Move lawsuit against Zillow clears contempt hurdle with settlement

Move lawsuit against Zillow clears contempt hurdle with settlement

Move declares "full steam ahead" in prosecution

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CFPB heads up the list

Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

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Congresswoman wants to put Fannie, Freddie profits in escrow

Introduces bill to force action on GSE reform
Trey Garrison
A congress member wants to put profits from the government sponsored enterprises in escrow. Is it so crazy it just might work?
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Fannie Mae to list risk-sharing bonds on Irish Stock Exchange

Will hold “sufficient” credit risk to ensure compliance with European Union rules
Ben Lane
European investors seeking to buy into the U.S. mortgage market will now have that opportunity, after Fannie Mae announced that it plans to list all of its outstanding risk-sharing mortgage bonds on the Irish Stock Exchange.
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Tulsa expansion completes SecureView nationwide reach

Opens new locations in Oklahoma, California, Massachusetts
Brena Swanson
SecureView continues to gain ground in making a difference in blighted communities. The company provided HousingWire its three new locations, opening soon, that complete its nationwide reach.
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Ocwen speeds exodus from mortgage servicing with latest, massive MSR sale

Nationstar buys in bulk, expects more deals soon
Ben Lane
In what’s becoming a weekly occurrence, Ocwen Financial announced Tuesday that it will sell off another massive agency mortgage servicing rights portfolio. The buyer this time? Nationstar, which is expecting more, similar deals to come.
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FHFA: House price growth stalls out in January

Strongest gains on the West Coast
Trey Garrison
New home sales may be up, but home-price growth was flat in January, possibly reflecting the collapse of existing home sales that month, but also because the government-backed mortgages don't include what happened with jumbos. Here's what happened.
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Freedom Mortgage looks to hire more than 75 employees

Employees to fill new Maryland office
Brena Swanson
Freedom Mortgage wants to hire 75 or more new employees to fill its latest office opening in Maryland. Know someone for the position?
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Fannie Mae: Multifamily gains boost housing

This year expected to show some improvement
Brena Swanson
Housing did not start the new year off well, with industry reports painting a flat market at best. But amid the less than positive news, there was one sector that is pulling the housing recovery along.
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With HAMP resets looming, Fannie and Freddie authorize further modifications

Previously modified HAMP borrowers eligible for additional help
Ben Lane
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are concerned that HAMP interest rate resets could lead to a wave of defaults, so the government-sponsored enterprises are now telling servicers to offer additional modifications to keep more borrowers in their homes.
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Do we really need laws protecting the 30-year mortgage?

These guys say yes, yes we do
Trey Garrison
Three New England congressmen have introduced legislation designed to protect the fixed-rate 30-year mortgage and, they say, shield American taxpayers from future bailouts by reforming the housing finance system. Think it's a good idea?
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Risky housing policies and the slowly inflating bubble

Under-employed and shrinking work force big factors
Lynn Effinger
One media report quoted DeMarco as saying that in the past year we have seen a renewed policy focus on questions regarding access to credit, which, in his view can risk repeating the approach that contributed to the financial crisis. There are many other warning signs, as well.
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