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Pending home sales surge again in February

Good news for the spring homebuying season
Brena Swanson
Good news for the industry, especially given that 2015 is off to a bad start for housing in terms of housing starts, completions and permits. Pending home sales in February surged to their highest level since June 2013, continuing the record high set last month.
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Woman falls for real estate scam on Trulia

Scammer hijack listing
Brena Swanson
A woman fell victim to an Internet scam on Trulia’s real estate website after spending nearly $1,000, including sending a security deposit to a person she thought was the owner of the rental home.
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Twitter roundup of this week's top housing articles

CFPB heads up the list
Brena Swanson
The list of the most-read HousingWire stories for this week is filled with some of the normal names in the mix, like the CFPB. However, another big name joined the list this week — Yahoo. This time we deliver the top-five list via Twitter. Happy Friday, everyone!
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Florida homeowners can start claiming their $6.5M from SunTrust

More than 8,000 eligible Floridians
Brena Swanson
Here's some good news for Florida homeowners who were impacted by SunTrust. The office of Attorney General Pam Bondi sent out official claim forms for borrowers to receive their share of the National SunTrust Settlement.
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Lexmark purchases Kofax in massive acquisition

Printer company moves into the world of mortgages
Brena Swanson
In a giant move for housing, Lexmark International purchased document-capture software provider Kofax for approximately $1 billion. Will this be a gamer changer for online mortgages?
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Online mortgage lender moves into New Mexico

Plans to be in 21 states by end of 2015
Online mortgage lender Privlo continues to gain ground in the industry and announced its latest expansion into New Mexico. This is only the latest in a string of new expansions from Privlo.
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MIT grad’s new housing theory upsets Piketty’s work

And economists think his points are valid
Brena Swanson
A recent MIT graduate’s new paper puts up one of the greatest critiques to Thomas Piketty’s book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” which is renowned as one of the most influential books in history. And one the paper’s main points that is gaining ground: Housing’s role in growing returns on capital.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall even lower

Good news for buyers
Brena Swanson
The good news continues for homebuyers looking to jump into housing this spring as mortgage rates sink even lower and stay well below 4%.
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CFPB: No concrete plans to extend TRID

Aug. 1 still the implementation date
Brena Swanson
Industry talk quickly spread after a speech on Wednesday by Steven Antonakes, deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he seemed to suggest that the CFPB might delay the Integrated Disclosure deadline. The CFPB is putting an end to the rumors.
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Mortgage lenders need to use TILA/RESPA to their advantage

The key to capturing the millennial market share
Kristin Messerli
The upcoming TILA/RESPA disclosure integrations and the growing mound of regulatory requirements are causing a lot of concern in the industry, but rather than being focused on staying afloat with compliance, lenders need to change their perspective. The key to capturing new market share might be just around the corner.
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