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Steve Orgill has joined real estate tax and flood services firm LERETA as chief technology officer. Orgill has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has a proven track record in developing and executing successful product and technology strategies. His experience with bridging gaps between a company’s operations and technology […]. . 12/09/2019 20:34
Anthony N. Renzi is the new CEO of Common Securitization Solutions (CSS), a technology firms established jointly by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to develop the infrastructure for the new Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security (UMBS). Renzi succeeds David Applegate who announced earlier this year that he would be stepping down as CEO by year-end. The appointment […]. . 12/09/2019 20:20
Mortgage software provider Black Knight has joined the Mortgage Collaborative (TMC) as a preferred partner. That means lenders and servicers that are members of the group have access to Black Knight’s solutions at preferred rates. “Black Knight is renowned in the industry for its innovative and transformative technology,” says Jim Park, chief executive officer of […]. . 12/09/2019 12:56
PERSON OF THE WEEK: In this current job market, it’s getting harder for mortgage lenders to find high-quality workers with experience in the industry. This is a critical issue for an industry that is striving to improve the customer experience. Plus, the fact that mortgage lenders are increasingly automating their processes means that there is […]. . 12/07/2019 23:45
Mortgage credit availability increased 2.1% in November compared with October to reach a score of 188.9 on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI). It was the third consecutive month that credit availability increased. Credit availability for conventional loans rose 1.4% while credit for government loans grew 2.9%. Credit for jumbo loans […]. . 12/05/2019 17:16
The rise of nonbank mortgage lenders and servicers poses a risk to the stability of the U.S. economy, mainly because they are not adequately capitalized, according to the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) 2019 Annual Report. Nonbanks have increased their share of residential mortgage origination and servicing markets over the last decade, with independent originators […]. . 12/05/2019 16:13
As a result of rising home prices, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has raised the baseline conforming loan limit for single-family mortgages in 2020 from the current $314,827 to $331,760, an increase of nearly $17,000. Loan limits for multifamily properties in low-cost areas have been raised to $434,800 for two-unit properties, $513,450 for three-unit properties […]. . 12/04/2019 15:22
The frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications fell 1.4% in October compared with September, according to First American’s Loan Application Defect Index. That’s down 13.9% compared with October 2018 and down 33.3% from the high point of risk in October 2013. The rate of defects in applications […]. . 12/04/2019 13:29
Mortgage application volume fell 9.2% on an adjusted basis last week, due mainly to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Applications Survey shows. The MBA notes that because the Thanksgiving holiday was a week later this year, the year-over-year results for this week’s survey are somewhat “distorted.” For the week ended November […]. . 12/03/2019 20:53
Five federal agencies including the Federal Reserve, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) have essentially green-lighted the mortgage industry’s use of alternative credit data in the underwriting of mortgage loans – however, the agencies indicate that more [...]. . 12/03/2019 19:18
PERSON OF THE WEEK: Traditionally, mortgage lending companies have restricted access to sensitive financial data to a select few high-level executives (in particular the chief financial officer) and employees in the accounting department. But with the advent of Web-based mortgage accounting software, many lenders are now discovering that the advantages of giving branch managers and […]. . 12/02/2019 07:54
Pending home sales dipped 1.7% in October compared with September but were up 4.4% compared with October 2018, according to National Association of Realtors (NAR). The drop follows two straight months of increases. Regionally, and on a month-over-month basis, contract signings increased 1.9% in the Northeast but fell 1.7% in the South, 2.7% in the […]. . 11/27/2019 16:34
Due to rising home prices, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has raised the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages to be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2020 to $510,400 – up from the current limit of $484,350. The new ceiling for one-unit properties in most high-cost areas will be $765,600 – […]. . 11/27/2019 11:10
Mortgage rates continued to seesaw this week, as the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage jumped to 3.68%, up from 3.66% last week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. A year ago at this time, the average rate for a 30-year was 4.81%. Last week, the average rate for a 30-year dropped […]. .


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