Overall mortgage origination projections for 2015 are hard to estimate due to rates remaining surprisingly low into 2015. However, iEmergent released its 2015 predictions to help put numbers to its forecasts, and the numbers don't look too shabby.
It was a strong quarter for Realogy Holdings. The company was involved in approximately 27% of U.S. existing homesale transaction volume involving a real estate brokerage firm -- a full percentage point gain in market penetration compared to 2013.
Homebuilder Lennar reported strong third-quarter earnings amid positive industry reports on builder confidence. "Our core homebuilding business continues to drive earnings, with strong sales, deliveries and margins," Stuart Miller, CEO of Lennar Corporation, said.
Realogy reported second-quarter net income of $68 million and basic earnings per share for the quarter of $0.47, beating estimates by $0.03 and outperforming the high end of its previously announced guidance range.
Layton has over 35 years of experience in financial services and as a corporate leader. He worked for nearly 30 years at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors, starting as a trainee and rising to vice chairman and member of the three-person Office of the Chairman, retiring in 2004..
"The questions become, ‘Do the courts find a distinction between housing policy and lending, as in whether to make a loan and how you price that loan? Does the government get broader discretion than the private sector?’ ” Andreano said. “It’s not fleshed out.” Read More