Sources: Morris Schneider Wittstadt declaring bankruptcy, closing immediately

Sources: Morris Schneider Wittstadt declaring bankruptcy, closing immediately

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HomeStar Property Solutions officially opens Texas office

Will keep growing operations
Jacob Gaffney
"It's an important next step for HomeStar," said Bradley Trapnell, senior vice president of business development for HomeStar, who helped establish the Dallas location. "There are many incentives to having an office in Dallas; being close to mortgage servicing and investor clients, and having access to a tremendous base of industry talent was chief among them."
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Christopher Whalen: A rebuttal to consumer advocates generally

Christopher Whalen
Consumer advocates, let us remember, make a living by exaggerating the misery faced by millions of Americans who have defaulted on their mortgages and face the loss of their homes.
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The challenge of the ability-to-repay rule in 2014

Panel on non-traditional mortgage investments takes a look
Trey Garrison
How far does the ability-to-repay rule obligate lenders? The definitions are hazy and there's a world of new precedent that could be set in courts.
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Non-prime in a QM world?

The mortgage market is still going
Mark Fleming
Where could the private market go next? How about sub, excuse me, non-prime loans. Remember that the QM regulation sets no requirements for credit scores or LTVs. A non-prime borrower with a low credit score and a small down payment seeking a fixed-rate 30-year loan could very well fit within the QM guidelines.
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RMBS investors warn on long-term hazards of shutdown

Issuers refuse to carve back requirements on certain government docs
Christina Mlynski
Jumbo residential mortgage-backed securities issuers are sounding the horn on the potential effects of a prolonged government freeze.
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Regulating irrational expectations

No regulation could have prevented blind trust in rising home prices
Mark Fleming
Today at ABS East, the mortgage investor conference I am attending in Miami, the topic du jour is regulation. The opening panel discussed the regulatory environment and whether it is helping or hindering the asset-backed securities market. This conversation has made me ask the fundamental question—why do we regulate in the first place?
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Investors rally on government shutdown

But it's not over yet. A debt ceiling emergency could send investors running
Christina Mlynski
While most industry experts are confident the mortgage market can withstand a short-term government halt, others are fearful of what a prolonged federal freeze will mean for investors.
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