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NEW Reverse Mortgage Lending Dips; PHH's Private Label Subservicing; More on Hiring Millennials
NEW FHA and the Sequester; A Note in Defense of Builder Affiliate Relationships
NEW Where do Industry Volumes Go in 2013; And What is Moving Rates? Chase Layoffs
NEW Paper on Agency's Future; Free Bank Research Site; Status of Community Banks
NEW The Fed's Impact on REITs; USDA Update - Keep our Fingers Crossed
NEW Better Know the Cost to Produce a Loan; Smoldering Non-agency Security Market; LO Earnings
NEW Capital Markets Eye Margin Requirements and QRM; Fed Minutes: Much Ado About Nothing
NEW Letter on CFPB Exams; Good Site for Bank Research; Bank M&A Continues; Purchase Loans Cost More than Refis?!
NEW GMAC Channels Join ClearPoint in Big Changes; Basel III Concerns Alive and Well; Mortgage Jobs
NEW REITs Roar; Wells Moving Out of Joint Ventures, into Europe; Two Industry Questions Worth Pondering
NEW Who Owns 10,000 Houses? Finance Industry and Cybersecurity; QM's Impact on Volumes 7 Years from Now
NEW All-cash Buying on the Rise While Delinquencies Drop; Nevada wants to do what?
NEW Redwood's 0% Default Rate; The Nationstar Model and the Current State of Servicing Valuation
NEW Investor Bales on Wholesale; Right of Rescission Legal Ruling; Capacity and Profit Margins; HARP 3
NEW Stats and More Stats on Housing; Reminder of Fannie Mae's Change for Affinity/Co-op Members
NEW Zany Commercial and Multifamily Numbers; Upcoming Training and Events
NEW VA IRRL Performance; Goverment Goes After Rating Agency; HARP 3 Chatter
NEW Soaking Up Shadow Inventory; KBW's Opinion of Gain on Sale Margins; Small Lenders to Increase Share?
NEW 2012 Origination Volume - Wow! IRS on Loan Modifications; Pulte Earnings
NEW FHA MI Change; Info on Salaried LO's with 3% Max; Transitional Licensing, CRE Thoughts
NEW Wells Fargo's LO Compensation Based on Quality and Speed; Amazing List of Recent M&A; Wassup with Rates?
NEW Bank Deposits Withdrawn at Fastest Pace Since 2001; Las Vegas ASF Chatter; Texas Ratio Primer
NEW Social Media Guidance from Federal Regulators; DAP Changes; Regional Events and Mortgage Jobs
NEW Eminent Domain Plans Dropped; NAR Report on Internet Home shopping; Flagstar Earnings - Stock Tumbles
NEW Eminent Domain Back in the News; Free Training and Webinars; Vendor Job Fair Updates
NEW List of LOS Actively in the Market; Prepayments by State; BofA Flexing Muscles?
NEW More Earnings Interpretations - What do they Bode for 2013? Lender and Training Updates
NEW GSEs Approve National MI; New National SAFE MLO Test; Affiliate Relationship Thoughts; 1,200 Pages of Servicing Rules
NEW In Detroit, 290 Homes for $189K?; Chase's Mortgage Numbers; Free Webinars and Training
NEW Reaching 70% Purchase Volume in 2013 - A Lofty Goal?; Investor and M&A Updates; Mortgage Jobs
NEW Read Carefully Before Signing Attestation Form; Interesting Buyback Ruling Information
NEW HARP Petition; HARP and HAMP's Impact on the Market; Has Fannie Been Pushing Lender Approvals?
NEW How Many Pages is the Actual QM Rule? Fed Earns Record $89B on MBS and Treasury Holdings
NEW Waiting for QM, the MBA Weighs In; Who is the Largest Private Real Estate Holder?
NEW More on the Multi-billion Dollar Settlement; Thoughts on LO's W-2 vs. 1099
NEW QM Rules Released by CFPB this Week? Good News on Basel III; More Mortgage Jobs
NEW Where Would Rates go without the Fed?; CFPB's Reach is Far; MBA Addresses Volker Rule and Margins
NEW Bank of America is Back in Lending; Thoughts on Basel III and MSR's; Investors Like Residential Mortgages
NEW NAR Weighs in on Cliff Deal; M&A and Concentration in Banking - Could Lenders Share Back Office Functions?
NEW Mortgage Jobs Heading into 2013; Several States' Minimum Wages to Rise Tomorrow; Agency and Investor Updates Continue
NEW MBA, Others Weigh in on LO Training and Licensing; In Conjunction with States, the CFPB Flexes its Muscles
NEW Mortgage Forgiveness Act in Jeopardy? Hiring and Retaining Employees the CFPB Way
NEW LO Education and Bank vs. Non-bank Requirements Under the SAFE Act; Are Foreclosure Prices Really Different?
NEW Comments on Non-agency Modifications and Stated Loans; Investors Examine Who is Refinancing; A Buyer for Servicing
NEW Are Non-agency Loan Mods Coming? Treasury Initiative Rumored; FHA Letter Threatens Standard Reverse Mortgages
NEW Thoughts on the CFPB Complaint Process; Should be a Happy Builder Conference this Year
NEW US Bank Comp Plan Turning Heads; Jumbo Rates Improving on a Relative Basis
NEW The CFPB on QM and Auto Financing; ALTA on Risk Policy and Closing Policies
NEW Servicing Retained or Released?; The CFPB and Credit Reports; CFPB's Guidance on Policies and Procedures Manual
NEW Federal Home Loan Banks in Correspondent Lending; MBA Confirms Average Lenders are Making Big Bucks