Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Time to cut the MLS cord?

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Time to cut the MLS cord?

Plus housing metrics, the incredible shrinking GDP, and kicks are for TRIDs

Jeb Bush: Current housing and debt situation unsustainable

Is the clock ticking on the 30-year mortgage?

Senate banking committee passes massive regulatory relief bill

Big implications in legislation for housing and mortgage finance
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Trending Thursday: Housing, mortgage finance getting a break from Washington?

Plus untying Fannie, Freddie and the whole Gordian knot of conservatorship
Trey Garrison
A lot of changes could be on the horizon for housing, mortgage finance, Fannie, Freddie and the whole housing shebang. Here's the latest from Washington and beyond.
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PropertyRadar: California home sales up 9%

Homebuyers stepping up to the plate
Brena Swanson
California single-family home and condominium sales were up 9% in April mostly due to the 9.2% gain in non-distressed property sales. But before you get too excited, it is still too early in the year to say the California real estate market is off to the races.
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CoreLogic to add 500 jobs in North Texas

Opens new campus
Brena Swanson
Good news for North Texas. CoreLogic could create an additional 500 jobs and attract more workers in the area as part of a larger consolidation in the region.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage lending forecast bumped higher…for now

One thing could derail the growth
Brena Swanson
The housing market is faring better than expected this year thanks to strong refinance activity through the first four months of the year. However, this still leaves eight unaccounted months to change the housing market, including imminent interest rate news.
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Judge dismisses BofA, U.S. Bank mortgage-bond lawsuits

Three suits tossed out
Brena Swanson
U.S. Bank and Bank of America are in the clear after a Manhattan U.S. district judge threw out three suits alleging breaches over mortgage-backed securities.
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Home Depot posts $1.6B net income in 1Q

Retailer improves fiscal year sales guidance on sales gains
Trey Garrison
The largest home improvement retailer, Home Depot, reported big gains in sales and net income — so much in fact they've raised their sales guidance for the rest of 2015.
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Fitch: RMBS investors seek better mortgage servicing

5 requests from the mortgage bond side
Brena Swanson
Despite tons of regulation, bond investors are far from satisfied with the mortgage servicing industry. And so, here are 5 steps from Fitch Ratings, which they say bond investors want mortgage servicers to take, in order to make things better.
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Hubzu offers financing contingency options for buyers

Consumers can bid on houses at auction, then get financing
Brena Swanson
Hubzu has created more financing options for consumers bidding for homes online. Could this change the world of online real estate?
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Existing home sales to finish 2015 at record level

Housing starts struggle to keep up
Brena Swanson
Existing home sales are expected to finish the year at their highest level since 2006, according to the National Association of Realtors’ economic forecast. However, there are still several variables hanging in the balance that could change this.
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This chart shows changes in where consumers want to borrow

It’s not how it used to be
Brena Swanson
Consumers are changing who they borrow from to finance the big purchases in their lives, like buying a home or car. And one area is showing significant growth.
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