Dustin Johnson levels blockbuster claims at title attorneys

Wilbur Ross quits Ocwen Financial

Distressed asset investor bringing his magic to Bank of Cyprus

CFPB proposes 7 big changes to foreclosure process for mortgage servicers

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Redwood Trust brings second jumbo RMBS to market

Are the floodgates about to open?
Ben Lane
Kroll Bond Ratings Agency has issued its presale ratings for SEMT 2014-2 and has awarded AAA ratings to the vast majority of the $306 million deal.
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Private mortgage bond market could stage a comeback

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew expected to announce new initiative
Brena Swanson
The Treasury Department will launch an initiative to revive the market for mortgage securities without government backing, bringing together institutional investors and issuers of mortgage bonds to create guidelines for the new venture.
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Annaly: How tapering impacts REITs

...if taper remains on schedule
Brena Swanson
As tapering continues, real estate investment trusts like Annaly Capital Management are factoring in the potential impact once tapering is finalized.
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FHFA reaches $280 million RMBS settlement with Barclays

RMBS settlement total now exceeds $16 billion
Ben Lane
The FHFA, as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, settled with Barclays Bank PLC to the tune of $280 million. Per the terms of the settlement agreement, Barclays will pay $227 million to Freddie and $53 million to Freddie.
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Ocwen to settle CFPB, AG servicing investigation

To pay roughly $127.3M, offers $2B in consumer relief
Kerri Ann Panchuk
Ocwen Financial Corp. agreed to offer $2 billion in consumer relief and to pay up to $127.3 million to settle a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau investigation into its servicing practices, according to one of the servicer’s recent securities filings.
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Banks try to gain leverage in FHFA securities lawsuit

Fail in their attempt to assert an 'affirmative defense'
Kerri Ann Panchuk
Banks facing a mortgage securities lawsuit filed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency lost their chance to enact a defense that could limit their potential liability.
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Buy a home before 2014

New rules, rising rates could mean fewer options
The year 2014 will be a type of test market for the mortgage industry, with the Federal Reserve expected to eventually taper its mortgage securities purchases. With that in mind, HomeFinder.com is advising potential buyers to look for their new homes before 2013 closes out.
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Private capital filling in where banks won't tread

HousingWire Staff
As capital restrictions on banks mount along with new regulations spanning the mortgage securitization business, private capital is seeing an entrance opportunity. Barron's has a look at Seer Capital, one investor making waves in the securitized credit and bond markets, treading where banks won't -- or can't -- go.
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Efforts underway to revive the mortgage securities market

HousingWire Staff
Issuers are creating debt with features not witnessed since the pre-crisis days to revive the mortgage securities market.
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Mortgage-bond yields plummet after Fed decides not to taper

HousingWire Staff
Yields on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage securities fell to their lowest level in over a month after the Federal Reserve shocked the market by deciding not to cut back on its monthly purchases of Treasurys and mortgage backed securities.
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