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Pavaso Partners with TRG for eClosing Services

Plano, Texas-headquartered mortgage technology-provider Pavaso is partnering with Title Resource Group’s Lender Services Division (TRGLS) to provide eClosing technology to TRGLS clients nationwide. Pavaso has created the industry’s only end-to-end digital closing platform to improve business processes, communication, and efficiency, ...

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House Bill Could Exclude Attorneys from FDCPA

debt

The House Financial Services Committee recently advanced a bill, H.R. 5082, that could have major implications for the default servicing industry, and most especially the law firms that work within it. The bill amends the definition of “debt collectors” under ...

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Women Less Confident About the State of Housing

The latest installment of the ValueInsured Modern Homebuyer Survey finds strong disparities between men and women when it comes to their levels of confidence in the state of the housing market. According to the report, only 44 percent of all ...

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Improving the HELOC Experience

home equity

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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How Short-Term Rentals Impact Home Inventory

A recent WalletHub study found that Hawaii was the state with the lowest effective tax rate at 0.27 percent, but that isn’t helping when it comes to maintaining an affordable housing stock in the Aloha State. Most of the country ...

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Home Equity Among Retirees

home equity

According to a study by the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, housing equity for homeowners aged 62 and older increased by $149 billion between Q3 2017 and Q4 2017, hitting a massive total of $6.6 trillion. The National Reverse Mortgage ...

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How Banks Meet Community Needs

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is headed for changes by The Treasury and will relook at reinvestments of banks towards supporting community needs through initiatives such as fair mortgage lending, affordable housing development, small business lending, and similar activities. In ...

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GSEs Launching Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities

Beginning on June 3, 2019, the GSEs will begin issuing a new common security known as the Uniform Mortgage-Backed Security (UMBS). The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the change on Wednesday, revealing that the common securities will replace the Enterprises’ ...

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