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Cover Story
Equal Lending Or Fair Lending?
The challenges of fair lending laws.
Front Office
The Undertow Of Uncertainty
Will uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration’s economic policies put a damper on home sales and purchase origination in 2017? Considering the momentum that the housing and mortgage markets have right now (existing-home sales are up, and purchase volume is up, year over year), it would be a shame if that were the case. Personally, I [...]
How To Transform The Valuation Space? Training, Training, Training
To increase the number of qualified appraisers, the industry must put a stronger focus on education.
Cybersecurity: It All Starts With Employees
Lenders saw their fair share of cyber incidents in 2016, but was there a common thread?
Risk Management
When Identifying Mortgage Fraud, It Pays To Be Tech-Savvy
Loan stacking and affinity fraud are two of the newest forms of fraud that mortgage lenders must be aware of.
Risk Management
Lender CRT With The GSEs: A Closer Look
One of the roadblocks to lender CRT participation has been a lack of knowledge of the risk/reward profile.
Trends In Secondary Execution: Big Data, Big Execution
Data-driven execution of closed loan collateral has enabled aggregators to price loans more efficiently than ever before.
Housing Markets
NAR: Existing-Home Sales Increased 3.8% In 2016 Existing-home sales, including sales of single-family homes, townhouses, condominiums and co-ops, were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million in January – an increase of 3.3% compared with an upwardly revised 5.51 million in December and an increase of 3.8% compared with 5.48 million in January [...]
Refinances Drove Mortgage Origination Volume In 2016 Two reports released in early March show that mortgage origination volume was up significantly in 2016 compared with 2015 and that – perhaps to no one’s surprise – refinances accounted for more than half of total volume. According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ Residential Property Loan Origination Report, more [...]
Regulatory Compliance
Carson Sworn In As HUD Secretary Dr. Ben S. Carson Sr. was officially sworn in as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Thursday, March 2. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office, with Secretary Carson’s wife, Candy, and granddaughter Tesora holding the bible. Secretary Carson [...]
Secondary Market
MBA Introduces GSE Reform Proposal With government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) reform highly likely under the new administration, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is wasting no time and in February introduced its own proposal for what should happen to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Similar to previous proposals that have been floated about during the past several [...]

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