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Millennials vs. Interest Rates

Even with interest rates going up, millennials are still taking out loans for new homes, according to Ellie Mae. The Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker found that 83 percent of mortgage loans made to millennial buyers were for new home purchases, ...

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Improving the HELOC Experience

Established relationships with lenders still play a crucial role for borrowers looking at home equity line of credit (HELOC) according to the latest U.S. Home Equity Line of Credit Satisfaction Study by research and rating firm J.D. Power. The study ...

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Ripple Effect

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the March issue of DSNews, out now. When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect, many in the industry began to speculate what impact this would have on home prices, ...

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FHFA: Fannie, Freddie Foreclosure Preventions Top 4M in Q4

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rolled out its fourth-quarter Foreclosure Prevention Report, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac zipped up 67,569 foreclosure prevention actions in the fourth quarter of 2017. Across the board, that brings the number ...

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The Past and Future of PACE

By T. Robert Finlay, Founding Partner, Wright, Finlay & Zak and Sonia Edwards, Senior Associate, Wright, Finlay & Zak, California With global warming and other environmental issues at the forefront of national policy, the creation of programs to finance energy-efficient improvements ...

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Caliber Home Loans Launches Mobile Platform

Coppell, Texas-headquartered Caliber Home Loans, Inc. (Caliber), has announced the launch of a new mobile platform. Featuring three mobile phone apps customized for three user groups–borrowers, the Caliber sales force, and their business associates–all users receive real-time information and the ...

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LendingQB Adds FormFree Technology to its ‘Lean Lending’ LOS

Fintech company, FormFree, announced the availability of its AccountChek automated asset verification service within LendingQB’s web-based loan origination software (LOS). The integration enables lenders to order AccountChek Asset Reports directly from LendingQB’s verifications dashboard. FormFree’s flagship AccountChek service lets borrowers ...

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Can Online Lending Decrease Risk?

Technological innovation is changing the way the mortgage industry works, and the model followed by lenders who have embraced technology such as end-to-end online mortgage application and approval processes have made lending a less risky prospect, according to a report ...

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Refis Rise on Low Purchase Market

Refinance loans saw more closings than any other mortgage loan in January, with refis representing 45 percent of all closed loans, according to the monthly Origination Insight Report published by Ellie Mae on Wednesday. The percentage of FHA refinances increased to 28 percent of ...

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