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Private mortgage insurers back in black post-crash

There are now six private mortgage insurers, which together wrote nearly $49 billion in new business in the second quarter, up 27 percent from the first quarter, according to data from Inside Mortgage Finance. Of the publicly traded insurers, MGIC, … Continue reading

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Predicting Home Prices Is Now Impossible

Page 1 of 3 | Next PageShow Entire Article When Robert Shiller, co-creator of the SP/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices , speaks, he tends to make headlines, and yesterday was no different. Claiming that he wasn’t making any predictions, he predicted … Continue reading

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Short Sales Surge, But No Thanks to Government Program

Page 1 of 3 | Next PageShow Entire Article Any time I see a 74 percent jump in anything, I hear alarm bells, so when the Treasury Department reported just that big a jump in its Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives … Continue reading

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Home Builders Still in the Woods

Page 1 of 2 | Next PageShow Entire Article The best number out of today’s report on sales of newly built homes is not the 7.3 percent bump up in signed contracts, it’s the drop in inventories to a 6.5 … Continue reading

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Who Will Buy the Foreclosures?

Page 1 of 2 | Next PageShow Entire Article Not to sound like a broken record, but only when we work through the vast inventory and shadow inventory of foreclosed properties, can home prices bottom and housing recover overall. Obviously … Continue reading

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