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Home Sales Dip in September
CHICAGO—The number of statewide home sales dipped again last month, but median prices also rose again, according to data from the Illinois Association of REALTORS® . Lower inventory levels have......

10/21/2014 MBA Sees Originations Increasing Seven Percent in 2015 »
Technology. “We are forecasting that strong job growth, coupled with still low mortgage rates, should translate to an increase in home sales and purchase originations. “Our projection for overall......

00:50U.S. existing home sales rise in September
sold in September rose at their fastest clip this year, yet the housing market has yet to fully shake off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013. Newslook Video Transcript Automatically......

QRM Rule Opens More Doors for Consumers
affordable loans, whether or not they're securitized for sale to investors. "NAR applauds the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for finalizing the Qualified Residential Mortgage rule today......

Ocwen's Stock Tumbles On New York Regulator Backdating Accusations
of the letters to appeal the denial. Lawsky also said borrowers facing foreclosures got letters containing dates to cure defaults that were months prior to the receipt of the letters. Ocwen......

Existing-Home Sales Rebound in September
percent below the 5.26 million-unit level from last September. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says the improved demand for buying seen since the spring has carried into the fall. “Low interest......

Realtors® Say QRM Rule Will Provide Clarity in Housing Finance Market, Benefit Consumers
following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown: “NAR applauds the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for finalizing the Qualified Residential Mortgage......

Existing home sales hit highest level in 2014
Existing home sales last month were the strongest this year, but remained below year-earlier levels for the 11th straight month, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. Rebounding......

Existing-Home Sales Hit Fastest Pace In 2014 Despite Investors Exiting Market
market. That’s good news for regular people, who are enjoying low mortgage rates and decreased competition for homes. Sales of existing-homes rose 2.4% in September to a seasonally adjusted......

Economy Watch: GSEs to Ease Lending Standards
days during the recession, it’s generally acknowledged that the U.S. housing market hasn’t recovered as much as it could have, especially compared with other post-recession periods. In a speech......

Home loan options for paying college costs
back within 10 years, with an earlier repayment plan in mind. If mortgage rates are lower than home equity rates, is it possible to borrow at a lower rate and retain a second mortgage? View......

APR and mortgage rate: What you need to know
know they simply didn't read it." View today's lowest mortgage rates Interest rate The interest rate is the cost of borrowing the principal loan amount. It can be variable or fixed, but it......

10/20/2014 Remarks by Bill Cosgrove, MBA Chairman During MBA's 101st Annual Convention & Expo »
and we all need to stay in the game. Growth in the housing market is limping along because the new generations of homebuyers won’t or can’t jump in. They have seen firsthand the devastation......

Black Knight's MSP Servicing System Supports Surge in Home Equity Loans With a Single Platform
� About Black Knight Financial Services, LLC Black Knight Financial Services, a Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) company, is the mortgage and finance industries� leading provider......

Week Ahead Market Report: October 20, 2014
the German DAX was down 1.50% today. In economic news, Existing Home Sales is released tomorrow, CPI on Wednesday, and Initial Claims on Thursday. Companies releasing earnings this week......

Reno Student Housing Project Brings Trades
This asset brings a new level of sophistication to the Reno student housing market with its beautiful design and full-scale range of amenities ranging from private and group study spaces equipped......

Brian P. Brooks Appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
led the bank’s compliance with regulatory orders on mortgage servicing and foreclosures. Prior to OneWest Bank, Brooks was a managing partner at the global law firm O’Melveny & Myers where......

Housing Starts Solidly Above Million Mark
recovery as job creation grows and consumers gain more confidence in the housing market." Combined housing starts rose across the country, with the largest gains posted in the West (up 13......

Standing Room Only at the St. Louis REALTORS® Broker Conference, Future Shock
St. Louis Association of REALTORS® Future Shock ( # SLARshock14 ) event Oct. 16, NAR President-elect Chris Polychron enjoyed the opportunity to participate on a panel that included other industry......

Is the Individual Investor Right?
University of Michigan was a pleasant surprise. This week we have Existing Home Sales on Tuesday with the Consumer Price Index on Wednesday. On Thursday, we get the Chicago Fed National Activity......

Economy Watch: Housing Starts Bounce Back in September
so far. The latest came over the weekend—the first since July—when the FDIC closed NBRS Financial of Rising Sun, Md. As of Q2 2014, NBRS Financial had about $188.2 million in total assets and......

'Corrected' Stock Market At Crossroads - How To Decide Next Direction
reverses and full-time business hiring kicks in) The spring and summer 2015 housing market (particularly, whether “average” homebuyers finally get access to mortgages, plus whether new home......

Financial scourges: The E-words
s report card: The National Association of Realtors reports on September existing home sales, Tuesday at 10 a.m. (All times Eastern.) The Labor Department releases the September consumer price......

No Anomaly, Multifamily Drives Housing Starts in September
recovery as job creation grows and consumers gain more confidence in the housing market." September's numbers might also tweak builder confidence, which fell five basis points after four consecutive......

Does Wall Street have another wild week ahead?
less turbulence from this week's economic data. Analysts estimate that existing home sales rose modestly in September after slipping the previous month and that new home sales moderated after......