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MBA: Mortgage applications fall 2.7%
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MBA: Mortgage applications fall 2.7%
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications moderately fell for the week ending Jan. 18, 2019, according to the newest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's...

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Q&A: Celink's Jason McNamara on the challenges facing reverse mortgage servicers
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Q&A: Celink's Jason McNamara on the challenges facing reverse mortgage servicers
Source HousingWire

Reverse mortgage servicing differs vastly from traditional mortgage servicing, and thanks to program changes issued by the Department of Housing...

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WSJ: Mortgage market sees resurgence of unconventional loans
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WSJ: Mortgage market sees resurgence of unconventional loans
Source HousingWire

Unconventional loans are on the rise, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal, and this could be a problem. Also known as non-qualified...

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Redfin: Middle class buyers are being priced out of housing market
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Redfin: Middle class buyers are being priced out of housing market
Source HousingWire

Although housing inventory is increasing, affordability for the typical middle class household is retreating, according to new data from Redfin. ...

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Millions of sensitive mortgage documents exposed in massive data breach
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Millions of sensitive mortgage documents exposed in massive data breach
Source HousingWire

Millions of sensitive mortgage documents were left exposed on the internet for two weeks in a massive data breach that could affect an unknown...

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Finance of America Reverse eliminates key feature on proprietary reverse mortgage HELOC
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Finance of America Reverse eliminates key feature on proprietary reverse mortgage HELOC
Source HousingWire

Millions of sensitive mortgage documents were left exposed on the internet for two weeks in a massive data breach that could affect an unknown...

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Here’s what some mortgage lenders are doing to help Americans affected by shutdown
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Here’s what some mortgage lenders are doing to help Americans affected by shutdown
Source HousingWire

Millions of sensitive mortgage documents were left exposed on the internet for two weeks in a massive data breach that could affect an unknown...

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Freddie Mac partnering with RBC to provide $180 million for affordable housing
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Freddie Mac partnering with RBC to provide $180 million for affordable housing
Source HousingWire

Freddie Mac, which re-entered the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit market last year after nearly 10 years away, is partnering with RBC to provide more...

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Existing home sales plummet in December
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Existing home sales plummet in December
Source HousingWire

After seeing gains in previous months, existing home sales dropped suddenly in December, seeing double-digit losses from the year before. Both...

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First American: Stock market volatility aids potential homebuyers
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First American: Stock market volatility aids potential homebuyers
Source HousingWire

In December, potential existing-home sales moderately increased from the previous month and inched forward from 2018 levels, according to First...

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Fannie Mae: Housing market will stabilize in 2019
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Fannie Mae: Housing market will stabilize in 2019
Source HousingWire

After multiple rate hikes brought volatility into the housing market, 2019 should see things stabilize as the pace of rate increases slows,...

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Flagstar annual income triples, even though mortgage business was
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Flagstar annual income triples, even though mortgage business was "softer than we expected”
Source HousingWire

Flagstar Bancorp recently posted both its fourth quarter and full year earnings and it’s quite the read. First, the good news: Full year 2018 net...

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Tech-focused real estate company REX, which operates outside MLS, raises $45 million
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Tech-focused real estate company REX, which operates outside MLS, raises $45 million
Source HousingWire

Last January, REX, a tech-focused real estate brokerage that does not use the MLS, raised $15 million in its Series B funding round to fund a...

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Redwood Trust buying real estate investment loan originator 5 Arches
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Redwood Trust buying real estate investment loan originator 5 Arches
Source HousingWire

Last year, Redwood Trust, a real estate investment trust that specializes in buying and securitizing jumbo mortgages, grew its real estate investor...

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Former Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos named president of Blend
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Former Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos named president of Blend
Source HousingWire

Millions of sensitive mortgage documents were left exposed on the internet for two weeks in a massive data breach that could affect an unknown...

