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Pending Homes Sales Up in January

January’s wicked weather had no impact on pending home sales, according to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), which reported that buyer demand last month reached the highest level since August 2013.

Jonathan Mullins Named SVP and Regional Manager for Guaranteed Rate

Builder and Developer Sentiment Levels Off in Q4

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Property-Flipping Drops to Four-Year Low in Q4

RealtyTrac has released its Q4

Q4 Mortgage Delinquencies Drop to Seven-Year Low

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one- to four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.68 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2014.

Morgan Stanley Reaches $2.6 Billion Settlement of Federal Charges

Morgan Stanley has stated it has reached an agreement in principle to pay $2.6 billion to head off a potential federal lawsuit regarding its handling of mortgage bonds in period before the 2008 economic crash.

SSI Poll: Most Mortgage Professionals Prepared for CFPB Disclosure Rule Changes

Fixed-Rates Rise for Third Consecutive Week

Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing the average fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) moving higher amid solid housing data on new home sales and house price appreciation.

Affordable Housing Plan Slaps Fee on California Property Owners

The speaker of California’s State Assembly is seeking to raise new funds for affordable housing development by adding a new $75 fee to the costs of recording real estate documents.

MetLife to Pay $123.5M in Mortgage Fraud Settlement

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