Mortgage & Finance

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Housing Finance Reform a "Huge Priority" says Republican ChairHousing Finance Reform a "Huge Priority" says Republican Chair

Reuters' Arune Viswanatha reports on how Congress' on-again off-again flirtation with housing finance reform may be on again, at least for one key lawmaker. Read more

Freddie Mac to Auction $410M in Delinquent Home Loans
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Freddie Mac to Auction $410M in Delinquent Home Loans

Bloomberg/ BusinessWeek staffers Heather Perlberg and Clea Benson report that... Read more

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Homeowner Income PatternsHomeowner Income Patterns

CoreLogic analyst Katherine Dobbyn conjures up data that explores the incomes of households participating in the U.S. mortgage market, trying to decipher whether they're somehow different from the entire universe of U.S. households. Read more

Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Fined on 'Kickback' Scheme With Title Firm
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Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Fined on 'Kickback' Scheme With Title Firm

Reuters reports that U.S. and state regulators ordered Wells Fargo and JPMorgan... Read more

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Mortgage Apps Sustain Mojo Mortgage Apps Sustain Mojo

Calculated Risk post master Bill McBride looks at this week's Mortgage Bankers Association data print on mortgage applications, for refinances and home purchases. Mojo rises. Read more

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Healthcare Tops American Financial Anxiety Healthcare Tops American Financial Anxiety

The cost of owning or renting a home is taking up less space as a pain point in the collective American psyche, as healthcare returns to the top of Gallup's survey. Read more

Refi Boom 2.0 Incoming?
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Refi Boom 2.0 Incoming?

Just when you thought it was safe to assume the refinance market was done for the... Read more

Getting a Grip on Borrower Risk with Easier Credit
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Getting a Grip on Borrower Risk with Easier Credit

New York Times columnist Lisa Prevost explores the puts and calls on the new... Read more

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Meet Lenda, a Startup Taking the Torture Out of Mortgage LendingMeet Lenda, a Startup Taking the Torture Out of Mortgage Lending

Wired's Issie Lapowsky sits down with Jason van den Brand, a mortgage industry professional looking to overhaul a process known to be time-consuming, expensive, and inconvenient. Read more

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November 2015 Foreclosure Inventory Down 35.5 Percent Year Over Year November 2015 Foreclosure Inventory Down 35.5 Percent Year Over Year

CoreLogic analyst Shu Chen reports that the national foreclosure inventory fell by 35.5 percent year over year in November 2014 to approximately 567,000 homes, or 1.5 percent of all homes with a mortgage, down from 880,000, or 2.2 percent, in November 2013. Read more

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