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Refinance Share Jumped in January as Mortgage Rates Moderated

The refinance share of mortgage originations increased to 35% in January, up from 29% in December to reach the highest level in...

CA Hires Mike Jones as CFO

Mike Jones has joined Consolidated Analytics, a provider of property valuation, asset management, due diligence, fulfillment and advisory services, as chief financial...

Mortgage Application Volume Jumped 3.6%

Mortgage application volume increased 3.6% on an adjusted basis during the week ended Feb. 15, as fixed mortgage rates remained near their...

Edina Realty Title Now Using Vodii’s TxM GlobalSign Solution

Edina Realty Title, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is now using Vodii's TxM GlobalSign solution, which allows real estate closing documentation to be...

HomeStreet Bank Seeks to (Mostly) Exit the Mortgage Business

Citing that “it is still unclear when, and to what extent, industry conditions will improve," as well as an overly burdensome regulatory...

LenderClose Hires Software Engineers, Relationship Manager

Russ Panula and Radha Talluri have joined mortgage software firm LenderClose as software engineers while Sam Faust has joined the company as...

Mortgage Coach’s TCA Now Integrated with SimpleNexus

Mortgage Coach’s Total Cost Analysis (TCA) loan comparison tool has been added to the SimpleNexus Mobile Originator App by way of an...

Ross Mortgage Opens State College, Penn., Location

Ross Mortgage Corp. recently opened a new location at State College, Pa., one of 17 branches it now operates in Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and...

Mortgage Applications For New Home Purchases Surged in January

Mortgage applications for new home purchases were up 43% in January compared with December but were flat compared with January 2018, according...

Fixed Mortgage Rates Dip to Lowest Level in a Year

Fixed mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, reaching the same level they were at one year ago.

Mortgage Lending Outlook: What’s in Store for 2019

As the U.S. economy continued to strengthen throughout 2018, mortgage companies increasingly faced challenges related to rising interest rates, a shrinking housing...

Pavaso Taps Tim Anderson as SVP of Business Development

Tim Anderson has joined digital closing software provider Pavaso as senior vice president of business development.Anderson has more...

Mortgage Applications Dropped 3.7% Despite Falling Rates

Mortgage application volume fell 3.7% on an adjusted basis during the week ended February 8, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s...

Blend Now Supports Home Equity Products

Knowing that consumer interest in accessing home equity is on the rise, Blend's mortgage point-of-sale platform now supports home equity loan and...

Mortgage Network Hires Chris Veritas as LO for its Florham Park Branch

Chris Veritas has joined Mortgage Network as a loan officer in the company’s in Florham Park, N.J. branch.Mortgage...

Carrington Mortgage Services Hires Dianne Minor For Correspondent Lending Division

Industry veteran Dianne M. Minor has joined Carrington Mortgage Services in the firm’s correspondent lending division.Minor has more...

Ellie Mae to be Acquired by Private Equity Firm for $3.7 Billion

Following a major update to its Encompass loan origination system, mortgage software maker Ellie Mae reports that it is being acquired by...

Member First Mortgage Picks Blue Sage Lending Platform

Member First Mortgage, a credit union service organization (CUSO), has chosen Blue Sage as its mortgage origination platform.Member...

American Financial Network Gains Efficiencies with CompenSafe

American Financial Network is now using CompenSafe, LBA Ware’s automated incentive compensation and sales performance management platform, to provide real-time reporting of loan...

First American Promotes Odeta Kushi to Deputy Chief Economist

Odeta Kushi has been promoted to deputy chief economist at First American Financial Corp. Kushi, who is based in...

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