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FHFA director Watt answers “What’s going on with HARP?”
After a town hall meeting on the Home Affordable Refinance Program on Wednesday, the housing market was left questioning if the program would be extended or possibly even expanded. And the industry was quick to ask FHFA Director Mel Watt to clarify at the Goldman Sachs Housing Finance Conference in New York City the next day.
Redwood Trust: 4 optimistic opportunities ahead for mortgage REITs
While the overall consensus leaned toward a less-than-thriller year for mortgage real estate investment trusts, one expert at the Goldman Sachs Housing Finance Conference was optimistic about the future of mREITs.
Massachusetts Court of Appeals upholds MERS rights
MERSCORP’s rights as mortgagee have come under fire in many courtrooms throughout the U.S., but a decision from the Massachusetts Court of Appeals reinforces the company’s right to assign a mortgage.
Realtor.com boosts Big Apple listings big time
Realtor.com, which has long boasted that it has the “most accurate” data of any online real estate site, took another step toward improving its data accuracy with the announcement of new listing agreements that will provide the site with direct feeds from several of New York’s “prominent” brokerages, and a listing service, as well.
Boston housing market slowdown isn’t the weather
Home sales in Boston are slowing, and while the city is currently buried under several feet of snow, it's not the weather. Here's the scoop.