Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Former San Antonio mayor takes over for Shaun Donovan

Blackstone adviser: Investors worried about ‘serious correction’

Byron Wien still holds his line

It’s official: Zillow will own Trulia

"Better agents make for better advertisers"

Articles by Sarah Wheeler

Credit Suisse: Homebuyers discouraged by rising prices

Traffic index lower than expected in 32 markets
July 14, 2014
Stalemate. Buyers expect deal and sellers expect rebound in market pricing.
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Executive Conversations: Richard Izen of Arch MI on PMIERs

Arch Capital becomes a direct provider of mortgage insurance
July 11, 2014
We fully support these important efforts by the GSEs and FHFA to set standards for approved mortgage insurers.
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HW 30 stocks follow market up

Exceptions are REITS following rising Treasurys
July 3, 2014

Ironically, the biggest gainers — Move, up 4.85%, and Zillow, up 1.52% — are locked in a legal battle.

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From HW Magazine

Malicious intent

Mortgage companies face security threats from within and without
July 1, 2014
It's been a bad year for data breaches, and it seems like it will only be a matter of time before a data breach, on the scale of the Target breach, hits a mortgage firm. And considering the depth and breadth of personal information gathered on each and every borrower, the headline risk, not to mention the impact on mortgage customers' lives, could be far more explosive than what the retail giant felt.
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Executive Conversations: AmeriHome Mortgage grows its correspondent division

Challenges non-QM assumptions with new products
June 25, 2014
AmeriHome's strategy includes innovative loan products for deserving but underserved borrowers.
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3 strategies for using a reverse mortgage

An Executive Conversation with Steven Klein of RMS
June 17, 2014

Reverse mortgages can add tremendously to the bottom line of any mortgage company because they can decrease the average origination cost per loan as more customers can be helped.  

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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: VRM reaches REO milestone

Will spring selling season bloom?
June 2, 2014
VRM Mortgage Services announced today that it has listed, managed and sold more than 500,000 REO properties since the company was founded eight years ago, plus a roundup of economic news.
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From HW Magazine

Wasted opportunity

Banks are forced to sit on the sidelines of profitable new cannabis industry
June 1, 2014
The legal marijuana business is booming -- worth $1.53 billion in 2013 alone, and predicted to grow to as much as $10 billion in the next five years. New market growth should mean growth for banks and even mortgages, right? Not in this case.
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MCT Trading launches secondary marketing technology platform

MCTlive designed for capital markets trading and pipeline management
May 16, 2014

"Unlike most commercially available secondary marketing software offerings, MCTlive was truly built by the secondary marketing people in the trenches for secondary marketing people," said Curtis Richins, president of MCT.

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Build here! 6 places that desperately need more housing

Oil and gas boom puts towns in dire straits
May 16, 2014
In boomtowns across the country, people are living in hotels, campers, tent cities — even in their cars — for lack of housing. Wal-mart parking lots are now prime real estate.
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