The world can change in an instant. At the beginning of the year, mortgage foreclosures and delinquencies were at an all-time low. The national...
Barring further serious economic disruption from the COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. housing market is poised to rebound in the second half of this year....
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Overall, new caps on the mortgage interest deduction and local and state property tax deductions won't have much of an impact on the housing market - but some segments will be affected more than others.
Brian Vieaux discusses Flagstar’s approach to technology as it relates to the bank's broker and correspondent lines of business.
Construction-to-permanent loans are regaining popularity as a solution to the pesky problem of “little-to-no-inventory.”
The Mortgage Partnership Finance program, originally formed as a business line of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, has increased dramatically in the post-recession era.
Through the acquisition, Flagstar gains a significant number of correspondent relationships accounting for more than $7 billion in agency and government loans in 2016.
Freddie Mac continues to add new features and capabilities to its Loan Advisor Suite based on feedback from users.
In order to tap into the huge potential of the millennial market, mortgage lenders must make significant investment in new technologies - in particular, mobile technologies.
The type of risk that lenders face today has changed compared with even just a few years ago.
The new suite provides an automated process for helping lenders determine if a loan meets Freddie Mac’s guidelines.
"These tools deliver our policies and procedures in a way that is very consumable and uniform across all lenders and servicers."
With regulatory changes that keep on coming, lenders and servicers alike must ensure that their third-party service providers know what to look out for.
Even if you are focused on defect-free loan manufacturing, can you be sure your service providers are, too?
The most important issue to focus on is whether a borrower is engaged in substantive loss mitigation.