FHFA leaving g-fees alone, revising primary mortgage insurance requirements

FHFA leaving g-fees alone, revising primary mortgage insurance requirements

Move will lower fees for riskier borrowers; change is ‘revenue neutral’

Housing advocacy groups call on FHFA, CFPB to investigate “pro-foreclosure” tactics

Groups cite Ocwen as leader in preventing mortgage defaults

Court filing reveals name of anonymous whistleblower in Zillow/Move lawsuit

Former Zillow VP of Strategic Partnerships wrote the letter
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Is housing weakness just a seasonal blip?

Analysts lean towards optimistic view
Trey Garrison
Tuesday morning’s mixed news on housing sales and home prices in January and February may come down to an issue of inventory. But is it really?
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KB Home posted 1Q revenues of $580.1M beating expectations

Homebuilder posts net income of $8M
Trey Garrison
The slowdown impacting so many homebuilders didn't touch KB Home, which saw strong growth in profits and revenues in its first quarter. Here's how they beat the freeze.
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All is not lost in housing starts free-fall, economists say

Starts are only 15%, but volatility is worrying
Trey Garrison
The report that privately owned housing starts in February plummeted 17% sent ripples of alarm through the housing industry, and while it’s bad, many economists say it’s no reason to panic.
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Sterne Agee lowers and suspends estimates on Ocwen’s debt refi

Analysts unsure what new Ocwen will look like going forward
Trey Garrison
Ocwen isn't going away but it is undergoing a transformation. Here's what analysts think now and why they don't know what to think going forward.
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Latest data shows housing economy sluggish

New home sales decline shows housing liftoff isn’t near
Trey Garrison
New home sales flatlined in January, but while some say it's a sign the housing market is in for a long slog, others are optimistic about the long-haul for 2015. Here's why.
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Housing and mortgage lending stall at the start of 2015

How bad will it get, or is this just a stumble?
Trey Garrison
Is the rough start to 2015 in both housing and mortgage finance just a stutter, or does it portend worse things to come? Here’s what the experts are saying.
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Housing market starts 2015 on several weak notes

Construction, confidence, applications all down
Trey Garrison
The housing market is off to an inauspicious start. Is there reason for cautious optimism? Perhaps. Here’s why.
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Everything you need to know about President Obama lowering FHA premiums

Actual effect of controversial move sparks disagreement
Trey Garrison
The president said he will direct FHA to cut its premiums 0.5%, but questions remain whether it will really boost homeownership, and whether Congress will push back against the move. Here's what's next.
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Ocwen volatile over concerns company could lose existing servicing

Sterne Agee: Continues to rate OCN neutral
Trey Garrison
Ocwen's stock has been volatile but Sterne Agee continues to rate the company neutral despite investor concerns. Here are the details.
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The key to homebuilder profit in 2015

Hint: It’s not through first-time homebuyers
Brena Swanson
The government is in overdrive to open the credit box for first-time homebuyers. But the new push doesn’t help everyone in the industry. According to two homebuilder analysts, if homebuilders want to make money, they need to stay away from first-time homeowners and subprime buyers.
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