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CFPB ending special treatment for Fannie, Freddie in mortgage rule
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CFPB ending special treatment for Fannie, Freddie in mortgage rule

WASHINGTON - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is planning to end its special treatment for certain mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and...

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Waterstone Mortgage using nontraditional credit data in underwriting
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Waterstone Mortgage using nontraditional credit data in underwriting

Waterstone Mortgage is now qualifying borrowers without a traditional credit history for both its conventional and government mortgage programs....

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Mortgage application activity fell even with an interest rate drop
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Mortgage application activity fell even with an interest rate drop

Fewer consumers applied for mortgages last week even as interest rates declined by 3 to 4 basis points for all product types, according to the...

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How CMBS lenders can stop worrying and learn to love C-PACE
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How CMBS lenders can stop worrying and learn to love C-PACE

Mixing C-PACE and CMBS sounds like a cocktail invented by Dr. Strangelove, but the intersection of these two financing vehicles creates unique...

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BofA sides with elderly borrowers in Ditech bankruptcy
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BofA sides with elderly borrowers in Ditech bankruptcy

Bank of America, which took heat for how it treated customers in the mortgage crisis a decade ago, has emerged as a champion of elderly borrowers...

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Report: New York destined as new king of PACE funding
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Report: New York destined as new king of PACE funding

Could New York replace California as the epicenter of property assessed clean energy financing? Morningstar Credit Ratings believes so, in a new...

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Jefferies turns to warehouse securitization to fund GSE-eligible loans
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Jefferies turns to warehouse securitization to fund GSE-eligible loans

Jefferies Group is sponsoring a one-year, revolving warehouse securitization to fund a pipeline of first-lien, GSE-eligible mortgages for eventual...

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Ocwen affiliate introduces new proprietary reverse mortgage product
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Ocwen affiliate introduces new proprietary reverse mortgage product

Liberty Home Equity, a subsidiary of Ocwen Financial, is offering a new private-market alternative to Federal Housing Administration-insured...

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BofA, PNC latest banks to report strong mortgage origination growth
News 3 months ago
BofA, PNC latest banks to report strong mortgage origination growth

The second quarter continues to shape up as a good one for bank mortgage lenders - and one ancillary service provider - that are benefiting from a...

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Rising rates cause drop in mortgage apps, yet refis remain strong
News 3 months ago
Rising rates cause drop in mortgage apps, yet refis remain strong

Higher interest rates led to a 1.1% seasonally adjusted decline in mortgage applications compared with the previous week, according to the Mortgage...

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Mortgage profits lag origination gains at Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase
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Mortgage profits lag origination gains at Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase

Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase recorded stronger mortgage originations in the second quarter as rates fell, but profits from single-family loans...

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Sprint HQ's lease-buyback deal to be financed via large-loan CMBS
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Sprint HQ's lease-buyback deal to be financed via large-loan CMBS

A developer involved in the lease-buyback acquisition of Sprint Corp.'s sprawling global headquarters campus near Kansas City, Mo., plans a large...

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Citi's mortgage earnings decline despite origination surge
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Citi's mortgage earnings decline despite origination surge

Despite a significant rise in first-mortgage production due to lower interest rates, profits from home lending in Citigroup's retail banking...

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Life insurers' upped mortgage investments risky in case of downturn
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Life insurers' upped mortgage investments risky in case of downturn

Life insurance companies increased their mortgage investments to levels higher than historical norms, creating more potential danger for their...

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Agencies release update on capital proposal for CRE assets
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Agencies release update on capital proposal for CRE assets

WASHINGTON - The federal banking regulators issued a new proposal Friday asking for further public comment on changing the definition of a "high...

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FHA postpones digital signature requirement for appraisals
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FHA postpones digital signature requirement for appraisals

The Federal Housing Administration is delaying a plan to put a hard stop on home loan files that lack digitally signed appraisals. The FHA...

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Average mortgage rates remain stable, but more drops are likely
News 3 months ago
Average mortgage rates remain stable, but more drops are likely

While mortgage rates remained unchanged this past week, further drops are possible as signs from the Federal Reserve point to a short-term rate cut...

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Total application volume down although purchases continue to rise
News 3 months ago
Total application volume down although purchases continue to rise

A decline in refinancings led to a drop in mortgage application volume last week, even though purchase activity continues to rise, according to the...

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Self-storage operator taking out cash return in $264.1M CMBS deal
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Self-storage operator taking out cash return in $264.1M CMBS deal

Prime Storage Group, the largest operator of private self-storage facilities in the U. S., is refinancing debt through the commercial mortgage...

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Suit accuses Maine developer of stealing as properties go to auction
News 3 months ago
Suit accuses Maine developer of stealing as properties go to auction

A developer behind projects in the Maine cities of Portland and Saco has been sued by a business partner who alleges he "squandered, embezzled and...

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Freddie kicks off summer K-Deal calendar with $1.33B offering

Freddie Mac is launching a new $1.33 billion issuance of notes through its "K-Deal" certificates series, the first of possibly six consecutive...

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Montana affordable housing program goes into effect
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Montana affordable housing program goes into effect

The Whitefish, Mont., Legacy Homes Program intended to create housing for those with moderate incomes officially went into effect on July 3. The...

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A CDFI's digital ambitions
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A CDFI's digital ambitions

Steven Schnall has made a career out of helping mortgage companies expand. For a time, he ran New York Mortgage Trust out of his Manhattan...

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Amazon can make a big splash in the mortgage business or wipe out
News 3 months ago
Amazon can make a big splash in the mortgage business or wipe out

The current state of the mortgage industry has left the door wide open for newcomers with major brand awareness. Customer experience remains poor -...

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Mortgage application activity flat, but FHA refi volume soars
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Mortgage application activity flat, but FHA refi volume soars

Mortgage application activity was virtually flat from one week earlier, down just 0.1%, although there was a huge gain in Federal Housing...

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Alt-doc mortgages performing better than expected so far: Fitch
News 3 months ago
Alt-doc mortgages performing better than expected so far: Fitch

Mortgages using alternative documentation like bank statements for underwriting performed stronger than expected, but uncertainty remains about...

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Customers in Pa. warns of earnings hit after mortgage client shuts down
News 3 months ago
Customers in Pa. warns of earnings hit after mortgage client shuts down

Customers Bancorp in Wyomissing, Pa., expects to take an earnings hit after a client unexpectedly closed. The $10.1 billion-asset Customers...

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Mortgage industry calls for servicing regulation uniformity in New York
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Mortgage industry calls for servicing regulation uniformity in New York

The mortgage industry is calling for better alignment between the federal government and state of New York regarding proposed regulatory revisions...

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Average mortgage rates sink after 'action-packed' couple of weeks
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Average mortgage rates sink after 'action-packed' couple of weeks

Average mortgage rates dropped for the seventh time in the last nine weeks following news from the Federal Reserve of a possible near-term rate cut...

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EF Hutton admits it has not paid mortgage on Ohio headquarters
News 3 months ago
EF Hutton admits it has not paid mortgage on Ohio headquarters

EF Hutton admitted in a court filing that it has defaulted under the terms of its contract with a real estate company and that the company has...

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