New Home Sales Rose Slightly In October

It was the fifth consecutive month that the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development downwardly revised the previous month's new home sales estimate.

PRIA: Two-Thirds Of County Recorders Now Have E-Recording In Place

More than 1,200 counties - or 68% of the nation's 3,600 recording jurisdictions - now have e-recording systems in place, according to a recent study conducted by the Property Records Industry Association.

Rise Of The Humans: Automation Versus Personalized Service

In lending, the increased adoption of more technology-driven methods of business and support should not overshadow the importance of the human element.

Why It's Time To Market HELOCs And Home Equity Loans

Lenders are and should be promoting home equity products that allow borrowers to tap into that rising equity.

Clear Capital: The College Town Effect On Housing

According to Clear Capital, towns with noteworthy university influence boast home price trends that far outperform the national rates of growth since 2004.



The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently made some minor adjustments to the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. [Read More]

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Teresa Blake is practice director at Wipro Gallagher Solutions, a provider of end-to-end lending technology and services. MortgageOrb recently interviewed Blake to learn more about [Read More]


From The Orb

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing numerous new rules for mortgage servicers to ensure that - in the words of CFPB Director Richard Cordray - "no one [Read More]




BLOG VIEW: Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying that the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." It is [Read More]


To help ease lender concerns related to loan buybacks - which, in theory, should spur lenders to relax their self-imposed overlays and free up more mortgage credit - government-sponsored [Read More]


PERSON OF THE WEEK: Jennifer Miller is president of the mortgage solutions division at a la mode inc., a provider of software solutions to the valuations, real estate and [Read More]


Housing starts dipped 2.8% in October compared to September to reach a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,009,000 units - but unlike previous months, starts of single-family units were [Read More]



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