Housing shouldn’t look at any color but the color of money

Housing shouldn’t look at any color but the color of money

People with bad credit and bad habits should be squeezed out of housing

Who is Nat Hardwick?

Former LandCastle Title CEO owns NASCAR team, rubs elbows with PGA pros

Lawsuit alleges former LandCastle Title CEO embezzled $30 million

Nat Hardwick allegedly used funds for private jets, gambling
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Closing a mortgage finally makes money

Breaks 6 quarters of straight losses
Brena Swanson
After mortgage banker costs skyrocketed the past 6 quarters, well out of the realm of profitability, the latest Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report from the Mortgage Bankers Association reports the landscape shifted from losing money to making money, as costs came more under control.
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SEC filings reveal ZAIS Financial's big mortgage plans

REIT to purchase $100 million in loans; originate new loans
Ben Lane
The real estate investment trust appears to be looking to fill the gap of falling originations and a weak secondary market by ramping up its efforts in both areas.
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Despite loss, Walter Investment originations segment improves

Post 2Q net loss of $12.9 million
Brena Swanson
Walter Investment Management posted a second-quarter net loss of $12.9 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, which includes charges related to goodwill impairment in the reverse mortgage segment.
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Small mortgage lenders and large banks face off

Fannie Mae: Smaller lenders to contract credit standards
Brena Swanson
Lending standards are likely to tighten at smaller and midsize lenders over the next three months, but at the same time, the smaller guys are stealing larger banks' mortgage market share.
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CoreLogic slashes 2014 mortgage origination estimate by 10%

Still reports revenue growth of 13%
Ben Lane
CoreLogic’s second-quarter revenue increased to $349.4 million, which was also up 0.4% from 2Q13. The company said that the increase was “despite an estimated 50% contraction in U.S. mortgage volumes.”
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Freedom Mortgage originations grow despite industry pullback

Smaller lenders steal more market share
Brena Swanson
As bigger players see a contraction in originations, Freedom Mortgage is recording strong growth.
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Where is Ellie Mae moving?

Second-quarter earnings coming soon
Brena Swanson
After experiencing a temporary service outage of its origination system back in March, Ellie Mae is posting strong improvements and actually moving into a new headquarters to accommodate its growing workforce.
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Despite mortgage reductions, Huntington earnings rise

Mortgage-banking income fell $11 million
Brena Swanson
Huntington Bancshares posted a second-quarter net income of $165 million, up $14 million, or 9%, from last year. However, mortgage-banking income fell $11 million, or 33%, reflecting a 49% reduction in originations and secondary marketing revenue.
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GIF: 4 charts, 1 changed housing market

Purchase vs. refinance
Brena Swanson
Although rates have managed to stay surprisingly low, this is the first time since 2000 that the purchase market is dominating the mortgage market.
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Goldman Sachs 2Q14 earnings tick up to $9.13B

Doubles net provisions for litigation and regulatory proceedings
Brena Swanson
Posting solid growth, Goldman Sachs’ second-quarter net revenue increased to $9.13 billion, up from $8.6 billion a year ago, with earnings per share rising to $4.10 from $3.70 for the second quarter of 2013.
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