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  • Freddie Mac Updates Student Loan Debt Requirements

    Freddie Mac Updates Student Loan Debt Requirements

    As student loans can serve as a major setback for potential homeowners, Freddie Mac recently reported that it has revised requirements for qualifying borrowers with student loan debt. The post...

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  • How Are Existing Home Sales Faring?

    How Are Existing Home Sales Faring?

    The National Association of Realtors recently released its Existing Home Sales report, discovering the most recent data and trends in the market. Read on to find out just how good—or bad—existing...

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  • Assurant Announces New Leadership

    Assurant Announces New Leadership

    Assurant, Inc. announced on this week that Marc Connelly has joined Assurant Mortgage Solutions as National Sales Director—with the primary focus on growing the title and origination valuations...

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  • Ginnie Mae: MBS Breaks Annual Issuance Record

    Ginnie Mae: MBS Breaks Annual Issuance Record

    On Friday morning, Ginnie Mae announced that its mortgage back securities reach an all-time annual issuance record. Read on to discover how much of an increase occurred this year, as well as the...

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  • DIMONT Launches New Technology to Assist Servicers

    DIMONT Launches New Technology to Assist Servicers

    DIMONT, a provider of insurance claims adjusting and collateral loss mitigation services to the residential mortgage and auto lending industries, has announced the launch of its online loss drafts...

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  • The Housing Survey Says…

    The Housing Survey Says…

    Fannie Mae released its National Housing Survey Thursday, detailing where homebuyers are finding their information on housing, how they pursue their real agents and lenders, how they use mobile...

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  • Ellie Mae: What’s the Status of Originations?

    Ellie Mae: What’s the Status of Originations?

    On Thursday, Ellie Mae released its September Origination Insight Report—reporting that the percentage of refinances increased to 38 percent of total loans, while interest rates dropped to 4.21...

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  • Mortgage Market Update: Freddie Mac’s Latest Stats

    Mortgage Market Update: Freddie Mac’s Latest Stats

    After a short stint of increases, see how rates changed among fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) and Treasury-indexed adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs). The post Mortgage Market Update: Freddie Mac’s...

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  • As individuals make their way through the industry and companies merge, follow all the important highlights in this weeks update. Ellie Mae announced on Monday that it has launched a new release...

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  • Top MSAs for SFR Homes

    Top MSAs for SFR Homes

    A new study is measuring the effective gross yield of single-family rental properties so investors can hone in on where the best deals can be found. The post Top MSAs for SFR Homes appeared first...

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  • DIMONT Announces Expanding Staff

    DIMONT Announces Expanding Staff

      DIMONT, a Dallas-based provider of insurance claims adjusting and collateral loss mitigation services to the residential mortgage and auto lending industries, announced on Tuesday the addition...

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  • Wells Fargo CEO Addresses Past Misconduct

    Wells Fargo CEO Addresses Past Misconduct

    Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan spoke with CNBC’s Wilfred Frost on Wednesday addressing Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) comments about his worthiness to be CEO after the accounts scandal—admitting...

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  • A Jump in Mortgage Applications

    A Jump in Mortgage Applications

    The most recent Market Composite Index, which measures mortgage loan application volume, is up . . . see the breakdown by loan type here. The post A Jump in Mortgage Applications appeared first on...

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  • Housing Erosion Over Time

    Housing Erosion Over Time

    In a new study, Zillow asks the thought provoking question—what will housing markets look like in the future when sea levels start to rise? See how shifting topographies will impact U.S....

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  • U.S. Census Bureau and HUD Report Housing Stats

    U.S. Census Bureau and HUD Report Housing Stats

    On Wednesday, U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) jointly released the new residential construction statistics for September 2017—reporting a decline...

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  • Are Baby-Boomers Giving Up Homeownership?

    Are Baby-Boomers Giving Up Homeownership?

    On Wednesday RENTCafé, a research site providing original analysis on city-based studies and in-depth insights of the real estate market, reported that baby-boomers are currently dominating the...

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  • Secretary Carson: HUD Aiding South Floridians

    Secretary Carson: HUD Aiding South Floridians

    On October 7, the Miami Herald published an op-ed by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, highlighting the work HUD has done to help families recover from...

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  • Quicken Rocketing Toward E-Lending Expansion

    Quicken Rocketing Toward E-Lending Expansion

    Quicken Loans, the company that first made waves on the national stage for its online mortgage platform during the 2016 Super Bowl ad, announced to that it has struck a partnership that will...

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  • ServiceLink’s President of Servicing Announces Retirement

    ServiceLink’s President of Servicing Announces Retirement

    Earlier today Robert J. Caruso, mortgage industry veteran and Division President of Servicing for ServiceLink, announced his retirement. During his time at ServiceLink, a premier national provider...

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  • OCC: Amendment to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

    OCC: Amendment to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a bulletin on Tuesday to publicize key fields—which examiners will use to validate the accuracy and reliability of home mortgage loan...

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