Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

When will we all stop kidding ourselves?

Yahoo launches feature-heavy mortgage calculator

Joins Google in developing native mortgage tool

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House marking up key mortgage, regulatory reform bills

These could have serious impact on housing finance, mortgage lending
Trey Garrison
Mired though they be in the bog of committee procedure and moored though they are to the whim of every committee member, key bills that could drastically improve mortgage lending and finance struggle to leave port.
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Nationstar drops more than 10% in day's trading after $500M public offering

Investors seem wary of what the deal says
Trey Garrison
Yesterday's public offering of 17.5 million in common stock by Nationstar Mortgage to raise funding isn't pleasing investors. Here's what's happening on the Street.
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Mortgage applications jump 9.5% in mid-March

Refinances fuel surge in apps for week
Trey Garrison
After just downright depressing lows for much of the first quarter, mortgage applications surged ahead last week. Here's what happened.
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The top 5 most and least affordable home markets

realtor.com: San Francisco leads, Detroit bleeds
Trey Garrison
It’s a challenging home market but realtor.com is trying to make some sense of it with the new mortgage affordability metric, and what it tells you about a given housing market is surprising.
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California federal court holds in MERS’ favor

MERS has statutory right to notice as a beneficiary
Trey Garrison
You can’t end-around a beneficiary under a recorded deed of trust, and they are entitled to a right to notice, a federal court in California ruled, chalking up another victory for MERS.
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KB Home posted 1Q revenues of $580.1M beating expectations

Homebuilder posts net income of $8M
Trey Garrison
The slowdown impacting so many homebuilders didn't touch KB Home, which saw strong growth in profits and revenues in its first quarter. Here's how they beat the freeze.
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Do we really need laws protecting the 30-year mortgage?

These guys say yes, yes we do
Trey Garrison
Three New England congressmen have introduced legislation designed to protect the fixed-rate 30-year mortgage and, they say, shield American taxpayers from future bailouts by reforming the housing finance system. Think it's a good idea?
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Mortgage lenders want regulatory relief

QM, Dodd-Frank choking mortgage lending
Trey Garrison
Lenders say regulatory relief is needed, or else mortgage lending will continue to falter. Do you agree, or are they asking for another risky environment?
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FOMC: Dropping the patient, but not impatient to raise rates

GDP is slowing; wage growth is sluggish
Trey Garrison
The Federal Open Market Committee voted Wednesday not to raise interest rates, but it has dropped “patient” from its guidance, setting the stage for a rate hike in the second or third quarter. Here is the low-down.
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Mortgage applications drop again, down 3.9%

Refinancings now at lowest share since October 2014
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications continue to disappoint, dropping again in the second week of March after a rough patch through February. Here’s the break down.
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