BofA reaches $16.65B settlement over "toxic waste" mortgages

BofA reaches $16.65B settlement over "toxic waste" mortgages

Loans date back to Countrywide and Merrill Lynch

KBRA: More smoke than fire in Ocwen’s restated earnings

Cautions that MSR transactions could see more regulatory scrutiny

Truth is, those recent housing numbers aren't so shiny

Housing starts? More like housing stops, amirite?
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Fear and loathing in California

If the American Dream is owning your own home free and clear, the Golden State might be where dreams come true
HousingWire Staff
Imagine a deed of trust or mortgage deed that suddenly isn’t secured by anything at all. Whether that’s the American Dream or a scene from American Psycho probably depends on what you do for a living.
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From HW Magazine

Realogy Holdings: Really as bad as it seems?

After whiffing in Q1 earnings, it's time to see if now is still time to bet on housing's recovery
HousingWire Staff
Perhaps no proxy for U.S. housing is more direct than Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY), which first went public in 2012 and bases its entire business model off of real estate transaction volumes. Bottom line: the company’s brands touch most of the recently wobbly U.S. real estate sector. So is now the time to make a bet on Realogy?
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Keith Murray stands fast

A traumatic experience only fueled his desire to succeed and work for what's really important
HousingWire Staff

Fannie and Freddie’s redeeming quality: Multifamily lending

HousingWire Staff
While the majority of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac products suffered during the financial crisis, one part managed to squeeze through barely scathed: the apartment-lending units.
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11 ways you know you're a compliance officer

The EPA guy was the hero in Ghostbusters, right?
HousingWire Staff
This week we salute those unsung regulatory heroes, compliance officers.
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Who will lead JPMorgan Chase next?

HousingWire Staff
Now that JPMorgan Chase executive Michael Cavanagh is no longer at the bank, Matt Zames, the bank’s chief operating officer, is considered to be a potential favorite to take over when CEO Jamie Dimon finally decides to step down.
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12 ways you know you're a Realtor

Hint: Your selfies are marketing material
HousingWire Staff
To celebrate the housing industry we are starting an informal weekly Friday fun feature. “You might be a …” celebrating every job in the industry.
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What does GSE reform mean for the housing recovery?

The side effects of reform
HousingWire Staff
The new U.S. Senate plan to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may in fact deal an unintended blow to the current housing recovery.
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CFPB targets "zombie" foreclosures

Borrowers don't realize they still own their homes
HousingWire Staff
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is probing "zombie" foreclosures, a phenomenon first revealed by Reuters last year, article claims.
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Newbold Advisors appoints two new leadership positions

HousingWire Staff
Newbold Advisors appointed two new leadership positions as part of its continued growth in the financial services industry, hiring Robert Simpson as senior director and John Steere as director of sales.
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