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What We Know About Financial Bubbles
Wall Street Journal, Sept. 22, 2017--Jon Hilsenrath (subscription)Here's a surprising idea: Bubbles aren't necessarily bad things.
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Sorting Out the Mortgage After a Divorce
UExpress, Sept. 22, 2017--Lew SichelmanDivorce is never easy. And when real estate is involved, it can get downright exhausting.
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Refi Mortgage Market Share Could Plummet to 1990 Low, Freddie Warns
National Mortgage News, Sept. 22, 2017--Bonnie Sinnock (subscription)The share of origination volume that comes from refinancing keeps coming in higher than expected, but a Freddie Mac forecast suggests it could really run out of steam next year.
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Mortgage Firms Keep Up With Mobile Adoption
Mortgage Daily, Sept. 22, 2017--Sam GarciaAs more data emerges confirming the continued adoption of mobile technology in financial services, home lenders and service providers are capitalizing on the trend.
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Leveraged Loans Are Back and on Pace to Top Pre-Financial Crisis Records
Wall Street Journal, Sept. 24, 2017--Christopher Whittal (subscription)Lending to the most highly indebted companies in the U.S. and Europe is surging, a development that investors worry could pressure financial markets if the global economic expansion starts to fade.
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Bankers on High Alert for Liquidity Risk as 3Q Draws to Close
National Mortgage News, Sept. 22, 2017--Andy Peters (subscription)The first signs of a possible liquidity tightening surfaced last quarter. If they continue when banks report third-quarter results in a few weeks, lenders may have to swing into action to ensure they have adequate funding to sustain their growing efforts in consumer lending and as they await a pickup in commercial lending.
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Are You Ready for the GSEs’ New UCD Mandate?
HousingWire, Sept. 22, 2017--David ParkerFannie Mae and Freddie Mac's Uniform Closing Dataset requirement deadline of Sept. 25 is mere days away.
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Bankruptcy Ruling Benefits Foreclosing Parties
Mortgage Daily, Sept. 22, 2017--Laura N. Coughlin, T. Robert FinlayThe 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has barred claims due to the borrower's failure to amend include the claims in their bankruptcy schedules.
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SolarCity Agrees to Pay $29.5 Million to Settle Allegations of Lying to Government
HousingWire, Sept. 22, 2017--Ben LaneSolarCity, the solar energy company that was acquired by Tesla last year, will pay $29.5 million as part of a settlement with the government, which accused the company of lying to the government about the costs of solar energy systems.
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NMLS Launches 2018 Licensing Renewal Effort
The Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System's 2018 Streamlined Renewal Process for licensed Mortgage Loan Originators begins November 1 and ends December 31.
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