Rick Sharga: Is this the end of the housing recovery?

Rick Sharga: Is this the end of the housing recovery?

Maybe it wasn’t the snow after all

Stewart Information Services 1Q earnings suffer from mortgage reductions

Posts net loss of $12.1 million

New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

Spring buying season off with a whimper

Items Tagged with 'FHFA'


Should Uncle Sam really be subsidizing the American Dream?

Being the dream should maybe be incentive enough
April 23, 2014
It may sound like heresy to some in the industry, but Catherine Rampell has a point in the Washington Post today – a home is not a good investment.
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Here’s why the spring buying season is kicking off flat

Sales down, prices up
April 22, 2014
The pent-up housing demand apparently saw its shadow and is still in hiding – existing home sales declined in March, the first real month of the spring buying season, even as prices continue to rise.
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Here's why the CFPB and FHFA need your personal info

The case for big data
April 21, 2014
Despite the endless discussions about it and the announcements from “data-driven” regulators that they are collecting it, the strategic and tactical benefits of Big Data remain elusive. So, should we really be concerned about it? And what is Big Data anyway?
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Where's Watt?

FHFA scorecard should be marked tardy
April 17, 2014
A question HousingWire has been hearing and asking is simply, “Where is Mel Watt?”
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BAC posts $276M loss in 1Q driven by $6B in mortgage litigation costs

Bank makes headway with legacy, delinquent mortgages
April 16, 2014
Heavy mortgage-related litigation expenses and a mortgage lending business in retreat hurt Bank of America in the first quarter of 2014, with the bank forking over $6 billion in mortgage-related litigation costs this quarter.
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FHFA reaches settlement with City of Chicago over vacant property lawsuit

Settlement ends legal battle that began in 2011
April 8, 2014
The FHFA claimed that provisions of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 superseded the city’s vacant and abandoned building ordinance and sued in federal court.
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White House pleased with HAMP, housing efforts

Grades self on a bit of a curve
April 4, 2014
The March edition of the Obama Administration's housing scorecard grades itself pretty highly despite some key indicators that should raise concern.
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Fannie and Freddie can’t get REO to market fast enough

Demand outpaces inventory
April 2, 2014
The market is ravenous for more REO-to-rental properties. However, the inventory is having a hard time keeping pace.
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Fannie, Freddie, FHFA settle MBS lawsuit with BofA

Provides aggregate payment of $9 billion by BofA
March 26, 2014
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Finance Agency reached an agreement with Bank of America to settle claims associated with non-agency mortgage-related securities from 2005 to 2007.
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Case-Shiller: Home prices drop for third consecutive month

Buyers' advantage as yearly price gains slow
March 25, 2014
Home prices declined in January for the third straight month, slowing the pace of year-over-year appreciation, according to the key 20-city S&P/Case-Shiller survey of home prices.
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