Housing in places like New York, San Francisco fail more than just the locals

Caution: GSE reform could have serious unintended consequences

Guest blog by former Ginnie Mae president Joseph Murin

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Time to cut the MLS cord?

Plus housing metrics, the incredible shrinking GDP, and kicks are for TRIDs

Items Tagged with 'Christmas'


All I want this season, is an end to quantitative easing

A little Christmas humor for your holiday break
Trey Garrison
It's the Friday before Christmas, and it's likely your team is winding down for the holidays. Here's a little financial humor to jump start your weekend.
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Climbing housing market slowed by tepid jobs recovery

Brena Swanson
Increased home sales and rising home prices set the construction sector up for potential growth, but the overall job market remains lackluster. Job cuts in the financial...
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Came, saw, conquered: Nationstar third best performing global IPO

Christina Mlynski
While the majority of initial public offering issuance suffered in 2012, Christmas came early for investors in national home loan servicer and lender Nationstar Mortgage [stock...
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VIDEO: QuestSoft Christmas Carolers sing to end Dodd-Frank Syndrome

Kerri Ann Panchuk
The overwrought and overworked world of compliance officers is generally hidden from public view.Compliance officers are the coffee-stained wretches (think Bob Cratchit) with the unenviable role...
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Unemployment rate edges down to 8.1%, but jobs number disappoints

Kerri Ann Panchuk
The financial markets end the week on mildly optimistic news with the unemployment rate edging down to 8.1% and the nation adding 96,000 jobs in August,...
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US adds 133,000 jobs, but is it enough?

Kerri Ann Panchuk
Private-sector employment grew by 133,000 jobs from April to May, according to Automatic Data Processing's National Employment Report.But analysts shot down the idea that the growth...
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Jobless claims fall by 6,000 filings, planned job cuts drop by 27%

Kerri Ann Panchuk
Jobless claims across the U.S. fell by 6,000 filings with the country recording 357,000 unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 31. That is down...
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Jobless claims up 8,000 last week

Jason Philyaw
The number of initial jobless claims rose last week, but stayed below 400,000 once again. Claims continue to hover near the lowest level in four years.The...
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Zillow rings in the new year with record traffic

Jacob Gaffney
Aren't things supposed to be slow in December? Not if you want to buy a house, apparently. Or at least thinking about it... Zillow's abundant web pages of homes for sale clearly showed that home prices were on the naughty list last year. But getting the word out apparently landed Zillow on the "nice" list somewhere.
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Making the secondary market primary

Rick Grant
I've been thinking a lot about liquidity lately. Not just because it's the holidays and, as anyone with a house full of Christian (or agnostic, or atheist) children knows, cash flows out to retailers like floodwaters rushing a city built too close to the Mississippi delta, but also because I've been reading a fair amount of mortgage news of late.
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