Top 5 cities where safety is not a question

Top 5 cities where safety is not a question

Number one shouldn't be a shocker

Where's Watt?

FHFA scorecard should be marked tardy

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What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition

Items Tagged with 'Sterne Agee'


So Vladimir Putin is good for America's mortgage market…?

Mortgage rates stay down amid political strife
April 7, 2014
While Russian President Vladimir Putin is not exactly smiled upon in the world, causing economic and banking uncertainty, one article suggests he is the reason it is a great time to buy a house.
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Here's why first quarter earnings will disappoint everyone

Earnings set pace for 2014
April 7, 2014
Mark your calendar. First quarter earnings season is just days away with Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase leading the way. And while there was a lot of optimism, early indicators don’t show much support for it.
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More than half of Altisource revenue is from business with Ocwen

Sterne Agee likes future for non-bank MSR market
March 25, 2014
Sterne Agee is initiating coverage on Altisource Portfolio Solutions, a provider of servicing tools, with a neutral rating and $125 PT on its outlook for growth for non-bank MSR firms.
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Homebuilder stocks dive on existing home sales news

Markets stabilize after bleeding followed FOMC
March 20, 2014
Homebuilder stocks were down in early afternoon trading on news of the continuing decline in existing home sales, moving at the slowest pace in 18 months.
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Sterne Agee analyst neutral on two homebuilders

Investors should look past cold-weather effects
March 13, 2014
Builders in key areas were battered by the cold weather in the first months of 2014, but investors should look past the effects and at the bigger picture, says Sterne Agee analyst Jay McCanless.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Fannie, Freddie investors speak out

Winter housing troubles persist into Spring buying season
March 2, 2014
There is roughly one month left of winter; however, if the housing market continues down the same path, the outlook for spring may not be too warm. Plus, the real reason, unmentioned in the media, about why the Blackstone CEO received a massive bankroll.
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Who says poor construction numbers won't bend positive trajectory?

One economist says housing demand still strong despite slowdown
February 19, 2014
Her take: Momentum in the housing market continues to slow but the upward trajectory in both supply and demand remains positive.
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Negative builder news drags on HW 30 for second day

Builders take brunt of bad January construction reports
February 19, 2014
Stocks were mixed Wednesday with several construction and home builders suffering after down reports from the National Association of Home Builders and the Census Bureau on housing construction.
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4 headwinds for mortgage servicing

Lawsuits, FHFA, bills threaten stock performance
February 18, 2014
The mortgage servicing business has several serious headwinds facing it that may prove to be greater than what the market originally anticipated.
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Good news for mortgage bonds means good news for homebuyers

Agency bond gains, QM rule drive down mortgage costs
February 3, 2014
A surge in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginne Mae agency mortgage bonds the last week of January may be what’s driving down the cost of mortgages this week.
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