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  • First American top economist gets bullish on housing

    Mark Fleming says housing market will reach higher in 2016
    A top economist talks about how the housing market fell just short of its potential last year, but he is optimistic about 2016. Originally suggesting that 2016 would be the year in which rates begin normalization, the Fed is now much more likely to slow down the pace of rate normalization due to deterioration in global economic conditions.
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  • The GDP loses momentum

    Especially in the fourth quarter
    The GDP, the value of everything a nation produces, showed a significant markdown this fourth quarter compared to the 3.9% increase last spring, according to Market Watch. The economy expanded at a 2.4% clip last year, the same as in 2014, the Commerce Department said. The U.S. hasn’t topped 3% growth since 2005.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Special feature: 15 for 15

    Providers to watch in the year to come
    With this year's 15 for 15, we're profiling 15 companies who are well positioned to take on the challenges of 2015. The companies occupy different roles within the housing finance space — from lenders to servicers to technology providers — but they all share a vision for an outsized impact in the year ahead.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Taking the foot off the accelerator

    A look at what lies ahead for MSR transfers in 2015
    Mortgage servicing rights will get bought and sold in 2015, but the volume won't reach the go-go days of 2012 or 2013, and the portfolios put out to market are expected to be smaller.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Crunch time

    HousingWire's 2015 economic outlook
    There is one distinct moment in recent memory when everything was going to be just fine. On an early morning, back in April 2013, the smallest of miracles happened on the economic front. This singular event would lead to calls that the developed world’s ability to do business, with all of its multitudinous complexities, was on the road to a recovery, maybe this time, finally, forever.
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  • From HW Magazine

    SFR so good

    The REO-to-rental evolution is just beginning
    Some industry observers have been predicting the demise of this market since Blackstone, the largest purchaser of single-family rental homes, announced plans to slow down its acquisition volume earlier this year. But the data paints a very different picture.
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  • NAR: Rising home prices infringe affordability

    Home prices grow in most metros
    The majority of metropolitan areas continued to experience strong year-over-year price growth in the fourth quarter, with the vast majority of homeowners witnessing significant gains in equity over the past two years.
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