Austin, Texas-based fintech hires CoreLogic vet Michael Bremer as CEO and signs APEX Mortgage Group, C2 Financial and Cornerstone First Mortgage as partners
by Matt Carter Apr 4
About 1,150 AFN loan originators nationwide will be able to offer clients access to zavvie's cash offer programs under a partnership announced Tuesday
by Matt Carter Apr 2
As Better reports $543M 2023 net loss, CEO Vishal Garg says the company has made fundamental changes to its business model that will help it pivot to serving homebuyers
by Matt Carter Mar 28
If homebuyers are no longer willing to pay full commissions to agents, what happens to lender programs that incentivize consumers to work with partner real estate agents?
by Matt Carter Mar 18
In a pilot program announced last week, the Biden administration cleared the way for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to let some homeowners refinance mortgages without paying for title insurance
by Matt Carter Mar 11
California Housing Finance Agency to use lottery system to allocate $220M in 'Dream for All' shared appreciation loans that cover down payments for eligible first-time homebuyers
by Matt Carter Mar 7
Only 31% of homebuyers or sellers try to negotiate a lower commission, but 64% of those who do succeed, LendingTree survey finds. However, most don't think sellers should pay buyer's agent
by Matt Carter Feb 27
The company said it expects to grow total revenue 19% to 22% this year as it continues its expansion as an industry leader
by Taylor Anderson Feb 20
Veterans and active duty servicemembers can use the company's Tinman platform to see their rates and get pre-approved in minutes and may qualify to buy a home with no down payment
by Matt Carter Feb 15
Lenders won't be required to use the more inclusive FICO Score 10T and VantageScore 4.0 scoring models before next year, but several are already using them to expand the pool of borrowers
by Matt Carter Feb 14
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are offering a $2,500 credit this spring that borrowers can put toward their down payment, closing costs, escrow or mortgage insurance premiums
by Matt Carter Feb 7
If it takes longer than 60 days from the time an offer is accepted until close of escrow, Roam will make the homeseller's mortgage payments for up 60 days after the scheduled closing date
by Matt Carter Jan 31
AI-driven, personalized listings will include an immersive virtual tour experience and data will be used not just for sales and marketing, but also restorations, renovations and appraisals
by Matt Carter Jan 26
The lender's new RateReduce Sell program allows sellers to pay points to lock in a discounted mortgage rate that their real estate agent can cite in co-branded marketing materials
by Matt Carter Jan 12
According to broker Joseph Santini, buyer agreements are good for buyers and good for buyer agents. Learn more about these valuable tools and how to get them signed
by Joseph Santini Dec 14
Integration with Apple CarPlay 'merges the house hunt with the open road' and turns the commute 'into an exciting and natural part of the homebuying journey.' Unless you drive a Tesla
by Matt Carter Dec 13