Housing stocks were mostly up on what has been a solid year of recovery in housing, but traders were still not happy about Impac's decision to cut staff and physical locations to focus more on its online services.
Riding on the coattails of two very impressive third-quarter earnings reports from homebuilders, Lennar and KB Home, real estate-related stocks closed the day with positive movement on the HW 30 index.
Monday was a solid day for the HW 30 index — HousingWire’s exclusive index of stocks impacting the housing economy — which rose a modest 0.89% by market close. In comparison, the Nasdaq closed down 0.12%, while the S&P 500 was up 0.57% by the end of trading.
The CFPB left the grace period open-ended and most in the industry interpreted that to mean that it will last throughout the rest of 2015, at least. Unfortunately, as welcome as that grace period is, TRID remains a costly and complicated fix that has enormous implications for the whole industry..
“Bad letters damage the brand,” Katherine Porter says. “There’s a contagion effect of this. I think bad letters are unjust. They disproportionately harm the borrowers we need to help the most.” Read More
The answer may be found somewhere between commandeering the entire process and “throwing it over the fence.” For lenders, paying more attention to the source of the data and information used in finalizing settlement (title searching, valuation and the like) could hold the key. This means data reporting collected in a more robust, accurate and verifiable fashion. Read More