The devil is in the mortgage finance reform details

The devil is in the mortgage finance reform details

On the bumpy road to a common securitization platform

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
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4 charts show how even Realtors are losing confidence in housing

Federal red tape, rising affordability challenges darken sunny demeanors
Trey Garrison
The July 2014 Realtor Confidence Index shows that Realtors aren’t enthusiastic about current conditions and the outlook for the next six months.
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Freddie Mac: 3 reasons lending will hit lows not seen since 2000

What’s the deal? Rates are at historic lows, but so are originations
Trey Garrison
Mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows and this past week they hit the lowest level of 2014. At this pace, originations will hit a 14-year low of $1.14 trillion for the year.
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Existing home sales reach 2014 high

July sales still trail 2013
Trey Garrison
Existing home sales increased in July to their highest annual pace of the year, but are down 4.3% year over year, and the ongoing decline in distressed sales reached an important milestone, according to the National Association of Realtors.
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NAR secures .REALTOR website domain

Changes standard URL endings
Brena Swanson
Finally coming to the housing industry, the National Association of Realtors’ new .REALTOR top-level domain will be available Oct. 23 to members of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association.
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Report: NAR pushes FTC to block Zillow, Trulia deal

New York Post source cites anti-competitive worries
Brena Swanson
The National Association of Realtors wants the Federal Trade Commission to block the $3.5 billion merger of Zillow and Trulia, according to an article in the New York Post.
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Where is real estate booming across America?

Price appreciation "slower, but healthier"
Brena Swanson
Regions across the nation are reporting just how significantly their markets are beginning to heat up, after cooling down for much of the last year.
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Fatal tragedy after open house reminds Realtors of dangers

10 steps every real estate agent should take to protect themselves
Trey Garrison
Philadelphia police arrested and charged two men this week in connection with the July 25 carjacking of a Realtor that tragically ended with the death of three children, one adult and the injury of several others in the city’s Tioga section.
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Will renovation spending offset drop in construction spending?

Two-thirds of homeowners plan renovation in rest of 2014
Trey Garrison
After the biggest drop in construction spending since January 2011, contractors may find some relief in the finding that 67% of consumers plan home renovations within the next six months.
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Industry competition, DDoS attacks can't stop Move

2Q earnings increase 9 quarters straight
Brena Swanson
Despite a DDoS attack that put the company out of service for a couple of days and increased competition, Move managed to still record an increase in revenue.
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Pending home sales drop 7.3% YOY on flat wages, short supply

Biggest drop and biggest miss of 2014 augurs ill for housing
Trey Garrison

Pending home sales dropped off in June, according to the National Association of Realtors, dropping 1.1% from May and falling 7.3% from June 2014 in the biggest decline in 2014 and the biggest miss of expectations in 2014 as well.


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