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New Report on Dodd-Frank Act Released Four Years After Its Inception

Monday, July 21st, 2014

 

Today’s News Synopsis:

A new report was released by Congressional Republicans regarding the status of the Dodd-Frank Act, four years after its inception.  Ellie Mae said they will be moving their headquarters to Pleasonton, California due to their workforce continuing to grow and them experiencing strong growth.  The latest report from Fitch Ratings showed an increase in RMBS liquidiations, which now stand at 4.92%.

In The News:

Los Angeles Times“Debt-to-income ratio can sink mortgage application” (7-20-14)

“Washington — For many home buyers, qualifying for a mortgage not only is a tough challenge but one that ends unhappily: They get rejected.”

Bloomberg“Dimon’s Threat to Quit FHA Seen as Pressure Move on Rules” (7-20-14)

“Jamie Dimon, who has criticized regulators in the past, is drawing new battle lines with Washington over mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration.”

DS News“Republicans Release Report Assessing Dodd-Frank” (7-21-14)

“Congressional Republicans, on the four-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act, fired out at the controversial legislation, saying that the act’s purported purpose to end the government’s “too big to fail” policy has itself failed.”

Housing Wire - “Where is Ellie Mae moving?” (7-21-14)

“Despite a rough start to the year when its origination system Encompass360 temporarily shut down for users, Ellie Mae (ELLI) is reporting strong growth and relocating its headquarters in Pleasanton, California to accommodate its increasing workforce.”

Inman“Zillow partners with RealPage to improve accuracy of rental listings” (7-21-14)

“Zillow has partnered with property management software provider RealPage to inject real-time pricing and unit availability information into a swath of its rental inventory and provide call-center service and increased exposure to multifamily property management firms.”

Housing Wire - “KBW, FBR relatively bullish on mortgage originations” (7-21-14)

“Despite a rough start this year for mortgages, two major research and analysis firms are bullish on mortgage banking despite diminished expectations for overall volumes in 2014. Bullish, that is, in an environment of super-bears.”

OC Housing News - “With flattening house prices, how will 300,000 SoCal loanowners get above water?” (7-21-14)

“Lenders caused the housing market to bottom and to rally in 2012 and 2013 by favoring loan modification over foreclosure and by denying short sales to greatly reduce distressed inventories and overall supply.”

DS News - “RMBS Liquidations Increase for the First Time in Almost Two Years” (7-21-14)

“Annualized liquidations of United States RMBS loans increased last quarter for the first time in seven quarters, according to a report issued Monday by Fitch Ratings.”

Housing Wire - “This chart shows how Zillow, Trulia dominate online listings” (7-21-14)

“In the battle for dominance in the ever-evolving real estate information and online listings space, Zillow (Z) and Trulia (TRLA) have emerged as the big dogs on the block.”

 

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The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 4/13/11

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Today’s News Synopsis:

MDA DataQuick reports 19,412 houses and condos sold in Southern California last month. Freddie Mac believes home sales will rise 5% in 2011. President Barack Obama revealed the White House’s deficit reduction plan, which aims to reduce the nation’s deficit by $4 trillion in 12 years. Home Depot sales show Americans are doing more home improvement.

In The News:

MDA DataQuick“Southland Home Sales Still Slow, Prices Edge Down” (4-13-11)

“A total of 19,412 new and resale houses and condos sold in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange counties in March. That was up 35.1 percent from 14,369 in February, and down 5.2 percent from 20,476 in March 2010, according to DataQuick of San Diego.”

NAR - “Realtors® Applaud Bill to Speed Lender Response to Short Sales” (4-13-11)

“A new bill to improve the process for approving short sales may soon bring relief to distressed home owners who are unable to keep their homes and hope to avoid foreclosure. The bill, introduced in the U.S. House yesterday and strongly supported by the National Association of Realtors®, would impose a deadline of 45 days on lenders to respond to short sale requests.”

Los Angeles Times“Americans doing more home improvement projects” (4-13-11)

“Home Depot Inc., the largest home improvement retailer, in February reported its first annual sales increase since 2006, before the housing market crashed. The home improvement business is stabilizing despite the continued weakness of the housing market, Home Depot Chief Executive Frank Blake said at the time.”

