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Calidant Capital Partners with Five Star Institute

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Calidant Capital, a Texas-based private investment firm, announced today that it has made an equity capital investment in The Five Star Institute, a national trade association which holds conferences, produces publications, and maintains membership organizations for the mortgage industry. Calidant’s ...

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CFPB vs. PHH—An Unexpected Conclusion

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A years-long legal battle between the Bureau and PHH centered on accusations of illegal kickbacks. Read on to find out why the Bureau decided to drop the case, and what this means for the lender and servicer.

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Nationstar Taps New Chief Business & Product Officer

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., the parent company for the Mr. Cooper brand, announced that Francis Lobo has joined the company as EVP, Chief Business & Product Officer and President of Cooper Labs. Lobo will oversee the organization’s digital strategy and product development.

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Rent Price Trends—Industry Implications

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According to the June 2018 National Apartment List Rent Report, the national rent index increased 0.4 percent month-over-month (MOM), which makes four months of rent increases in a row. Apartment List notes that this upswing in rent growth is consistent ...

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Home Affordability Challenges in Microcosm

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Markets across the country are struggling to maintain a sufficient supply of affordable homes, but a recent Urban Institute report reveals just how out of reach some high-demand areas, such as the San Francisco Bay region, have become for most homebuyers.

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How Widespread Is Negative Equity?

During the height of the housing crisis, approximately 30 percent of homeowners were in negative equity, owing more than what their homes were worth. A decade later, how have those numbers changed? Click through to read a recent report providing new insights into underwater mortgages.

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What Makes the Perfect Neighborhood?

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A new survey of more than 2,000 potential homebuyers reveals what people are looking for when it comes to their ideal place to live, and why the "vibe" of a neighborhood might be just as important as the home itself.

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