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Applications for Mortgages for New Home Sales Down 18% in December

Applications for mortgages for new home sales decreased 18% in December compared with November, as the effects of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which...

HUD Appoints Four to Key Leadership Roles

J. Paul Compton Jr. has been appointed to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of General Counsel, which provides...

New Year Resolution: Instant Property Reports

BLOG VIEW: As 2017 ends and we look to the fresh start of a new year, it is important to think about all of...

Jacqueline M. Welch Promoted to Head of HR, Chief Diversity Officer at Freddie Mac

Jacqueline M. Welch has been promoted to head of the human resources, diversity and inclusion (HRDI) division and chief diversity officer (CDO) at Freddie...

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Moved Up As 10-Year Reached Highest Point Since March

Mortgage rates moved upward during the week ended Jan. 11, with the average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) reaching 3.99%, up from...

Roostify Hires Adnan Habib as VP of Engineering

Adnan Habib recently joined Roostify, which provides a digital loan processing platform, to lead the software firm’s growing product delivery team.Habib has more than...

TD Bank Hires Rick Bechtel and Scott Lindner for its Growing Mortgage Business

As part of its strategic commitment to grow its mortgage business in 2018, TD Bank has hired Rick Bechtel as executive vice president, head...

Indecomm Adds New Capabilities to its Automated Income Verification Solution

Indecomm Global Services says it continues to upgrade its IncomeGenius automated verification solution with new features and capabilities.The latest version offers users - including...

HomeFundMe Takes Crowdfunding for Down Payments to the Next Level with Affinity Portal

HomeFundMe, a crowdfunding platform that helps home buyers come up with a down payment, has launched Affinity Portal, a new program allowing employers to...

Mortgage Credit Tightened in December

Mortgage credit availability decreased 1.8% in December compared with November to a score of 179.2 on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Mortgage Credit Availability...

Castle & Cooke Mortgage Opens New Branch in Spanish Fork, Utah

Castle & Cooke Mortgage, an independent mortgage lender with locations across the U.S., has expanded its footprint in Utah with the opening of a...

Veros: U.S. Home Values Will Increase 4.2% in 2018

Valuations technology firm Veros is forecasting that U.S. home values will increase about 4.2% over the next year, with only 3% of markets expected...

MBA: Mortgage Application Volume Moved Upward New Year’s Week

Mortgage application volume increased an impressive 8.3% on an adjusted basis during the week ended Jan. 5, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA)...

Black Knight: U.S. Homeowners Had $5.4 Trillion in ‘Tappable’ Equity in Q3

More than 80% of U.S. homeowners with a mortgage had “tappable” equity in their homes as of the end of the third quarter, according...

Report Indicates Average Rate at Highest Level Since July 2016

LendingTree’s most recent monthly Mortgage Offers Report, which analyzes data from actual loan terms offered to borrowers on LendingTree.com, shows that December's best offers...

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Drop to Kick Off the New Year

Mortgage rates dropped to start the new year, with the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) falling to 3.95%, down from 3.99%...

Hippo Insurance Now Integrated with LendingQB

Hippo Insurance, a California-based "insurtech" company, is now integrated with LendingQB’s loan origination system (LOS), thus making ordering home insurance easier for mortgage lenders...

Scott McGregor Named Managing Director of American Title

Assurant, a provider of risk management solutions, has promoted industry veteran Scott McGregor to managing director of American Title Inc. (ATI), which Assurant acquired...

MBA: Total Mortgage Application Volume Fell During Last Two Weeks of 2017

Mortgage application volume fell 2.8% on an adjusted basis during the two weeks ended Dec. 29, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly...

Mortgage Lending Services Changes Name to TruStone Home Mortgage

In order to take advantage of the increased brand recognition of its parent company, TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union, Mortgage Lending Services has changed...

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