Alarming details charged in the collapse of Butler & Hosch

Alarming details charged in the collapse of Butler & Hosch

Lawsuits allege phony billings, bogus invoices and millions in fake accounts receivables

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EXCLUSIVE: Morris Schneider Wittstadt officially files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Butler & Hosch sale, Dustin Johnson lawsuit severely impacted firm
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The three-card Monte accounting of Fannie, Freddie conservatorship

Admittedly partisan study raises troubling questions
Trey Garrison
A forensic look at the complex legerdemain that was federal government putting the GSEs in conservatorship reveals some head-scratching accounting and some three-card Monte style mathematics.
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Homebuilder confidence hits 2015 high in June

NAHB: New home construction, sales picking up momentum
Trey Garrison
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in June rose five points to a level of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released Monday. What does it mean for you?
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Former Yahoo! CFO Tim Morse named new CEO for Auction.com

Co-founder and former CEO Jeff Frieden named executive chairman
Trey Garrison
Auction.com named former Yahoo! CFO and interim CEO Tim Morse the company’s official new CEO. Here's what's happening in the big office.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: The end of “disparate impact” in housing today?

Plus two Realtors held at gunpoint, interest rates and whither RMBS?
Trey Garrison
Today is a big legal day for housing, as the Supreme Court will determine whether housing policy is subject to the onerous burdens of “disparate impact.” Plus, housing metrics for the week and a look at mortgage bond performance. Do you want to know more?
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IMA puts out $2B Ginnie Mae MSR portfolio

Loans carry weighted average note rate of 3.75%
Trey Garrison
Interactive Mortgage Advisors announced it is acting as exclusive broker for the seller of a $2 billion Ginnie Mae bulk residential mortgage servicing rights offerings.
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Moody’s: SEC disclosure rule for due diligence enhances RMBS transparency

Rule 15Ga-2 improves risk assessment for investors
Trey Garrison
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Rule 15Ga-2 takes effect on June 15, for new residential mortgage-backed securities, and it should provide transparency into the credit quality of mortgage loans underlying transactions. How will this affect you?
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Affordable housing and business opportunities headline ULI conference

Community development at forefront of Housing Opportunity 2015
Trey Garrison
The conference will be a meeting of the leading minds in the affordable housing and community development industry, and attendees will examine some of the most pressing issues facing communities. Read on.
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KBW: Here’s how Shelby bill will affect banks and mortgage finance

Digging deeper, there’s a lot more there
Trey Garrison
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ analysts looked at Senate Banking Chair Richard Shelby’s, R-Ala., new banking reform bill, and in a note to clients explain some of the key ramifications. Want to know how it will affect you? Read on.
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From HW Magazine

2015 Rising Stars

Our newest winners act as change agents from within
HousingWire Staff
These 40 winners have developed groundbreaking new software, re-engineered entire systems and launched their own startups. They have seen dramatic growth in sales, in market share and in influence. Whether they started with a company right out of high school or were brought in for a specialty solution, their contributions have been outsized.
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Bipartisan coalition in Congress wants grace period for TRID enforcement

CFPB should allow good faith period to work out bugs
Trey Garrison
Democrats and Republicans in Congress came together to encourage the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to enact a grace period for enforcement of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, for which much of the industry is not prepared. Will they get it?
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