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This is how America's housing affordability is impacting credit quality
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This is how America's housing affordability is impacting credit quality
Source HousingWire

It's official: The era of unusually affordable housing has ended. Well, according to a recent Moody's Investors Services analysis. The organization...

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Non-QM commercial product expands opportunities for brokers and correspondents
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Non-QM commercial product expands opportunities for brokers and correspondents
Source HousingWire

Executive Conversations is a HousingWire web series that profiles powerful people in the financial industry, highlighting the operations and the...

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More countries promote reverse mortgage-like programs
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More countries promote reverse mortgage-like programs
Source HousingWire

Reverse mortgages are finding some traction abroad as more countries adopt and tweak equity-release programs designed to allow seniors to access...

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Mark Calabria takes over as FHFA director, begins push for housing finance reform
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Mark Calabria takes over as FHFA director, begins push for housing finance reform
Source HousingWire

After being confirmed by the Senate earlier this month, Mark Calabria officially took over Monday as the director of the Federal Housing Finance...

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Expert: Moving too quickly on tech adoption could be a mistake
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Expert: Moving too quickly on tech adoption could be a mistake
Source HousingWire

Lenders that move too quickly on adopting the latest technology could be making a mistake, and putting their mortgage business at risk. Lenders...

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Zillow begins buying and selling homes in Dallas
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Zillow begins buying and selling homes in Dallas
Source HousingWire

Homeowners in the Dallas/Fort Worth area can now bypass the traditional real estate process and sell their house directly to Zillow, as the online...

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Opportunity Zones have investors excited. So why aren't more buying in?
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Opportunity Zones have investors excited. So why aren't more buying in?
Source HousingWire

When it comes to Opportunity Zones, investors are excited about the potential for tremendous tax savings, but many are not buying in just yet. What...

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GE to pay $1.5 billion fine over WMC Mortgage subprime loans
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GE to pay $1.5 billion fine over WMC Mortgage subprime loans
Source HousingWire

General Electric will pay a fine of $1.5 billion as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice over the pre-crisis lending activities of...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise slightly, expected to remain low
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates rise slightly, expected to remain low
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates continued to rise further for the week ending April 11, 2019, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. In...

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Non-QM lending on the rise with two more lenders expanding their offerings
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Non-QM lending on the rise with two more lenders expanding their offerings
Source HousingWire

Borrowers who do not fit into the Qualified Mortgage box now have an increasing number of options when it comes to finding a lender willing to help...

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The fully digital mortgage has truly arrived as use of eNotes skyrockets by nearly 5,000%
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The fully digital mortgage has truly arrived as use of eNotes skyrockets by nearly 5,000%
Source HousingWire

For the last few years, there's been a revolution underway in the mortgage business, as the industry moved closer to a fully digital mortgage, but...

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PIMCO hits secondary market with first non-QM mortgage bond offering
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PIMCO hits secondary market with first non-QM mortgage bond offering
Source HousingWire

PIMCO, once a major player in the secondary mortgage market, is making a new mortgage play, as the bond giant is about to enter the secondary...

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MBA: Mortgage applications fall as mortgage rates tick up
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MBA: Mortgage applications fall as mortgage rates tick up
Source HousingWire

In what may be a sign of just how sensitive borrowers are to fluctuations in mortgage rates, the Mortgage Bankers Association revealed mortgage...

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NAR’s Yun says rates will `bifurcate’ spring housing market
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NAR’s Yun says rates will `bifurcate’ spring housing market
Source HousingWire

Sellers of houses near or below the U. S. median price of about $250,000 are going to see strong demand in the so-called spring selling season,...

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loanDepot top 25 originator surrenders California MLO license over allegations of mortgage misconduct
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loanDepot top 25 originator surrenders California MLO license over allegations of mortgage misconduct
Source HousingWire

Two years ago, Brian Decker made a big move over to loanDepot. Decker, who is one of the top 25 mortgage originators in the country and serves as a...

