After a three-year investigation of KB Home for violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, KB Home and its Florida subsidiaries reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the Florida Attorney General’s Office. Click the headline to read more.
The likelihood of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in 2015 just got even more unlikely, with September job creation cratering to a weak 142,000, well below analyst expectations. Here's what it means for housing and what it portends for the larger economy.
Employers stomped on the brakes in March, adding a mere 126,000 jobs and dragging the monthly average for the first quarter down to less than 200,000 per month. Think the Fed will hike rates if the downtrend continues?
One media report quoted DeMarco as saying that in the past year we have seen a renewed policy focus on questions regarding access to credit, which, in his view can risk repeating the approach that contributed to the financial crisis. There are many other warning signs, as well.
Is there a housing bubble forming? Where are home prices heading? What about starts? What are the growth prospects for non-agency? Housing experts at ABS Vegas offered their answers, and now you can read them.
The small uptick this past month may be another positive sign that a strengthening economy is bringing discouraged workers back into the workforce, but workforce participation does remain below the 2010-2014 average. Here are the details.
Sometimes offshoring sounds like a bad word. In reality, offshore mortgage servicing simply means using remote staff, usually to take advantage of lower labor and overhead costs and round-the-clock staffing availability. But legitimate questions remain. In the midst of increasing compliance pressures, is offshoring a sound strategy for mortgage servicers looking to stay competitive, or a fast track to dissatisfied customers and trouble with the CFPB?
Houses that have been rehabbed in the recovery project are now being sold as quickly as they are completed, and the profit on each house goes right into rehabbing the next one. In the past two years, the company has rehabbed and sold 58 homes, and has plans to do 200 more.
The fate of the Fannie and Freddie investors is not our concern. We are concerned about what happens to communities. And what is happening right now is that the future ability of working class families to obtain responsible home loans is in serious jeopardy.