Who wins the Super Bowl…of real estate?

Who wins the Super Bowl…of real estate?

Redfin deflates Patriots' homeowners

Does the mortgage industry still need Appraisal Management Companies?

Not with Fannie Mae's Collateral Underwriter

CFPB wants more mortgages in "underserved" areas

And here's how they will get it done
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NAMB applauds regulatory relief from CFPB

Urges more regulatory reform
Trey Garrison
CFPB change is a step in the right direction, mortgage bankers say, but it’s not enough. Here’s why.
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Statebridge hires new director of business development

Brad Young brings over 25 years of experience
Brena Swanson
Statebridge Company hired Brad Young as its director of business development, where he will be responsible for implementing the business development strategy for the continued growth of the company.
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Who wins the Super Bowl…of real estate?

Redfin deflates Patriots' homeowners
Ben Lane
The players on the field will decide who wins this weekend's Super Bowl, but who wins the battle off the field? Who has bragging rights no matter what happens in the game? Bostonians or Seattleites?
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Despite predictions, McLean Mortgage witnesses strong 2014 originations

Comes close to 2013 levels
Brena Swanson
Last year was forecasted to be a very tight year for mortgage originations. But that prediction didn't come true for everyone, with McLean Mortgage Corporation reporting strong levels that even came close to 2013's numbers.
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Are Starbucks fueling America’s increasing home prices?

The new key to gentrification
In the past, the number of bank openings in a city would fuel gentrification. Now, Starbucks locations could the answer behind where the next hot neighborhood will be.
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Geoff Bastow joins Blueberry Systems as chief technology officer

Will lead software architecture and product development
Ben Lane
Blueberry Systems, a provider of advanced technology solutions to the mortgage banking industry, announced that Geoff Bastow joined the company as chief technology officer.
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Aspen Grove Solutions adds James Hall as senior vice president

Will oversee sales and business development
Ben Lane
Aspen Grove Solutions, a provider of property related technology solutions for REO, short sale, asset management, property preservation, vendor management and compliance, added James Hall as the company’s new senior vice president of sales of business development.
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Capital Economics: How long will the refi boom last?

It won’t be as big as the last
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates continue to stay below 4%, triggering another refinancing boom. But even though rates are back down to levels seen a couple years ago, the question remains: How long will it last?
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Mortgage interest rates slide in FHFA December index

Average slips below 4% in last weeks
Trey Garrison
Nationally, interest rates on conventional purchase-money mortgages decreased from November to December. Here’s what happened.
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New FHA guidelines to delay reverse mortgage foreclosures

HECM spouses get to stay for longer
Ben Lane
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Administration announced changes to its reverse mortgage program designed to keep non-borrowing spouses during the foreclosure process.
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