FHFA leaving g-fees alone, revising primary mortgage insurance requirements

FHFA leaving g-fees alone, revising primary mortgage insurance requirements

Move will lower fees for riskier borrowers; change is ‘revenue neutral’

Housing advocacy groups call on FHFA, CFPB to investigate “pro-foreclosure” tactics

Groups cite Ocwen as leader in preventing mortgage defaults

Court filing reveals name of anonymous whistleblower in Zillow/Move lawsuit

Former Zillow VP of Strategic Partnerships wrote the letter
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These are the top 5 single-family home markets in America

Auction.com rates them on price, demand and more
Trey Garrison
Based on rising home prices, favorable affordability, strong housing demand, and excellent economic and demographic conditions pointing to future demand, Auction.com has named the five top single-family housing markets. Did your market make the cut?
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Will scorching drought crisis end all California homebuilding?

Governor unleashes emergency executive orders to save water
Trey Garrison
California’s drought crisis is partly natural and partly the result of political decisions limiting water to the Central Valley. New executive orders from the governor are going to hit some businesses hard.
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Here are the 3 basic requirements for any real estate company

#1: Pick quality technology
Larry Leon
The real estate market is evolving. Gone are the days of millions of distressed assets waiting to be serviced. What's left? A new emerging real estate market with a heavy focus on technology and compliance versus cost.
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Construction spending slips dragged down by drop in homebuilding

Second month of construction decline
Trey Garrison
Construction spending fell for the second month in a row in February, with single-family homebuilding effectively the biggest drag on the total. Here’s what happened.
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Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

When will we all stop kidding ourselves?
Lynn Effinger
Over the past several years, despite Wall Street and the current administration’s efforts to artificially prop up the housing market with historically low interest rates and foreclosure-alternative programs such as moratoria, HAMP, HAFA and others, we discovered that the so-called housing recovery was simply rhetoric.
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Freddie Mac: Here are the 5 top improving metro markets for housing

Portland adds its name to the list
Brena Swanson
Although the housing market experienced a few hiccups from a tough winter, spring officially started, and as the weather warms up, so will the market. For now, the latest data from Freddie Mac shows which markets are most ready and improved for the selling season.
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Black Knight: 1st time, repeat foreclosure starts at 12-month high

National home affordability still better than pre-bubble average
Trey Garrison
Is it a sign that there's troubling brewing? First-time and repeat foreclosure starts are at a 12-month high, and fundamentals suggest it's not a flash-in-the-pan. Here's why.
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Boston housing market slowdown isn’t the weather

Something else is freezing out the Olde Towne
Trey Garrison
Home sales in Boston are slowing, and while the city is currently buried under several feet of snow, it's not the weather. Here's the scoop.
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Calgary housing market a canary in the shale mine?

Home prices, sales plummet alongside price of crude oil
Trey Garrison
Oil prices dropping are making a lot of Americans happy. But not everyone. And what's happening up in Calgary could be coming to a lot of shale oil states. Here's why.
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Warning: Early GDP indicator flashing red

Atlanta Fed GDPNow forecast dropping ominously
Trey Garrison
If you’re looking for reassurances that everything will be okay, this isn’t the story. If you want the scoop on what the Atlanta Fed thinks and why it’s bad, keep reading.
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