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  • [Pulse] With mortgage rates and bond yields low, is it time to retain mortgage servicing?

    Former MBA CEO David Stevens on the impact of falling rates on MSRs
    Mortgage rates and bond yields have plummeted recently. As a result, the economics of mortgage lending have shifted. In this guest contribution, former MBA CEO David Stevens asks whether the time is right for lenders to consider retaining the mortgage servicing rights on their loans.
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  • HomeStreet selling off majority of mortgage business to Homebridge, New Residential, PennyMac

    Origination business going to Homebridge; MSRs to New Res, PennyMac
    HomeStreet Bank's move away from mortgages is nearly complete. Earlier this year, HomeStreet announced that it was planning to shift its business away from mortgages by selling off its retail mortgage origination business and a big chunk of its mortgage servicing rights. Now, the bank has found buyers for its mortgage business: Homebridge Financial Services, New Residential Mortgage, and PennyMac.
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  • HomeStreet to sell a piece of its mortgage servicing portfolio

    Bank will sell $5B of its single-family MSRs to Matrix Financial
    Seattle bank HomeStreet announced this week it will sell a piece of its mortgage servicing rights to Matrix Financial Services. The deal, which includes an unpaid principal balance of $4.9 billion in single-family MSRs, amounts to approximately 20% of the bank’s single-family servicing portfolio.
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  • Situs acquiring MountainView Financial Solutions

    Acquisition “puts Situs at the nexus of real estate and fintech”
    Situs, a premier provider of strategic business and technology solutions to the real estate industry, announced late in the week that it plans to acquire MountainView Financial Solutions.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Senate passes major tax reform that impacts every mortgage facet

    Real estate, lending, servicing and secondary markets will all change
    Tax reform. Tax reform. Tax reform. The big issue facing housing and mortgage finance, by far, is tax reform. The Senate passed its major tax reform Friday night, and now the two parties will need to come to a consensus on which tax bill they will send to the president's desk. For now there is no consensus, or clear guidance, on what tax reform will entail.
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  • Ocwen begins settling with states to remove mortgage servicing restrictions

    Consent orders reached with Illinois and Montana

    Back in April, more than 20 states clamped business restrictions on Ocwen Financial for alleged rampant errors with homeowners’ escrow accounts and other mortgage servicing issues. Now, five months later, Ocwen is beginning to dig its way out of from under those restrictions, but the company isn’t getting away clean.


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  • The Ocwen connection: New Residential, Altisource Portfolio Solutions ink REO agreement

    Altisource will provide marketing, listing services for REOs included in Ocwen MSRs
    Over the last few months, New Residential Investment significantly increased its mortgage servicing rights portfolio through a deal with Ocwen Financial. But that’s not the only new connection between Ocwen and New Residential, as a company that has a close relationship with Ocwen just inked a new deal with New Residential – Altisource Portfolio Solutions.
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  • Nationstar posts net loss of $20 million, but the news is better than it seems

    Adjusted earnings rises to $42 million
    Nationstar Mortgage, the company soon to be known as Mr. Cooper, reported Thursday that it saw its first quarterly net loss in a year, but the news is actually better than it appears. Overall, Nationstar posted a GAAP net loss of $20 million (or $0.20 per diluted share) in the second quarter, but on an adjusted basis Nationstar saw earnings of $42 million, or $0.43 per share.
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