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2019 Trends in Real Estate Investments

The next year could be a balancing act for investors in real estate, according to a 2019 Outlook published by the Wells Fargo Investment Institute....

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The Mortgage Law Firm Announces Expansion

The Mortgage Law Firm has announced its expansion into Oregon and Washington, adding to the firm’s existing footprint of Arizona, California,...

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Where Are Americans Moving?

The South is rising for U. S. homebuyers looking to move to another state or region, according to a state migration study by LendingTree. The study...

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The Impact of Price Trends on Mortgage Defaults

A number of factors drive default rates in mortgage, but a new study by Collateral Analytics has found that price uncertainty and actual and...

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The Benefits of Automating Mortgage Documents

Many technology options are available today to automate mortgage document processing tasks. Some solutions are well marketed with great claims of...

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The Housing Market of 2019

Zillow’s 2019 predictions indicated that rising mortgage rates and an increasing demand for rentals set the stage for the 2019 housing market, as...

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Dan Madden to Join Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae, a cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, announced that Dan Madden will join the organization as EVP and CFO...

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Supreme Court States “If Sought” is Seeking

Illinois’ single refiling rule permits only one refiling of a claim. In other words, if a plaintiff voluntarily dismisses their action, they are...

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Radian Acquires Independent Settlement Services

Philadelphia-based Radian Group Inc has acquired Independent Settlement Services, a national appraisal, and title management company. The company...

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Is Homeownership A Deferred Dream?

Homeownership is central to the American Dream. However, it is hard for many from minority communities to achieve, according to a report by...

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Tackling the Unknown

Will the current negative trends such as rising interest rates and the lack of housing supply persist in 2019? That, according to Freddie Mac's...

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5 Reasons for Housing Concerns in Florida
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5 Reasons for Housing Concerns in Florida

Floridians are spending more than the recommended 30 percent of their income on housing. In South Florida and Orlando, housing affordability for...

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Why the CWCOT Is Good for Homeowners
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Why the CWCOT Is Good for Homeowners

This is what stability looks like. Gone are the days of observing a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) directed by unconfirmed “acting” leaders,...

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The Top 10 Cities for Singles

Atlanta, Denver and San Francisco rank as the top cities for singles, according to a new report from WalletHub, while Columbia, Maryland; Bismark,...

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The Industry Pulse: Updates on Equator, LERETA, Radian, and More …
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The Industry Pulse: Updates on Equator, LERETA, Radian, and More …

From new technology and appointments to rebranding and innovative offerings, get the latest buzz from the industry in this weekly update. Equator,...

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FHFA Amends Affordable Housing Regs
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FHFA Amends Affordable Housing Regs

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) this week issued a Final Rule amending its regulations regarding the Federal Home Loan Banks ' (FHLBanks)...

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Redefining Property Values
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Redefining Property Values

Amazon’s announcement to equally split its second headquarters between Long Island City of Queens (LIC) and Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia,...

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Caring for Veterans Past Veterans Day
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Caring for Veterans Past Veterans Day

The recent observance of Veterans Day included well wishes and gestures of gratitude, from parades in Smalltown USA, to millions of social media...

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Why are Single-Family Rents Surging?

One of the most defining traits of the American dream is homeownership. A continuous rise in rent prices is likely to be a driving force for many...

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What’s Driving the MSR and RMBS Markets?

The rising mortgage rates are driving a strong demand for Mortgage Servicing Rights (MSRs) even as the issuance of reverse mortgage-backed...

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The Rise of Remodeling
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The Rise of Remodeling

Homeowners are spending more and more on remodeling, according to a recent report from BuildFax. The BuildFax October Housing Health Report found...

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ValuAmerica now Branded as Radian Settlement Servicers
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ValuAmerica now Branded as Radian Settlement Servicers

Radian Group Inc., headquartered in Philadelphia, announced that ValuAmerica, a Radian subsidiary offering settlement and appraisal products and...

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ValuAmerica now Branded as Radian Settlement Services
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ValuAmerica now Branded as Radian Settlement Services

Radian Group Inc., headquartered in Philadelphia, announced that ValuAmerica, a Radian subsidiary offering settlement and appraisal products and...

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Need of the Hour: Uniformity in Servicing Data

Uniform data standards for the mortgage servicing industry could lead to reduced servicing costs, better customer service, reduced compliance...

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Fannie Mae’s “Action Plan” to Help Homeowners

On Thursday, Fannie Mae announced the launch of a comprehensive "action plan" to help homeowners who are impacted by natural disasters. The Fannie...

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Seeking the Right Balance
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Seeking the Right Balance

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its 2018 Annual Report to Congress on Thursday. The report, which highlights the economic...

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Rise and Fall
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Rise and Fall

The past quarter experienced year-over-year growth in subprime originations for auto loans, credit cards as well as personal loans. The trend may...

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Marion McDougall Stepping Down From Caliber
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Marion McDougall Stepping Down From Caliber

Marion McDougall, EVP, Chief Loan Administration Officer at Caliber Home Loans will be stepping down from her current position by the first quarter...

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A Resurgence of ARMs

Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) may have been a defining trait of the housing market crash. However, the average mortgage rates on 5/1 adjustable...

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Enhancing Digital Mortgage Efficiency
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Enhancing Digital Mortgage Efficiency

Ellie Mae, a cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry and SimpleNexus a digital mortgage platform that brings the home...

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