Alarming details charged in the collapse of Butler & Hosch

Alarming details charged in the collapse of Butler & Hosch

Lawsuits allege phony billings, bogus invoices and millions in fake accounts receivables

Digital Risk: These 10 charts fully explain Millennials and home buying

70% will want a mortgage within 5 years

EXCLUSIVE: Morris Schneider Wittstadt officially files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Butler & Hosch sale, Dustin Johnson lawsuit severely impacted firm
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What to expect when you’re expecting a CFPB administrative action

A deeper look at PHH ruling reveals how the bureau views enforcement
Trey Garrison
In early June, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray issued a decision in the first appeal of an agency administrative enforcement proceeding against a mortgage lender, and a deeper look shows how the regulator will proceed with such actions.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is housing strong enough to weather rate hikes?

Plus the mortgage bond outlook, the NYT joins the GSE investor struggle, and more
Trey Garrison
Going into the second half of 2015, where is the housing recovery, and is it strong enough to deal with what many say is still an inevitable rate hike? Plus a look at price growth, agency MBS, the latest turn in FannieGate, and more. Read on.
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Trending Thursday: CFPB data collection worse than the NSA?

Slowly but surely GSE shareholders cutting into Treasury, FHFA secrecy
Trey Garrison
If you liked the NSA spying on innocent Americans, you’ll love what the CFPB is up to. Plus, is the mortgage industry ready for the coming surge of minority homebuyers, Dodd-Frank is turning five this month, and more.
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Fannie, Freddie CEOs get a well-deserved huge boost in pay

It's about time
Jacob Gaffney
Early last month, the wheels were set in motion to increase CEO compensation of the government-sponsored enterprises to a level similar to CEOs doing the same jobs at other companies. The FHFA director wants this but the White House doesn't. The FHFA is right. Here's why.
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5 tips for new renters this summer

Can you afford it?
Eric Narcisco
There are a few things that many renters don’t realize they’re missing until after it’s too late. Here are five rental reminders before the next big move.
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The home sale ‘murder disclosure’ rule: Is it necessary?

Here's our take — we want yours
Trey Garrison, Ben Lane, Brena Swanson, and Sarah Wheeler
One thing home sellers have to disclose to buyers is whether a murder happened in the home. But why, and is it necessary?
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Round 2: HW Fast50™ is back, and even better

Nominations now open!
Jacob Gaffney
And now that the second year of the program is being officially launched today, we expect even greater results. Because there’s no way you lost market share or dialed back on your R&D, is there?
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Debate over disparate impact continues

Plus MBS investment outlook, g-fee increases for USDA mortgages, and more
Trey Garrison
It’s a short week with the Independence Day holiday, but it’s not short on news. The outlook for agency and non-agency MBS isn’t clear, USDA is raising the cost of guarantees on certain mortgages, and a slew of key housing metrics lie ahead. Want to know more?
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Here are the answers to the emoji homebuyer challenge

Did you pass?
Brena Swanson
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which might have worked against you on the emoji challenge HousingWire published on Tuesday. Did you translate the emoji letter right? Here's the answer sheet.
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Trending Thursday: Busy week on Capitol Hill with CFPB, SCOTUS making appearances

Game-changing rules announced this week
Brena Swanson
From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the U.S. Supreme Court, the government announced several new game-changing initiatives for housing finance. Not all were welcomed with open arms.
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