New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

Spring buying season off with a whimper

HUD’s Donovan: This is the worst rental crisis in this nation, ever

Says administration is very pleased with Johnson-Crapo

WFC can't keep alleged bogus foreclosure manual out of court

U.S. judge allows discovery on Tirelli's smoking gun
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April 2014

Volume: 7
Edition: 4
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"Let's rent."

The future of single-family rental securitizations is now here
March 31, 2014
More and more Americans are choosing to rent instead of buy. With two single-family rental securitizations on the market at press time and more likely in the works, this new asset class has the financial market energized.
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CoreLogic: Last man standing?

With a competing spin-off already returning to the mothership, CoreLogic's plan is bold: Get beyond the mortgage biz
March 31, 2014
Fourth quarter revenue at CoreLogic totaled $311.9 million, a 6.6% decline from one year ago, while operating income from continuing operations saw a whopping 53% drop in the same time frame to $21.6 million. With mortgage origination volumes expected to reach what may be a 20-year low in 2014, is now the time to bet on a company whose revenues are historically tied to mortgages?
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The mortgage industry's next real threat

Forget underwater mortgages; the real problem is mortgage rates
March 31, 2014
Negative equity lock-in represents the threat that’s been in plain view for years now. But it’s what the market doesn’t yet see coming that’s the real problem. That threat? So called “rate lock-in effects,” according to researchers at the Institute for Housing Studies and DePaul University, who studied the effect using in-depth housing data for Cook County, Chicago.
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Funding the MSR land grab

What the industry is doing with its excess warehouse space
March 31, 2014
Large banks are actively looking to minimize their MSR exposure. 2014 is likely to go down as the year of mortgage servicing financing.
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A need for speed

Keven Smith races to win at Mortgage Builder
March 31, 2014
Michigan is home to three race tracks, and Keven Smith, president and CEO of Mortgage Builder, finds time to get out on each one.
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To the extreme

Field services companies step up to winter challenges
March 31, 2014
In Washington, D.C., the joke going around among soccer mom circles is that the children will be in school until July in order to make up all the snow days. Funny, yes, but the stark reality is that this winter’s damage is much more tangible than that.
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2014 Field Services Guide

March 31, 2014
An inside look at 8 of the nation's leading field services specialists -- part of a new and more agile breed of field service companies.
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Banks can lead by lending

Taking stock of 2014 housing market expectations
March 31, 2014
The housing market clearly has been through the ringer and back. The question is, are we all the way back, or does the housing market still have some improvement left in it?
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Staying in the black

Outsourcing can mitigate declining mortgage volumes and increasing regulations
March 31, 2014
There are ways mortgage bankers can maintain reasonable profit margins while facing rapid volume changes, new mortgage rules and increasing investor requirements, writes industry expert David Green.
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Why the media doesn't get housing

It's time to face reality and evolve our thinking
March 31, 2014
We’ve all been there. We’ve all read baiting news headlines and, subsequently, the full article. We may, in fact, be the only industry that actually reads every word of every article.
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