Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Goldman's $1B FHFA settlement?

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Pulte Mortgage CEO: 4 facts that could catapult housing

Mortgage credit to loosen over next 12 months
May 12, 2014
“The lack of mortgage availability remains a headwind for our homebuilders,” Pulte Mortgage included, “but if the Federal Government is intent on expanding mortgage credit, we view that as a meaningful catalyst for the space.”
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CoreLogic economist: 3 reasons you should be rationally exuberant on housing

Supply and demand matter more than bubbles and affordability
April 8, 2014
An asset bubble is defined by irrational exuberance as exhibited by excess demand. Isn’t the rule, you can’t have your cake and eat it too?
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4 ways the Johnson-Crapo bill benefits affordable housing

Bill surpasses Corker-Warner reform bill
March 18, 2014
The Johnson-Crapo bill to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac outpaced past reform options, factoring in special factors to cater to affordability.
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Economist: 3 major things you need to know about the 2014 housing market

Mortgage availability may improve?
March 17, 2014
The following list was put together by a veteran housing economist, asked by HousingWire for his opinion on the near-term future of the markets we cover daily. Here's David Berson's take on the 3 things you need to know about housing in 2014.
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Mortgage credit loosens a bit

January 7, 2014
The mortgage credit availability index rose 0.6% from 110.2 in November to 110.9 in December, which means a loosening of credit on what is an otherwise flatline, the Mortgage Bankers Association pointed out this week.
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JPMorgan settlement hurts mortgages: BlackRock

November 22, 2013
JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s (JPM) record $13 billion settlement with the U.S. government over past mortgage practices is undermining the current market, according to BlackRock Inc. (BLK).
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Making mortgage lemons

Tighter underwriting doesn't make up for strong oversight...it just limits the market
October 7, 2013
Requiring very high credit scores may reduce the risk of default, but it doesn’t prevent us from making a mortgage lemon and only serves to dramatically reduce the pool of eligible borrowers, writes Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic.
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