Zillow plans event to “hack” housing

Zillow plans event to “hack” housing

Offers $10,000 prize for creative solutions to jumpstart market

CFPB goes after Wells Fargo, JPMorgan for mortgage kickback scheme

Mega banks will pay $35.7 million total

Here are the hottest neighborhoods for 2015

This year it’s all about affordability
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Titan Capital Solutions shifts to buying GSE-rejected loans

Expanding from jumbo to damaged, ineligible mortgage lending
Trey Garrison
Titan Capital Solutions of Denver is shifting its focus and has begun purchasing lenders’ “scratch and dent” production; that is, loans rejected by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and private investors due to data, document and compliance errors with varying degrees of severity. Here's why.
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Fannie Mae: Economy pulls housing out of doldrums

Improving fundamentals support gradual housing momentum
Trey Garrison
Economic growth is expected to accelerate modestly this year and drag last year’s unspectacular housing activity upward, according to Fannie Mae. Here's why.
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There’s no more room for appraisal fraud

Amount of fraud tumbles in last year
Brena Swanson
Appraisal fraud has drastically tumbled ever since the financial crisis. Which sounds like a good thing, right? According to one expert, it isn’t. The solution put in place might ruin the appraisal industry.
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GSE risk-sharing deals near half-trillion-dollar market

Fannie, Freddie quadrupled issuance in 2014
Ben Lane
According to a new report from Fitch Ratings, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac more than quadrupled their issuance of risk-sharing deals in 2014, rising from three risk-sharing deals in 2013 with a total reference pool of $84.7 billion, to 11 total deals with a total reference pool of $369.7 billion in 2014.
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Fannie, Freddie risk-sharing deals expected to pass status quo

Barclays: GSEs grow in one area, shrink in another
Trey Garrison
Indeed, the mortgage bond market for these risk-sharing deals may actually get even larger. Here's how that can this happen, even with Congressional mandates for the GSE to shrink.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: The increasing risk of low mortgage rates

Plus a roundup of housing starts, home prices and home sales
Trey Garrison
Everyone loves lower mortgage interest rates, but there is a downside over the long haul that housing and investors need to consider. Here’s the scoop — plus a preview of the week to come.
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Here are the FHFA 2015 scorecard guidelines for the GSEs

Outlines priorities for Common Securitization Solutions
Brena Swanson
The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its 2015 housing scorecard outlining specific priorities for the GSEs. Most notably, it includes the guidelines for their latest joint venture, Common Securitization Solutions.
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Here’s what ‘Housing Twitter’ had to say about Obama’s speech

Laurels and darts greet move to lower FHA premiums
Trey Garrison
Housing voices on Twitter had a lot to say about the President's speech in Phoenix. Here are some of the best of the best.
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ARMCO names Phil McCall chief operating officer

Joins from data verification provider IMARC
Ben Lane
ARMCO, a provider of web-based audit technology for the financial services industry, announced that it has chosen Phil McCall as the company’s new chief operating officer.
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MBA: Mortgage credit got more available in December

But mortgage applications still saw a general decline
Trey Garrison
Mortgage credit availability increased, but there wasn’t a lot of action in December, in part because the GSEs’ new commitment to 97% LTV loans wasn't underway for most of the month. Here are the details and what’s to come.
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