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Mortgage Insurance Delinquencies Decline in February

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Radian Guaranty released data for primary mortgage insurance delinquencies for the month of February on Wednesday, reporting fewer loans are delinquent as of the end of the month. New insurance written for the month came in at $1.9 billion, with a beginning primary delinquent inventory of 58,782.

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Fifth Bank of the Year Fails; First in Pennsylvania

Vantage Point Bank of Horsham, Pennsylvania was closed Friday by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was appointed as the receiver. The FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with First Choice Bank of Mercerville, New Jersey to assume all of the deposits of Vantage Point Bank.

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Virginia Bank Closed, Fourth Collapse of 2014

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced Friday in a press release the closing of Millennium Bank, National Association of Sterling, Virginia. The bank was closed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which appointed the FDIC as the bank’s receiver.

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Wells Fargo Cuts 700 Mortgage Jobs

According to a report from The Charlotte Observer, Wells Fargo is laying off another 700 mortgage workers across the country. The bank announced Thursday the layoffs would affect mortgage processors and underwriters the hardest. What is causing the lending giant to cut jobs nationwide?

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Another Man Sentenced in Florida Wire Fraud scheme

A Florida man was sentenced on Tuesday to serve 12 months and one day in prison for defrauding thousands of homeowners in a $4 million nationwide home loan modification scheme. Vernell Burris Jr. was sentenced to prison along with two other previously sentenced co-defendants, Christopher Godfrey and Dennis Fischer, in a continuing SIGTARP case.

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Inequality Marks Recovery; Home Prices to Stabilize

The Demand Institute, a non-advocacy, non-profit think tank jointly operated by the Conference Board and Nielsen, released Wednesday a new report entitled: "A Tale of 2000 Cities: how the sharp contrast between successful and struggling communities is reshaping America." The report "finds that a large proportion of housing wealth is concentrated in a relatively small proportion of America's cities, towns and villages."

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Bank of America Cuts More Jobs

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Bank of America laid-off more workers, releasing 280 workers in the mortgage operations area in St. Charles, Missouri. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based business is closing a department that oversaw mortgage operations, leaving 90 workers in the St. Charles Office. The lay-offs continued from earlier in the week, when Bank of America reportedly planned to let go of 450 workers in their West Coast offices.

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Bank of America to Cut More Mortgage Jobs

Bank of America, the second-largest U.S. lender, is cutting 450 mortgage jobs from its West Coast Offices. The lending giant is reducing staff after new loans fell short of internal forecasts. In a report by Bloomberg, affected employees were told yesterday that workers involved in processing home loans would be let go.

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Butler and Hosch Expand; Acquire New Firm

Mortgage banking industry law firm Butler & Hosch, P.A. said Tuesday that it will acquire Atlanta-based McCurdy & Candler, LLC Default Practice. The firms are in the final stages of the acquisitions process, and the two companies are completing due diligence process this week. The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of the month, Butler & Hosch officials said in a statement.

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