Bloomberg - “Banks Must Pay Victims of Botched Foreclosures, Regulators Say” (4-13-11)

“The 14 largest U.S. mortgage servicers must pay back homeowners for losses from foreclosures or loans that were mishandled in the wake of the housing collapse, the first of a set of sanctions regulators are seeking against the companies. ”

Bloomberg - “JPMorgan Says Foreclosure Accord With Federal Reserve, OCC May Come Today” (4-13-11)

“The bank took a $1.1 billion charge and may add as many as 3,000 employees to comply with the consent agreement, Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon and Chief Financial Officer Doug Braunstein told reporters on a conference call today after the bank reported a 67 percent increase in net income. The accord involves the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve, the bankers said.”

Housing Wire“Freddie Mac expects strong spring home buying” (4-13-11)

“Freddie Mac said home sales will increase 5% in 2011 compared to 2010 — a projected 4.9 million home sales. The agency estimates that number will rise 12.2% to 5.5 million homes sales in 2012.”

Housing Wire“Obama deficit reduction plan would impact tax itemization of home purchases” (4-13-11)

“President Barack Obama revealed the White House’s deficit reduction plan Wednesday, saying his administration aims to reduce the nation’s deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years by using a mix of higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans, reductions in defense spending, tax code changes and health care savings.”

Housing Wire“Fitch: Increasing interest rates bad for investors, home affordability” (4-13-11)

“Elevated rates would expose trading-oriented investors to heightened price volatility, particularly those that are highly leveraged, funded through repo markets or mark-to-market their holdings, according to the report. In a rising rate scenario, U.S. banks’ current MBS holdings of roughly $1.3 trillion would face either mark-to-market losses or, if held on a long-term basis, lower net interest income.”

Orange County Register“Forecast: Irvine rents to rise in ’11″ (4-13-11)

“Irvine experienced positive net absorption in 2010 of 2,930 units, more than doubling the total net absorption from 2009. This increase in demand helped boost occupancy 2.9 percentage points to 95.5 percent, the third-highest among Orange County submarkets. Average monthly rental rates increased 1.8 percent to $1,699 per month. Same-store rents, however, declined 0.1 percent.”

Orange County Register“Most volatile U.S. home market? Not O.C.!” (4-13-11)

“Orange County’s best appreciation rate was 21.2 percent in Jan. 2005. CoreLogic’s national index best year-over-year mark? Plus 17.6 percent in March 2005. Biggest loss among the 45 towns since ’05? Miami, off 34.9 percent year-over-year in Feb. 2009.”

Looking Back:

One year ago, MDA DataQuick reported 20,476 new and resale homes sold in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange counties sold in March. Schwarzenegger signed a bill allowing taxpayers to be exempt from paying for forgiven mortgage debt. In 2008 and 2009, the income needed to buy a median-priced home decreased in 93 percent of U.S. markets. According to IAS, national house prices fell 0.6% in February 2010.

For more information about The Norris Group’s California hard money loans or our California Trust Deed investments, visit the website or call our office at 951-780-5856 for more information. For upcoming California real estate investor training and events, visit The Norris Group website and our California investor calendar. You’ll also find our award-winning real estate radio show on KTIE 590am at 6pm on Saturdays or you can listen to over 170 podcasts in our free investor radio archive.

The Norris Group Real Estate News Roundup 8/9/10

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Today’s News Synopsis:

The percentage of American single-family homes with mortgages in negative equity decreased by 1.8% from the first to second quarter.  Freddie Mac is requesting $1.8 billion in federal aid after a $6 billion loss in the second quarter. Freddie Mac’s single-family inventory rose by 84.2% and its multifamily inventory doubled from last year. PIMCO fears the U.S. may be entering a period of deflation, and JPMorgan Chase expressed concerns that our financial system may crash in 2015.

In The News:

MSNBC - “Fewer U.S. homeowners have ‘underwater mortgages’” (8-9-10)

“The percentage of American single-family homes with mortgages in negative equity fell to 21.5 percent in the second quarter from 23.3 percent in the first quarter and 23 percent a year ago, according to the Zillow Real Estate Market Reports.”

