3 quick takeaways from the mortgage conference happening right now

3 quick takeaways from the mortgage conference happening right now

Tidbits from SourceMedia Mortgage Servicing conference

Stewart Information Services 1Q earnings suffer from mortgage reductions

Posts net loss of $12.1 million

New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

Spring buying season off with a whimper
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Price inflation pushes U.S. renters to the brink

Half of renters spend more than 30% of their monthly income on housing
December 9, 2013
Rental prices are taxing lower-income families, with some Americans spending 30% to 50% of their monthly incomes on housing. And while multifamily properties are currently in construction, the trend of higher prices is far from over.
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Shiller: Housing warms up, but no bubbling

September 30, 2013
The talk of whether there is now a new bubble in housing is becoming cocktail-party discussion fodder yet again. But is there actually a bubble? Yale economics professor and co-namesake of perhaps the most popular housing price index (the S&P/Case-Shiller HPI) weighs in on the topic this weekend in an op-ed in The New York Times.
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Consumers pull back the reins on housing confidence

Rising rates, Fed tapering push them to the sidelines
September 9, 2013
U.S. consumer confidence hit a brick wall in recent weeks as concerns over the potential tapering of the Federal Reserve’s monetary stimulus and recent spikes in mortgage interest rates drew more attention.
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