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According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 1.7 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the United States in 2014.Read More
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Nationally, interest rates on mortgages decreased from May to June, according to an index of new mortgage contracts. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders index was 4.08...Read More
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced an outreach event to reach remaining homeowners who could benefit from the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). FHFA Director Mel Watt will join housing experts and community leaders in a town hall-style meeting at Ebenezer Baptist Church...Read More
The number of active real estate appraisers in the United States fell less than one percent in the first half of 2014, the Appraisal Institute announced lower than the average annual decrease of 2.6 percent over the past six years. Research conducted by the nation’s largest professional...Read More
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced that it is partnering with national and local organizations across the country to train social services staff to provide financial education and tools to clients with low-to-moderate incomes.Read More
Question: Can a lender refuse to close a loan on the basis that an applicant is pregnant or on maternity leave? Read More
The acclaimed writer and futurist Alvin Toffler once remarked, “You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.” Of course, Toffler was not talking about surplus amount of data relating to the housing industry and the...Read More
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.—The Bascombe Valley Mystery, Sir Arthur Conan DoyleRead More
Let us face the facts … time is the currency of life and it is sacred. In sales, you only have so many hours in the day to manage your work and your personal time. Do you make the best of your time or do your bad habits contribute to you accomplishing less than you should in a day? Some days it may...Read More
There are numerous schools of thought regarding whether you can groom a leader or if certain people have the predisposition to be better leaders than others. The same question arises regarding our personalities. Wikipedia states, “The study of personality has a broad and varied history in...Read More
As part of their plan to accommodate the continual expansion and growth of the housing market in the Las Vegas area, Paramount Residential Mortgage Group Inc. (PRMG) is proud to announce the hiring of Julia Miller, retail branch manager for Las Vegas.Read More
Secure Settlements Inc. (SSI) has announced a partnership with E.R. Munro & Company to offer SSI vetted low risk title agents access to competitively priced surety and fidelity bonds offered by a nationally known Best’s rated A+ carrier in recognition of their vetted and monitored status.Read More
LRES has announced the expansion of its client relations division to increase client care and process efficiency to accommodate the influx of new client accounts. As part of the expansion, LRES has allocated additional resources toward the client relations division, adding more budget and...Read More
LenderLive Network Inc. announced that Larry Hudnall has joined the firm as senior vice president, national sales manager of the company’s Settlement Services Sivision. Hudnall will be responsible for sales, sales management and revenue growth for LenderLive’s Settlement Services division. He...Read More
Equifax Inc. has announced the availability of its Verification of Hazard Insurance (VOHI) for mortgage and home equity lenders, a turnkey process that verifies the status of homeowners' insurance on purchases, refinances and home equity loans and lines, reducing delays and processing costs...Read More
Roostify has announced several enhancements for its platform, which is designed to accelerate and simplify the mortgage experience for all parties involved. The new features will help loan officers to ensure that realtors stay up-to-date over the course of each transaction. Roostify provides...Read More
Secure Settlements Inc. (SSI) has announced a new program enhancement in association with RFIB Group Ltd. and certain underwriters at Lloyd’s of London for Mortgage Settlement Insurance (MSI), an insurance policy that covers lenders utilizing SSI’s ClosingGuard service against losses...Read More
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AllRegs has launched a mortgage training package designed to address the state and federal training needs now facing depositories. Clarifications in Reg G placed new emphasis on the education of registered mortgage loan officers as it relates to both federal and state laws. The guidance suggests...Read More

Nationally, interest rates on mortgages decreased from May to June, according to an index of new...Read More

Nationally, interest rates on mortgages decreased from May to June, according to an index of new...Read More

The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)...Read More

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action against six mortgage relief operations...Read More

RealtyTrac, an online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its U.S....Read More

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced that it is partnering with...Read More

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