Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Is the clock ticking on the 30-year mortgage?

Senate banking committee passes massive regulatory relief bill

Big implications in legislation for housing and mortgage finance

Existing home sales crater in April, falling 3.3%

Spring buying stalls out after strong March performance
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Lawsky: New York’s foreclosure system is broken

Calls for reforms in state’s foreclosure process
Ben Lane
The state of New York is still facing a massive glut of foreclosures that are choking an over-stressed system and threatening the state’s homeowners, New York Department of Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky told the crowd at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference on Tuesday morning. “The state’s foreclosure process is broken and badly in need of change,” Lawsky said.
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What to expect at MBA’s Secondary Market Conference

Thousands of mortgage professionals set to descend on NYC
Ben Lane
Thousands of mortgage and secondary market professionals are set to descend on New York City this weekend as the industry gathers for the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference 2015. Here's the full rundown.
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New York continues title insurance revolution

NYDFS announces rate cuts for refinances
Ben Lane
After recently announcing a set of new “anti-inducement” regulations designed to reign in kickbacks and “other improper expenditures” in the title insurance industry, the New York state government approved new title insurance rates for mortgage refinancing transactions, which are expected to provide up to 65% savings for consumers.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is housing normal yet? Virginia to use eminent domain

BofAML says “normalization” can wait
Brena Swanson
After surveying key economic and housing data versus long term historical averages, a new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch sees subpar performance on almost every front. How will this impact housing? Meanwhile, the arrests of two of the three most powerful men in New York's state government may finally open the door for housing reform.
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Court debates lifting time limitations on mortgage bond lawsuits

When does the clock start?
Brena Swanson
While investors who say they were duped into buying flawed mortgages have six years to sue, the court is currently trying to figure out when exactly the clock starts on the six years.
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New York cracks down on title insurers for kickbacks

New regulations expected to reduce title insurance costs by up to 20%
Ben Lane
The state of New York is cracking down on the title insurance industry after a New York Department of Financial Services investigation found that some title insurers are providing kickbacks in exchange for business and passing those costs along to consumers by significantly inflating title insurance premiums.
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Direct-to-consumer title insurer OneTitle secures $13 million investment

White Mountains Insurance Group acquires minority stake
Ben Lane
Direct-to-consumer title insurer OneTitle National Guaranty Company announced that it secured a $13 million investment from White Mountains Insurance Group, which it plans to use to expand beyond New York.
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Realtor.com boosts Big Apple listings big time

Announces listing agreements with “prominent” New York brokerages
Ben Lane
Realtor.com, which has long boasted that it has the “most accurate” data of any online real estate site, took another step toward improving its data accuracy with the announcement of new listing agreements that will provide the site with direct feeds from several of New York’s “prominent” brokerages, and a listing service, as well.
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Morgan Stanley expects mortgage bond lawsuit from New York AG

Subprime securitizations at the center of lawsuit
Ben Lane
It turns out that Morgan Stanley is not out of the woods when it comes to trouble with regulators. Far from it, in fact. The company disclosed that it is expecting to be the subject of a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over approximately 30 subprime securitizations sponsored by the company.
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Saudi prince lists luxurious New York nest for $48.5M

Includes three bullet-proof panic rooms… if you need it
Brena Swanson
A Saudi prince on New York’s Upper West Side is listing his roughly 10,500-square-foot triplex apartment for $48.5 million. And the real perk is what is included in the apartment.
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