CoreLogic: Foreclosure inventory tumbles 35%

CoreLogic: Foreclosure inventory tumbles 35%

But don't celebrate just yet

Only “Number Jesters” report 2Q economic growth at 4% pace

Economic revisions infuriate

4 factors weighing down housing in the second half of 2014

Will housing collapse?
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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

Only “Number Jesters” report 2Q economic growth at 4% pace

Economic revisions infuriate
July 30, 2014
If an economist or economists continue to miss the mark by under-forecasting economic growth and then back-pedal by saying the revised numbers were “unexpected,” they should disqualify themselves from being called economists.
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It’s time to set aside agendas, and talk housing’s future

There’s a new industry event out there – and the best part is it’s not an industry event
July 30, 2014
In case you missed it earlier, HousingWire is offering our support to the Bipartisan Policy Center’s 2014 Housing Summit this September 15-16 in Washington, DC. We’re honored to play a role. But it’s why we’re supporting the event – and why you should, too – that maybe needs a little more explaining.
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Did Treasury plan to shortchange Fannie, Freddie investors?

As more layers peel away, a pattern forms
July 30, 2014
A report on TheStreet.com Tuesday focusing on the potential for conflict of interest in Blackstone serving as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Treasury missed a much bigger story.
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4 factors weighing down housing in the second half of 2014

Will housing collapse?
July 30, 2014
There is some division in the industry on whether housing will continue to recover going into the second half of 2014. There are some bright spots, but three market segments in particular are a concern.
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Investors Unite gets the cold shoulder at Guggenheim Securities

Maloni makes the case for keeping Fannie and Freddie
July 29, 2014
Guggenheim Securities held a by-invitation-only event last week in New York for big GSE investors, but members of Investors Unite — that is, the retail investors — were shut out. All except one, who spoke to HousingWire on the condition of anonymity.
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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

Control implementation costs with smart tech assessments

Technology is an investment that pays off for TILA-RESPA compliance
July 30, 2014

Third-party updates may be necessary to update transaction coverage and calculations, obtain required information for verifications, incorporate new disclosures, and to make sure your software, compliance, quality-control, and recordkeeping protocols comply with the new rule. 


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Shifting gears on TILA-RESPA

Our weekly summary
July 28, 2014

How much of the TILA-RESPA rule implementation have you discussed and planned for in your organization?


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Taking the first steps to implement TILA-RESPA

The who, what and when of compliance
July 25, 2014
As we rapidly approach the start of the 1-year countdown to TILA-RESPA go-live, it’s time that we transition from our theories and tire-kicking into planning mode.
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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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