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Quicken Loans enhances the broker experience
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Quicken Loans enhances the broker experience
Source HousingWire

Mortgage brokers have a lot at stake when they choose which lender to work with. We sat down with David Schroeder, Quicken Loans Mortgage Services ...

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TurboTenant automates the process of managing rental tenants
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TurboTenant automates the process of managing rental tenants
Source HousingWire

One of the biggest pain points of owning or managing rental property is the never-ending task of finding, screening and approving new tenants. It's...

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2019 Rising Star: ​​​​​​​Kevin Ortner
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2019 Rising Star: ​​​​​​​Kevin Ortner
Source HousingWire

Kevin Ortner is the president and CEO of Renters Warehouse. Ortner joined the company back in 2009 when he opened the very first Renters Warehouse...

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What happened to reverse mortgages?
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What happened to reverse mortgages?
Source HousingWire

For anyone actively working in the mortgage industry, it’s no secret that reverse mortgages have taken a brutal hit in the last two years. The U.S....

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HOT or NOT June: What's trending in housing right now
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HOT or NOT June: What's trending in housing right now
Source HousingWire

Rental growth Some experts are questioning if the recent surge in rental growth is an indicator of tightening rental markets. In March, rental...

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Quantarium disrupts valuation space with AI-driven innovation
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Quantarium disrupts valuation space with AI-driven innovation
Source HousingWire

Quantarium is an unusual company in the fintech space. Its founders, who have deeply technical backgrounds in computer science and quantitative...

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REITs eye opportunities in the mortgage market as government pulls back
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REITs eye opportunities in the mortgage market as government pulls back
Source HousingWire

Real estate investment trusts have not typically been huge participants in the housing finance market, but it seems the tide is quickly turning....

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FHFA merges GSE securities to single program in bid to cut housing costs for millions
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FHFA merges GSE securities to single program in bid to cut housing costs for millions
Source HousingWire

As of Monday, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae mortgage-backed securities will be issued under a single securities program - the Uniform MBS - in a move...

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Calabria calls on cities to deregulate to spur more home building
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Calabria calls on cities to deregulate to spur more home building
Source HousingWire

Despite rising in April, new housing construction had previously been trending down for several months. In fact, just one month earlier, housing...

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Zumper: Rent prices stabilize in June, flattening across the country
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Zumper: Rent prices stabilize in June, flattening across the country
Source HousingWire

Hey renters, the nation's median rent prices remained relatively flat in June, according to Zumper's latest National Rent Report. According to the...

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FHFA merges GSE issuance to common security in bid to cut housing costs for millions
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FHFA merges GSE issuance to common security in bid to cut housing costs for millions
Source HousingWire

As of Monday, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae mortgage-backed securities will be issued under a common security - the Uniform MBS - in a move some have...

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Experts: There's an urgent need to stabilize the reverse mortgage program
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Experts: There's an urgent need to stabilize the reverse mortgage program
Source HousingWire

It's a well-known fact that most Americans haven't saved enough for retirement, and to make it worse, a greater number of older homeowners continue...

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First American: Mortgage defect risk fell 4.2% in April
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First American: Mortgage defect risk fell 4.2% in April
Source HousingWire

In April, the nation's mortgage defect risk edged down as interest rates continued to decline, according to the latest First American Loan...

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SEC accuses Chicago house flipper of running $20 million real estate fraud scheme
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SEC accuses Chicago house flipper of running $20 million real estate fraud scheme
Source HousingWire

The Securities and Exchange Commission this week accused the owner of a real estate investment company of perpetrating a $20 million real estate...

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Homebuyers, here's how much you could have saved by shopping around for a mortgage last week
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Homebuyers, here's how much you could have saved by shopping around for a mortgage last week
Source HousingWire

Mortgage borrowers who shopped around last week could've saved $42,875 on the life of a $300,000 loan, according to LendingTree's Mortgage Rate...

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HUD earmarks $43 million for housing counseling agencies
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HUD earmarks $43 million for housing counseling agencies
Source HousingWire

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has set aside $43 million to fund grants for hundreds of housing counseling organizations, the...

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Urban Institute to FHA: Fix your reverse mortgage servicing problems
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Urban Institute to FHA: Fix your reverse mortgage servicing problems
Source HousingWire

Policymakers have long struggled with how to fix the Federal Housing Administration's reverse mortgage program to prevent it from draining the...

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Half of Live Well Financial's suddenly fired employees land at Open Mortgage
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Half of Live Well Financial's suddenly fired employees land at Open Mortgage
Source HousingWire

When Live Well Financial abruptly shuttered operations earlier this month, approximately 100 of the company's employees were suddenly left without...

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Despite declining mortgage rates, pending home sales fall 1.5% in April
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Despite declining mortgage rates, pending home sales fall 1.5% in April
Source HousingWire

Despite declining mortgage rates, pending home sales retreated 1.5% in April, according to the latest report from the National Association of...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates below 4% are a glimmer of hope in a rebounding market
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates below 4% are a glimmer of hope in a rebounding market
Source HousingWire

As economic tension continues to mount, mortgage rates fell below 4% this week to the lowest level since January 2018, according to the latest...

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HUD awards additional $1.2 million to fair housing groups to fight discrimination
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HUD awards additional $1.2 million to fair housing groups to fight discrimination
Source HousingWire

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding an additional $1.2 million to 11 fair housing groups to help fight against housing...

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MBA: Global economic tension pushes mortgage applications even lower
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MBA: Global economic tension pushes mortgage applications even lower
Source HousingWire

Global economic headwinds continued to drive mortgage applications lower for the week ending May 24, 2019, according to the Mortgage Bankers...

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The complete guide to confidently perform renovation loans
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The complete guide to confidently perform renovation loans
Source HousingWire

The overlooked truth about America's aging housing population is in the wording - they're consistently and without fail getting older. And while...

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Morningstar to acquire DBRS in $669 million deal
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Morningstar to acquire DBRS in $669 million deal
Source HousingWire

Morningstar Credit Ratings announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire DBRS - the fourth-largest credit ratings agency in the...

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Consumer buying power grows as declining mortgage rates drive affordability
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Consumer buying power grows as declining mortgage rates drive affordability
Source HousingWire

In March, home prices retreated 0.9%, sliding 0.04% year over year, according to First American's Real House Price Index. According to First...

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Hey students, can you afford to live here?
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Hey students, can you afford to live here?
Source HousingWire

The cost of renting the average one-bedroom or two-bedroom unit surpassed $1,200 in March, highlighting the nation's lack of rental affordability....

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CFPB settles with BSI Financial Services over numerous mortgage servicing issues
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CFPB settles with BSI Financial Services over numerous mortgage servicing issues
Source HousingWire

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Wednesday that an investigation into the business practices of BSI Financial Services found that...

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Krebs: First American left millions of real estate records exposed
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Krebs: First American left millions of real estate records exposed
Source HousingWire

First American shut down external access to an application on Friday after cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs alerted the title insurer that millions...

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This city is the nation's hottest housing market right now
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This city is the nation's hottest housing market right now
Source HousingWire

As home-price growth lags and residential sales slow, it's safe to say the housing market is in the midst of a slowdown. And although several...

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Case-Shiller: Despite economic growth, home price gains continue to lag
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Case-Shiller: Despite economic growth, home price gains continue to lag
Source HousingWire

In March, annual home-price gains continued to slow across the nation, according to the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Index from S&P Dow Jones...

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