HousingWire reveals the 50 fastest-growing companies in housing economy

HousingWire reveals the 50 fastest-growing companies in housing economy

Inaugural 2014 HW Fast50 ranks public, private companies on revenue growth

Chinese investors remain an X Factor for the US housing market

So what does this mean for homeowners and buyers?

Judge throws out Fannie and Freddie investors’ lawsuit

Decision favors Federal government
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Simplifying the process makes everyone happy
Kofax

Using a mobile app solution to complement your origination process gives you the tools you need to engage consumers on their preferred device and turn the experience into a positive one. 


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It's official: Home loan banks enter merger agreement

Seattle and Des Moines to join forces
Brena Swanson
“Given the fundamental changes that have occurred in the financial system since the creation of the Federal Home Loan Banks, FHFA views the merger agreement approved by the boards of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines positively,” FHFA Director Mel Watt said.
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Fair Housing discrimination law under scrutiny

Texas officials challenge law
Brena Swanson
Historically, courts have ruled that plaintiffs making discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act don’t have to prove intentional bias. But this could change soon depending on a Texas lawsuit.
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Are appraisers holding back housing?

New rules hinder appraisals
Brena Swanson
Although a new study indicates that inflated appraisals are less common today, the impact of low appraisals may be problematic in its own right — higher levels of loan rejections that put a damper on the housing market.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates barely nudge

Rates stagnant amid weak housing data
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates barely moved from the week prior amid mixed housing data, with the 30-year, fixed rate mortgage averaging 4.20% for the week ended Sept. 25.
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CoreLogic: Nearly 1 million houses return to positive equity

Borrower equity increases by $1 trillion
Brena Swanson
"Borrower equity is important because home equity constitutes borrowers’ largest investment segment and, as a result, is driving forward the rise in wealth for the typical homeowner," said Sam Khater, deputy chief economist for CoreLogic.
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Nations Companies hires two industry experts

Expands its service offerings
Brena Swanson
The Nations Companies has hired two industry experts, Bill Frazier, as executive vice president of national sales, and Denia Graham, as president of Nation’s newest service offering, Nations Property Solutions.
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Colorado AG indicts family for mortgage-fraud scheme

Announced 37-count indictment
Brena Swanson
The Colorado state attorney general’s office announced a 37-count indictment against six family members for using their status in the real estate industry to perpetrate a fraud-for-profit mortgage fraud scheme.
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Turnaround: Millennials driving housing momentum?

Housing optimism boosted by millennial confidence
Brena Swanson
"Cynics might argue that these results represent no more than youthful exuberance, or perhaps some naiveté, but that’s missing the point. We need this generation to be confident and wanting to buy, regardless of the difficulties they face," said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries.
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Renters now better at paying their bills

Continue to witness improvement in credit risk
Brena Swanson
Renters continue to witness improvement in their credit risk, giving them more opportunities to receive better rental terms. And the improvement even helps property managers.
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