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MRI Software acquires Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees
News 2 months ago
MRI Software acquires Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees
Source HousingWire

Real estate software provider MRI Software is expanding its business by acquiring Rental History Reports and Trusted Employees, a provider of...

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Guaranteed Rate Affinity names Joe Phalen senior vice president of strategic growth
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Guaranteed Rate Affinity names Joe Phalen senior vice president of strategic growth
Source HousingWire

Fiserv, once a tech monolith in the mortgage industry, appears to be finding even greater success elsewhere. Ten years ago, the company partnered...

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These are the best housing markets to pay off debt
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These are the best housing markets to pay off debt
Source HousingWire

Fiserv, once a tech monolith in the mortgage industry, appears to be finding even greater success elsewhere. Ten years ago, the company partnered...

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Servicers must adjust operation policies to meet HUD conveyance deadlines and avoid delays
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Servicers must adjust operation policies to meet HUD conveyance deadlines and avoid delays
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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Nation’s largest single-family rental owners offer rent relief to unpaid federal workers
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Nation’s largest single-family rental owners offer rent relief to unpaid federal workers
Source HousingWire

The nation’s largest single-family rental owners are offering rent relief to any of their residents who are among the approximately 800,000 federal...

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The housing market's future is female
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The housing market's future is female
Source HousingWire

The housing market is projected to heat up in 2019, and new data from Realtor.com indicates this push will predominantly be driven by Millennial...

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Democrats move to prevent foreclosures, evictions on unpaid federal workers
News 2 months ago
Democrats move to prevent foreclosures, evictions on unpaid federal workers
Source HousingWire

There are approximately 800,000 federal workers who are either furloughed or working without pay thanks to the government shutdown. The Federal...

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American homeownership tenure is climbing
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American homeownership tenure is climbing
Source HousingWire

Americans are remaining in their homes longer than ever before, consequently tightening the lid on housing supply. First American data indicates...

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Ask the Underwriter: How will the government shutdown affect borrowers seeking a mortgage?
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Ask the Underwriter: How will the government shutdown affect borrowers seeking a mortgage?
Source HousingWire

Ask the Underwriter is a regular column for HousingWire's LendingLife newsletter, addressing real questions asked to, and answered by, professional...

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United Wholesale Mortgage rolls out new pricing plan
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United Wholesale Mortgage rolls out new pricing plan
Source HousingWire

In 2018, United Wholesale Mortgage closed out the year with $41.5 billion in total loan volume, making up nearly a quarter of the entire wholesale...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall to lowest level in nine months
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall to lowest level in nine months
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates took a dive across the board, reaching the lowest levels in months, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market...

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Who is Maren Kasper, the new head of Ginnie Mae?
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Who is Maren Kasper, the new head of Ginnie Mae?
Source HousingWire

Michael Bright surprised many in the housing industry this week when he abruptly decided to leave Ginnie Mae to return to the private sector,...

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Home prices are rising faster than wages in 80% of U.S. markets
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Home prices are rising faster than wages in 80% of U.S. markets
Source HousingWire

Climbing home prices and less than significant increases in wage growth have contributed to renting becoming a more affordable option for Americans...

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Trulia: Homebuyer pessimism grows among young adults
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Trulia: Homebuyer pessimism grows among young adults
Source HousingWire

Trulia’s end of year survey shows that the idea of homeownership is part of the American dream is shrinking most among younger adults and the group...

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MBA: Mortgage applications jump more than 20%
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MBA: Mortgage applications jump more than 20%
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications reversed course, rising 23.5% for the week ending Jan 4, 2019, according to the newest data from the Mortgage Bankers...

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Home price growth slows in most states
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Home price growth slows in most states
Source HousingWire

Movement Mortgage has been through a couple rounds of layoffs this year, but when the nonbank lender laid off 180 employees back in October, CEO...

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Watch: Movement Mortgage CEO explains why buying Eagle Home retail is win-win for everyone
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Watch: Movement Mortgage CEO explains why buying Eagle Home retail is win-win for everyone
Source HousingWire

Movement Mortgage announced Wednesday that it is acquiring a big piece of Lennar’s mortgage arm, Eagle Home Mortgage. Now that the information is...

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Ross Mortgage continues Florida expansion, still searching for more mortgage professionals
News 2 months ago
Ross Mortgage continues Florida expansion, still searching for more mortgage professionals
Source HousingWire

Judging by the 2017 HMDA numbers, Ross Mortgage Corporation is a relatively small lender. According to data provided by iEmergent, Ross closed...

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Class action lawsuit on forced-placed insurance for reverse mortgages gets green light
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Class action lawsuit on forced-placed insurance for reverse mortgages gets green light
Source HousingWire

A federal judge in New Jersey denied a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over force-placed insurance policies for reverse mortgage borrowers...

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Survey: Most multifamily mortgage originators expect another record year in 2019
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Survey: Most multifamily mortgage originators expect another record year in 2019
Source HousingWire

A new survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association shows that commercial and multifamily mortgage originators expect lending to continue setting...

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LendingTree: This is what's in store for the housing market in 2019
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LendingTree: This is what's in store for the housing market in 2019
Source HousingWire

Although several housing market experts anticipate the market slowing down in 2019, LendingTree believes that there is no cause for alarm. In its...

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NRP Group rolling out multifamily property management services
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NRP Group rolling out multifamily property management services
Source HousingWire

The NRP Group, a developer, builder, and manager of multifamily housing, is set to begin offering its property management services to third parties...

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Affordable housing leaders call for end to government shutdown
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Affordable housing leaders call for end to government shutdown
Source HousingWire

The partial government shutdown is now in its third week, and affordable housing leaders are demanding that it come to an end. On December 21, 2018...

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FHA asks mortgage industry to help unpaid federal workers with their mortgages
News 2 months ago
FHA asks mortgage industry to help unpaid federal workers with their mortgages
Source HousingWire

The federal government is asking the mortgage industry to help unpaid federal workers and contractors with their mortgage payments because they may...

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IRS to resume income verification for mortgage applicants amid shutdown
News 2 months ago
IRS to resume income verification for mortgage applicants amid shutdown
Source HousingWire

Movement Mortgage has been through a couple rounds of layoffs this year, but when the nonbank lender laid off 180 employees back in October, CEO...

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ATTOM Data Solutions acquired by private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners
News 2 months ago
ATTOM Data Solutions acquired by private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners
Source HousingWire

ATTOM Data Solutions, the real estate data provider formerly known as RealtyTrac, is now under new ownership. The company announced Tuesday morning...

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Exclusive: AmeriSave to acquire mortgage lending operations from TMS
News 2 months ago
Exclusive: AmeriSave to acquire mortgage lending operations from TMS
Source HousingWire

The strategic decision revolves primarily around TMS publicly stating that mortgage servicing is in dire need of improved customer service. In...

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Exclusive: AmeriSave to acquire retail mortgage lending operations from TMS
News 2 months ago
Exclusive: AmeriSave to acquire retail mortgage lending operations from TMS
Source HousingWire

The strategic decision revolves primarily around TMS publicly stating that mortgage servicing is in dire need of improved customer service. In...

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Older Americans think stocks are better investment than real estate
News 2 months ago
Older Americans think stocks are better investment than real estate
Source HousingWire

Despite recent stock market volatility, new data from Redfin suggests that less than 50% of older Millennials and young Gen-Xers believe investing...

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The problem with getting a reverse mortgage on a condo
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The problem with getting a reverse mortgage on a condo
Source HousingWire

Ever since the Federal Housing Administration eliminated spot approvals for condominiums, reverse mortgage originators have logged countless hours...

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