management.
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