Items Tagged with 'HousingWire.com'

ARTICLES

  • Flopping Valuations Right Under the Nose of the HVCC

    Way back in August 2009, HousingWire Magazine asked if the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC) would become a blueprint for disaster. Considering that this past Monday, the Mortgage Asset Research Institute (MARI) said reports of appraisal fraud are up 50%, the question is again front and center at mortgage industry water coolers. In 2008, MARI said suspected appraisal/valuation fraud stood at 22% of mortgage fraud reports. In 2009, that jumped to 33%.
    Read More
  • When it Comes to Mortgage Finance, Who's in Charge Here?

    There is a close-to-truth joke currently circulating around the HousingWire newsroom. Spoiler alert: It's not funny. OK, stop me if you've heard this before: A spaceship lands in the States during the last quarter of 2007 and the alien aboard demands, "take me to your leader, the one who leads your mortgage markets." Everyone responds by pointing the finger to someone else: "He's the leader." "No, I'm not the leader--she's the leader." And so it goes.
    Read More
  • New Year, New HousingWire

    “Wait—HousingWire looks totally different.” I’m pretty sure that’s going to be the least of the various reactions you’ll have in seeing our revamped emails, new website, and completely revitalized approach to delivering editorial and content. I figured we’d start 2010 off with a bang, and roll out the next generation of HousingWire.com—and HousingWire Magazine, too.
    Read More
  • Foreclosure Freeze Had Little Impact: Report

    Widespread foreclosure freezes that began in late last year and ran through the first quarter of this year appear to have done little to change the outlook for troubled borrowers -- and may even have made things worse, for everyone involved.
    Read More