Fannie Mae: Will housing make full recovery in 2015?

Zillow, Trulia shareholders green light merger

Overwhelming margin approve marriage of online listings giants

Fannie Mae explains 6 ways to push borrowers to refi

Time is running out


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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. Read More

Is your housing market on Santa’s naughty or nice list?

RealtyTrac offers its list of the year’s best and worst overall
Trey Garrison
Some housing markets are getting a new G.I. Joe with the kung fu grip. Others are getting a lump of coal, and with oil priced like it is...anyway, here are the nicest and naughtiest housing markets in America.
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The biggest obstacle to a mortgage market recovery that nobody is talking about

The high cost of servicing delinquent loans
Taz George and Laurie Goodman
These timelines are often difficult if not impossible to meet while meeting consumer protection rules put in place by states and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Oil's plunge could derail housing

Lax lending standards for the sake of social policy — aka party like it's 2005?
Trey Garrison
Oil's plunge could turn everyone's predictions for 2015 on their head. But more ominously, we'll see how much of the real estate recovery has been driven by the shale and natural gas boom. Housing price drops, lower lending standards — haven't we seen this movie before?
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This is why reverse mortgage servicers need a foreclosure moratoria

Waiting on HUD policy
Kevin Stein
A federal judge has ordered HUD to craft a policy to address the problem of widows being foreclosed on when they aren’t listed on the reverse mortgage. We need a foreclosure moratoria until that happens.
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Sen. Warren is right: Blacks and Hispanics were targeted by subprime policy

But the villain isn’t who you think
Trey Garrison
Elizabeth Warren says minorities were targeted by subprime. And the funny thing is, she's kinda right.
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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

A new era of solutions

Recapping last week's posts and tech progress this year
Mark McElroy

Solutions exist today that can help with a large majority of the business process shifts that will result from the rule. And the last year has provided an opportunity for them to solve things further.  

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TILA-RESPA technology cheat sheet

What you need to know when investing in a digital closing solution
Matt Corcoran

If you fired off an email, handed the consumer a brochure, or even simply talked about something face-to-face, how will you record or determine if the consumer engaged that content? The digital delivery of educational content will be key to not only getting the consumer to interact with it, but tracking what the consumer actually accessed.

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How to save $1,100 or more on the cost to close each loan

A digital solution can help lenders' profit margins
Matt Corcoran

If you’re one of the lenders who hasn’t converted over to a digital closing platform yet, chances are you’re going to be a little lost (and even further behind) when that next phase of development kicks off about two months from now.  

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MBA Annual has come and gone, but TILA-RESPA is here to stay

What progress have you made one week after the conference?
Matt Corcoran

As you head to complete this phase by Week 28, you not only need to look at how your organization operates internally, but how it operates externally as well with business partners and consumers to ensure regulations around the three-day delivery rule for the Loan Estimate are met.  

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TILA-RESPA Phase I complete

Get ready for Phase II of the Lender Implementation Timeline
Mark McElroy

Staying on par with the timeline, next week will kick off the Analyses and Decisions phase, in which you’ll be reviewing your workflow, systems and compliance in order to determine the revised procedures, system recommendations and policies necessary.

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