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$60M Residential Loan Portfolio Sold through MountainView

MountainView Capital Group, a residential whole loan transaction advisor in Denver, Colorado, announced the closing of a deal involving a portfolio of residential mortgage loans with a total unpaid principal balance of approximately $60 million. The seller was listes as ResCap Liquidating Trust, and Mountainview served as ResCap’s loan sale advisor.

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Allendale County Bank Closes, Will Reopen As Palmetto State Bank

The South Carolina Board of Financial Institutions closed the five branches of Allendale County Bank, Fairfax, South Carolina on Friday. The FDIC was appointed as the receiver. To protect the depositors, an assumption agreement was made was made with Palmetto State Bank, Hampton, South Carolina.

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Loan Officer Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Scheme

The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) announced that Delio Coutinho pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The New Jersey-based Coutinho admitted to his role in a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused millions of dollars in losses.

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California Foreclosure Starts Approach 8-Year Low

For three straight quarters, California foreclosure starts remain little changed, hovering at a level last seen in early 2006. According to a market study released by DataQuick, steady economic growth and higher home values are responsible for the steady pace of new foreclosures.

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Massachusetts Home Sales Decrease from Low Inventory

For four out of the last five months, single-family home sales have decreased in the Bay State. This trend is seen by some as a simple problem in availability. Timothy J. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group said, "The low inventory of single-family homes in the market is the primary cause of the decreasing sales activity."

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Florida’s Housing Market Is On the Rise

More good news has surfaced in the housing market, this time in Florida. According to Florida Realtors, the housing market reported higher median prices, more new listings, and a stable level of inventory in March. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 20,081 last month, up 2.8 percent from March last year.

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Former Bank President Pleads Guilty to TARP Fraud

The Federal Reserve Board announced the issuance of a Consent Order of Prohibition against Darryl Woods, the former president and chairmen of the board of directors of Calvert Financial Corporation. Woods also served as the former CFO and chairman of the board of directors of Mainstreet Bank.

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Number of Paid Off Homes Fall in Colorado

According to the Colorado Division of Housing, the number of home loans paid off in Colorado fell 49 percent from the first quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014. The report found that approximately 50,000 deeds of trust were released during Q1 2014, the lowest quarterly total recorded in any quarter since the division began collecting data in 2008.

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California Home Sales Jump Higher in March

The California Association of Realtors (CAR) reported 367,000 closed escrow sales of existing single-family detached homes, seasonally adjusted at an annualized rate. March marked the fifth straight month with sales below the 400,000 level, and the eighth month of declining sales on a year-over-year basis.

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