New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

Spring buying season off with a whimper

HUD’s Donovan: This is the worst rental crisis in this nation, ever

Says administration is very pleased with Johnson-Crapo

WFC can't keep alleged bogus foreclosure manual out of court

U.S. judge allows discovery on Tirelli's smoking gun


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CFPB's HR trainee starting salary: $110,759
April 22, 2014
Gentleman bank robber Willie Sutton is famously (and incorrectly) remembered for saying he robbed banks “because that’s where the money is.” Turns out though, the real money is in being a bank regulator.
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Here's why the CFPB and FHFA need your personal info

The case for big data
April 21, 2014
Despite the endless discussions about it and the announcements from “data-driven” regulators that they are collecting it, the strategic and tactical benefits of Big Data remain elusive. So, should we really be concerned about it? And what is Big Data anyway?
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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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