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Fidelity National Financial to sponsor 2019 engage.marketing summit
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Fidelity National Financial to sponsor 2019 engage.marketing summit
Source HousingWire

Title insurance giant Fidelity National Financial joined as a sponsor of HousingWire's engage.marketing event to be held June 13-14 in Charlotte,...

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Fed minutes show
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Fed minutes show "patience" may wear thin by end of year
Source HousingWire

While members of the Federal Open Market Committee voice a unanimous call for "patience" at the end of their March 20 meeting, details about the...

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Caliber Home Loans fined for allegedly steering struggling homeowners into risky mortgage modifications
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Caliber Home Loans fined for allegedly steering struggling homeowners into risky mortgage modifications
Source HousingWire

Caliber Home Loans will pay a $2 million fine and hand out an unknown number of mortgage modifications to borrowers in the state of Massachusetts...

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Can sharing bank account data drive efficiency in the mortgage lifecycle?
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Can sharing bank account data drive efficiency in the mortgage lifecycle?
Source HousingWire

While the mortgage industry grows to be more technologically driven and more connected, does it make sense for homeowners to keep sharing their...

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Pulte Mortgage going digital with help from Finicity
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Pulte Mortgage going digital with help from Finicity
Source HousingWire

Pulte Mortgage, the mortgage lending arm of homebuilder PulteGroup, is partnering with 2019 HW Tech100 winner Finicity to further digitize its...

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RentCafé: Rental prices heat up just in time for spring renting season
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RentCafé: Rental prices heat up just in time for spring renting season
Source HousingWire

It's finally spring renting season and while the climate is heating up, data from RentCafé indicates national renting prices are as well. According...

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Ben Carson bashes
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Ben Carson bashes "imaginary belief" that HUD aims to dismantle fair housing protections
Source HousingWire

Ben Carson said his critics have it all wrong - he is not trying to unravel the fair housing rules put into play by the Obama administration, he is...

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Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland changes name to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
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Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland changes name to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Source HousingWire

For more than a decade, the Cleveland Cavaliers have played their home games at Quicken Loans Arena, named for the mortgage company started by the...

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Fannie Mae: Home buying sentiment ticks up as affordability grows
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Fannie Mae: Home buying sentiment ticks up as affordability grows
Source HousingWire

As the housing market continues to shift in favor of homebuyers, data indicates that many Americans believe now is a good time to buy, according to...

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City of Los Angeles sues developer for PACE loan fraud
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City of Los Angeles sues developer for PACE loan fraud
Source HousingWire

A Los Angeles contractor defrauded low-income homeowners to the tune of $1.4 million by convincing them to take out clean energy loans they could...

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Low mortgage rates may drive home purchase lending to 14-year high
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Low mortgage rates may drive home purchase lending to 14-year high
Source HousingWire

The recent drop in mortgage interest rates is already having an impact on overall mortgage demand as well as the demand for refinances, but just...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates dampen apartment investment outlook
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates dampen apartment investment outlook
Source HousingWire

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the environment for apartment investment dampened following the highest increase of interest rates in nearly a...

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Will sale-leasebacks change how homeowners tap into their equity?
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Will sale-leasebacks change how homeowners tap into their equity?
Source HousingWire

Figure Technologies is as much a home equity company as it is a blockchain lending technology company. Since it was founded last year by former...

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HomeStreet selling off majority of mortgage business to Homebridge, New Residential, PennyMac
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HomeStreet selling off majority of mortgage business to Homebridge, New Residential, PennyMac
Source HousingWire

HomeStreet Bank's move away from mortgages is nearly complete. Earlier this year, HomeStreet, a community bank and mortgage lender that operates...

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Capital Economics: Rental growth may see modest declines
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Capital Economics: Rental growth may see modest declines
Source HousingWire

The latest housing outlook report from Capital Economics shows that as GDP growth cools, so will rental growth. Economists at the firm say it...

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