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Lack of Credit Availability, Low Inventory Challenging Housing Market


Two challenges facing the U.S. housing market is currently facing two challenges – a dearth of credit creation and a lack of available inventory, according to a report released Wednesday by the Kroll Bond Ratings Agency (KBRA) that is scheduled to be presented Thursday by KBRA Senior Managing Director and Head of Research Christopher Whalen at the 2nd Annual Real Estate Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Leading Economic Indicators Grow at Moderate Pace


Manufacturing growth slowed from December to January, according to an early February report from the Institute for Supply Management. Meanwhile, permits for future home construction dropped 0.7 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.05 million, the Commerce Department said.

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Default Risk Index For Agency Purchase Loans Hits Series High

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The default risk for Agency mortgage loan originations rose in January, marking the fifth straight month-over-month increase, according to the composite National Mortgage Risk Index (NMRI) released by AEI's International Center on Housing Risk. In January, the NMRI for Agency purchase loans increased to a series high of 11.94 percent. That number represented an increase of 0.4 percentage points from the October through December average and a jump of 0.8 percentage points from January 2014.

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Ocwen Views Recent Settlement as Vindication from Investor’s Allegations of Default


New York-based private investment firm BlueMountain Capital, a purported holder of notes issued by HLSS Servicer Advance Receivables Trust (HSART) wrote a letter last month accusing Ocwen of breach of contract and default on certain notes serviced by HLSS. Ocwen subsequently issued a statement vowing to "vigorously defend itself" against BlueMountain's accusations.

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