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Home Prices Surge . . . but Why?

Home Prices Surge . . . but Why?

Home prices spiked again, according to the May 2017 Existing Home Sales Index. Total unsold inventory saw a slight uptick compared to April 2017, but is still relatively low, and median home prices are continuing to rise. Seasonally adjusted, there were 5.62 million existing homes for sale, a small increase from April 2017, but how long will this trend sustain itself?

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Report Says Half of Homebuyers Aren’t Mortgage Knowledgeable

Report Says Half of Homebuyers Aren’t Mortgage Knowledgeable

When it comes to homeownership, things can get confusing. It was recently reported that almost half of homebuyers were unable to answer questions about key mortgage qualification criteria and consumers are in agreement that homeownership education is helpful and should occur earlier in the process. So what needs to be done in order to educate while not delaying closing?

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30 Year Industry Veteran to Lead NMSA Initiative on Vacant Homes

30 Year Industry Veteran to Lead NMSA Initiative on Vacant Homes

The National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA) announced the appointment of Jim Taylor, SVP of Property Preservation with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Asset Management, to lead the organization’s effort to mitigate the threat that vacant and abandoned properties pose to homeowners and communities. Taylor, a 30-year industry veteran, leads asset management and preservation of Wells Fargo’s residential servicing portfolio while caring for the interests of the communities it serves. He earned his M.S. in Management from Purdue University concurrently with an MBA from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Rouen, and a B.S. from the University of Washington.

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LoanCare Announces Adam Saab as COO

LoanCare Announces Adam Saab as COO

LoanCare announced that Adam Saab has assumed the role of EVP and COO. Saab had previously held the position of SVP at PNC Mortgage where he was responsible for core servicing for all mortgage and consumer products for the bank, as well as for the home lending integration as PNC combined the mortgage and home equity products onto the Black Knight MSP platform.

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Elm Street Technology Acquires Consolidated Knowledge

Elm Street Technology Acquires Consolidated Knowledge

Elm Street Technology (EST), who offers a portfolio of real estate technology and marketing services companies for agents, teams, and brokerages, recently announced the acquisition of Consolidated Knowledge, a technology platform provider to the residential real estate and multi-family industries. EST aims to offer a single technology solution for lead generation. The acquisition is the next step in EST’s ongoing efforts to consolidate the real estate industry’s leading technology and marketing service providers.

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Secretary Carson Talks Mind Over Matter in Housing Struggles

Secretary Carson Talks Mind Over Matter in Housing Struggles

In a recent radio interview, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said that with “the right mindset,” many Americans using HUD’s low-income housing subsidies could overcome their struggles. Carson discussed topics of poverty, housing, and the government’s role in both, just days after President Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint was released. The plan cuts $6.2 billion from the HUD budget, ends the Community Development Block Grant program, and slashes funding for the department’s rental assistance program.

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Adapting to Change

Adapting to Change

Mat Ishbia, President and CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage, spoke with MReport on how mortgage lenders and brokers can adapt to the changing climate. According to Ishbia, the industry is not in the same place it was just five years ago, and drastic changes are sure to continue into the coming years. How has wholesale mortgages changed, and what can we expect in the future?

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Asurity Technologies Announces Integrated Compliance Platform

Asurity Technologies Announces Integrated Compliance Platform

Asurity Technologies, an enterprise formed to provide the financial services industry with RegTech solutions, announced its formation as an entity bringing together Treliant Solutions, LLC, Risk Management Solutions, Inc., and Mortgage Resources Group, LLC into an integrated compliance platform. According to Asurity, this platform will allow lenders to establish compliance, proactively manage a fair lending and redlining risk, and submit for both HDMA and CRA.

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