Morgan Stanley finally pays $275 million for subprime RMBS fraud

Morgan Stanley finally pays $275 million for subprime RMBS fraud

SEC charged company with misrepresenting loans

New home sales collapse, erasing recent surge

Sales 11.5% down YOY; fall to 406,000 annual pace

Fannie Mae offers new suite of HomePath financing

Goodbye HomePath Mortgage and HomePath Renovation

Items Tagged with 'Housing stocks'


PHH mortgage business set to revive after fleet sale

FBR reiterates outperform rating
July 8, 2014
After months of rumors that PHH Corporation was considering selling its fleet management business, it is officially complete, leaving the company sitting on approximately $1.4 billion in cash and giving it a chance in the mortgage market.
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MSR sale lifts Wells Fargo stock

Ocwen stock drops amid sale
January 22, 2014
Wells Fargo’s stock finished the day up after it announced it signed an agreement to sell Ocwen a $39 billion portfolio of residential mortgage servicing rights. But Ocwen did not witness the same positive results.
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HW 30 remains mostly unchanged after key housing reports

Builder stocks soar as building permits rise
November 26, 2013
Key housing data had very little impact on the HW 30 Tuesday, with building permits remaining the outlier.
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Housing stocks get breathing room as 10-year Treasury yield rises

October 15, 2013
The housing market is getting a little extra breathing room as a backup in the 10-year Treasury yield took mortgage rates along for the ride.
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Zillow stock is uniquely positioned

October 1, 2013
Zillow's stock is in a unique position since it's tied to the housing market. Still, the firm shares similar characteristics to Yelp.
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Rising home prices boost household net worth

September 26, 2013
The net worth of U.S. families hit $1.3 trillion in the second quarter as rising home values and gains in the stock market helped lift individual balance sheets.
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HW 30 ends Wednesday trading with mixed results

Builders stayed strong, while banks staged a comeback
September 25, 2013
Wednesday was a mixed bag for the HW 30 index, although the index as a whole improved 0.65% for the day.
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Efforts underway to revive the mortgage securities market

September 24, 2013
Issuers are creating debt with features not witnessed since the pre-crisis days to revive the mortgage securities market.
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Borrowers sent guessing on best time to buy

Fed surprises market by not tapering
September 19, 2013
With the Fed giving mortgage rates a reprieve by not tapering this month, homebuyers are left in the midst of a giant guessing game, where they're unable to figure out the best time to lock in a mortgage rate.
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MDC Holdings rebounds from housing stock slump

September 12, 2013
The stock of homebuilder MDC Holdings fought back after falling into a slump last week when investors discovered a new silver lining.
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