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Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Eric Rosengren, Boston Fed, was invested in four real estate investment trusts and made trades in several other property-owning vehicles.


MLO, Dir. of Sales, Controller Jobs; HELOC, DPA, Blockchain, CRM, Sales Tools; FHA and VA News; PSPA Thoughts:

Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Some things. , some dont. Many of the topics covered here in Atlantas. will stick with folks since they mirror what various companies have their eye on. Social media best practices, modern appraisal technology and new valuation models, leveraging technology, data intelligence, and other tools to change lending in support of affordable housing and credit expansion, creating efficiencies with large budgets, small budgets, and in between to show how machine learning can make an impact at any cost are some of the topics. Others involve the five e-Eligibility factors that influence the digitization of mortgage closings (county land recording, counterparty requirements, title underwriter restrictions, settlement readiness, and eNotarization regul.


Study: Real estate firms thrive on repeat and referral business:

Thu, 16 Sep 2021

HousingWire, The overwhelming majority of real estate firms 80% operated from a single office and typically with three full-time real estate licensees in 2020, according to a new survey by the National Association of Realtors. .


Home prices keep rising, but sales fall for the first time in 15 months:

Thu, 16 Sep 2021

MarketWatch, The median sale price for a home in August rose year-over-year by more than double-digit percentages for the 13th-straight month, but sales fell for the first time in 15 months, according to real estate services company Redfin Corp. The median home-sale price was $380,271 in August, down 1.0% from July but up 16.2% from the same period a year ago, with prices increasing in 83 of the 85 largest metro areas tracked by Redfin.


Compass acquires another title company:

Tue, 14 Sep 2021

HousingWire, Its acquisition by Compass will expand the brokerages title and escrow portfolio to cover one of the nations hottest real estate markets.


Store Capital raises quarterly cash dividend by 6.9%:

Mon, 13 Sep 2021

MarketWatch, Store Capital Corp. a real estate investment trust or REIT that invests in single tenant operational real estate, said Monday it is raising its quarterly cash dividend by 6.9% to 38.50 cents a share.


Dow, S&P 500 mark longest losing skid in 12 weeks as stock market wobbles lower:

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

MarketWatch, The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 marked a fourth straight loss Thursday, relinquishing earlier gains that had been partly attributed to indications President Joe Biden will expand COVID-19 vaccine mandates for federal workers. Investors sold health-care, consumer-staples real-estate stocks, weighing on the broader market, which has mostly been trading in record territory until this holiday-abbreviated week's recent slump. The Dow closed down over 150 points, or 0.4%, at 34,879, losing its grip on 35,000, while the S&P 500 index retreated 0.5% at 4,493, marking the fourth consecutive decline for both indexes, which is the longest stretch of declines since a multisession skid ended June 18. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 0.3%


Equity Explosion Bodes Well for Lenders:

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, Posted To:. American homeowners got $20,000 richer in the second quarter just sitting in their family room. Black Knights newest Mortgage Monitor says that was the average gain in borrower equity during the quarter as home prices continued to soar. Tappable equity, the amount available to homeowners before reaching a maximum 80 percent combined loan-to-value (CLTV) ratio, hit a record high total of $9.1 trillion, a $1 trillion increase in a single quarter. The average mortgage holder saw his/her tappable equity grow by $20,000 during that period to a total of $173,000. The weighted average CLTV for the mortgage market is now 46 percent, the lowest leverage on record. Fewer than 3 percent of mortgaged homeowners have less than 10 percent equ.
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Ops, MLO Jobs; Lender Wanted; MBS Trading, CRM, Non-QM, Processing Products; Upcoming Events:

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, I dont think Ive ever made a call, in recent years, to any number that wasnt experiencing high call volumes Owners of lenders are certainly fielding plenty of incoming calls. Mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, and activity by special-purpose acquisition companies are driving a frenzy of bank deal-making this year, with activity worldwide on track to top 2015's record level. Companies announced M&A exceeding $1.8 trillion in the US and exceeding $3.6 trillion worldwide from January to August, according to Dealogic. M&A is a hot topic for owners, and is the subject of this months blog from the STRATMOR Group titled, current blog is,. . Unfortunately owners are also fielding calls of a different nature. Rising buyback requests are an ex.


Mortgage rates stuck at 2.88% amid rise in COVID cases:

Thu, 9 Sep 2021

HousingWire, The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was stagnant at 2.88% for the week ending in Sept. 9, according to Freddie Macs PMMS. .


Home demand soars in the Pacific Northwest:

Wed, 8 Sep 2021

HousingWire, The lack of homes available at a given moment in time should not be confused with a dramatic dip in sales, noted Matthew Gardner, chief economist at Windermere Real Estate in Seattle.


Borrowers withdrew $63B in equity in Q2:

Wed, 8 Sep 2021

HousingWire, Homeowners withdrew $63 billion in equity in the second quarter of 2021, the most in a single quarter in nearly 15 years. .


Selling Condos on the Collingwood Real Estate Market:

Sun, 5 Sep 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Therefore, make sure you know all guidelines before you put your condo up for sale on the Collingwood Real Estate Market.


Why is Manuel Antonio One of The Best Destinations for Expats?:

Thu, 2 Sep 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Manuel Antonio is not only a tourism hub; it is also the home of many expats! Everyone knows Manuel Antonio as Costa Ricas poster child. The natural beauty, commitment to preservation, and supply-and-demand dynamics have turned it into one of the most solid markets to invest in tourism. Nonetheless, the shift in global mindset has brought along a new perspective. The profile of investors has diversified greatly, and while income-generating properties are still among the most coveted in the area, Manuel Antonio is clearly emerging as a destination ideal to live full time. The Real Estate Market in Manuel Antonio. Development in Manuel Antonio has always gone hand in hand with nature. Quepos is a naturally privileged area, clad with beautiful.


Chatham County, Ga.'s Residential Real Estate Market Sizzles in 1st Half of 2021:

Tue, 31 Aug 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, Specializing in the sale of residential and commercial properties, Seabolt Real Estate has an accomplished team of professional agents and is the only residential brokerage firm in Savannah, Georgia offering five internationally recognized and renowned exclusive luxury real estate affiliations ...


The current state of the Ontario Real Estate Market:

Mon, 30 Aug 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, The Ontario real estate market is currently supercharged.


Roofstock buys Great Jones platform to help investors profit on their real estate:

Thu, 26 Aug 2021

HousingWire, Roofstock, a proptech startup aimed at making it easier to purchase an income-producing property, announced Wednesday its acquisition of Great Jones, a property management platform that Roofstock intends to utilize for its "end-to-end single-family rental platform.". .


Stewart Title acquires Informative Research for $192M:

Thu, 26 Aug 2021

HousingWire, "Big Four" title firm Stewart Title has struck yet another acquisitions deal. And this one's a big one a $192 million purchase of Informative Research. .


Kim Wilder of First Team Helps Buyer Get Off Her Ex's Sofa and Into Her First New Home:

Thu, 26 Aug 2021

Luxury Real Estate Blog, To me, real estate is not about sales - it is about forging relationships with clients and helping them achieve their goals.
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New MISMO standards are critical to a growing PLS market:

Wed, 25 Aug 2021

HousingWire, Fortunately, MISMO, the real estate finance industrys standards organization, is here to help market participants navigate any uptick in PLS activity from a data perspective.

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