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

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

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Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

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Senate banking committee passes massive regulatory relief bill

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Applications for new home purchases ticked up in April

MBA: Buyers got early jump on spring season
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 0.3% relative to the previous month, the Mortgage Bankers Association Builder Application Survey data for April 2015 shows.
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PulteGroup 1Q net income drops to $55 million

Sells fewer homes in Northeast
Brena Swanson
PulteGroup’s latest earnings surprisingly slid after home sales fell 28% in the pricey U.S. Northeast due to construction delays.
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New homes sales tumble 11.4% in March

Sales still significantly up from last year
Brena Swanson
Sales of new single-family homes in March 2015 tumbled back down after last month's positive news that the market was ready for this year's spring buying rush. However, looking at analyst comments, the news isn't as bad as it may appear.
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MBA: New home purchases jump 17% in March

The trend continues
Brena Swanson
Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 17% relative to the previous month. And this positive trend is predicted to continue into the spring homebuying season.
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Latest data shows housing economy sluggish

New home sales decline shows housing liftoff isn’t near
Trey Garrison
New home sales flatlined in January, but while some say it's a sign the housing market is in for a long slog, others are optimistic about the long-haul for 2015. Here's why.
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New home sales stall out in January, falling 0.2%

Down trend continues for housing as 2015 unfolds
Trey Garrison
The bad news for the housing industry just keeps on coming. New home sales stalled out in January. Here's what happened.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: The 4 shifts needed to boost new home sales

Castro to face grilling by House committee; ABS Vegas preview
Ben Lane
What four things do builders and developers need to do to boost new home sales? What's expected at ABS Vegas this week? And what kind of reception will HUD Secretary Julián Castro receive from the House Financial Services Committee this week? Those answers and more contained herein.
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New home sales in December rise an unbelievable 11.6%

But margin of error in the mid-teens
Trey Garrison
New home sales just hit a seven-year high, but skepticism grows about the accuracy of reports with a margin of error in the mid-teens. Here are the details.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Ocwen settles "frustrating skirmish" with California

But that's just over file access, not file content
Trey Garrison
Ocwen ended its disastrous week on Friday by settling with the state of California for $2.5 million — but that's just to ensure the state gets the information it asked for. Any violations that turn up once it has the information could be a whole other ball of wax.
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New home sales drop in November

November a bad month for housing industry all around
Trey Garrison
New home sales disappointed in November, coming on the heels of Monday's 6.1% drop in existing home sales and meager house-price gains from the FHFA. Here are the details.
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