6 secrets to dealing with regulations for mortgage servicers

6 secrets to dealing with regulations for mortgage servicers

A candid look from the perspective of 2 recovering regulators

First-time buyer GSE mortgage loans are getting far riskier

Risk index for agency mortgages for new buyers at series high

NASDAQ to delist Home Loan Servicing Solutions

Next shoe in New Residential deal drops
W S

Items Tagged with 'NAR'

ARTICLES

First-time buyer GSE mortgage loans are getting far riskier

Risk index for agency mortgages for new buyers at series high
Trey Garrison
Agency loans for first-time buyers are as risky as they’ve been since the AEI started tracking mortgage risk. With pressure on to loosen credit standards even more, are you worried?
Read More

Redfin: Home inventory shortage worse than it looks

Nearly 70% of homes for sale on market for more than 30 days
As the spring selling season gets into full swing, Redfin examined 50 markets to see if fresh inventory is growing, and whether it’s growing enough. What they found looks troubling.
Read More

How much does a Realtor spend on technology?

The price tag to stay competitive
Brena Swanson
Spring is the busy season for Realtors across the nation. So how much does the average Realtor spend on technology in order to stay competitive in this tight real estate market?
Read More

Existing home sales explode as spring homebuying season officially arrives

Surges to highest level in 18 months
Brena Swanson
Spring has indeed come in like a lion. In what should come as welcome news at a critical time of year, existing home sales exploded in March, hitting the highest level in 18 months.
Read More

Forum: If housing is to break stagnation, it needs regulatory reform

Balance needed between regulation and opportunity
Trey Garrison
Home prices are rising roughly twice as fast as wages, putting pressure on potential homebuyers and heightening the risk that any uptick in interest rates could be a setback. What can be done to fix this?
Read More

Has the mortgage market turned a corner?

Mortgage lending still below norms and signs point to...
Trey Garrison
The mortgage market has been as weak as the jobs market and the economy as a whole so far this year. Is it ready to turn a corner, or will it miss and continue right off the road?
Read More

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: FHFA g-fee, PMI shift too much or too little?

Clouds on housing finance horizon; Zillow/Move fight gets personal
Trey Garrison
Things are looking rough for housing with a sluggish start to the spring buying season, and that trickles all the way up to the outlook for agency MBS. Plus, Move takes off the gloves in its ads, and the industry reacts to recent FHFA moves. Read on.
Read More

Lack of equity drags down existing home sales

First American: Missing equity the key driver of tight inventory
Trey Garrison
Home equity is returning but it's way below norms in most markets. This means tightening inventory, which means a drag on existing home sales. At least that's what First American is finding. Here's why.
Read More

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

Former Zillow VP of Strategic Partnerships wrote the letter
Trey Garrison
A new filing in the ongoing lawsuit between Zillow and Move names the anonymous whistleblower: the former Zillow Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Want more? Read on.
Read More

Court seals letter from anonymous whistleblower in Zillow lawsuit

Zillow: Letter full of false and misleading claims
Trey Garrison
The battle over trade secrets between Zillow and Move took an ironic turn Tuesday, with the judge saying the anonymous source letter filed by Move and NAR contained and violated Zillow’s trade secrets.
Read More