EXCLUSIVE: Morris Schneider Wittstadt officially files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

EXCLUSIVE: Morris Schneider Wittstadt officially files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Is housing strong enough to weather rate hikes?

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KBW: Here’s how Shelby bill will affect banks and mortgage finance

Digging deeper, there’s a lot more there
Trey Garrison
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ analysts looked at Senate Banking Chair Richard Shelby’s, R-Ala., new banking reform bill, and in a note to clients explain some of the key ramifications. Want to know how it will affect you? Read on.
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Did FHFA’s Watt open the door to ending Fannie, Freddie conservatorship?

Civil rights groups join calls to bring GSEs out from nest
Trey Garrison
When Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt spoke before the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday he opened the door to the possibility of ending the GSE conservatorship.
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KBW upgrades Nationstar on second look at MSRs

Sterne Agee lowers FY2014 EPS estimate
Trey Garrison
Nationstar Mortgage Holdings is getting a little more love after its rough time last week following its announcement of declining revenue for the third quarter.
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KBW: Here’s where mortgage earnings fell short

Future looks a little better
Brena Swanson
Now that the majority of mortgage bank earnings are in, the results are nowhere close to last year’s record levels. Here’s a chart of exactly where earnings missed the mark.
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KBW: Single-family REO market tops $25 billion

Asset class growing more institutionalized
Trey Garrison
A client note from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods says that major institutional players have now invested $25 billion in the single-family rental market, acquiring some 150,000 properties nationwide.
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Investors Unite: We have not yet begun Fannie, Freddie fight

Appeals, other suits in play despite Lamberth ruling
Trey Garrison
The judicial dismissal of a lawsuit brought in District Court by Perry Capital and Fairholme Funds is definitely a setback, but the shareholders fighting against the federal government’s sweep of profits from the GSEs say they are down, but not out by a long shot.
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KBW: 2Q mortgage banking earnings down YOY

Nonbanks see stronger gains as banks leave space
Trey Garrison
With many of the major banks and nonbanks in the mortgage space having reported their second quarter earnings and more coming this week, mortgage banking earnings generally increased quarter-over-quarter, but this was off of the low base set with the first quarter drop.
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KBW, FBR relatively bullish on mortgage originations

Expectations down from start of 2014 but optimistic on 2Q bounce
Trey Garrison
Despite a rough start to 2014, two major research and analysis firms are bullish on mortgage banking despite diminished expectations for overall volumes in 2014.
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KBW: Plan to wind down GSEs will fail

Analysts say GSEs' survival chances keep improving
Ben Lane
KBW’s analysts predict that the Treasury will eventually shift its focus from winding down the GSEs to seeking to unwind its investment in the companies. But the analysts said that this shift could take several years.
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Colony rental securitization prices

Investor demand sparks "positive" return
Sarah Wheeler
Moody's provisional ratings of the rental securitization deal was cited by the analysts as one of the reasons for the pricing, noting that it added "institutional credibility" to the deal. Kroll Bond Ratings and Morningstar also provided similar ratings.
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