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What We're Reading: The Good Friday edition
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Trulia: 3 weights pull the housing recovery down

Weather is not one of them
March 26, 2014
Yes, the weather has had an impact on the housing market lately, but what are the other drivers behind why the recovery is moving at a staggering pace?
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Did you really think investors could keep away from THIS market?

The share of investor all-cash home purchases hit 74.5% in February
March 24, 2014
All-cash investors are coming back into the home market at a rate not seen since last spring. The activity is hammering FHA market share.
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Here's why investors are flooding into REO-to-rental

Makes good dollars and sense
March 14, 2014
In less than two years the REO-to-rental concept on a large scale has grown from what many real estate professionals and mortgage servicing industry experts believed would be at best a flash-in-the-pan fad or worse a crash-and-burn exercise in futility, to become a growing new asset class.
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The case for a paperless mortgage

The roadblock isn't technology, but acceptance
March 1, 2014
Two months wandering in a new compliance landscape makes the prospect of a seamless, paperless eMortgage even more compelling. In our increasingly digital society, an entirely paperless process for mortgage loan origination seems to be the next logical step.
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Is Ocwen built on the wrong regulatory foundation?

Regulators start to question Ocwen business arrangement
February 28, 2014
William Erbey’s lines of businesses are starting to be questioned by those in the industry. Erbey built a servicing empire of mind-aching complexity, but how stable is it?
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JPMorgan plans 8,000 layoffs

Banks adjust for challenges in mortgage market
February 25, 2014
JPMorgan Chase plans to reduce its mortgage banking headcount by 6,000 in 2014. However, this is still less than the huge layoffs witnessed in 2013.
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Two settlements that could harm RMBS investors

More haircuts could be coming investors way, S&P says
January 13, 2014
Investors in residential mortgage-backed securities are far from out of the woods when it comes to resolving financial risk from RMBS investments.
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Nov. home sales fall to a 5-year low in Vegas

December 27, 2013
The Las Vegas market turned into the comeback kid after investors flooded the city in the wake of the real estate bust. Now, a few short years later, the influence of investors is starting to wane.
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Leveraged loans made a comeback in 2013

Drive for CLOs made the product more popular
December 23, 2013
If there is one trend that emerged quite strong in 2013, it was the rise of the leveraged loan – otherwise known as debt extended to borrowers who are already considered risky or leveraged with debt in some way.
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Nationstar Mortgage to sell $3.2B in servicing advances

Move allows mega servicer to generate long-term, fee-based revenue
December 18, 2013
Nationstar is entering new territory this week. The servicer signed a deal with New Residential Investment Corp. and several other co-investors to sell $3.2 billion of servicing advances — namely non-agency residential mortgages with an unpaid principal balance of $58 million.
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