Over the last few weeks, HousingWire has chronicled the stock ownership disclosures of BlackRock, revealing that the company holds significant interest in many of housing’s biggest names, including Altisource Residential, CoreLogic and Lowe’s. As it turns out, those disclosures only scratch the surface of how deep BlackRock’s roots extend into housing.
Nonbanks are experiencing a strong day on the stock market, following positive first-quarter earning reports. MSR transfer activity is still occurring and more importantly, the long-term pipeline of opportunities is very healthy.
Wells Fargo’s stock finished the day up after it announced it signed an agreement to sell Ocwen a $39 billion portfolio of residential mortgage servicing rights. But Ocwen did not witness the same positive results.
“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