HousingWire reveals the 50 fastest-growing companies in housing economy

HousingWire reveals the 50 fastest-growing companies in housing economy

Inaugural 2014 HW Fast50 ranks public, private companies on revenue growth

Chinese investors remain an X Factor for the US housing market

So what does this mean for homeowners and buyers?

Judge throws out Fannie and Freddie investors’ lawsuit

Decision favors Federal government
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Kain: Big opportunity in mortgages lies ahead

Best still ahead, Kain tells clients at MREIT presentation
Trey Garrison
The bulk of the potential benefits from the post-housing crisis structural changes to the mortgage market haven’t been realized yet, American Capital Agency and American Capital Mortgage CIO Gary Kain said in the firm’s Mortgage REIT day presentation.
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Is it time to ease lending standards?

Housing regulators face tough question
Brena Swanson
Car sales have recovered since the plague of the financial crisis, but the journey has not been as easy for housing. An article in The Wall Street Journal asks the tough question: Should mortgage lending standards ease?
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Household wealth hits new record

Key to boosting the economic recovery?
Brena Swanson

Americans' wealth hit the highest level ever in the second quarter, following a rise in stocks and home prices. This could ramp up consumer borrowing, which could be the key to boosting the economic recovery.


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FOMC: Tapering quickly coming to a close

Tapers another $10 billion
Brena Swanson
Tapering is likely to end at the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting, according the latest September minutes. In the latest meeting, the committee decided to taper another $10 billion.
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Freddie Mac: 3 reasons lending will hit lows not seen since 2000

What’s the deal? Rates are at historic lows, but so are originations
Trey Garrison
Mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows and this past week they hit the lowest level of 2014. At this pace, originations will hit a 14-year low of $1.14 trillion for the year.
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Labor market recovery weak and incomplete, Yellen says

Interest rate hikes may come, but depend on jobs, inflation
Trey Garrison
Interest rates and the weak labor market dominated the balance of Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s speech from Jackson Hole on Friday morning.
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Fed minutes: Tapering to end soon?

Cuts another $10 billion
Brena Swanson

"A range of labor market indicators suggests that there remains significant underutilization of labor resources. Household spending appears to be rising moderately and business fixed investment is advancing, while the recovery in the housing sector remains slow," the minutes continued.


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SIFMA says FHFA must raise g-fees but carefully

Must strike balance protecting GSE MBS, bringing in private capital
Trey Garrison
Slow, steady and measured is how the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association thinks the Federal Housing Finance Agency should approach raising Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae guarantee fees.
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QE4, but wait there's more?

Investor raises specter of reviving QE in 2015
Trey Garrison
The president of Sri-Kumar Global Strategies warns that 10-year bonds could drop below 2% within six months, and that quantitative easing could be brought back from the dead within a year.
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Fed gives BofA capital plan the green light

Adjusts previously submitted regulatory capital ratios
Brena Swanson
Back in April, the Federal Reserve rejected Bank of America's submitted capital plan. Now in August, the Fed has officially accepted the mega bank's new resubmitted plan.
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