Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Former San Antonio mayor takes over for Shaun Donovan

Blackstone adviser: Investors worried about ‘serious correction’

Byron Wien still holds his line

It’s official: Zillow will own Trulia

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3 reasons investors bet big on housing

Nowhere left to fall
July 14, 2014
Despite a laundry list of factors that are behind a sluggish housing market, investors remain optimistic on the housing market for three distinct reasons.
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SFR so good

The REO-to-rental evolution is just beginning
July 1, 2014
Some industry observers have been predicting the demise of this market since Blackstone, the largest purchaser of single-family rental homes, announced plans to slow down its acquisition volume earlier this year. But the data paints a very different picture.
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Barclays faces fraud lawsuit from NY AG

June 25, 2014
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will file a securities lawsuit against Barclays for misrepresenting the safety of its U.S.-based alternative trading system, or dark pool, to investors.
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Here’s how leading real estate investors are different than the other 95%

Where they focus, how they get their money – it’s a different world
June 23, 2014
A comprehensive new survey by Realeflow shows exactly how different the leading investors are, and it gives an insight into what tools they use.
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Despite drop, cash sales still rule market

Zillow: "Cash is King"
June 19, 2014
“Even as the share of all-cash sales falls in many areas, it’s pretty clear that cash is still king, especially at the lower end of the market,” said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries.
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3 make-or-break things single-family housing investors get wrong

Not knowing leaves money on the table
June 4, 2014
More than four in 10 residential property sales in the first quarter this year were all-cash sales, the highest level since 2011, and increasingly these are smaller, mom-and-pop real estate investors rather than big companies. The problem – some of these newer rental home investors may not know about common pitfalls that institutional investors already know about.
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Wells Fargo to pay $62.5M to settle securities lending suit

May 30, 2014
After improperly advertising a risky securities lending program as safe, Wells Fargo agreed to pay $62.5 million to settle claims.
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Wells Fargo settles another robosigning lawsuit

This one brought by shareholders, not homeowners
May 23, 2014
"Wells Fargo and its directors are pleased to have resolved this matter," said Wells Fargo spokesman Tom Goyda. "We remain committed to our efforts to assist borrowers facing financial challenges and believe this settlement benefits the company, our customers and our shareholders."
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FHFA-OIG: Fannie, Freddie MBS IT system reform hits roadblock

Lack IT experience, costs quickly add up
May 21, 2014
After Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were ordered to create a new system for packaging its mortgage-backed securities, the Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of the Inspector General found there are several significant hiccups that could cause a problem.
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Nonbanks expect big year for MSRs

Nationstar, Walter, Ocwen, soar on HW 30
May 8, 2014
Nonbanks are experiencing a strong day on the stock market, following positive first-quarter earning reports. MSR transfer activity is still occurring and more importantly, the long-term pipeline of opportunities is very healthy.
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