Does the mortgage industry still need Appraisal Management Companies?

Does the mortgage industry still need Appraisal Management Companies?

Not with Fannie Mae's Collateral Underwriter

CFPB wants more mortgages in "underserved" areas

And here's how they will get it done

Fitch warns Ocwen-related RMBS deals face major downgrade

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S&P Case-Shiller: Is housing ready for spring home-buying season?

“Housing recovery barely on first base”
Brena Swanson
The spring home-buying season is just a couple months away. Due to the latest report on the continued slow down in home-price growth, S&P Case-Shiller believes the market isn’t ready. However, not all economists agree, with at least one giving 2015 a strong forecast.
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Redfin: January home prices up, demand at record level

Rock-bottom interest rates, larger inventory get 2015 off to busy start
Trey Garrison
Growing inventory, growing demand and growing interest from first-time buyers are three reasons why Redfin is forecasting a strong January and a strong 2015. Here’s how it breaks down.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Ocwen settles "frustrating skirmish" with California

But that's just over file access, not file content
Trey Garrison
Ocwen ended its disastrous week on Friday by settling with the state of California for $2.5 million — but that's just to ensure the state gets the information it asked for. Any violations that turn up once it has the information could be a whole other ball of wax.
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FHFA: Home prices gain 0.8% in November

Modest gains still beat expectations
Trey Garrison
The Federal Housing Finance Agency home price index shows that home prices gained 0.8% in November, following a 0.4% rise the month before. Here are the details.
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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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Housing sales weak heading into 2015

Capital Economics: Housing not off the rails
Trey Garrison
The sharp decline in new and existing home sales in November is not a sign that the housing recovery is coming off the rails, but it is troubling.
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Guardian Mortgage: 4 bold predictions for housing

The future of home prices, foreclosures, credit standards
Marcus McCue
While the industry said goodbye to 2014, it may not have said goodbye to rising home prices or loosening credit standards. Here are Guardian Mortgage's predictions for what will stay, what will leave and what will change in 2015.
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S&P Case-Shiller: Home-price growth slows down

8 cities witness faster home price gains
Brena Swanson
While home prices continue to maintain a downward trend, eight cities recorded an increase in home price gains in October. The positive numbers could be just what housing needs to start the new year off right.
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Black Knight's HPI surprises with biggest movers

Western states lead the pack
Brena Swanson
Big states like Texas, New York and Florida have a tendency to lead as the fastest-growing states. However, Black Knight's HPI for October has states like New Mexico and Idaho making the list.
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What's behind the drastic drop in November home sales?

Redfin report says its not a lack of buyers
Brena Swanson
Refin’s latest housing report for November shows an unusual decline in the number of homes for sale. But the report outlines how this trend is likely to change in 2015.
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