America’s housing not ready for ever-expanding over-50 population

America’s housing not ready for ever-expanding over-50 population

Harvard/AARP Study: Housing lacks accessibility, affordability for older Boomers

The devil is in the mortgage finance reform details

On the bumpy road to a common securitization platform

Who is Nat Hardwick?

Former LandCastle Title CEO owns NASCAR team, rubs elbows with PGA pros
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Construction spending in July jumps the most in two years

Public, nonresidential spending fuel the bulk of growth
Trey Garrison
Construction spending during July 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $981.3 billion, 1.8% above the revised June estimate of $963.7 billion and the biggest jump in two years.
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Kofax announces acquisition of German tech firm

Company to integrate electronic signature software
Ben Lane
Kofax said it anticipates the Softpro integration will help to increase the speed and simplify the signature capture process, therefore enabling organizations to offer a fully digital, streamlined and secure experience with confidence.
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SEC adopts tighter securitization, ratings agency rules

Makes banks more transparent
Brena Swanson
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted tighter rules for asset-backed securities and credit rating agencies in order to better protect investors, finally tackling two issues at the core of the financial crisis after years of delays.
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Countrywide’s Mozilo speaks: “We didn’t do anything wrong”

Former CEO fights back against coming lawsuit
Brena Swanson
Six years after the financial crisis and the government is still seeking justice for the financial crisis, targeting Countrywide Financial co-founder Angelo Mozilo. But to Mozilo, he did nothing wrong.
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TILA-RESPA humor and Google homebuyer stats

Recapping last week's change-up posts
Mark McElroy

It’s important to remember that beyond TILA-RESPA lies a whole new world of consumers expecting the rest of the world to be as digital and mobile as they’ve become.  


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Manhattan real estate prices hitting new records

Prices soaring despite increased supply on market
Trey Garrison
Prices for previously owned Manhattan condominiums rose to a record last month even as an increase in the supply of units eased competition among buyers.
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Bank of America urges judge to toss “Hustle” case verdict

Case links to Countrywide mortgages
Brena Swanson
Bank of America asked U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan to throw out a jury verdict finding it liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit that resulted in a $1.27 billion penalty.
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Fannie Mae to sell Washington headquarters

Fannie consolidates into single office
Brena Swanson
Fannie Mae is saying goodbye to its iconic, mansion-like headquarters, located at 3900 Wisconsin Ave. Instead, the company is opting to move into one single, leased office.
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BEA says GDP grew at 4.2% in second quarter

Revision upward comes from nonresidential fixed investment
Trey Garrison
Real gross domestic product – the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States – increased at an annual rate of 4.2% in the second quarter of 2014.
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Veros Integrates with Calyx for AVM software

VeroVALUE, other AVMs now available through Calyx
Brena Swanson
Veros Real Estate Solutions’ automated valuation model VeroVALUE and its other AVMS are integrating into Calyx Software’s Point software.
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