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Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This latest four-point gain brings the index to its highest reading since...Read More
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Rates on the most popular types of mortgages nudged upward again, according to's Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar. The average rate for conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) rose by six basis points (0.06 percent) to 4.25 percent. Conforming 5/1 Hybrid ARM rates increased by seven basis...Read More
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National Association of Realtors (NAR) President Steve Brown delivered remarks about the ongoing obstacles to mortgage credit facing creditworthy buyers at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s 2014 Housing Summit, Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy.Read More
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Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP); Benjamin B. Wagner, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California; Kamala D. Harris, California Attorney General; and José M. Martinez, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service—...Read More
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Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has announced a historic lawsuit against some of the largest commercial banks in the world for fraud committed against Virginia taxpayers during the height of the real estate bubble. A lawsuit unsealed today in Richmond Circuit Court seeks $1.15...Read More
If this weekend’s annual conference for NAMB–The Association of Mortgage Professionals had an unofficial tune, it would be “Back in the High Life Again,” a reflection of the mortgage industry’s rebound and the spirit of those in the mortgage profession.Read More
Let me start with a confession: I have made a lot of mistakes with paid advertising. My goal is for you to avoid those same mistakes and, hopefully, save yourself a lot of money in the process. If only I had a basic set of principles to work from when I started advertising on Facebook over...Read More
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First impressions are crucial in business and you only have about seven seconds to make your impact on potential customers. Impact is not only made by face-to-face meetings, but in all outlets available that will reflect who you are and what you do. We’re in a new generation of consumer research...Read More
Raj Date was the first-ever Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CRead More
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The news is out ... the first four months of 2014 have shown that the demand for home loans has plummeted, mortgage rates are increasing, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are being overhauled, and Wells Fargo cut 700 mortgage jobs. In the midst of all this gloom, there is a way to for you to shine…Read More
Orange County, Calif.-based ClearVision Funding (CVF) has announced the opening of its Chicago, Illinois Fulfillment Center. CVF has increased its loan fundings by $1 billion during the first six months of 2014 and is projecting to total over $7 billion in closed loans by the end of 2015...Read More
Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. has announced the completion of its acquisition of Mortgage Builder Software Inc., a provider of mortgage loan origination and servicing software systems. The acquisition follows Altisource’s recent acquisition of Equator, a national leader in mortgage...Read More
RealtyTrac has announced that Windermere Real Estate is the newest member of the RealtyTrac Network. Windermere Real Estate, a Seattle-based brokerage with offices that span the entire U.S. Western coast, is now part of the unique, exclusive residential real estate network.Read More
United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) announced that Laura Lawson has been promoted to the newly created position of chief people officer (CPO). Previously, Lawson served as senior vice president of marketing where she was responsible for all aspects of the company's wholesale marketing efforts.Read More
FormFree Holdings Corporation has announced that its AccountChek, is now available through Ellie Mae’s Encompass mortgage management solution. The integration between the two solutions enables Encompass users to order, analyze and certify a borrower’s electronic bank statement data.Read More
Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc. has announced the launch of a new initiative with Macquarie Group, a global diversified financial services provider, on a major expansion into the non-qualified (QM) mortgage space. Impac Mortgage recently launched its non-qualified mortgage product...Read More
National Mortgage Insurance Corporation has announced that it has launched a new credit union mobile application, as well as a new Web site specifically for credit unions, The mobile app enables users to run rate scenarios, view credit union-specific bulletins, and easily...Read More
VRM University (VRMU) has announced the launch of the VRMU Academy, a new training program that offers courses targeted toward small businesses in the mortgage and real estate industries. The new courses include personnel and human resources compliance training, leadership and...Read More

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Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans continued to decline in the...Read More

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