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Founder of Manhattan Mortgage opens MC Home Loans

Melissa Cohn starts new New York City-based lender
Industry veteran Melissa Cohn, who founded and ran Manhattan Mortgage Company for nearly 30 years then left to serve as the president of GuardHill Financial, is opening a new mortgage company based in New York City.
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Velocify announces partnership with Ellie Mae

Velocify’s solutions now available in Encompass
Velocify, a sales acceleration platform, announced that its solutions are now available through Ellie Mae’s all-in-one mortgage management solution, Encompass. According to a release from Velocify, the “seamless” integration allows lenders to order Velocify’s solutions directly through Encompass to drive quality and efficiency in the loan origination process.
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Just what is the Fed going to do about interest rates?

BofAML analysts still believe that rate hike is imminent; others call Fed “dithering”
After a week full of market volatility and upheaval, analysts from all sides are questioning what impact, if any, the events of the week are going to have on the Federal Open Markets Committee and the looming threat of rising interest rates. Here's all the consensus, with uniform opinion woefully lacking.
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Economic strength hinges on China

All eyes now on the Fed
One of the worst weeks for the stock market this year is coming to a close, but the worst may not be over. The country continues to question the health of China's economy, along with whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month.
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Homeside Financial appoints Jared Ward senior vice president

Will oversee national talent acquisition and strategic growth
Homeside Financial, a growing privately held mortgage bank, is adding Jared Ward as the company’s senior vice president of national talent acquisition and strategic growth. Ward previously served in similar executive roles for New Penn Financial, Movement Mortgage and Bank of America.
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