CFPB: Data collection practices within the norm for regulators

CFPB: Data collection practices within the norm for regulators

Data collection essential for effective financial regs, spokesman tells HW

NMS Monitor: Is the 30-year mortgage the best product?

Challenges attendees at ABS East to “do something better"

Ginnie Mae launches 5 new initiatives to increase mortgage lending

HUD secretary warns American Dream remains out of reach
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NAR petitions for drone use

FAA policy prohibits any commercial use
Brena Swanson
As technology progresses, regulators are working to make sure laws are there to protect citizens. But one new area of technology caught the eye of the National Association of Realtors, which is hoping to use it to benefit the real estate industry.
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Turnaround: Millennials driving housing momentum?

Housing optimism boosted by millennial confidence
Brena Swanson
"Cynics might argue that these results represent no more than youthful exuberance, or perhaps some naiveté, but that’s missing the point. We need this generation to be confident and wanting to buy, regardless of the difficulties they face," said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries.
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Renters now better at paying their bills

Continue to witness improvement in credit risk
Brena Swanson
Renters continue to witness improvement in their credit risk, giving them more opportunities to receive better rental terms. And the improvement even helps property managers.
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USRealty.com acquires national real estate brokerage

Housepad acquisition expands company's reach
Brena Swanson
USRealty.com announced it has acquired national real estate brokerage Housepad, which will enable it to offer cost-effective property sales for homeowners, commercial brokers, home-selling websites and institutional real estate portfolio managers.
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Ginnie Mae launches 5 new initiatives to increase mortgage lending

HUD secretary warns American Dream remains out of reach
Brena Swanson
While homeownership is the cornerstone of the America dream, the new Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Julián Castro, noted that this just isn’t as possible as it used to be for many Americans. But Ginnie Mae is quickly working to combat this.
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3 burning appraisal questions for the CEO of Veros

This is what Darius Bozorgi means
Jacob Gaffney
During a recent panel at the Bipartisan Housing Summit, Darius Bozorgi, the CEO of Veros, indicated that he felt the technological approach of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration should be extended to the rest of the housing industry. Here's what he meant.
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Financial Stability director: SIFI designation is not “too big to fail”

Pinschmidt: “That’s just plain wrong”
Ben Lane
During the Monday keynote address at ABS East in Miami, Patrick Pinschmidt, the deputy assistant secretary and executive director of the FSOC, said that the SIFI designation is designed to bring additional oversight of nonbanks in an attempt to mitigate the impact of a nonbank’s potential failure on the country’s economy.
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Parents hold key to first-time homebuyer success

"Without them, the recovery’s not sustainable"
Brena Swanson

Due to the growing student debt problem, first-time borrowers are finding it more difficult to afford owning a home. However, while it might be difficult to secure a loan though the bank, a second, closer option is starting to step in and help finance first homes: mom and dad.


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Is it time to ease lending standards?

Housing regulators face tough question
Brena Swanson
Car sales have recovered since the plague of the financial crisis, but the journey has not been as easy for housing. An article in The Wall Street Journal asks the tough question: Should mortgage lending standards ease?
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Challenging the status quo

Now is the time to question if you're ready for TILA-RESPA go-live
Mark McElroy

In planning for big changes to your organization, the key area of a digital transformation know as Operational Process is one that is absolutely pertinent in the wake of regulatory disruption such as TILA-RESPA.  


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