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Activist investors critique Zillow, Trulia deal

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Can Immigrants Save Housing?

With immigration reform stalled, housing professionals look for ways to help undocumented residents achieve the American Dream
August 1, 2014
A surge of illegal immigration over the summer by unaccompanied minors has brought immigration reform and border security into the news in a big way. Still, the dramatic headlines — some claiming a humanitarian crisis — are unlikely to get immigration reform back on track in Congress. For housing leaders — who recognize immigration as a key driver of household formation — lack of immigration reform comes as a big disappointment.
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Ellie Mae 2Q14 earnings overcome outages

Encompass users increase 12% y/y
July 31, 2014
Ellie Mae recorded an increase in its second-quarter earnings despite additional operating expenses from its outages experienced at the end of March.
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FHLB Des Moines, FHLB Seattle in merger talks

Brings 12 FHLB down to 11
July 31, 2014
Currently, there are 12 Federal Home Loan Banks that could change soon, with a potential merger from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle.
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$22B in government mortgage relief still left for struggling homeowners

HAMP defaults still running high
July 30, 2014
The Treasury still has plenty of money left to help struggling homeowners, with nearly $22 billion of untapped funding available for the Treasury’s Making Home Affordable program.
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HomeStreet sells MSRs, mortgages

Reduces mortgage concentration
July 29, 2014
HomeStreet sold $211 million of its held-for investment single-family mortgages in the second quarter, recognizing a $3.9 million gain.
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FHFA extends G-fee input deadline

Seeks industry opinion on G-fee policy
July 29, 2014

The Federal Housing Finance Agency extended its deadline for accepting industry input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guarantee fees to Sept. 8, allowing more time for public comment on G-fee policy and implementation regarding the optimum level of G-fees required to protect taxpayers.


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Flagstar approves ULSA as an AMC

Provides appraisal services to retail, correspondent channels
July 25, 2014
Flagstar Bank approved Urban Lending Solutions Appraisals as an Appraisal Management Company, providing appraisal services to both Flagstar’s retail and correspondent channels.
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CFPB proposes HMDA rule changes

Works to keep pace with market
July 24, 2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing a new rule in order to improve information reported about the residential mortgage market and communication with consumers.
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HousingWire TECH100 winner FormFree issued pioneering patent

All-digital verification is now a thing
July 23, 2014
The move toward digital lending appears officially unstoppable as FormFree Holdings just received a patent for AccountChek, the world's first automated asset verification system for the lending industry.
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Freedom Mortgage originations grow despite industry pullback

Smaller lenders steal more market share
July 22, 2014
As bigger players see a contraction in originations, Freedom Mortgage is recording strong growth.
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