Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Here's the HousingWire/Star Wars Christmas 2014 special

FHA loans could face "tidal wave of defaults"

All indices hit series high

Another mortgage lender launches 3% down loan

Falls in line with FHFA
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Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

Here's the HousingWire/Star Wars Christmas 2014 special
Trey Garrison
It's been quite a year for housing. One could even say it's comparable to the Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978. Here are some of the more bizarre events from 2014.
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OCC: Mortgage performance improves in third quarter

Delinquencies, foreclosures decline on first-lien mortgages
Trey Garrison
Mortgage activity may be slowing overall, but first-lien mortgages are continuing to show improvement. Here's how it broke out in the third quarter.
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Community bankers call on FHA to lower mortgage insurance premiums

Costs threaten housing recovery, trade groups say
Trey Garrison
The FHA is getting back on its fiscal feet, but it's still charging premiums that the mortgage finance industry worry are too high. Here's what they want, and why.
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Prime jumbo non-agency RMBS issuance grows slowly in 2015

Housing needs nonagency securitization using private capital
Trey Garrison
The future of the nonagency RMBS market will require private capital, but it's not clear how that can be achieved. Here are the details.
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Zillow, Trulia shareholders green light merger

Overwhelming margin approve marriage of online listings giants
Trey Garrison
The merger of online listings leaders Trulia and Zillow just got one step closer to completion. Here's how today's vote played out and what it means.
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Bipartisan Policy Center offers blueprint to reinvent housing policy

Study calls for a dynamic new approach
Trey Garrison
The Bipartisan Policy Center is always looking for new solutions and ideas for policymakers, and its prescription for housing policy is no exception. Here's a look.
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Lenders fear weakening mortgage demand in 2015

Forecast calls for modest housing expansion
Trey Garrison
The outlook for 2015 is generally good, but lenders are worried that demand for mortgages is going to slow. Here's why, and why they may be right to worry.
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Another regulator investigates Ocwen Financial

Ocwen’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year just got worse
Trey Garrison
Now the National Mortgage Settlement office says that it can't rely on what it's getting from Ocwen and will bring in an independent accounting firm. Here's why bad just got worse for the nonbank.
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National credit default rates continue to increase in November

However 3 of the 5 key markets saw default rates decrease
Trey Garrison
Bad news on the credit front: Default rates are rising across the board. Here's how it breaks down.
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Housing starts fall in November led by single-family decline

Declines and disappointment all around for starts, permits and completions
Trey Garrison
November was a bad month for housing starts, housing completions and housing permits. Here's a look at the damage.
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