Goldman Sachs agrees to pay $3.15B in FHFA suit

Goldman Sachs agrees to pay $3.15B in FHFA suit

Settlement will resolve RMBS claims

It's settled: Principal reduction is smart policy

How the BofA settlement opened the door

Pavaso CEO: CFPB eClosing mortgage pilot “historic event”

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It's officially unaffordable to rent in almost all major cities

Zillow study outlines renting's deep impact on buying
Brena Swanson

"But the health of the for-sale market is directly tied to the rental market, where affordability is really suffering," said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries.


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Real Living Lifestyles joins RealtyTrac’s broker network

Becomes network’s exclusive partner in San Diego County
Ben Lane
As a member of the RealtyTrac Network, Real Living Lifestyles will have the ability to integrate its broker-branded listings into the realtytrac.com website. “The network also offers all of its members high-profile, homepage branding as well as incorporating their insight into the real estate news cycle,” RealtyTrac said.
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Millennials better at paying their mortgages

Mortgage delinquency rate falls nearly 20%
Brena Swanson
The youngest group of mortgage borrowers posted the lowest mortgage delinquency rate, falling to 2.34%, overcoming the impact of the Great Recession.
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Chicago FHLB launches Ginnie Mae MBS program

Gives small banks access to secondary mortgage market
Brena Swanson
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago will soon launch its new program that allows members to originate and sell government-backed loans into Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities.
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Good news for the housing market?

Home Depot raises full-year forecast
Brena Swanson
Home Depot recorded strong second-quarter earnings on the same day the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported multifamily housing starts soaring.
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Report: NAR pushes FTC to block Zillow, Trulia deal

New York Post source cites anti-competitive worries
Brena Swanson
The National Association of Realtors wants the Federal Trade Commission to block the $3.5 billion merger of Zillow and Trulia, according to an article in the New York Post.
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HUD starts housing hiring spree

Department plans to add 1,000 positions
Brena Swanson
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to add 1,000 positions across the country, adding to its current number of 8,000 federal employees. The department has not hired since sequestration began in March 2013.
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Homebuilders see "serious" buyers shopping for homes

NAHB: Third consecutive gain in HMI
Brena Swanson
As the employment situation starts to look up, more homebuilders are reporting an increase in buyers entering the market. But there are still a few hurdles creating challenges for builders.
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Fannie Mae: Housing’s falling momentum will impede 2015 growth

Despite housing slump, economy forecast improves
Brena Swanson
Although the overall economy is forecasted to improve in the second half of the year, housing is not one of the variables helping to boost numbers higher.
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MMCC: CFPB adds new leadership; Millions of prevented foreclosures

Drastic climate changes impact housing
Brena Swanson
Although it has been five years since the financial crisis, a new study shows a lot more people should be thankful due to one key solution that helped prevent 1.4 million foreclosures. Meanwhile, the CFPB hired a new executive to add to its team of housing watchdogs.
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