Uniting For Quality Appraisals

How AMCs and appraisers are collaborating to ensure accurate, quality property valuations.

Five Things Servicers Can Do Now To Improve Customer Satisfaction

It's a worthy goal, not just because it will satisfy regulators but also because it can yield measurable savings for the servicer's contact center.

Fannie, Freddie Lower Down Payment Requirements

The GSEs are now accepting conventional mortgages with a down payment of as little as 3%.

Zillow: First-Time Home Buyers Will Lead Recovery In 2015

Stan Humphries, chief economist for Zillow, says he expects "the allure of fixed mortgage payments and a more stable housing market will entice many more otherwise content renters into the housing market."

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.

Mortgage rates dropped to new lows during the week ended Dec. 18, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Ten-year Treasury yields closed at their lowest level since [Read More]

BLOG VIEW: Yesterday, we got another muddled, vapid, near-meaningless statement from the Federal Reserve as to when it might raise short-term interest rates. I was going to post the [Read More]

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PERSON OF THE WEEK: Jonathan M. Herman is a trial lawyer and a partner with Dallas-based The Middleberg Riddle Group, a regional law firm with a robust mortgage banking [Read More]

Joseph Smith, the federal monitor overseeing the 2012 national mortgage settlement, wrote in a recent report that mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp. may have improperly influenced which mortgages were [Read More]

Mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp. recently purchased 1,705 delinquent Federal Housing Administration-insured loans with an unpaid principal balance (UPB) of $253.1 million from Ginnie Mae. Ocwen was already the [Read More]

BLOG VIEW: What if I told you that you could buy a house with no mortgage payments? You'd think I was crazy, wouldn't you? Yet, this is exactly what [Read More]

New York-based private equity firm Aquiline Capital Partners has signed a deal to become a majority investor in end-to-end mortgage technology and services company LenderLive Network Inc. Terms of [Read More]

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