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  • Indecomm’s Automated Decision-Making Software for Mortgage Underwriting

    Indecomm’s Automated Decision-Making Software for Mortgage Underwriting

    Edison, NJ-based Indecomm Global Services, provider of automation, outsourcing, compliance services, and technology for the U.S. mortgage industry, announced the release of DecisionGeniusTM, a...

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  • Bill Proposed to Accelerate Affordable Housing Development

    Bill Proposed to Accelerate Affordable Housing Development

    Bipartisan legislation geared toward raising the housing credit, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (AHCIA) of 2021, has been introduced with co-sponsors in both chambers of Congress....

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  • What is Disrupting the Steady Climb of Mortgage Rates?

    What is Disrupting the Steady Climb of Mortgage Rates?

     The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.04%, another decrease this past week, according to Freddie Mac, which Thursday released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS)....

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  • Optimal Days to List a Home are Fast Approaching

    Optimal Days to List a Home are Fast Approaching

    In a market that belongs decidedly to the seller, there's no bad time to list a home, however, the data researchers at Realtor.com say there is an optimal week in 2021 to sell. It is the coming...

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  • Home Sale Prices Jump to New Highs

    Home Sale Prices Jump to New Highs

    Redfin reports that in the month of March 2020, the national median home-sale price hit a record high of $353,000, up 17% from 2020, and a record high rate of growth. Regionally, median sale...

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  • Diversity in Mortgage Lending

    Diversity in Mortgage Lending

    Tai Christensen, CBC Mortgage Agency's Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Officer who also serves on the Advisory Board for the Five Star Institute’s American Mortgage Diversity Council, joined DS5...

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  • Analyzing the Swift ‘Shift in the Mortgage Originations Landscape’

    Analyzing the Swift ‘Shift in the Mortgage Originations Landscape’

    An inaugural monthly market report reveals trends that analysts say are direct results of interest-rate increases. The post Analyzing the Swift ‘Shift in the Mortgage Originations Landscape’...

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  • Telework Fuels the Need for Increased Housing Inventory

    Telework Fuels the Need for Increased Housing Inventory

    A steady rise in the economy will bring more buyers to the market, as sellers are cashing in on buyers seeking larger spaces to accommodate their work from home situations in the new norm. The...

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  • How Weather Changes Could Impact Home Values

    How Weather Changes Could Impact Home Values

    Many homeowners believe an increase in storms, extreme temperatures, wildfires, and rising sea levels warrant serious concern, and economists say that is valid. The post How Weather Changes Could...

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  • Sprout Mortgage Taps Santos as New EVP/CIO

    Sprout Mortgage Taps Santos as New EVP/CIO

    Henry Santos brings a strong background in the enterprise technology ecosystem to his new role with the non-QM lender. The post Sprout Mortgage Taps Santos as New EVP/CIO appeared first on...

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  • Weekly Report Shows Dip in Purchase and Refi Applications

    Weekly Report Shows Dip in Purchase and Refi Applications

    Elevated mortgage rates early in the week contributed to the decline in applications, economists say. The post Weekly Report Shows Dip in Purchase and Refi Applications appeared first on...

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  • Independent Mortgage Banks Bask in Housing Boom

    Independent Mortgage Banks Bask in Housing Boom

    All-time low rates drove the housing market to new highs in 2020, as independent mortgage banks saw record profits of $4,200-plus per loan. The post Independent Mortgage Banks Bask in Housing Boom...

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  • Markets With the Stiffest Homebuying Competition

    Markets With the Stiffest Homebuying Competition

    Examining three criteria vital to a person's ability to qualify for a loan, researchers pinpoint the country's most competitive cities. The post Markets With the Stiffest Homebuying Competition...

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  • Homes Listed Mid-Week Netting Greater Profit

    Homes Listed Mid-Week Netting Greater Profit

    A new study shows that homes listed in the middle of the week are earning sellers bigger returns than homes listed on the weekend. The post Homes Listed Mid-Week Netting Greater Profit appeared...

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  • Jason Will Joins Embrace Home Loans

    Jason Will Joins Embrace Home Loans

    Embrace Home Loans has named Jason Will to the newly-created role of SVP of Market Growth, where he will be responsible for helping to increase the company's market share, expanding its affiliate...

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  • Expanding Credit Availability for Black and Latinx Borrowers

    Expanding Credit Availability for Black and Latinx Borrowers

    It is far more common for people of color to lack the creditworthiness needed to purchase a home, and researchers are exploring potential solutions to that systemic problem. The post Expanding...

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  • LaRaia Tapped to Lead Sprout’s Regulatory Compliance Efforts

    LaRaia Tapped to Lead Sprout’s Regulatory Compliance Efforts

    With two decades-plus of experience, Sprout Mortgage has added Laura C. LaRaia as new head of legal and regulatory compliance functions, as well as new General Counsel. The post LaRaia Tapped to...

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  • Cash-Strapped Renters Hit Hard by Pandemic

    Cash-Strapped Renters Hit Hard by Pandemic

    A new report examines the nation’s renters and how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced this market to deplete their savings to pay their rent, and what policymakers can do to ease issues down the...

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  • Curing Defaults Through Streamlined Refis

    Curing Defaults Through Streamlined Refis

    With foreclosure moratoria set to expire, the industry is prepping for a wave of defaults, one that could be controlled by bringing back a HARP-type program. The post Curing Defaults Through...

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  • Nine Housing Takeaways From Biden Budget Proposal

    Nine Housing Takeaways From Biden Budget Proposal

    The American Rescue Plan was a first step to nationwide economic repair, as President Biden’s budget plans include approximately $70 billion earmarked for expanding housing opportunities. The post...

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