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Freddie Mac: Here are the top 5 improving metro housing markets

Not just L.A. and NYC

It’s official: Steve Horne out as Wingspan CEO

Jason Spooner takes over; Horne becomes senior advisor
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Is Nationstar downgrade an alarm for nonbank mortgage servicers?

The future looking tough
Brena Swanson
The future for nonbank mortgage servicers looks tough as earnings for the sector are forecast to trend down, driven mainly by three industry headwinds.
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Wells Fargo originations up 31%, executive excitement not

Results defy industry trends
Brena Swanson
Despite beating analyst expectations for its second-quarter earnings, Wells Fargo executives are less than thrilled about the origination results. But not everyone in the industry shares that opinion.
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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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Here’s what Walter Investment tells investors about the rest of 2014

Execs share company’s future plans
Ben Lane
Panelists at a KBW mortgage finance confernce said that Walter Capital, an externally managed real estate investment trust the company plans to launch in the 2nd quarter, could purchase MSRs and use Green Tree Servicing, which Walter also owns, as the sub-servicer.
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Looks like GSE reform talks will stretch into 2017, at least

The GSE debate is a fixture at this point
Ben Lane
Even if the Johnson-Crapo bill does make it out of committee, which is no guarantee at this point, KBW’s analysts think the bill will “languish and die” this year.
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Here are 5 bold mortgage predictions from KBW

Q1 mortgage volume predicted to be $20 billion lower
Ben Lane
Analysts from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods have joined the prognostication party and released their own predictions for what the first quarter earnings will look like and what that means for the rest of the year.
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Homebuilders drive into peak season

75% of annual returns are made from November to January
Brena Swanson
Homebuilders are driving into their peak season, with more than 75% of annual homebuilder returns historically generated in the November-to-January time frame due to growth in demand in advance of the upcoming spring selling season.
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FHA bailout pushes federal deficit to $22B

MMI fund to reach its capital ratio requirement by 2017
Christina Mlynski
With the Federal Housing Administration drawing $1.7 billion from the Treasury into its Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund for the first time in FHA history, the balance of the fund ended up costing the federal government a hefty sum.
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Investors focus on ramping up occupancy rates

Analysts note slower pace of purchases on new properties
Megan Hopkins
Institutional investors notably slowed their pace of purchases in an attempt to focus on ramping up occupancy rates on rental units. Because of this, many are left wondering about the potential impact of a rise in rates and a moderation in investor demand.
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Homebuilders face high lumber prices

Builders also struggling to obtain construction credit
Megan Hopkins
A number of recent reports would point toward a thriving market for homebuilders. However, builders are coming up against a number of problems that are seemingly jolting their success lately.
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