Business Management

A compilation of business news, trends, and surveys on customer satisfaction, financials, human resources, marketing, and sales.



Weyerhauser, hiring, engineered lumber plants, Louisiana, La., Arkansas, Ark.

Weyerhauser, hiring, engineered lumber plants, Louisiana, La., Arkansas, Ark.

News
April 17, 2012

Weyerhaeuser Co. is now hiring additional trades and production workers at its engineered lumber products plants in Natchitoches and Zwolle, La., and Emerson, Ark.

Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan, housing market, optimism, 9 signs, turnaround

Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan, housing market, optimism, 9 signs, turnaround

News
April 10, 2012

In his annual letter to investors, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon offered an optimistic outlook on the housing market for 2012.

Toll Brothers, high-end home builders, new home sales, home prices, increases

Toll Brothers, high-end home builders, new home sales, home prices, increases

News
March 30, 2012

Toll Brothers CEO Douglas Yearley told CNBC this week the company was having its “best spring in five years,” just one sign the high-end housing market is starting to recover, according to Calculated Risk.

Lafferty Communities, The Hoffman Company, purchase, Faria Preserve, California

Lafferty Communities, The Hoffman Company, purchase, Faria Preserve, California

News
March 15, 2012

The Hoffman Company—one of California’s most established land brokerage firms—announced today that it has closed the sale of the Faria Preserve property to Lafferty Communities, a private, family-owned developer, in one of the largest land transactions in the East Bay area in several years.

 

FHFA, securitization, mortgages, scorecard, GSEs, plan, deadline

FHFA, securitization, mortgages, scorecard, GSEs, plan, deadline

News
March 12, 2012

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a deadline of Dec. 31, 2012 for the implementation of a new securitization platform.

CoreLogic, negative equity report, fourth quarter, 2011, debt, underwater

CoreLogic, negative equity report, fourth quarter, 2011, debt, underwater

News
March 02, 2012

CoreLogic released negative equity data showing that 11.1 million, or 22.8 percent, of all residential properties with a mortgage were in negative equity at the end of the fourth quarter of 2011.

PulteGroup, Pulte, Fiberweb, exclusive, TYPAR Weather Protection System

PulteGroup, Pulte, Fiberweb, exclusive, TYPAR Weather Protection System

News
February 29, 2012

Fiberweb announced the signing of an exclusive multi-year contract with PulteGroup Inc., one of the top home builders in the United States.

REO, Real Estate-Owned Initiative, Ranieri, research paper, Wall Street Journal

REO, Real Estate-Owned Initiative, Ranieri, research paper, Wall Street Journal

News
February 29, 2012

Lewis Ranieri — who’s credited as a co-inventor of the mortgage-backed security — has co-authored a new research paper supporting the federal government’s Real Estate-Owned (REO) Initiative program, according to the Wall Street Journal.

FHA, mortgage insurance premiums, increase, upfront, capital reserves

FHA, mortgage insurance premiums, increase, upfront, capital reserves

News
February 28, 2012

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Carol Galante announced Monday that the agency will be restructuring premiums for all FHA-insured single-family mortgage loans.

pending home sales, NAR, January, growth, National Association of Realtors

pending home sales, NAR, January, growth, National Association of Realtors

News
February 28, 2012

The National Association of Realtors reported that pending home sales reached their highest point in nearly two years in January, according to a story on HousingWire.

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