Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Here's the HousingWire/Star Wars Christmas 2014 special

FHA loans could face "tidal wave of defaults"

All indices hit series high

Another mortgage lender launches 3% down loan

Falls in line with FHFA
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Is mortgage credit loosening or not?

Myth or reality, the debate continues
Trey Garrison
James Frischling, president of NewOak, weighed in Monday in a note to clients, and he says it’s too tight.
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NewOak adds Triet M. Nguyen as managing director

Will lead the corporate and municipal credit solutions group
Levi Shultz
With 32 years in the industry, Nguyen is responsible with helping the team build out its capabilities and assisting clients in fundamental credit assessment, surveillance and portfolio monitoring.
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This 1 chart shows why housing can’t shake the bad news blues

And yet every report comes in as “unexpected” to some
Trey Garrison
Going into Monday’s report on new home sales, analysts were predicting new home sales would come in above the 430,000 annualized rate, which would have been a 6% gain. Instead we got a 2.4% decline. A big swing and a miss. "Unexpectedly," of course.
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NewOak appoints Anastasia Stull managing director

Responsible for regulatory compliance and risk management
Ben Lane
Stull has been tasked with expanding NewOak’s presence by interacting with key industry participants, such as regulatory agencies, trade associations, government-sponsored enterprises and leading regulatory law firms, and enhancing the company’s ability serve its financial and lending clients.
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Homeownership at near 20-year low, but some bright spots

Slowing price growth helps, but credit, affordability drag
Trey Garrison
Despite low interest rates and expanding credit availability, homeownership in the U.S. continues to fall, down to a low of 64.7%, a level not seen since 1995.
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NewOak names Andrea Bryan managing director, credit services

Joins after spending 15 years with Standard & Poor’s
Ben Lane
Bryan brings more than 20 years of experience in structured finance markets to NewOak, with a focus on commercial real estate, commercial mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations.
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The future of housing is better than you think

Home equity's main role in market's success
Brena Swanson
Although the housing market continues to fall short of last year, it may not be like this for long. According to one report, the impact of rising home equity will help buoy the market in the future.
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NewOak President: Mortgage market needs looser lending standards

Tighter standards, weaker borrowers aren’t a good combo
Trey Garrison
Mortgage lending dropped to its lowest level in 14 years with the increase in interest rates believed to be a primary driver, but NewOak’s president doesn’t believe that.
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Now accepting applications: A new word for subprime

Do you have the right definition?
Brena Swanson
Lenders are becoming more creative with their word choices for the word “subprime,” but this is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it is still sound lending.
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California housing market poised for future growth

But fiscal, housing policies leave cracks in market confidence
Christina Mlynski
While California's housing market will continue to recover, various economic headwinds remain, including unclear monetary and housing policies.
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