CFPB analyst cites 'profound' mortgage servicer community impact

FHFA reaches $280 million RMBS settlement with Barclays

RMBS settlement total now exceeds $16 billion

Whalen: Nonbanks are taking over mortgage originations

Regulators "get in the way"

Items Tagged with 'NAR'


Here’s why the spring buying season is kicking off flat

Sales down, prices up
April 22, 2014
The pent-up housing demand apparently saw its shadow and is still in hiding – existing home sales declined in March, the first real month of the spring buying season, even as prices continue to rise.
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Pending home sales down 10.5% from February 2013

Down 0.8% from January as investor sales dry up
March 27, 2014
Pending home sales fell for the eighth straight month, down 0.8% from the downwardly revised January report and down 10.5% from February 2013, according to the index from the National Association of Realtors.
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Realtors submit even more ways you know you're a Realtor

Guess which job is our victim this Friday
March 25, 2014
We teased Realtors, they teased right back. Here's the best "Ways you know you're a...Realtor" responses we've gotten.
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How the Internet chips away the MLS

Insight into the escalating war between Zillow and Move
March 21, 2014
What the Internet and Uber are doing to the taxi business is happening in its own way to real estate brokers and the MLS.
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NAR President: "We want GSE reform to take place now"

White House seeks housing influencer opinion
March 21, 2014
Now that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reform talk is at the forefront of the table, National Association of Realtors President Steve Brown is ready to get the balling rolling on progress.
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Home sales slowest since July 2012

Rising prices and weather blamed
March 20, 2014
Existing home sales fell again for the second month in a row, falling 0.4%. February’s pace of sales was the lowest since July 2012, when it stood at 4.59 million.
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Realtors sue Zillow for breach of contract

Lawsuit alleges violation of trade secrets
March 17, 2014
Move and the National Association of Realtors have filed a lawsuit against Zillow alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets.
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How is home price growth pushing sellers to market?

Realtor inventories grow just in time for spring buying season
March 13, 2014
Homeowners are responding to home price gains by putting their homes on the market at a pace 10% faster than this time last year.
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Find out why pending home sales are flat

Northeast, South gain despite cold weather
February 28, 2014
January pending home sales were a wash, with gains in the South and Northeast offsetting declines in the West and Midwest.
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Existing home sales hit lowest level in year and a half

Weather? Also blame flood insurance for falling sales
February 21, 2014
January home sales tumbled to the lowest level in a year and a half after the market hinged on the potential of a better report. But home prices, rates and weather were not the only factors pushing existing-home sales down.
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