Are REOs ready for a comeback?

Are REOs ready for a comeback?

Clear Capital: Increases in distressed, seasonal changes suggest yes

Mortgage application defects keep rising

Michigan, Florida, Texas lead First American application defect index

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: When will mortgage lending pick up?

Plus, more on the future of Fannie and Freddie
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The Big Show: Battle lines drawn over next Fed pick

White House shoots down rumors Summers is next
All the chatter on Capitol Hill revolved around an international report that President Obama has chosen his next Federal Reserve chairman pick. However, the White House was quick to shoot down rumors, leaving the market wondering who will take over Bernanke's throne.
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GSE conforming loan limits could adjust again

Is the housing market ready for a lower ceiling?
Policymakers are contemplating a reduction in the maximum size of home loans that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are allowed to acquire, hoping this change will reduce the government’s dominant footprint in the mortgage market.
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Foreign affairs could stall housing reform

Competing priorities shift Congressional focus
Housing is a strong catalyst for current economic growth, prompting mortgage experts to urge policymakers about the need for comprehensive housing finance reform this fall. But other fiscal headwinds and policy considerations could take precedence, delaying the housing fix once again.
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Some housing calls from New York

Preeminent housing watchers made some interesting calls on the first day of the Mortgage Bankers Association secondary market conference.The first was Lewis Ranieri, one of the...
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