2 reasons the single-family rental securitization market won’t exceed $20 billion

Should mortgage technology and data be universally shared?

Yes, and no

Structural changes, oversight and second-lien reform critical for PL MBS

The game has to be changed to bring back private label capital
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Will bankers get easier mortgage insurance rules?

Plans could make borrowing less affordable
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s request for public comment closed on Monday. But before it could, banks along with MGIC cautioned that the plan would make borrowing less affordable for homebuyers unless it is revised.
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Against: Real estate agents should not carry guns

A society with more guns isn’t moving forward, it’s moving backward
Ben Lane
Count me among those who think that the answer to gun violence is not introducing more guns into the equation. That argument has never made any sense to me. It’s like saying we can defeat heart disease by eating more cheeseburgers.
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CHART: Home price growth over next 12 months

NAR predicts modest growth
Brena Swanson
While home prices are still increasing, the pace has significantly slowed, hitting a 21-month low in July. This map from NAR shows just how much home prices are expected to grow over the next year.
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July's pending home sales put housing back on track

Index hits highest level since August 2013
Brena Swanson
July was able to pick up for the lag seen in the housing market in June as pending home sales return to positive increases, marking the fourth time the index has increased in the last five months.
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NAR secures .REALTOR website domain

Changes standard URL endings
Brena Swanson
Finally coming to the housing industry, the National Association of Realtors’ new .REALTOR top-level domain will be available Oct. 23 to members of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association.
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Report: NAR pushes FTC to block Zillow, Trulia deal

New York Post source cites anti-competitive worries
Brena Swanson
The National Association of Realtors wants the Federal Trade Commission to block the $3.5 billion merger of Zillow and Trulia, according to an article in the New York Post.
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Where is real estate booming across America?

Price appreciation "slower, but healthier"
Brena Swanson
Regions across the nation are reporting just how significantly their markets are beginning to heat up, after cooling down for much of the last year.
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NAR applauds FICO update

Continues to support the credit box widening
Brena Swanson
The National Association of Realtors applauded FICO’s new FICO Score 9 as a way to assess consumer collection information. "NAR will continue to support efforts to broaden access to credit for qualified homebuyers," NAR President Steve Brown said.
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Industry competition, DDoS attacks can't stop Move

2Q earnings increase 9 quarters straight
Brena Swanson
Despite a DDoS attack that put the company out of service for a couple of days and increased competition, Move managed to still record an increase in revenue.
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NAR: Big banks exiting FHA loans is a "bad trend"

JPMorgan Chase debates stopping FHA-backed loans
Brena Swanson
Just as the Federal Housing Administration is celebrating its 80th anniversary, big banks are debating ending their lending relationships with the administration.
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