Will housing headwinds flatten home sales?

Will housing headwinds flatten home sales?

Auction.com: Market maintaining current momentum

Wilbur Ross quits Ocwen Financial

Distressed asset investor bringing his magic to Bank of Cyprus

Dustin Johnson levels blockbuster claims at title attorneys

Is Nat Hardwick the fall guy?
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Opinion, commentary and analysis on everything that makes the U.S. housing economy tick -- not to mention the ghosts in the machine, too. Written by HW's team of editors and reporters each business day.

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Mortgage giants warm to principal reduction?

Also 2015 housing finance forecasts galore and key mortgage industry metrics
Trey Garrison
Is principal reduction about to become more common? Who hit the bulls-eye in forecasting 2014, and who just offered bull? And of those hawkeye prognosticators, what do they have to say about 2015? Get it here and get it early.
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REO agents and brokers deserve to be paid more

The paperwork alone can be mind-boggling
Lynn Effinger
Without necessarily intending to, I am going through this process currently as it relates to REO management, marketing and disposition. And it is an eye-opening process, indeed, even for this longtime veteran of this industry.
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Realtors don't deserve 3% commission?

HousingWire article sparks debate
Trey Garrison
The question generated from HousingWire's comment boards: Should Realtors and other real estate agents be just paid hourly, or should we stick with the 3% commission? The answer: Come on.
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Stop panicking about recent foreclosure numbers

The sky is not falling
Rick Sharga
So, are we about to see housing Armageddon? Do these ominous increases in foreclosure activity mean that the market is about to implode? No. Not even close. Allow me to explain.
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Mortgage lenders: Here are 4 secrets to using Twitter, without tweeting

Build your social media strategy, build your business
Ben Smidt
A few months back, I wrote a blog post about using Twitter in a regulated industry. The popularity of this piece has given me cause to dive a bit deeper into how you can effectively use Twitter as a powerful listening tool to help you manage your brand, find leads or better understand your audience.
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NYC’s Ebola cleanup czar is a con artist and convicted mortgage scammer

Sal Pane once sued by New York State
Ben Lane
Here's proof that life can be stranger than fiction... The man who was in charge of cleaning up Ebola in New York City is also a con artist who was once fined $12.5 million for fraudulent mortgage modifications.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Feeling confident about housing, mortgages?

This market is the cart, not the horse
Trey Garrison
It's that special time of year, you can smell it in the air. Too soon for housing forecasts, but like a kid waiting for Christmas, it's all you can think about. Here's a taste of housing's fortunes in sales, prices, mortgage-backed securities, mortgage lending and more. Merry early House-mas.
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Fidelity National chairman rumored to become owner of NHL expansion team

Ownership group led by William Foley selected for Las Vegas team
Ben Lane
William Foley, the chairman of Fidelity National Financial, is rumored to be the leader of an ownership group of a new National Hockey League franchise in Las Vegas, Nevada, if the league chooses to expand in the near future.
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Realtor.com chief economist answers 5 burning questions about housing’s future

Home prices, sales, credit boxes, and credit access – this has it all
Trey Garrison
Realtor.com Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke talks home prices, home sales, credit boxes and more in this exclusive HousingWire interview that hints at what his 2015 forecasts may hold.
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Rising foreclosure activity validates housing market getting worse

"It's no great secret to how we can improve the economy"
Lynn Effinger
With Election Day behind us, you can count on seeing more and more media reports about rising foreclosures. We are watching very closely to see if actions will be taken by the government to improve the job market, by removing obstacles that have greatly hindered the private sector from bursting out of the malaise of the past six years.
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