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NASDAQ to delist Home Loan Servicing Solutions

Next shoe in New Residential deal drops

First-time buyer GSE mortgage loans are getting far riskier

Risk index for agency mortgages for new buyers at series high

6 secrets to dealing with regulations for mortgage servicers

A candid look from the perspective of 2 recovering regulators
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SEC puts an end to Carrington Capital investigation

After 18 months, they got nothing
Ben Lane
After an 18-month investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission will not issue any penalties or pursue any enforcement action against Carrington Capital Management over its acquisition of New Century Financial.
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It’s over: SEC settles with Freddie Mac executives

Former Freddie Mac CEO, others faced charges over subprime mortgages
Ben Lane
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s high-profile case against several former Freddie Mac executives over allegedly misleading investors about the quality of subprime mortgages is now over, and it ended rather quietly.
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Zillow-Trulia deal receives FTC approval, will close in days

Zillow reports record revenue in 2014
Ben Lane
Zillow's once-controversial acquisition of its largest competitor is days away from completion, perhaps as soon as the markets reopen. The company announced late Friday that its proposed $2.3 billion merger with Trulia is expected to close within days, following notification that the Federal Trade Commission closed its investigation of the merger.
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Australian hedge fund bets $1 billon on Zillow-Trulia

“We believe Zillow will be a $50 billion enterprise value company”
Ben Lane
One of Australia’s largest hedge funds is betting big on the future of online real estate in the U.S., to the tune of more than $1 billion. And if online real estate progresses as the hedge fund expects, its $1 billion could turn into $10 billion rather easily.
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BofA’s $16.65 billion toxic mortgage settlement gets green light

All legal and regulatory hurdles now clear
Ben Lane
With all of the regulatory and legal complications now ironed out, the massive $16.65 billion settlement between Bank of America, the U.S. Department of Justice, certain federal agencies and six states to resolve claims over toxic residential mortgage-backed securities is now finalized.
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SEC grants Bank of America relief in $16 billion settlement

Ends political logjam
Ben Lane
The record-setting settlement between Bank of America, the U.S. Department of Justice, certain federal agencies and six states to resolve claims over toxic residential mortgage-backed securities can finally proceed after the bank was granted relief by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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BofA CEO: No plans to ease mortgage standards

Despite federal pressure to open the credit box
Levi Shultz
Bank of America does not plan on easing its mortgage standards or offering 3% down mortgages, despite regulators seeking to expand lending, said CEO Brian Moynihan.
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Here's how much Fidelity paid to bail out LandCastle Title

How much damage done by Nat Hardwick’s alleged theft?
Ben Lane
Since HousingWire first reported that Fidelity bailed out LandCastle Title, the story has taken the kinds of twists and turns that one might expect to see in a Hollywood blockbuster, not in the annals of title company finance. But what wasn’t known until now is just how much it cost Fidelity to acquire that 70% ownership stake in LandCastle Title.
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BofA keeps pushing for SEC relief in $16 billion settlement

Claims bank is being treated unfairly
Ben Lane
The record-setting settlement between Bank of America, the U.S. Department of Justice, federal agencies and six states to resolve claims over toxic residential mortgage-backed securities is still on hold as the bank continues its fight for relief from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Will Walter Investment go the way of Ocwen?

Company reveals new investigations into servicing practices
Ben Lane
On page 44 of the Walter Investment's earnings filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company disclosed that during the second quarter, it met with a working group representing the attorneys general and regulators of several states as well as representatives of the Office of the United States Trustee to “discuss the business practices of Green Tree Servicing.” Several of those states have since launched investigations.
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