Fannie Mae will buy 97% LTV mortgages

Fannie Mae will buy 97% LTV mortgages

Credit improvements lead to mortgage product

MBA leaders challenge federal regulators to take action

MBA: It's time for the penalty phase to end

5 things you absolutely need for the MBA convention in Las Vegas

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MBA leaders challenge federal regulators to take action

MBA: It's time for the penalty phase to end
Sarah Wheeler
"Today's lenders are paying many times over for mistakes that may have been out of their control," Bill Cosgrove, MBA chairman, said Monday at the MBA Convention in Las Vegas. "And it's the consumer who pays the ultimate price. It's time for the penalty phase to end."
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NAHB: Builder confidence ends four months of consecutive increase

Reverses course, drops
Brena Swanson
“While there was a dip this month, builders are still positive about the housing market. After the HMI posted a nine-year high in September, it’s not surprising to see the number drop in October,” said National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist David Crowe.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates officially at new 2014 lows

Rates drop below 4%
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates continued to drop, falling to new yearly lows as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hit its lowest level since June 20, 2013. This was also the last time the 30-year FRM averaged below 4%.
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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure filings increase first time in 3 years

Rise in foreclosures foreshadows new industry trend
Brena Swanson
Foreclosure filings, including default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions, were reported on 317,171 U.S. properties in the third quarter. According to Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac, this rise in foreclosures foreshadows a new trend.
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Five years later, banks have not forgotten your debt

Americans still face post-foreclosure consequences
Brena Swanson
As Americans slowly rebuild their finances in the aftermath of the financial crisis, debt collectors are lurking around asking for money that borrowers unknowingly still owe.
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Trulia launches new push for data accuracy

“Get Fresh” campaign aims to attract more MLSs and brokers
Ben Lane
“Fresh, accurate listings on Trulia generate the most brand impressions and leads, helping brokers create broad exposure for their brand to grow their businesses,” Trulia said. The site hopes its new push for accurate data will only help in that regard.
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Is the era of buying homes with cash coming to an end?

At lowest level since August 2008
Brena Swanson
Cash sales are slowly turning into the endangered species of the industry, reaching the lowest share since August 2008. And looking at this CoreLogic chart, it doesn't look like that will change anytime soon.
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Most Americans are wrong about their credit score

Think paying your cell phone helps?
Brena Swanson
A significant number of Americans are confused when it comes to what does and does not get reported to national credit bureaus. In fact, many Americans think paying the utilities on time helps with their score. They should think again.
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Executive Conversation: Peak Corporate Network specializes in servicing

Eli Tene and Gil Priel on understanding the needs of investors
Sarah Wheeler

Over 35 years’ experience in the industry and having survived three very strong cycles has taught us with each cycle how to mitigate the risk that comes with those changes.


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Is real estate the key to wealth?

Exploring the inequality of benefitting from one form of capital
Brena Swanson
The inequality in the accumulation of wealth is due to a growth in the value of real estate, while other forms of capital could not record a similar growth. At least that is what Quartz’s Tim Fernholz argues.
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