Rick Sharga: Is this the end of the housing recovery?

Rick Sharga: Is this the end of the housing recovery?

Maybe it wasn’t the snow after all

Whalen: Nonbanks are taking over mortgage originations

Regulators "get in the way"

Unemployment down almost half from this week last year

At lowest level since December 2007
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Rick Sharga: Is this the end of the housing recovery?

Maybe it wasn’t the snow after all
April 24, 2014
The double whammy over the past few days of flat existing home sales and a disastrous drop in new home sales appears to have dimmed many analysts’ views of the housing market recovery. So is the housing recovery over?
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3 quick takeaways from the mortgage conference happening right now

Tidbits from SourceMedia Mortgage Servicing conference
April 23, 2014
So far, the conference has been popular, with early panels well attended. Here are three takeaways from those panels and the opening remarks from John Dalton, president of the Housing Policy Council.
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Should Uncle Sam really be subsidizing the American Dream?

Being the dream should maybe be incentive enough
April 23, 2014
It may sound like heresy to some in the industry, but Catherine Rampell has a point in the Washington Post today – a home is not a good investment.
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Robbing...er, Regulating banks is where the money is

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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