SEC joins DOJ in giving up case against mortgage bond trader Jesse Litvak

Date: 10 Dec 2018 / Posted By: admin

SEC joins DOJ in giving up case against mortgage bond trader Jesse Litvak Over the summer, the Department of Justice gave up its five-year pursuit of former Jefferies managing director and mortgage-backed securities trader Jesse Litvak, ending the DOJ’s effort to jail the trader for allegedly lyi

Sabal announces new president and COO

Date: 10 Dec 2018 / Posted By: admin

Sabal announces new president and COO Sabal Capital Partners, a financial services firm specializing in commercial real estate, lending and investing, announced Monday that it appointed Jason Pendergist as president and chief operating officer of term lending. Source: https://www.housingwire.com/r

HUD Inspector General: Department has serious management challenges

Date: 10 Dec 2018 / Posted By: admin

HUD Inspector General: Department has serious management challenges The Department of Housing and Urban Development is facing serious management challenges that are causing longstanding performance and accountability issues. An annual report released by HUD's Office of Inspector General outlines th

Redfin: Number of sight-unseen home offers retreat

Date: 10 Dec 2018 / Posted By: admin

Redfin: Number of sight-unseen home offers retreat As inventory increases and home price growth slows down, homebuyer competition has begun to ease, according to the latest data from Redfin. Redfin Agent Jessie Culbert said now that most homes are staying on the market for longer than a week, there

TCI, Southern Properties Capital, Macquarie partnering to build significant multifamily portfolio

Date: 10 Dec 2018 / Posted By: admin

TCI, Southern Properties Capital, Macquarie partnering to build significant multifamily portfolio Southern Properties Capital, a subsidiary of real estate investment company Transcontinental Realty Investors that operates primarily in Texas and specializes in Class A multifamily, is forming a joint

Americans now have less equity to tap

Date: 10 Dec 2018 / Posted By: admin

Americans now have less equity to tap According to the latest report from Black Knight, tappable equity on mortgaged properties is now $5.9 trillion – down from last quarter’s record-breaking $6 trillion. American homeowners with a mortgage lost about $2,300 in equity this quarter and now have

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Appraisers may not get paid as CoesterVMS runs out of money

Date: 10 Dec 2018 / Posted By: admin

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Appraisers may not get paid as CoesterVMS runs out of money Sources continue to inform HousingWire of new information regarding CoesterVMS as it appears it may be running out of money and leaving some appraisers unpaid. Plus, find out what the housing industry thinks o

Here's where HECM originators see opportunity in 2019

Date: 7 Dec 2018 / Posted By: admin

Here's where HECM originators see opportunity in 2019 There’s no disputing that it’s been a rough year for the reverse mortgage industry, with volume recently falling to a low the industry hasn’t seen in 14 years. But now that program changes issued in October 2017 are firmly in the rear

ARIVE boasts strong network of 100-plus wholesalers aiming to bolster broker market share

Date: 7 Dec 2018 / Posted By: admin

ARIVE boasts strong network of 100-plus wholesalers aiming to bolster broker market share The good news is that mortgage brokers continue to outpace their retail counterparts in business growth, a trend that has lasted the better part of two years now, especially as the market has been so heavily d

Experts: Wage growth could further rate hikes in 2019

Date: 7 Dec 2018 / Posted By: admin

Experts: Wage growth could further rate hikes in 2019 In November, the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7% and wages rose slightly, leading some experts to predict the likelihood of continual rate hikes in 2019. Despite these concerns, one expert believes homebuyers will end the year on a jolly n