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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Renters are high on Colorado and Washington

Wonder why?
April 18, 2014
Let’s be blunt here. Where there’s smoke, there’s probably fire.
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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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Key MERS legal employees turn away from company

Company now under federal scrutiny
April 17, 2014
Now almost two decades after the creation of the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, the once under-the-radar company is back in the spotlight as a handful of executive-level employees leave.
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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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Here are 5 bold mortgage predictions from KBW

Q1 mortgage volume predicted to be $20 billion lower
April 16, 2014
Analysts from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods have joined the prognostication party and released their own predictions for what the first quarter earnings will look like and what that means for the rest of the year.
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No, it's not that bad: It's worse

All indicators point down unless you want to metricize hope and spin
April 16, 2014
This year is already one-third in the books, and everyone is waiting for that fabled “pent-up housing demand” to announce its presence. But if it’s coming, it’s taking its sweet time.
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It’s time to get serious about Non-QM loans

Nonbank lenders need investors to help with risk
April 15, 2014
With non-QM comes more risk. There is no safe harbor and holding them on portfolio could mean boosting capital reserves. Nonbank lenders, meanwhile, need to find an investor willing to buy non-QM loans.
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Here's proof the housing bubble is about to burst

This recovery is an illusion
April 15, 2014
If those economists who believe the government will continue to intervene are right, the outcome would further fuel a false demand for available housing. But will this government or even a new one want to step in again to bail out consumers?
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Tax Day: To kill a mortgage interest deduction

Camp tax reform would limit what many see as critical tool
April 15, 2014
Taxes are up, and one comprehensive tax reform measure would limit the mortgage interest deduction. Good idea, or another headwind the housing market can't take?
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Tips for closing a second home under QM rules

Approval requirements typically focus on these six questions
April 14, 2014
When considering the purchase of your second or vacation home, be sure to understand the mortgage lender’s eligibility requirements for categorizing the property as a second home.
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