Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

When will we all stop kidding ourselves?

Yahoo launches feature-heavy mortgage calculator

Joins Google in developing native mortgage tool

Home eviction leads to grisly, tragic discovery

Police discover two children’s bodies in freezer
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Don’t fight Mother Nature or the Fed

The markets react to Federal Reserve, plus home sales, prices and more
Trey Garrison
Whether you’re talking the mortgage investment side with agency and non-agency mortgage bonds, or the housing side with mortgage lending and home sales – it’s like everything is frozen and you want to hold, rather than let it go.
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A Craigslist for mortgage bond traders?

Service still being tested
Brena Swanson
A new company is stepping up to the challenge to open new trading options for investors. Could this be a sustainable second option to The Street?
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Low oil prices a credit positive for most ABS sectors

Moody’s: Here’s how it will impact various sectors
Trey Garrison
The big drop in oil is having an impact on a lot of asset-backed securities, and here’s how it will affect mortgage-backed securities.
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Fannie, Freddie lobbyist played “big role” in NY AG’s mortgage finance investigation

New emails contradict earlier claims Cuomo adviser recused himself
Trey Garrison
And here’s why email transparency and record keeping matter: Newly discovered emails from 2007 and 2008 show a housing finance lobbyist had a hand in Andrew Cuomo’s mortgage finance investigations.
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PIMCO Total Return ups its MBS position

New manager wants to rebuild mortgage securities stake
Trey Garrison
PIMCO Total Return Fund is going heavier into mortgage backed securities, industry sources report. Here’s why.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: ‘Rehab recovery’ an opportunity for MBS investors

More voices join call for GSE recapitalization; Some not bad news for Ocwen
Trey Garrison
The opportunities for MBS investors are apparent in the economic fundamentals, and investors need to get used to the new normal.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Oil, FHA premiums and mortgage bonds

Ocwen’s future, non-agencies and more
Trey Garrison
The first full week of January had a lot of moving parts that will have long-lasting effects on housing going forward. Let’s dive into the pool headfirst.
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BAML: Oil declines could fuel lower mortgage interest rates in 2015

Most forecasts didn't foresee oil's plunge
Trey Garrison
The price of oil continues to drop and it could have a major impact on residential real estate, mortgage financing and mortgage backed securities in 2015.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Feeling confident about housing, mortgages?

This market is the cart, not the horse
Trey Garrison
It's that special time of year, you can smell it in the air. Too soon for housing forecasts, but like a kid waiting for Christmas, it's all you can think about. Here's a taste of housing's fortunes in sales, prices, mortgage-backed securities, mortgage lending and more. Merry early House-mas.
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This could happen now that mortgage rates dropped below 4%

Sterne Agee: A refi boom coming?
Trey Garrison
Housing prices continue to slow and are hopefully reaching a growth rate in line with interest rates and income growth, but now mortgage interest rates have gone below 4%. What does this mean for the industry?
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