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Factual Data Announces Lein and Judgment Reporting

Factual Data announced Thursday that they will be offering the LexisNexis RiskView Liens & Judgments Report to lenders. Due to liens and judgments data being discontinued in traditional credit scores, Factual Data intends to bridge the gap. Mortgage lenders, who have relied on this data for over two decades, now have an alternative plan after the July cutoff.

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First-time Buyers Account for 60 Percent of Purchases

According to a new report, first-time homebuyers now make up 60 percent of all home purchases. On GSE loans, first-time buyers comprise 47 percent of loans, while on FHA loans, they account for 82 percent. The uptick is likely due to an improved economy, lower unemployment, rising income, and more new home construction

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FDIC Bank Revenues Rise 12 Percent

According to a new report, FDIC-insured banks saw a jump in income over the first quarter. The institutions reports a 12.7 percent rise in revenues over the year. Total loan balances at FDIC banks are slowing down.

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Foreclosures Hit 10-Year Low, Despite April Uptick

The total national loan delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure), spiked 13 percent from in April from March putting a little over 2 million properties past due. However, according to experts, there is no need for alarm. The rise is primarily due to the calendar with April ending on a Sunday.

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Freddie Funds $28B in Mortgages

According to its latest summary report, Freddie Mac’s mortgage portfolio has increased 0.5 percent over the year. In April, the government-sponsored enterprise completed more than $28 billion in mortgage purchases and issuances, and 4,500 single-family loan modifications. Its mortgage-related securities portfolio also increased year-over-year.

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Sentencing Date Set for Former JPMorgan Loan Officer

Former senior loan officer at JPMorgan Chase & Co. admitted to a $33 million mortgage fraud scheme recently. A Florida federal judge accepted the plea and set the sentencing date for August 17. In exchange for shorter sentencing and other charges to be dropped, the $33 million will be paid in restitution.

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International Document Services Receives Certification from GSEs

After undergoing an extensive testing process, a mortgage document preparation vendor announced its Uniform Closing Dataset XML file has been certified by the GSEs. This new way of submitting documents will be required by Fannie and Freddie starting in the fall for all lenders selling to them. The company trusts this will bring consistency, transparency and clarity to the mortgage industry.

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Servicers Suffer from Disparate Tech

Out-of-sync technologies are holding businesses back, according to a recent report. Additionally, make it hard to serve the millennial homebuyer, who expects a more seamless, digitized solution when purchasing a home. This is largely because tech solutions in today’s post-crisis, highly-regulated industry are product-specific, which creates a “complex ecosystem made up of siloed disparate systems.”

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Mortgage Revenue Took a Hit in Q1

Nationstar Holdings reported declining income in Q1. The market overall saw declines in mortgage revenue with PNC Financial Services Group, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase all reporting reductions in mortgage revenue in the quarter, but what drove Nationstar in Q1 was its strong servicing segment.

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