Judge throws out Fannie and Freddie investors’ lawsuit

More signs of a sliding housing market

Affordability has issues, too

Fannie: Millennial housing demand declines further

Fall comes even as housing affordability for young improves
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Judge throws out Fannie and Freddie investors’ lawsuit

Decision favors Federal government
Jacob Gaffney
According to the Washington Post: The decision arrives more than a year after hedge fund Perry Capital sued the Treasury Department and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the government-owned mortgage companies.
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Florida bank to pay all employees “living wage”

First Green Bank ups wages and eliminates salary caps
Ben Lane
According to a report from CNN Money, the bank will be giving a raise to 17% of its 66 employees this week to raise their salaries to a level that’s at least double the minimum wage for the state of Florida.
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ZeroHedge: America’s most important housing metro flashing red

San Francisco is the canary in the bubble coalmine
Trey Garrison
Well, in the aftermath of yesterday's data which beyond a reasonable doubt showed that the Chinese housing bubble has burst, we can now report that the "flashing red" market that is San Francisco was just smacked by a "double whammy" perfect storm.
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Simplifying the process makes everyone happy
Kofax

Using a mobile app solution to complement your origination process gives you the tools you need to engage consumers on their preferred device and turn the experience into a positive one. 


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Are your Facebook friends the future of your FICO score?

One financial expert thinks so
Ben Lane
“You could easily have a scenario in 10 years where a customer’s chances of credit are determined not only on their spending, but also on their friends, family members and their social profile,” Gi Fernando said. “By giving up a bit more information to the banks, you might stand to benefit in a wider choice of products.”
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Was the rescue of the Too Big To Fails even legal?

Lawsuit on AIG bailout may provide the answer
Trey Garrison
Reuters reports that one of the most interesting things coming out of the trial that began Monday is that finally someone is asking whether the federal government’s rescue of American International Group was even legal.
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Bank of America to pay $7.65 million for $4B capital error

SEC, BofA agreement also includes new stress test for bank
Trey Garrison
Bank of America (BAC) is settling with the Securities and Exchange Committee to pay a $7.65 million penalty for a $4 billion capital error it disclosed earlier this year.
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5 questions to ask yourself before buying in an up-and-coming market

How can you be sure the value will hold up?
Deirdre Bolton
For example, even if you don’t have school-aged children, find out how long the principal of the local school has been there and how much turnover there is with school’s administrative team.
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Concentric Equity Partners acquiring CoreLogic field services

CEP expanding its strategic footprint
Trey Garrison
Concentric Equity Partners has agreed in principle to purchase CoreLogic's Property Preservation and Valuation divisions, according to unconfirmed reports.
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Acquiring new customers vs. retaining existing customers

TILA-RESPA will force you to get creative on revenue and profits
Matt Corcoran

We offer a solution on the Pavaso platform called Title Check — where title companies can stay in front of existing customers by offering them an annually recurring service to check their title and ensure it’s clean. This is an entirely new line of revenue to leverage all of those customers that they’ve acquired and closed, instead of purely focusing on bringing in the next closing. 


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