Auction.com partners with Google to predict housing trends

The New York Times rambles, and mangles mortgages along the way

Mortgage finance and mortgage regulation aren’t the paper’s strong suits

10 reasons why people don’t get a mortgage

It’s not just because of finances
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The Ticker

Jobless claims tick up by 3,000 filings

Still remains at historic lows
Brena Swanson
Although initial jobless claims ticked up by 3,000 filings to 287,000 for the week ended Oct. 25, levels still remain at historic lows.
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Greenspan: End of tapering will cause market turmoil

Will the Fed end QE?
Brena Swanson
The Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes are just minutes away from being revealed, potentially announcing the end to Quantitative Easing. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he doesn’t think the Fed can unwind years of extraordinary stimulus without causing turmoil in financial markets.
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$3.2M Detroit foreclosure mystery bidder revealed

Here are the plans going forward
Brena Swanson
The mystery buyer behind the purchase of more than 6,000 Detroit foreclosed homes was revealed on Tuesday. Here are his plans for what he hopes to do with it.
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Stop blaming millennials for housing troubles

They aren’t the only problematic generation
Brena Swanson
While a lot of reports point to millennials as being the problem behind the lag in the housing recovery, there is another cohort turning away from homes even faster: generation X.
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This housing chart might scare the pants off you

ZeroHedge: The San Fran canary in the coal mine is a dead parrot
Trey Garrison
The San Francisco housing market has always been a bellwether, and it doesn't look pretty, according to our friends at ZeroHedge.
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Moody’s acquires Lewtan Technologies

Lewtan becomes part of Moody’s analytics business
Ben Lane
Lewtan, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, provides solutions to issuers, investors, underwriters and others to administer, monitor and value securitized transactions. Its products cover more than 200,000 bonds and 20,000 securitized deals, serving over 300 financial institutions worldwide.
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BofA’s $16 billion settlement on hold due to SEC fight

SEC commissioners split on granting waivers for relief
Ben Lane
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Bank of America's $16.65 billion settlement is “being held up” by an internal fight at the SEC over whether certain additional sanctions should be waived or not.
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WATCH: Foreclosure king Todd Brunner arrested

Built his wealth in southeastern Wisconsin
Brena Swanson
Although several years have passed since the financial crisis, local authorities are still arresting people who made their fortune during the downturn. Todd Brunner, 57, a onetime local king of foreclosures, and his son, Shawn, 24, are no exception.
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Prominent banker, hedge fund entrepreneur found dead

Deutsche Bank figure has connections to previous DB suicide
Trey Garrison
Back in January HousingWire reported on a string of prominent banker suicides that started with three in just six days in January, and then grew to more than a dozen by March – many occurring under mysterious circumstances. One of the new ones has connections to the initial rash.
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GRAPHIC: Trulia’s housing scare report

Would you live next to a graveyard?
Brena Swanson
When it comes to purchasing a new home, what level of terror are you willing to put up with? Is a death in the home or the site of a former crime scene too much?
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