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The House Financial Services Committee approved several bipartisan bills designed to potentially protect consumers, reform the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and cut regulations. The next step is the House floor.
Just days after the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule went into effect on Oct. 3, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill to formalize the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s hold harmless grace period. Will it be enough?
Starbucks already offers its employees help paying their college tuition. Now, everyone’s favorite omnipresent coffee shop is offering its employees an added benefit aimed to help ease their cost of living – interest-free loans to help them pay their rent.
In the sixth report on Chase’s progress on its settlement with the federal government, the National Mortgage Settlement Monitor credited the bank with $3.6B in consumer relief. Chase is now one step closer to its final, $4 billion goal.
In a development that shows the battle for online real estate dominance now extends beyond the listing to the complete transaction itself, Move Inc., which operates Realtor.com for the National Association of Realtors, announced the acquisition of Reesio, a document and transaction management platform that allows the entire real estate transaction to be done online.
After a recent audit, the HUD-OIG found that loanDepot’s FHA-insured loans with down payment assistance gift funds and secondary financing did not always comply with HUD mortgage lending requirements. HUD is now recommending several courses of action for the mortgage giant. And here they are.
There’s another housing crisis brewing, and it has nothing to do with housing price bubbles or the perpetual Fannie, Freddie conservatorship. Also, if the latest appraisal volume is an indicator of market strength, we're in trouble. All this and more.
Mortgage rates remained fairly stagnant despite ongoing global growth concerns putting downward pressure on Treasury yields. This is good news for potential borrowers, with this marking the tenth consecutive week of a sub-4% mortgage rate.
TRID's impact on mortgage finance and real estate goes up and down the pipeline. We asked a prominent Florida Realtor how she thinks it will affect homebuyers and sellers, as well as Realtors.
Construction spending during August came in at $1,086.2 billion, 0.7% above the revised July estimate of $1,079.1 billion. This may be a highpoint with a slowdown to come.
After a rough August with just 173,000 jobs added by employers, September only looks to do a little better, according to early signs and forecasts.
Buying a home was at the most affordable level in two years at the beginning of this year. Somewhat surprisingly, affordability is actually improving in most markets thanks to falling interest rates and slowing home price growth.
While in college, Travis-Johnson was tempted by other careers outside of banking. She was a dual major, earning degrees in computer science and pre-law, with an emphasis in economics. Although hers was an unusual double major, Travis-Johnson saw the potential for a confluence of the two disciplines.
“AmCap sees major growth opportunities in our industry, through the proper implementation of TRID. We are concentrating on the utilization of internal technologies to enhance the borrowers’ mortgage experience, while improving the overall communication and transparency during the entire mortgage process. Banks that embrace and implement the TRID regulation correctly will not only gain market share, but improve ROI and the bottom-line,” Jason Smargiasso, AmCap’s COO stated.
Kevin Wall, president of First American Title Insurance Company’s Mortgage Solutions group, explained that in the case of recording fees, for example, the actual fee is something that is often unknowable at the time of disclosure under TRID. In a purchase transaction, recording fees are almost always calculated on a per-page basis and one of the documents to be recorded is the deed. But under the disclosure timing mandated by TRID, the disclosure may often take place before the deed is even prepared.
Venture will consult, help set realistic goals and provide solutions to improve the online and mobile experiences to drive eStatement adoption. The company also provides a full lifecycle program that capitalizes on personalized communications that educate, inform and provide easy ways for customers to drive paperless adoption via mobilized solutions.
The Correspondent Hub platform leverages the latest in OCR technology to lift information from key documents, which are then validated in an automated process and made into a virtual loan file.
“SWBC Lending Solutions’ organization benefits from a comprehensive quality control- and performance-driven culture arising from a solid training regimen, comprehensive and client-specific policies and procedures, internal performance monitoring and reporting, and proactive vendor-management protocols,” Morningstar noted in its ranking.
Patch of Land’s loans are prefunded, which means that borrowers receive their funds right away so they can begin working on a project, and investors who have contributed funds to a loan will begin to accrue interest as soon as their funds clear escrow.
That kind of commitment is a hallmark of the mortgage banker — it doesn’t pursue anything halfway. The company’s technology means that New American Funding knows at every moment where every lead and loan comes from, and what disposition it holds throughout the lifecycle.