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The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to ensure its proposed changes to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) do not restrict community bank lending.Read More
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Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing that average fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) moved higher across the board this week, rebounding from the lowest rates of the year of 3.92 percent.Read More
There are cable television networks that seem to cover almost every business, leisure and political pursuit. And coming in 2016, a new network will aim its cameras at the real estate world.Read More
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CoreLogic has released its latest Mortgage Fraud Report, which found that at the end of the second quarter of 2014, the report shows a 3.2 percent year-over-year increase in fraud risk, as measured by the Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index, and estimates that applications representing...Read More
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Mortgage applications decreased 6.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Oct. 24, 2014. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 6.6...Read More
Question: We are a bank and we are particularly interested in the Interagency Guidelines relating to identity theft prevention. What do these guidelines say about detection, prevention and mitigation?Read More
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Question: The company that generates my loan documents includes a form which requires the closing agent to obtain two forms of ID from the borrower. Does the Patriot Act require us to obtain and verify a borrower’s identity at closing with at least two forms of identification?Read More
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Question: We continually hear about the importance of the “Settlement Service Provider” in originating residential mortgage loans. But it seems sometimes that almost everybody involved in a loan transaction is such a company. Is there a list that we can go by to determine who is and who is not...Read More
In this third and final installment of our look into the industry’s near future, we consider the product trends and operational concerns that will dominate the mortgage profession. What will next year’s potential borrowers pursue? If this year’s trend is any indication, jumbo mortgages will...Read More
In this second of our three-part series on the industry’s future, we look at underlying concerns related to two hot-button issues that continue to bedevil the mortgage world: servicing and technology.Read More
Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. (PRMI) has announced that Scott Mattern has joined the firm as a regional manager. In this role, Mattern will expand the company’s presence in Oregon and southwest Washington, and will recruit one of the most elite teams of mortgage originators in...Read More
LDWholesale, the third-party origination division of loanDepot LLC, has announced that Jack O'Brien has joined LDWholesale as vice president, east regional sales. O'Brien brings more than 25Read More
ValuTrac Software has announced the integration with FNC, a provider of real estate collateral information technology. ValuTrac has integrated directly with FNC’s AppraisalPort to seamlessly facilitate the appraisal portion of the loan process. The integration is designed to increase...Read More
Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS) has announced that Green Tree Servicing has signed a Loan Servicing Agreement for MSP, Black Knight's industry-leading mortgage and consumer loan servicing platform.Read More
DLS Servicing Consultants LLC has announced a new boutique FHA servicing programs aimed at new FHA servicers. “We’ve been approached by numerous small banks and mortgage companies that either have just obtained their FHA servicing ability, or have traditionally sold offRead More
LoanLogics has announced that it has enhanced its LoanHD platform with the a fully automated signature clipping tool, SignaFacts, that provides visual validation of execution and easy comparison of signatures. The types of documents evaluated by this tool include, but are not limited to, the...Read More
Veros Real Estate Solutions has announced enhanced features to its property valuation management platform, Sapphire, that provides lenders with the ability to simplify and enrich their valuation review process, while enhancing their vendor management capabilities. Read More
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Properties impacted by contamination raise challenging appraisal issues, according to a new book from the Appraisal Institute. Valuing Contaminated Properties: An Appraisal Institute Anthology, Volume II published this week by the Appraisal Institute helps appraisers understand the...Read More

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