New home sales collapse, erasing recent surge

New home sales collapse, erasing recent surge

Sales 11.5% down YOY; fall to 406,000 annual pace

HousingWire TECH100 winner FormFree issued pioneering patent

All-digital verification is now a thing

Fannie Mae offers new suite of HomePath financing

Goodbye HomePath Mortgage and HomePath Renovation
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REwired

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. Read More

A $4.25M home in Rancho Mirage for the Obamas?

Wherever they end up, it’s going to affect the neighbors
July 23, 2014
Outgoing and semi-retired President Obama is reportedly eyeing a home in Rancho Mirage listed at $4.25 million, and the first family might be closing before the month is out.
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CNBC video: Home shortage could be due to real estate agents

Pocket listings drag down inventory?
July 22, 2014
Unsold inventory is 6.5% higher than a year ago, when there were 2.16 million existing homes available for sale. Could the hidden 'pocket listing' real estate market be to blame?
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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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HousingWire to rank housing economy’s 50 highest growth companies

The HW Fast50™ program opens today; inaugural list to publish in October issue
July 21, 2014
HousingWire announced today that the nomination period is now open for the publication’s inaugural HW Fast50™ program, which will rank the 50 fastest-growing companies spanning the U.S. housing economy. Final rankings will be published in the October 2014 issue of HW Magazine.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Former CFPB head eyes White House?

The bubble’s last days; New HUD rule the “Common Core” of housing
July 20, 2014
Four housing charts to ruin your Monday (take the red pill), the housing recovery is coming to an end, and a little-known proposed HUD rule that could lead to the federalization of local housing and zoning decisions are all mixed into your spicy, bold morning brew.
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Closing Call

Breaking down the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, how it impacts your business, and ways to solve it. Written by the experts at Pavaso each business day. Read More

What happens when consumers can shop for settlement services?

TILA-RESPA rule requires a list for consumers to choose from
July 24, 2014
Creditors are going to be required to provide a written list of providers (at least one), and obtaining/delivering this information entails added administrative work.
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Understand when TILA-RESPA tolerances can change

If consumers choose service provider, all bets are off
July 22, 2014
There are circumstances where charges on the Loan Estimate form may change without any violations to the “tolerance” thresholds.
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Streamline the closing process

Our weekly summary
July 21, 2014
Our powerful digital closing platform takes the best of the web's collaboration and social features, integrations, analytics, and enterprise scalability to bring everyone in the closing process together on the same page, in a new and engaging way.
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It's all in good faith — until August 2015

Give us your feedback about the general accuracy requirement for Loan Estimate
July 18, 2014

Before the Loan Estimate can be delivered to the consumer three days after the application has been submitted, creditors must do their due diligence. 


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5 ways to enhance the Loan Estimate form

Turn TILA-RESPA requirement into a competitive advantage
July 16, 2014

At the end of the day, consumer experience is the only way you can truly gain a competitive advantage. Your interest rate can be matched or beat at any given time but are you giving the consumer the best experience in the market? 


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