Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

Plus, is the market for mortgages beginning to thaw?

Mortgages not all bad news for Suntrust Banks’ earnings

Mortgage-servicing income buoys earnings

Where's Watt?

FHFA scorecard should be marked tardy
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Articles by Paul Jackson

Another acquisition for mortgage banking law firm Butler & Hosch

Firm acquires default practice of McCurdy & Candler, third acquisition in less than a year
February 12, 2014
Mortgage banking industry law firm Butler & Hosch, P.A. said Wednesday that it will acquire Atlanta-based McCurdy & Candler, LLC Default Practice as the legal services firm looks to further cement its national presence.
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SolutionStar test

This is only a test, do not publish
February 10, 2014

For the POTUS, housing doesn't make the cut

What happened to GSE reform, Mr. President?
January 28, 2014
Often, it's what a person doesn't say that matters most. And while the President's State of the Union address on Tuesday night touched on many expected topics -- it was one expected topic that President Obama chose not to discuss that most caught our attention at HousingWire.
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LIVE BLOG: State of the Union

A trade media 1st, and a chance to see if Obama talks housing
January 28, 2014
HW will be live blogging tonight's State of the Union address from Barack Obama. You know you want to join in the fun.
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Why HousingWire launched the HW TECH25 program

The story behind the industry’s newest tech awards
January 24, 2014
For decades, industry dynamics didn’t require much technological innovation. A weekly rate update was sufficient for most in the market; heck, for that matter, reading industry news on a weekly broadsheet — and paying to do it — was considered synonymous with being “up-to-date.”
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Non-QM optimism: It’s an actual thing!

Investors at ABS Vegas are already revving their engines
January 22, 2014
"Non-QM [mortgage lending] is a huge opportunity, the largest we’ve seen in 30 years," said one investor with a hedge fund, who asked not to be named. "It’s going to take a little time to sort out the details as an industry, but once we do I see a strong market ahead."
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Industry stocks see second straight day of gains

HW 30 up 1.6% as PHH, Trulia lead the way
January 15, 2014
Housing economy stocks notched their second straight day of gains as the HW 30 equity index (HW30) rose behind strong gains from PHH Corp. (PHH) and real estate search giant Trulia, Inc. (TRLA).
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Citi sells Fannie Mae MSRs ... to Fannie Mae

Effort marks bank's move to shed potential liability over servicing practices
January 15, 2014
Fannie Mae has purchased mortgage servicing rights on about 64,000 of its own loans from Citigroup (C), as the nation's 3rd largest lender looks to shed future liabilities tied to its servicing practices.
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The most important chart in housing right now

Is housing bubbly? This chart might change your mind.
January 15, 2014
There is a lot going on right now in housing and mortgage markets. But one of the debates that continues to rage on is whether U.S. housing markets are in a bubble or not. Here's one chart that probably settles that debate once and for all.
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Introducing the HW TECH25 program

Nominations now open for inaugural list of industry's most innovative tech firms
January 15, 2014
HousingWire recently opened up the nomination period for a new program at HousingWire called the HW TECH25™. Firms making the cut will have earned the right to be called the most innovative software companies in today's housing economy. Read on to get details on the application process and key deadlines.
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