Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Is the clock ticking on the 30-year mortgage?

Senate banking committee passes massive regulatory relief bill

Big implications in legislation for housing and mortgage finance

Existing home sales crater in April, falling 3.3%

Spring buying stalls out after strong March performance
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Black Knight: Total loans in foreclosure fall to lowest level since 2008

Foreclosure starts drop 22%; prepayments down 15%
Ben Lane
Housing in America is getting healthier, according to a new report from Black Knight Financial Services. Black Knight released its “first look” at the housing data from April, and the report shows that many indicators are trending in a positive direction for housing.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Setting the stage for higher interest rates

Delinquencies drop, call to delay TRID grows, and housing metrics
Trey Garrison
Lots of changes in markets foreign and domestic are aligning that could press the Fed into admitting weak US data, with a resulting impact on interest rates. Plus, Ginnie Mae has a glitch, and much more. Read on.
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Fannie, Freddie: Simplifying loss mitigation is a 2015 priority

Both continue efforts to resolve serious delinquencies
Trey Garrison
Simplification and streamlining – those are the watchwords as Fannie and Freddie move forward in 2015 in terms of mortgage servicing. And not surprisingly, the two enterprises' plans are not too different.
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CoreLogic: Foreclosure inventory down 27.3% since February 2014

Total now down 67% from peak in 2010
Trey Garrison
Foreclosures and delinquencies are way down from last year and from their peaks right after the housing crash. Fewer opportunities for investors, but what does it mean for the economy as a whole?
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Black Knight: Foreclosure inventory reaches lowest level since 2007

Last month’s jump in foreclosures reverse course
Trey Garrison
January’s jump in foreclosure starts reversed course - and then some - in February, dropping by 15% to 79,700 for the month, its lowest level since last November, and the third lowest point in at least seven years. Here's what happened.
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Black Knight: Delinquencies continue downward trend

Drops 11% from January 2014
Brena Swanson
Delinquencies continued to trend down and dropped 11% from January 2014. On the other hand, January’s 94,300 foreclosure starts marked the highest level of starts since December 2013.
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Bank of America to cut hundreds of legacy servicing staff

As delinquent loans decline, BofA “returning staff to normal levels”
Ben Lane
For at least the second time in less than six months, Bank of America is set to lay off hundreds of workers from its legacy mortgage servicing operations as the bank continues to cut back its servicing staff due to a decline in delinquent loans.
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Black Knight: Delinquencies drop 7% in December

Foreclosure starts jump 21% from November
Trey Garrison
Delinquencies dropped by 7.2% in December, bringing the national delinquency rate back under 6% and down to 5.6% for the month, and nearly 13% down from this time last year. Here's what's happening.
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Fitch: 6 predictions for housing in 2015

Rates will rise; mortgage volume will decline
Ben Lane
We may be two weeks into 2015, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the range of predictions for the year. Analysts from Fitch Ratings weighed in with their predictions for 2015 in their Global Housing and Mortgage Outlook, and there’s good news and bad news.
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CoreLogic: 5.1M properties remain in negative equity in Q3 2014

273K residential properties regained equity
Trey Garrison
More than a quarter million gained positive equity in homes in the third quarter, but 5.1 million homeowners are still underwater. Here is what it means.
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