Housing shouldn’t look at any color but the color of money

Housing shouldn’t look at any color but the color of money

People with bad credit and bad habits should be squeezed out of housing

Who is Nat Hardwick?

Former LandCastle Title CEO owns NASCAR team, rubs elbows with PGA pros

Lawsuit alleges former LandCastle Title CEO embezzled $30 million

Nat Hardwick allegedly used funds for private jets, gambling
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Articles by Brena Swanson

Redfin: Here's why now is the ideal time buy a home

Positive forecast for rest of 2014
Brena Swanson
Winter brought a surprise polar vortex that fed into a spring home-buying season that didn’t produce astounding results, but the remaining month of summer and rest of the year are projected to finally produce strong housing activity.
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What's next for Fannie and Freddie?

FHFA proposes GSEs’ 2015-2017 housing goals
Brena Swanson
By the end of the year the Federal Housing Finance Agency will have to have a new set of housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As a result, the agency is looking ahead and planning its housing goals for 2015 through 2017.
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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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Freddie Mac: Top 5 most improved housing markets

Despite weak market, still improving
Brena Swanson
While the housing recovery remains at a snail’s pace, it is still improving, with the markets that exhibit stronger local economies and favorable demographics on an even faster pace of improvement. And these 5 metros top the charts for most improved.
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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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Roughly 20,000 Florida homeowners go unserved

Ocwen settlement deadline approaches fast
Brena Swanson
Eligible Florida borrowers have a little over two weeks to claim their share of the giant Ocwen Financial Services settlement, with just 10,244 filed claims out of 31,036 qualified Floridians.
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July's pending home sales put housing back on track

Index hits highest level since August 2013
Brena Swanson
July was able to pick up for the lag seen in the housing market in June as pending home sales return to positive increases, marking the fourth time the index has increased in the last five months.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates stay low heading into holiday

Rates barely move amid mixed housing news
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates barely moved due to mixed news on the housing market heading into the holiday weekend, with the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaging 4.10% for the week ended Aug. 28.
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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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zipLogix, Realty Pilot partner to enhance real estate solution

Solution tracks transaction history
Brena Swanson
zipLogix and Realty Pilot, a developer of enterprise software and data analytics for the real estate industry, entered into a strategic partnership, integrating Realty Pilot’s OfferRunway.com technology to zipForm Plus.
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