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Author Archives: Xhevrije West

Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University.

NY Fed President Dudley Reverses Interest Rate Hike Forecast

The uncertainty surrounding the highly anticipated interest rate hike has kept the industry on its toes about just when the Federal Open Market Committee will raise rates, but New York Fed President William Dudley has recently reversed his initial forecast for the increase, presenting even more skepticism.

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Clayton Holdings Acquires ValuAmerica

Provider of loan due diligence, surveillance, REO management, valuations, and consulting services to the mortgage and real estate industries, Clayton Holdings LLC, recently announced its newest acquisition: ValuAmerica, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based, national title agency, appraisal management company, and technology provider.

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House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Provide Formal TRID Grace Period

The Homebuyers Assistance Act (H.R. 3192), provides the mortgage industry with a grace period through February 1, 2016 by protecting them from enforcement actions if they make a good faith effort to comply with the TRID regulation. The Act passed through the House Financial Services Committee last week. The White House attempted to veto the Homebuyers Assistance Act on Tuesday, according to a Statement of Administrative Policy.

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Housing Market Sentiment Rises to Near-Record High

The index showed that four of the six components questioned posted net positive gains. The Good Time to Sell component increased 13 points in September compared to the prior month, with 52 percent indicating that it was a good time to sell, up five percentage points from last month.

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