Fannie Mae offers new suite of HomePath financing

Fannie Mae offers new suite of HomePath financing

Goodbye HomePath Mortgage and HomePath Renovation

CNBC video: Home shortage could be due to real estate agents

Pocket listings drag down inventory?

Happy 4th birthday Dodd-Frank! Everyone hates you

How effective has Dodd-Frank really been?
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Articles by Ben Lane

Silver Bay Realty prepping $312M rental securitization

Here comes another one
July 22, 2014
Morningstar was the first of the ratings agencies to issue a presale report on the Silver Bay offering and awarded $147.75 million in AAA ratings to the class A tranche.
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Flagstar rebounds, posts income of $25.5M in 2Q14

Income up significantly from net loss of $78.9M in first quarter
July 22, 2014
The company cited improved net interest income and gain on loan sales, increased mortgage rate lock commitments and loan origination volume and a continued focus on expense management as drivers of the income growth.
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Fitch: Housing market getting ready to grow

Expects second half upturn, leading to strong 2015
July 22, 2014
In 2015, new home sales should increase by 20.4% over 2014, according to projections from analysts from Fitch Ratings. Existing home sales are also projected to regain the 5% loss expected in 2014.
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Fannie Mae contractor Cyprexx accused of racial discrimination

Homes in African American, Latino neighborhoods were treated “very poorly”
July 22, 2014
"Cyprexx is required by federal law to maintain foreclosures without regard to the racial makeup of the neighborhood, but the evidence we uncovered flies in the face of that obligation," said Shanna Smith, CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance. A Cyprexx source said the company was not made aware of any complaints and the NFHA, to his knowledge, never reached out.
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Alan Doran joins OneTitle as executive vice president

Will lead underwriting, legal and regulatory affairs
July 21, 2014
At OneTitle, Doran will oversee all underwriting, legal, fraud prevention and regulatory affairs for OneTitle and will help drive the company’s continued expansion and success.
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Mr. Frank goes back to Washington

Former Congressman to testify before Congress on Dodd-Frank impact
July 21, 2014
"The kind of terrible mortgage loans…the abuse of mortgage loans that hurt consumers, hurt financial institutions, and hurt the economy…we outlawed them and they haven’t been made since then," former Congressman Barney Frank said in a CNBC interview. "There have been some very real accomplishments."
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Happy 4th birthday Dodd-Frank! Everyone hates you

How effective has Dodd-Frank really been?
July 21, 2014
"As a Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP progress report on the legislation indicates, the deadlines for 280 rulemaking requirements have passed, as of July 18," analysts from SNL Financial write in a new report. “Of those, 127 deadlines were missed. Of the 398 total required rulemakings contained in the bill, 96 have yet to be proposed."
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Avenue 365 names Linda St. Clair national account manager

Tasked with fostering and bolstering client relationships
July 18, 2014
St. Clair has also been tasked with helping Avenue 365 enter into new strategic lender relationships with a primary focus on the nation’s leading mid-tier lenders and credit unions.
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Bank-held REO inventory drops 44% since 2011

Non-performing loans have also dropped nearly 50%
July 17, 2014
According to a report from BankDATAWORKS, the total REO inventory held by banks has dropped from $52.55 billion in March 2011 to $29.37 billion in March 2014. That’s a drop of 44%.
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Fed Board now required to have one community banker

Senate amendment reserves one seat for community banks
July 17, 2014
The amendment states, “In selecting members of the Board, the President shall appoint at least 1 member with demonstrated primary experience working in or supervising community banks having less than $10,000,000,000 in total assets.”
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