Top 5 cities where safety is not a question

Top 5 cities where safety is not a question

Number one shouldn't be a shocker

Where's Watt?

FHFA scorecard should be marked tardy

Rentership society? Insider trading on Russian sanctions?

What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition
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Articles by Trey Garrison

Revolving door starts turning as WFC hires two former CFPB execs

Both will deal with home loan capital markets division
April 18, 2014
The door turns in Washington D.C. as Wells Fargo is recruiting executives from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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Detroit’s $1,000 houses may be a lousy deal

April 18, 2014
This came up in a HousingWire conversation on Thursday – have an extra $1,000 in your PayPal account? You can own a home in Detroit. At a sell price that’s almost literally $1 per square foot, it still may be a raw deal.
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5 tips for house flippers

April 18, 2014
"Flipping is back" may be a bit of an overstatement, but activity is there. No judgement on the mentality that buys into the "eternal price appreciation" model or what the short-term mindset does to long-term investments. But still, CNBC and Bankrate are going with this: Flipping is back.
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Eminent domain: Whose land is it anyway?

April 18, 2014
HousingWire has covered eminent domain as both a tool some want to use for dealing with underwater mortgages, and as a tool used improperly in real estate deals. CNBC looks at the effects of the landmark Kelo decision now, almost a decade later.
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Rentership society? Insider trading on Russian sanctions?

What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition
April 18, 2014
It’s a quiet Good Friday and with the markets closed and many off, it’s the perfect time to catch up on a little extracurricular reading.
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Ocwen’s Erbey: Lawsky hold has frozen all MSR deals

HLSS reports 1Q net income of $43.7M
April 17, 2014
HLSS Chairman William Erbey says the New York Department of Financial Services’ indefinite hold on the $2.7 billion MSR deal between Ocwen Financial and Wells Fargo put a freeze on all MSR deals in the market.
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The states and cities with the most underwater homes

RealtyTrac breaks down the trouble hotspots
April 17, 2014
But where are they? And how do they breakdown? HousingWire will walk you through it.
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Where's Watt?

FHFA scorecard should be marked tardy
April 17, 2014
A question HousingWire has been hearing and asking is simply, “Where is Mel Watt?”
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Mortgage slowdown hits BB&T earnings

Just misses with 1Q net income of $501M
April 17, 2014
Following a trend in first quarter earnings for banks thus far, BBT saw a serious decline in mortgage activity.
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17% of homes with a mortgage seriously underwater

Share of underwaters continues slow decline
April 16, 2014
Fully 9.1 million U.S. residential properties were seriously underwater, representing 17% of all properties with a mortgage in the first quarter, according to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the first quarter of 2014.
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