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.
People are listening to real estate economists today in a way that anyone who covered the industry a decade or more ago would not recognize. Smoke is one of the members of this new wave of real estate economists. In fact, Smoke is actually the newest one on the block. The upstart economists at places like Trulia and Zillow are still new, Smoke is just the latest player to join the game..
Typically, for a process and a product that depends largely on human effort, if you want a higher quality product, you have to pay more. The best doctors, chefs, mechanics and attorneys all make more than the market average. Nevertheless, lenders, AMCs and Fannie Mae all expect appraisal quality to increase even as appraiser fees decrease. Read More