Revealed: BlackRock owns considerable stock in housing’s biggest players

Who wins the Super Bowl…of real estate?

Redfin deflates Patriots' homeowners

CFPB wants more mortgages in "underserved" areas

And here's how they will get it done
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Articles by Trey Garrison

NAMB applauds regulatory relief from CFPB

Urges more regulatory reform
Trey Garrison
CFPB change is a step in the right direction, mortgage bankers say, but it’s not enough. Here’s why.
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Pinto: We’re building toward another mortgage meltdown

Affordable housing mandates, lowering standards set the stage
Trey Garrison
Ed Pinto, one of the smartest minds looking at housing, warns that the White House is steering housing policy back into the dangerous waters. Take a look.
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Initial 4Q GDP estimate comes in well below analyst expectations

Almost 50% drop from third quarter’s Obamacare-driven reading
Trey Garrison
Following the third quarter’s upward revised gross domestic product printing at 5%, the GDP for the fourth quarter took a nose-dive. Here's what happened.
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From: HW Magazine

The new economists

How new economic models and voices are shaking up the status quo
Trey Garrison
People are listening to real estate economists today in a way that anyone who covered the industry a decade or more ago would not recognize. Smoke is one of the members of this new wave of real estate economists. In fact, Smoke is actually the newest one on the block. The upstart economists at places like Trulia and Zillow are still new, Smoke is just the latest player to join the game.
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Mortgage interest rates slide in FHFA December index

Average slips below 4% in last weeks
Trey Garrison
Nationally, interest rates on conventional purchase-money mortgages decreased from November to December. Here’s what happened.
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Mortgage risk for agency loans hits record high in December

VA and FHA loans hit series high
Trey Garrison
The risk of mortgage defaults on agency loans is growing, reaching a new high in December, and with coming changes it may get worse. Here's the skinny.
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Ally reports FY14 net income of $1.2B

Fully exited TARP, returns $19.B to Treasury
Trey Garrison
Ally had a good year, with improved profits and a full payback of TARP funds. Here’s what happened.
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Pending home sales see second biggest monthly drop since May 2010

NAR thinks it may be time for existing owners to trade up
Trey Garrison
Pending homes sales stalled out in December, the worst monthly drop since May 2010. Here's what happened and what it portends.
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RealtyTrac: Best markets for buying rental properties

Best returns, biggest rent jumps and more
Trey Garrison
Where are the best markets for buying single-family rentals in the first quarter of 2015? RealtyTrac has the answer, and then some. Let's dive in.
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Mary Matalin to keynote second day of ABS West

Pundit made a splash at BPC's housing summit
Trey Garrison

Magic is in the air as it gets closer to ABS West in Las Vegas, and now the event has announced its second keynote speaker. Here’s what’s what.


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