In a giant sweep against foreclosure relief scammers, the CFPB, FTC and 15 states are filing a handful of lawsuits against companies and individuals that collected more than $25 million in illegal advance fees with false promises to prevent foreclosures.
One of housing’s biggest financiers BlackRock plans to jump into the fight over the financial future of Detroit, lodging a court filing that could allow it to put its legal muscle behind an effort to help bondholders.
The Justice Department and other federal and state agencies are looking into bubble-era bank practices surrounding issuance of RMBS, going on what Clayton Holdings attorneys characterized as a "fishing expedition" in response to a government subpoena.
“Nearly every part of the real estate process has been transformed by technology except for home financing. Getting a mortgage is still manual, frustrating and confusing,” said Nick Stamos, CEO and founder of Sindeo..
Legacy insurers are headed toward solid ground, with some experiencing their first full year of profitability since the housing crash. New entrants, meanwhile, are raising capital, entering the fray and gaining market share. Read More
First, I’m not suggesting totally yanking FICO or Vantage Scores or anything like that. What I am recommending is the adoption of other models that would equally, or even more effectively, determine who can repay a loan. Read More