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Initial jobless claims above 300K for third week

January employment looking grim
Trey Garrison
Initial jobless claims missed expectations yet again, staying well above the 300,000 mark for the third week running. This could bode ill for the rest of the year. Here’s the story.
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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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UBS Group acquires passive stake in Trulia, Zillow

SEC filings show global financial services firm’s interest
Trey Garrison
The international financial services firm is taking a stake in the two online real estate giants. Here's what we know so far.
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Homebuilder confidence declines slightly in January

First reading of 2015 pulled down by traffic of prospective buyers
Trey Garrison
Builders remain confident despite a slowdown in traffic from prospective buyers. Here are the details of what construction folks are thinking.
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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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CoreLogic: 41,000 completed foreclosures in November

Foreclosure inventory down 35.5% nationally YOY
Trey Garrison
The national foreclosure inventory is down 64% from its 2010 peak, and down 35.5% from a year ago. Here’s why.
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JPM posts $23.6B 4Q revenue, missing expectations by $40M

Annual revenue of $97.9B down 2% but with record profit of $21.8B
Trey Garrison
Mortgage activity for JPM improved in the fourth quarter, but quarterly and annual revenues were down while net revenue for the year hit a record $21.8 billion. Here’s how.
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Quicken Loans: Home values moved lower in December

Gap between homeowners, appraisers narrows
Trey Garrison
December marks the sixth consecutive month that appraiser and homeowner opinions have moved closer together, but appraisers in more than 77% of the included metro areas still have higher opinions of home values than owners. Here’s why.
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Redfin: Here are the six housing market archetypes you’ll see in 2015

California, DC has topped out; Chicago, Texas still growing
Trey Garrison
It’s a list of market types, but it also reads a lot like meandering predictions from the nation’s many-handed economists.
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Consumer sentiment rises strongly from November

Confidence grew stronger as weeks passed
Trey Garrison
Consumer sentiment picked up in December, after a disappointing November. Here's how it broke out.
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