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MBA: Sliding mortgage rates not enough to boost growth in application volume
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MBA: Sliding mortgage rates not enough to boost growth in application volume
Source HousingWire

Last week, mortgage rates fell to a three-year low, but not even this decline was enough to spur growth in purchase activity volume, according to...

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Maximize your reach, gain more referrals by marketing with an independent mortgage broker
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Maximize your reach, gain more referrals by marketing with an independent mortgage broker
Source HousingWire

Marketing is a critical part of growing your business, capturing new leads and getting referrals from past clients. As a real estate professional,...

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A salute to veterans
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A salute to veterans
Source HousingWire

From World War II and the Vietnam War to the Persian Gulf War and Afghanistan and Iraq (OEF/ OIF), America's veterans have courageously fought for...

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This is what the typical first-time homebuyer looks like
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This is what the typical first-time homebuyer looks like
Source HousingWire

There were 3.1 million first-time homebuyers in 2016 and early 2017, according to a recent study on the state of the nation's housing market by...

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[Pulse] Affordable housing issues are stymying the mortgage market, but change is on the way
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[Pulse] Affordable housing issues are stymying the mortgage market, but change is on the way
Source HousingWire

It's now been almost seven years since people started to take notice of the current housing shortage and become angry over the skyrocketing costs...

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Wondering why low mortgage rates haven't goosed the housing market? Here's the answer
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Wondering why low mortgage rates haven't goosed the housing market? Here's the answer
Source HousingWire

American household income fell in May, even with the unemployment rate at the lowest level in almost 50 years. Median household income fell 0.6%...

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Apartment demand spikes to 5-year high
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Apartment demand spikes to 5-year high
Source HousingWire

Demand for apartments hit a high not seen in five years as a shortage of affordable homes has locked an increasing number of Americans out of the...

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Zumper: Rent prices heat up in July, hitting an all-time high in San Francisco
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Zumper: Rent prices heat up in July, hitting an all-time high in San Francisco
Source HousingWire

As the summertime heats up, so are July's rental prices, according to Zumper's latest National Rent Report. According to the company's data, the...

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Law firm works with MBA's Action Alliance to pursue regulatory relief
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Law firm works with MBA's Action Alliance to pursue regulatory relief
Source HousingWire

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Loan Originator Compensation rule has proven to be a controversial topic among mortgage lenders. Nearly...

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The Ellie Mae Classic Tournament brings out celebrities and PGA hopefuls to raise money for charity
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The Ellie Mae Classic Tournament brings out celebrities and PGA hopefuls to raise money for charity
Source HousingWire

One of the mortgage industry's favorite charitable events, The Ellie Mae Classic Web.com golf tournament, will kick off July 29 and run through Aug...

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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Freddie Mac, Fiserv and Xignite
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Mortgage Tech Rundown: Freddie Mac, Fiserv and Xignite
Source HousingWire

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

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Altisource sells off financial services business, majority of real estate assets
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Altisource sells off financial services business, majority of real estate assets
Source HousingWire

The winds of change continue to blow at Altisource Portfolio Solutions as the company announced Monday that it has sold off its financial services...

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The Union Home Mortgage Foundation partners with nonprofits to serve local communities
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The Union Home Mortgage Foundation partners with nonprofits to serve local communities
Source HousingWire

Union Home Mortgage Owner and CEO Bill Cosgrove recognized a deep need for financial literacy in the local community when he launched the Union...

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Here's why falling mortgage rates won't spark recovery in the housing market
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Here's why falling mortgage rates won't spark recovery in the housing market
Source HousingWire

The housing market won't recover much in the second half of 2019, says Capital Economics. Mortgage interest rates have fallen this year, but that...

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MBA Opens Doors Foundation: Taking care of the families of critically ill children
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MBA Opens Doors Foundation: Taking care of the families of critically ill children
Source HousingWire

Back in 2011, former MBA President and CEO Dave Stevens, his wife Mary Stevens, and Dan Arrigoni, the former president of U. S. Bank Home Mortgage,...

