Wells Fargo’s stock finished the day up after it announced it signed an agreement to sell Ocwen a $39 billion portfolio of residential mortgage servicing rights. But Ocwen did not witness the same positive results.
In daily trading on the HW 30 Index, research and real estate data firm CoreLogic took the top prize Thursday, with the firm’s stock price up 19.81%, closing at $32.35 per share on solid quarterly earnings.
Housing stocks tied to the HW 30 index compiled by HousingWire experienced an abysmal trading day Monday as the government remained closed – and Fannie Mae released a report suggesting consumers on the housing side are a little more bearish.
"If you look at what we do, fundamentally, MERS is the mortgagee on behalf of the investor and its assigns, it’s not a whole lot more complicated than that. And that role as an agent is well rooted in the laws of this country. So when you get down to it, and when we get challenged, we typically prevail. We simply take away all the clutter and present what we do, and what the laws actually say, and we get there," MERS CEO Beckmann said in an exclusive profile only in HousingWire magazine..
The CFPB is currently paying close attention to the individuals/small players, as well as the larger institutional mortgage companies. With respect to the small players, the CFPB is looking at the loan officer, real estate agent and developer. A common violation that these smaller firms or individuals commit, in addition to possible violations resulting from social media posts, stems from agreements among themselves. Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been some time since the mortgage bond world felt shaken to the core. But shaken, right now, it feels, according to several recent conversations I’ve had on the subject. Read More