Housing shouldn’t look at any color but the color of money

Housing shouldn’t look at any color but the color of money

People with bad credit and bad habits should be squeezed out of housing

Who is Nat Hardwick?

Former LandCastle Title CEO owns NASCAR team, rubs elbows with PGA pros

Lawsuit alleges former LandCastle Title CEO embezzled $30 million

Nat Hardwick allegedly used funds for private jets, gambling
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3 reasons mortgage apps don't reflect housing strength

The growing disconnect between apps and sales
Brena Swanson
Mortgage applications continue to hover around the same level, while home sales keep rising. A new reports digs into why, citing three factors for the disconnect.
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Goldman Sachs: 3 reasons housing is not in a bubble

Though not likely to grow, either
Jacob Gaffney
The increase of the price of assets, primarily in real estate and equities, could be considered by some to foreshadow another economic bust. But that's not the case at Goldman Sachs.
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Freddie Mac: Rates to revisit May 2014 lows?

Rates edge slightly down
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates dipped slightly for the week ended Aug. 14, reversing any increase made last week. But this might not last too much longer, with several key market reports coming out soon.
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U.S. budget deficit drops to $95B in July

Falls 3% from 2013
Brena Swanson
The U.S. budget deficit came in at $95 billion at the end of July, falling 3% from the same period last year. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a $96 billion deficit for last month.
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KBRA's Whalen extinguishes any hope of housing reform

"What happens if nothing happens?"
Brena Swanson
Five years past the financial crisis, and Congress has continuously gone back and forth on what to do about the housing market, with strong emphasis on reworking Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But what if all this talk in Washington over housing reform is just that—talk.
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Stanford finance professor's housing solution gains ground

New book helps garner support
Brena Swanson
Stanford finance professor Anat Admati is becoming a more prominent figure in finances and in Washington, especially with the launch of her new book, which made it into the hands of President Obama last month.
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Here's why Realogy supports the Zillow, Trulia deal

“We are optimistic going forward”
Brena Swanson
Amid all the whispers in the industry on the huge Zillow and Trulia acquisition, executives at Realogy Holdings project that their business is in line to gain from the deal.
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Plosser speaks on FOMC dissent vote

Only president to vote no
Brena Swanson
Due to the clear progress the economy has made toward its long-term goals, the Philadelphia Fed president no longer believes the forward guidance language in the Fed statement is appropriate or warranted.
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Blackstone adviser: Investors worried about ‘serious correction’

Byron Wien still holds his line
Jacob Gaffney
“But there are enough other positive signs that I am not altering my favorable forecast. If housing continues to be weak, I will probably have to change my view.”
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More proof housing is headed for a fall

Dismal market can't be blamed on weather
Lynn Effinger
With over 7 million Americans working in part-time positions rather than the full-time jobs they would prefer having, and with so many millions more dropping out of the workforce altogether, the case is made… again, that our economic outlook is not rosy as we sloth through the remainder of 2014.
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