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Industry Icon Robert Klein Passes Away at 65

This is a developing story, details to follow Robert Klein, Chairman, Safeguard Properties and a veteran of the housing and mortgage industry passed away last night. He was 65. Klein was also Founder and Chairman of SecureView and RIK Enterprises. ...

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For Houses, Being Green Is Easier Than You Think

An April 2018 membership survey by the National Association of Realtors found that 71 percent of those surveyed felt that the promotion of energy efficiency in their listings was either somewhat or very valuable. However, do eco-friendly features in a ...

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Nationstar Reports Strong Servicing Performance

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Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. announced its Q1 earnings on Thursday, with the company’s GAAP net income hitting $160 million for the quarter. That’s up significantly over Q4 2017, when Nationstar’s GAAP net income was reported at $41 million. On an ...

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Revisiting Single-Family Rental Securitizations

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The latest single-family rental report from Morningstar Credit Ratings finds the average vacancy rate across single-borrower, single-family rental securitizations improving for the fifth consecutive month. The average SFR securitization vacancy rate declined to 4.4 percent in March 2018 from 4.6 ...

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Fannie’s Earnings Recover

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Fannie Mae released its Q1 financial statement Thursday. Overall, the news was good for the GSE. Fannie posted a net income of $4.3 billion, after taxes, in Q1. That's up from a $6.5 billion loss and a comprehensive loss of $6.7 ...

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Where Are Homebuyers Headed?

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While some areas are seeing an influx of new residents and potential buyers, others are not so lucky. See where people are moving to, and where they're moving out.

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Affordability Issues Not Sparing Current Homeowners

It’s no secret that the one-two punch of rising home prices and limited housing inventory has been making life difficult for would-be first-time homebuyers in markets around the country. However, a new consumer survey finds that it’s not just the ...

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Reverse Mortgage-Backed Securities: Good News and Bad News

Issuance of home equity conversion mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) rose to $1.2 billion in April 2018, according to a new report by New View Advisors, “a financial services firm advising clients on capital markets, product development and valuation, mergers and acquisitions, ...

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