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Home-retention law firm provides legal guidance for mortgage pros
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Home-retention law firm provides legal guidance for mortgage pros
Source HousingWire

Gross Polowy, LLC was formed in New York in 2011, during a time when distressed mortgages and residential foreclosures were rampant across the...

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What does it really look like to automate the mortgage process?
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What does it really look like to automate the mortgage process?
Source HousingWire

There's a lot of talk about automation in our industry, but what does it really look like to take humans out of the mortgage process? We sat down...

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Law firm works with MBA’s Action Alliance to peruse regulatory relief
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Law firm works with MBA’s Action Alliance to peruse regulatory relief
Source HousingWire

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Loan Originator Compensation rule has proven to be a controversial topic among mortgage lenders. Nearly...

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Manley Deas Kochalski provides a full complement of default legal services
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Manley Deas Kochalski provides a full complement of default legal services
Source HousingWire

As mortgage regulation continues to evolve, financial institutions need legal guidance from firms that understand the mortgage industry at a deep...

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The digital future of mortgage: Do you see what we see?
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The digital future of mortgage: Do you see what we see?
Source HousingWire

It’s no secret that the mortgage industry is continuously evolving, with speed and convenience taking precedence. Last year, I wrote a piece about...

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Nationwide's Berson: 2019 will be
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Nationwide's Berson: 2019 will be "solid year" for housing market
Source HousingWire

Despite choppy data on the housing market over the last few months, Nationwide Chief Economist David Berson says 2019 will outperform 2018. ...

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Supreme Court ruling protects owners from government seizures of real estate
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Supreme Court ruling protects owners from government seizures of real estate
Source HousingWire

Americans just got more protection from property seizures. Property owners shouldn't have to jump through state-level hoops before heading to...

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Harvard: There's a housing shortage, and it's eroding affordability
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Harvard: There's a housing shortage, and it's eroding affordability
Source HousingWire

There's a shortage of homes on the market, and it's driving up house prices and rents, especially for average earners living in high-cost markets....

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JLL's $2 billion acquisition of HFF to close on July 1
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JLL's $2 billion acquisition of HFF to close on July 1
Source HousingWire

The $2 billion deal that combines two of the biggest names in multifamily and commercial real estate is nearly complete, as Jones Lang LaSalle and...

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Declining mortgage rates spur growth in May’s pending home sales
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Declining mortgage rates spur growth in May’s pending home sales
Source HousingWire

Declining mortgage rates drove an increase in pending home sales, pushing the index forward 1.1% in May, according to the latest report from the...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall to 3-year low
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall to 3-year low
Source HousingWire

This week, the average U. S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to a three-year low, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage...

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OCC: Borrowers keep getting better at paying off their mortgages
News 3 weeks ago
OCC: Borrowers keep getting better at paying off their mortgages
Source HousingWire

American homeowners are doing a fine job keeping up with their mortgage payments, a strong sign of a healthy, functioning economy. The latest...

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JPMorgan Chase: The key to preventing borrowers from defaulting on their mortgages is not what you think
News 3 weeks ago
JPMorgan Chase: The key to preventing borrowers from defaulting on their mortgages is not what you think
Source HousingWire

For years, the conventional wisdom in mortgage lending has been borrowers with more financial skin in the game are less likely to default on their...

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More renters than ever before say renting is cheaper than buying, but are they right?
News 3 weeks ago
More renters than ever before say renting is cheaper than buying, but are they right?
Source HousingWire

Most Americans who rent their homes think this option is more affordable than buying, but they may not be right. According to a recent survey by...

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[Pulse] Here's what New York real estate will look like in the year ahead
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[Pulse] Here's what New York real estate will look like in the year ahead
Source HousingWire

With an estimated population more than 20 million, the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island Metropolitan Statistical Area is by far the nation...

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