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July Refinance Share Jumped on Falling Mortgage Rates

Falling mortgage rates boosted the refinance share of mortgage origination volume to 38% in July, up significantly from 31% in June, according...

Mortgage Rates Lowest Since November 2016

Mortgage rates continued to drop this week, as the average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.55%, the lowest since...

Low Mortgage Rates Gave Existing-Home Sales a Boost in July

Existing-home sales increased 2.5% in July compared with June, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.42 million, according to the National...

Mortgage Applications Dip as Lower Rates Fail to Stimulate Purchases

After increasing the previous two weeks, mortgage application volume dipped 0.9% on an adjusted basis during the week ended Aug. 16, according...

DocMagic Now Integrated with INTEGRA’s EPIC LOS

DocMagic, a provider of loan document preparation services, reports that its platform is now integrated with INTEGRA Software Systems’ loan origination system...

Mortgage Cadence, CoreLogic Team to Lower the Cost to Originate

Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture company, has integrated CoreLogic’s Print and Ship secure document delivery solution with the latest version of Mortgage Cadence...

HUD Seeks to Amend Interpretation of Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Rule

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking feedback on a proposed rule to amend the HUD interpretation of...

Calyx’s Zip POS Offers Path to FormFree’s AccountChek

Calyx Software’s recently updated Zip mortgage point-of-sale (POS) solution is now integrated with AccountChek by FormFree.AccountChek is an...

Jeff Weinstock: MISMO Standards Pave the Way for Interoperability

PERSON OF THE WEEK: To improve communication between software vendors in the loan origination process, the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO)...

Fannie Mae: Low Rates Will Boost Refinance Volume in 2019

While consumer demand for housing remains strong, limited inventory, particularly on the affordable end, continues to hold back the single-family purchase market,...

Mortgage Rates Hold at Near-Historic Lows

Mortgage rates continued to hold at near-historic lows this week, as the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remained flat compared with...

Optimal Blue Now Integrated with Ellie Mae’s Encompass LO Connect

Optimal Blue's product and pricing engine is now integrated with Ellie Mae’s Encompass LO Connect, the mobile version of Encompass for LOs...

Applications For New Home Sales Jumped 11% on Lower Rates

Applications for mortgages for new home purchases increased 11% in July compared with June and were up 31.2% compared with July 2018,...

Visionet Systems’ VisiLoanReview Now Integrated with Encompass

Visionet Systems reports that its VisiLoanReview (VLR) solution is now integrated with with Ellie Mae’s Encompass loan origination system.

David Stevens Joins Board of Directors at George Mason Mortgage

David Stevens, CMB, former president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), has joined the George Mason Mortgage board of directors...

Take Three Technologies Hires Ruth Lee as Executive Vice President

Mortgage industry veteran Ruth Lee has joined mortgage technology firm Take Three Technologies  as executive vice president.The Denver-based...

Mortgage Applications Continue to Surge on Lower Rates

Due to a significant drop in mortgage rates, mortgage application volume jumped 21.7% during the week ended Aug. 9, according to the...

Rising Family Income Helped Keep Mortgage Delinquency Rate Low in May

The U.S. mortgage delinquency rate in May continued to hover at the lowest level in more than 20 years.

First Impressions Are Crucial to Starting the Mortgage Process

BLOG VIEW: It’s a common saying that individuals make a decision to trust you, whether consciously or not, within ten minutes of...

Texas Legislature Clarifies Rules on Remote Online Notarization

The Texas legislature recently passed a bill that provides recording jurisdictions with additional clarity when conducting paper recordings of electronically executed documents.

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