Los Angeles Times“Freddie Mac requests $1.8 billion in aid after loss” (8-9-10)

“Government-controlled mortgage buyer Freddie Mac is asking for $1.8 billion in additional federal aid after posting a larger loss in the second quarter. Freddie Mac said Monday it lost $6 billion, or $1.85 per share, in the April-to-June period. That takes into account $1.3 billion in dividends paid to the Treasury Department. It compares with a loss of $840 million, or 26 cents a share, in the second quarter a year ago.”

Housing Wire“Flooded with Housing Inventory, Freddie REO Sales Surge Despite Foreclosure Alternatives” (8-9-10)

“Year-over-year, Freddie’s single-family portfolio increased 84.2% and the multifamily portfolio doubled. Monday morning’s quarterly results reveal a 655% increase in forbearance agreements, where distressed homeowners simply get more time to begin paying back the mortgage. These forbearance agreements numbered 21,673 at the end of the first half of 2010, up from 2,869 at the end of the first half of 2009.”

Housing Wire - “The Scope: JP Morgan Estimates Nearly 9m Mortgages Eligible for New FHA Refinancing” (8-9-10)

“There is $870bn worth of underwater mortgages that could be eligible for the new Federal Housing Administration (FHA) short refinance program announced last week, according to JPMorgan. Additionally, there could be as many as 8.9m loans eligible for the program, worth an aggregate balance of $2.3trn, which includes underwater borrowers and mortgages eligible for the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).”

Housing Wire“Zillow Sees 3.6% Dip in US Home Prices as More Underwater Mortgages Come up for Air” (8-9-10)

“For the 14th consecutive quarter, national US home values declined 3.2% year-over-year during Q210, according to a quarterly market report produced by real estate listing website Zillow. The average sales price for residential properties was $182,500 during the quarter, down 0.6% from the Q110 price of $183,700. In Q210, 21.5% of mortgage properties were in negative equity positions, compared with 23.3% in Q110.”

Housing Wire“PIMCO: US On Verge of Turning Japanese?” (8-9-10)

“The US may be nearing a long period of limited growth with the risk of deflation that would bring the nation’s economy very close to that of Japan during the 1990s, according to investment-management firm PIMCO.”

Housing Wire“Monday Morning Cup of Coffee” (8-9-10)

“Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said there are options to re-shape US housing finance that don’t involve government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. ‘There are a variety of organizational forms that might replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that could likely provide mortgage credit without the systemic risks associated with these institutions in the past,’ Bernanke said in a July 23 letter to Ohio Democrat Rep. Marcy Kaptur, according to reports by multiple media reports.”

Bloomberg - “Crash of 2015 Won’t Wait for Regulators to Rein in Wall Street” (8-9-10)

“The financial system experiences a crisis ‘every five to seven years,’ JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon told the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission in January. By that measure, the next crash could come by 2015 — years before new banking reforms are in place. Many of the measures ordered by Congress and global regulators, aimed at cushioning the financial system in future crises, are years away from being implemented. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision plans to give the world’s banks until 2018 to comply with limits on how much they can borrow.”

Orange County Register“Real estate loss hammers Calif. pensions” (8-9-10)

“The $200 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) earned 11.4 percent return in the year ended June 30 — despite losing 37.1% on its real estate bets through March 31. The $130 billion California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) was up 12.3 percent in the same year after losing 12.4% on its property holdings.”

Orange County Register“Unsold homes up 57% this year” (8-9-10)

“The number of homes for sale on the Orange County housing market has mushroomed to 11,414 in the 30 days ending last Thursday. That’s up 57% since ‘inventory’ began a steady rise at the start of the year, according to the latest report by Altera’s Steven Thomas.”

For more information about The Norris Group’s California hard money loans or our California Trust Deed investments, visit the website or call our office at 951-780-5856 for more information. For upcoming California real estate investor training and events, visit The Norris Group website and our California investor calendar. You’ll also find our award-winning real estate radio show on KTIE 590am at 6pm on Saturdays or you can listen to over 170 podcasts in our free investor radio archive.