Private mortgage insurance helping the return of jumbo loans --

More lenders are opening themselves up for jumbo loans and more insurers are willing to back them with private mortgage insurance.

S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices still increasing despite slight cooling off --

Hitting a record gain since February 2006 and marking the seventeenth consecutive month that both composites increased on an annual basis, the 10-city and 20-city composites posted year-over-year gains of 13.6%.

Mortgage news wrap up --

In the final days of 2013, the mortgage and real estate markets are prepping for a year of change and transition. HousingWire already sees companies on the move – tackling new changes and trying new strategies. Compass Point Research & Trading Group highlighted four movers and shakers this week.

Most compelling mortgage finance stories of 2013 --

Looking back at the year 2013, it’s clear the housing market is one of the few parts of the economy that started to consistently sing a positive tune throughout the year – albeit a tepid tune at times.

Banks question what the end picture looks like --

Despite an onslaught of new regulation to reduce the threat of too-big-to-fail banks, banks are starting to question what the end picture is supposed to look like.

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