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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.

Arizona, where home prices have dropped 51 percent since 2006, is one of the fou

Arizona, where home prices have dropped 51 percent since 2006, is one of the fou

News
March 12, 2012

New data from the U.S. Department of Labor indicates that Arizona, California, Florida, and Nevada — the four states hit hardest by the housing market collapse — are now seeing the most jobs growth.

CoreLogic, Home Price Index, HPI, January 2012, appreciation, depreciation

CoreLogic, Home Price Index, HPI, January 2012, appreciation, depreciation

News
March 07, 2012

CoreLogic’s Home Price Index revealed home prices, including distressed sales, declined on a year-over-year basis by 3.1 percent in January 2012 and by 1 percent compared to January 2012, the sixth consecutive monthly decline.

Features
March 07, 2012

The Hernando County (Florida) Housing Authority will propose a new program to provide no-interest loans to homeowners who might otherwise land in foreclosure.

NAHB, study, net profit, 2010, 2008, growth, operating costs, assets

NAHB, study, net profit, 2010, 2008, growth, operating costs, assets

News
March 06, 2012

A new report from NAHB shows single-family builders pulled in $7.1 million in revenue in 2010 and were left with $39,000 in net profit, a rate of 0.5 percent.

REO rental program, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, national foreclosures

REO rental program, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, national foreclosures

News
March 06, 2012

Analysts with the Bank of America Merrill Lynch believe the federal government’s real estate-owned (REO) rental program could encompass 20 percent of the national foreclosure total.

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.

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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