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These 3 U.S. cities make list of world's 10 least affordable housing markets
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These 3 U.S. cities make list of world's 10 least affordable housing markets
Source HousingWire

Three cities in the U. S. made the list of the world’s least affordable housing markets. No surprise, they are all in California. Among the top 10,...

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Real estate software provider HomeSpotter acquires Spacio
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Real estate software provider HomeSpotter acquires Spacio
Source HousingWire

When Tim Mayopoulos stepped down as CEO of Fannie Mae, he said that he wanted to stay in housing and hoped to focus on technology in the next step...

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Direct buyer Offerpad planning significant expansion, beginning in Texas
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Direct buyer Offerpad planning significant expansion, beginning in Texas
Source HousingWire

Millions of sensitive mortgage documents were left exposed on the internet for two weeks in a massive data breach that could affect an unknown...

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Goldman Sachs invests $15 million for supportive housing in New Jersey
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Goldman Sachs invests $15 million for supportive housing in New Jersey
Source HousingWire

Aiming to provide housing options for the state’s “most vulnerable populations,” Goldman Sachs is partnering with New Jersey Community Capital to...

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Freddie Mac just had its biggest year ever in multifamily
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Freddie Mac just had its biggest year ever in multifamily
Source HousingWire

We already knew that Freddie Mac set an all-time record for multifamily security issuance in 2018, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that...

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[WATCH] UWM CEO: Becoming a mortgage broker is “a lot easier than you think”
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[WATCH] UWM CEO: Becoming a mortgage broker is “a lot easier than you think”
Source HousingWire

Furthermore, he recorded the whole conversation on video, for the benefit of the LendingLife audience. In the short, 13-minute video, Gaffney and...

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Here are the multifamily lenders that dominated 2018
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Here are the multifamily lenders that dominated 2018
Source HousingWire

Multifamily lending continues to reach all-new highs, and some lenders rose above the rest, dominating the market in 2018. The most recent data...

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MBA: Mortgage applications push forward
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MBA: Mortgage applications push forward
Source HousingWire

Despite U. S. economic volatility, mortgage applications pushed forward for the week ending Jan. 11, 2019, according to the newest data from the...

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Real estate, mortgage experts launch network for housing professionals
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Real estate, mortgage experts launch network for housing professionals
Source HousingWire

Business for those working in real estate and mortgage lending is changing, and those who want to learn how to thrive in this new climate need a...

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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Black Knight, Appraisal Logistics and more
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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Black Knight, Appraisal Logistics and more
Source HousingWire

Mortgage Tech Rundown looks at the latest news in mortgage technology, featuring new product updates, integrations and announcements. Black Knight...

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European co-living company Quarters raises $300 million for substantial U.S. expansion
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European co-living company Quarters raises $300 million for substantial U.S. expansion
Source HousingWire

Whether it’s because they’re attracted to communal, dormitory-style living or because that’s all they can afford these days, Millennials and other...

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Single-family housing authorizations fall, increasing recession probability
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Single-family housing authorizations fall, increasing recession probability
Source HousingWire

Single-family housing authorizations decreased 0.95% in December, falling for the second consecutive month and down 3.76% year over year, according...

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Radian acquires real estate software and data analytics provider Five Bridges Advisors
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Radian acquires real estate software and data analytics provider Five Bridges Advisors
Source HousingWire

Radian Group is continuing with its stated strategy to diversify its business offerings and boosting its real estate software and data analytics...

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Housing activity declines, recession probability increases
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Housing activity declines, recession probability increases
Source HousingWire

Single-family housing authorizations decreased 0.95% in December, falling for the second consecutive month and down 3.76% year over year, according...

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Wells Fargo settlements don’t affect its bottom line – earnings increased in 2018
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Wells Fargo settlements don’t affect its bottom line – earnings increased in 2018
Source HousingWire

Last year lenders struggled under increasing competition and some were even forced to sell or merge with other companies – but Wells Fargo saw an...

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