Altos: Critics wrong about housing, it’s going to soar

Altos: Critics wrong about housing, it’s going to soar

2015 will see notable price appreciation

The real reason Fannie and Freddie don't do principal modifications

Looking out for your retirement

Blackstone adviser: Investors worried about ‘serious correction’

Byron Wien still holds his line
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It takes a brave soul to step into MSRs

Reward or no, the regulatory risk is ridiculous
March 11, 2014
There has to be an easier way to make a living for people working in the mortgage servicing space, be they servicers, securitizers or even investors.
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Mortgage servicers reportedly aren't complaining about new regulations

"The world did not stop spinning on its axis after Jan. 10," panelist says.
March 10, 2014
The tension between regulators and those in the mortgage servicing space is colored by mistrust of motive, fear of overreaction, and the general worry that perhaps, in some cases, regulators don't fully understand the very industry under their aegis.
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6 questions for an MSR industry under assault

Risk, reward assessment thrown off by regulatory uncertainty
March 7, 2014
FBR Capital Markets take a detailed look at the world of MSRs – the regulations, the risks, and the rewards – especially given a hostile regulatory environment and questions about what else could be coming down from Capitol Hill.
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Lawsky letter condemns alleged Ocwen conflicts

It's about more than a $2.7 billion MSR deal
February 26, 2014
The “regulator with zeal” heading New York’s Department of Financial Services says Ocwen Financial has a “number of potential conflicts of interest” with other public companies it’s dealing with, and he wants his questions answered.
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Nationstar hungry for more MSRs

But only as long as the numbers work
February 12, 2014
Nationstar said they see a great opportunity in MSRs but they aren't going to be acquiring just for acquisition's sake.
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Where does Benjamin Lawsky get the right?

Here's how a New York regulator is able to swing far beyond state lines
February 12, 2014
Who is this Benjamin Lawsky person and why is he jumping into all of these national and international deals?
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