Google prepares to launch mortgage comparison tool

Google prepares to launch mortgage comparison tool

“Compare” service for mortgages already in use in the U.K.

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Goldman Sachs just nailed millennial homebuying

Publishes animated graph day before housing conference
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Here’s how much mortgage servicing Altisource Residential is offloading

SEC filing reveals contract details with BSI Financial and Fay Servicing
Ben Lane
Last month, HousingWire reported that Altisource Residential agreed to separate mortgage servicing contracts with two vendors, Fay Servicing and BSI Financial Services. What wasn’t known at the time was just how much servicing Altisource would be transferring, but a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveals the size of the contracts.
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Ocwen troubles aren’t over yet

Preparing to book $370-$420 million goodwill charge off
Ben Lane
When Ocwen Financial does finally report its yearly financial data, there will be several more negative items in the ledger, and the company is attempting to preemptively alleviate investor concerns by getting out in front of the news. In a press release Monday, the company said that it is expecting its fourth quarter and year-end results to be affected by a $370-$420 million non-cash charge to write-off goodwill.
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Altisource Portfolio Solutions reports 2014 net income of $134.5 million

Ocwen’s troubles force cutbacks, including layoffs
Ben Lane
Despite its business taking a hit due to Ocwen Financial’s regulatory troubles, Altisource Portfolio Solutions still reported a 3% increase in net income in 2014, with the company’s income rising from $129.97 million in 2013 to $134.49 million in 2014.
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Things at Ocwen just went from bad to much, much worse

Embattled company hit with an avalanche of bad news
Ben Lane
Just when it looked Ocwen Financial may finally be getting some good news, the nonbank was hit with an avalanche of bad news. A new report from Compass Point says that Ocwen was just terminated as servicer on two RMBS deals, and worst of all, Ocwen now stands accused of costing mortgage bond investors $26 billion.
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Capstone demands Altisource family divorce

Calls for Altisource Residential to terminate Altisource Asset Management agreement
Ben Lane
Over the last few months, Ocwen, Altisource Portfolio Solutions and Home Loan Servicing Solutions bore the brunt of the regulatory and investor scrutiny — Altisource Residential and Altisource Asset Management escaped mostly unscathed. But now, Altisource Residential is the target of an investor who’s demanding an Altisource family divorce.
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Moody’s: Home Loan Servicing Solutions sale bolsters Ocwen’s future

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?
Ben Lane
Maybe there’s finally some good news for embattled nonbank Ocwen Financial. In a new report, analysts from Moody’s Investors Service say that the $1.3 billion acquisition of Ocwen associate Home Loan Servicing Solutions by New Residential Investment will actually help to stabilize Ocwen’s own servicing operations and improve Ocwen’s future prospects.
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Bad housing news drives stocks deep into red territory

Existing home sales was just the latest warning sign
Trey Garrison
Monday morning’s report that existing home sales tumbled in January left housing stocks bleeding by afternoon. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Here's the rest of what the Titanic hit and the damage report.
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New Residential to buy Home Loan Servicing Solutions for $1.3 billion

Ocwen associate was under heavy investor pressure
Ben Lane
It appears that Home Loan Servicing Solutions was listening to the growing chorus of investors who wanted the company to separate itself from embattled nonbank Ocwen Financial. Early Monday morning, Home Loan Servicing Solutions announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement with New Residential Investment. The final price tag? $1.3 billion.
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Ocwen-related RMBS deals were just hit with major downgrade

Fitch follows through on threat to downgrade Ocwen deals
Ben Lane
Less than a month ago, Fitch Ratings sounded the alarm on residential mortgage-backed securities that contain loans serviced by Ocwen Loan Servicing, an affiliate of Ocwen Financial, telling investors to expect a downgrade on the ratings of Ocwen-related RMBS transactions soon. And Friday, Fitch followed through on that threat.
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Hedge fund: Here’s more evidence Ocwen and HLSS breached bond covenants

BlueMountain Capital bolsters initial default claims
Ben Lane
A hedge fund that recently claimed that Ocwen Financial and its affiliated company, Home Loan Servicing Solutions, breached their mortgage bond covenants is now saying that recent events have done nothing but reinforce their initial claims of default.
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