Rick Sharga: Is this the end of the housing recovery?

Rick Sharga: Is this the end of the housing recovery?

Maybe it wasn’t the snow after all

Stewart Information Services 1Q earnings suffer from mortgage reductions

Posts net loss of $12.1 million

New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

Spring buying season off with a whimper
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Banks can lead by lending

Taking stock of 2014 housing market expectations
March 31, 2014
The housing market clearly has been through the ringer and back. The question is, are we all the way back, or does the housing market still have some improvement left in it?
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Did the foreclosure rate really get cut in half?

Yes, according to OCC data
March 27, 2014
The percentage of early stage delinquencies, 30 days+ overdue, is 2.6%, down 8.7% from a year ago and the lowest level at year-end since reporting began in January 2008. But the really big changes concern foreclosures.
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From mortgages to marijuana: This company’s officially gone to pot

They're through navigating the weeds of the mortgage industry
March 25, 2014
One company has seen the future. And it's not mortgages. It's marijuana.
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First Guaranty Mortgage adds Streeter as national marketing manager

March 25, 2014
David Streeter brings 12 years of marketing experience with a focus on residential loan origination platforms.
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Guaranteed Rate names Juli Rennie senior VP, regional manager

Company expands in Texas
March 21, 2014
The addition of Juli Rennie is part of an expansion of the company's mortgage lending operations in Texas, with a specific focus on the company's key home loan markets of Dallas, Houston and Austin.
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New Penn cherry-picks former Green Tree staffers

One firm's wholesale exit is another's opportunity
March 11, 2014
"We saw an opportunity to bolster our wholesale sales team and went after it," said Brian Simon, chief operating officer with New Penn Financial.
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Fifth Third terminates relationships with wholesale loan brokers

Will focus on correspondent lending
March 10, 2014
"While this was an extremely difficult decision to make, we intend to build on our leadership position in the correspondent market and remain committed to purchasing loans from smaller financial institutions and independent mortgage companies," mortgage head says in letter.
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The key to successfully growing your mortgage lending operation

Hurry! Competition is quickly heating up
February 26, 2014
Since the mortgage market its quickly shrinking, it is more important than ever to retain and gain customers. The key to success: lender relationships.
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Moody's sends warning to Ocwen, Nationstar and Walter

There is one thing nonbanks shouldn't do
February 26, 2014
As regulators try to limit the amount of growth at those firms, they may expand lending operations. That could lead to a negative impact on the credit ratings of the firm, Moody's said.
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Stonegate Mortgage originations increase 152%

Lender navigates tough year with strategic acquisitions
February 24, 2014

Stonegate Mortgage not only overcame the challenging market conditions during the second half of 2013 but also posted a strong increase in originations and its servicing portfolio due to several strategic acquisitions.


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