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Do mortgage loan servicers need stricter regulatory oversight?
As a result of the 2008 financial crisis and the resulting increase in the number of delinquent mortgage loan borrowers,...
Jun 29, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Occupancy fraud poses threat to lenders, real estate agents and buyers alike
Thanks to relatively stable market conditions and low mortgage rates, some financially fortunate and savvy homebuyers ma...
Jun 29, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Harvard’s annual housing report tells ‘tale of 2 markets’
Although the real estate industry has enjoyed about two decades of housing market growth, the national homeownership rat...
Jun 26, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures persist in May
Mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures increased last month, according to a first look at mortgage market data recently...
Jun 26, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Opinion: Change is the new normal for mortgage professionals
The real estate and mortgage industries need to change. There is no going back to the old normal. Some get this. Many do...
Jun 26, 2015 by Patrick Stone
CFPB proposes moving TRID rule effective date to Oct. 3
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a proposed rule Wednesday delaying the original Aug. 1 implementa...
Jun 25, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Good news and bad news about rising home prices
Residential home prices have been climbing rapidly in the last few months, but this trend and forecasts for the rest of ...
Jun 24, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Anticipating the next housing crisis? Not so fast
For the first time since 2006, the Federal Reserve is indicating that it will raise its benchmark interest rate. Althou...
Jun 24, 2015 by Omri Barzilay
Zillow Mortgage connects buyers with lenders
When you hear the name Zillow, you may think first of the online real estate marketplace’s real estate listings — ...
Jun 23, 2015 by Amy Swinderman offers ‘nowcast’ for June home sales
The forecast for home sales looks strong thanks to improvements in the job market and wage growth, but the “nowcast”...
Jun 23, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Is it time to go back to mortgage basics?
For the past several years, the real estate market has been working through significant distressed inventory, and invest...
Jun 23, 2015 by Ray Brousseau
Homes in 'walkable' residential communities symbolize a new American dream
The American dream of a house in the suburbs with a neatly trimmed lawn and two cars in the driveway is giving way to a...
Jun 22, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
How to deal with Luddite mortgage borrowers
I've heard many stories about technology-averse mortgage borrowers. Below, I've listed common objections to using techno...
Jun 22, 2015 by Dave Sims
After controversial CFPB consent order, Lighthouse Title plays it ‘safe’
Last September, Michigan title company Lighthouse Title became nationally known when the Consumer Financial Protection B...
Jun 19, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
‘I need a 20 percent down payment to get a loan’ … and other common homebuyer myths
Americans are eager to buy homes, but they still don’t fully understand how credit scores, down payments and income re...
Jun 19, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
CFPB will push TRID implementation to Oct. 1
After months of denying requests from real estate, mortgage and settlement service industry professionals and trade grou...
Jun 18, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Happy lenders, happy housing market
Thanks to increased purchase mortgage demand and loosening credit standards, mortgage lenders are optimistic about the n...
Jun 17, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
Tactile Finance provides homeowners '360-degree view' of their mortgages
It’s been said that homeownership is one of the best ways to build wealth -- but do homebuyers really understand the...
Jun 17, 2015 by Amy Swinderman
How home value delusions are causing a pricing pickle
As prices rise and demand improves, some sellers turn their thoughts to going FSBO (for sale by owner) or using a fee-fo...
Jun 17, 2015 by Steve Cook
Reaction to federal May housing starts report is mixed
Although a recent government report shows the best month-to-month result in new-home starts since the height of the hous...
Jun 16, 2015 by Amy Swinderman

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