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What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition

Items Tagged with '2014'


RE/MAX: March home sales build momentum for 2014

All 52 metro areas record increase in sales
April 18, 2014
March home sales increased over the previous month for the first time in 2014, rising 24.6% from February, in addition to all 52 metro areas surveyed reporting an increase in sales over February.
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JPMorgan Chase records $5.3 billion 1Q net income

Misses earnings estimates amid mortgage headwinds
April 11, 2014
JPMorgan Chase recorded a first-quarter 2014 net income of $5.3 billion, or $1.28 per share, a drop from $6.5 billion, or $1.59 per share, in the first quarter of 2013, missing earnings estimates.
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FHFA: Home price index slightly increases 0.5%

March 25, 2014
FHFA home price reports come in rosier than Case-Shiller. Why? For one, the FHFA only looks at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sales.
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Ally earnings tumble amid mortgage settlement costs

Officially finished with mortgages
February 6, 2014
Ally Financial officially exited the mortgage business by the end of 2013 but not without incurring significant losses. Ally recorded a net income of $104 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, a giant drop down from a net income of $1.4 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012.
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Can home prices record 23 months of increases?

Prices increase 11% in December: CoreLogic
February 4, 2014
Home prices recorded the 22nd consecutive monthly year-over-year increase in home prices nationally and grew 11% in December 2013 compared to a year ago.
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Not all lending pulls back

Multifamily, commercial lending grows 7% from 2013
February 3, 2014
Despite a drawback in residential mortgage originations, commercial and multifamily mortgage originations are predicted to grow to $300 billion in 2014, rising 7% from 2013 volumes.
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Consumer confidence hits five-month high

Americans become more optimistic about the economy
January 28, 2014
Consumer confidence unexpectedly climbed to a five-month high in January as Americans became more optimistic about the economy and the labor market.
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The fight over shrinking origination volume

First rounds go to the community banks
January 21, 2014
Even with the mortgage origination space stretched thin, not all lenders are destined to struggle. According to one association, community banks are actually well-positioned for lending success.
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Wells Fargo CEO optimistic for 2014

Market to trend higher
January 20, 2014
The new year brings new regulatory changes and housing trends. Wells Fargo CEO chimed in, sharing his perspective for the upcoming year, noting that while it will be a good year, it will not be a breakout year.
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4 key housing trends

Freddie Mac sees real estate moving in a positive direction
January 16, 2014
When analyzing economic indicators, the housing market seems to be moving in a positive direction. But despite signs of improvement, there is still plenty of room for growth.
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