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Zillow: Housing Market Cooling Off a Bit as Winter Approaches

According to Zillow's Weekly Market Report for the week ended Oct. 24, a nearly six-month acceleration of year-over-year list-price increases stabilized this...

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady as Volume Remains Strong

The average rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgage held steady at 2.81% this week, up slightly from 2.80% last week but down significantly...

Homeownership Rate Ticked Down in Q3

The U.S. homeownership rate in the third quarter dipped to 67.4%, down from 67.9% in the second quarter but up from 64.8%...

Year-Over-Year Mortgage Fraud Risk Decreases More Than 25 Percent

CoreLogic’s latest Mortgage Fraud Report shows a 26.3% year-over-year decrease in fraud risk at the end of the second quarter of 2020...

MBA on Mortgage Applications: ‘Overall Activity Remains Strong This Fall’

Mortgage applications increased 1.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey...

FHFA House Price Index Up 1.5 Percent in August

According to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI), house prices rose nationwide in August, up 1.5 percent...

U.S. Home Prices Increased Again in August, Despite Pandemic

U.S. home prices continued to increase at a modest rate in August, rising 1.0% on a seasonally adjusted basis compared with July,...

How Client References Fuel Sales Growth

BLOG VIEW: One of the most powerful ways a company can fuel its sales is to have its clients sell on its...

Black Knight: Mortgage Delinquency Rate Continued to Improve in September

The U.S. mortgage delinquency rate (30 days or more past due but not in foreclosure) continued to improve in September, decreasing to...

New Home Sales Dipped in September But Remain Strong Overall

New home sales fell to an annual rate of 959,000 in September, a decrease of 3.5% compared with August but an increase...

First American Buying Bob Caruso’s Servicing Shop

First American Financial Corp. is acquiring mortgage subservicing company ServiceMac LLC.“The acquisition of ServiceMac reflects our steadfast commitment...

First Guaranty’s Maverick Solutions Non-QM Line Is Back

First Guaranty Mortgage Corp. (FGMC) is again offering Maverick Solutions, the company's proprietary non-QM product line, and officially released the Achiever Expanded...

Mortgage Applications Dipped Slightly Last Week as Rates Increased

Mortgage application volume basically held steady, dipping 0.6% during the week ended October 16, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly...

Stewart Acquires Pro-Teck Services

Stewart Appraisals Management Inc., a subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp., has acquired Pro-Teck Services, DBA Pro Teck Valuation Intelligence, for an...

Planet Home Lending Adds Jerrold David, Walt Nally as Part of West Coast Expansion

Jerrold David has joined Planet Home Lending as regional sales manager in the Greater Los Angeles area.In addition...

Zillow: Frenetic Pace of Home Sales Beginning to Ease Up?

According to Zillow's Weekly Market Report for the week ending Oct. 17, home prices reached new heights while inventory levels were at...

LenderClose Adds Five New Hires to its Team

LenderClose, a proprietary, technology-focused lending platform that injects speed and efficiency into the lending process, recently announced five new hires.

Average Rate for 30-Year Mortgage Drops to Record Low

The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 2.80% this week, the lowest it’s been since at least 1971, according...

Existing-Home Sales Jumped Nearly 10 Percent in September

Driven by all-time-low mortgage rates and an exodus from urban centers prompted by the pandemic, existing-home sales reached a seasonally-adjusted annual rate...

Ellie Mae: Super-Low Rates Lead to ‘Revival in Refinances’

According to the latest Origination Insight Report from Ellie Mae, interest rates dropped to new historic lows in September, hovering at 3%...

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