Pavaso CEO: CFPB eClosing mortgage pilot “historic event”

Pavaso CEO: CFPB eClosing mortgage pilot “historic event”

Makes buying a home easier for all Americans

Urban Institute: Qualified Mortgage impact overblown

New rules have only slightly slowed mortgage lending

WATCH: Former Wells Fargo CEO calls BofA fine “extortion”

Kovacevich says fine is political and has “nothing to do with justice”
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Is the boom era for home flipping ending?

RealtyTrac: Trends return to historical normal
Brena Swanson
"Home flipping is settling back into a more historically normal pattern after a flurry of flipping during the recent run-up in home prices in 2012 and 2013," said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.
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Pavaso CEO: CFPB eClosing mortgage pilot “historic event”

Makes buying a home easier for all Americans
Brena Swanson
“This is a historic event for not only Pavaso, but for the entire industry as we establish a foundation for electronic business in mortgages and the real estate industry,” said Mark McElroy, president and CEO of Pavaso.
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Freddie Mac: 3 reasons lending will hit lows not seen since 2000

What’s the deal? Rates are at historic lows, but so are originations
Trey Garrison
Mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows and this past week they hit the lowest level of 2014. At this pace, originations will hit a 14-year low of $1.14 trillion for the year.
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National Mortgage Risk Index down slightly in July but trouble ahead

FHA not compensating for high DTI loans; GSEs only partially
Trey Garrison
AEI’s National Mortgage Risk Index for home purchase loans stood at 11.41% in July, down almost 0.25% from June.
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Labor market recovery weak and incomplete, Yellen says

Interest rate hikes may come, but depend on jobs, inflation
Trey Garrison
Interest rates and the weak labor market dominated the balance of Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s speech from Jackson Hole on Friday morning.
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Florida housing market settles into “new normal”

Property inventory up, prices up
Brena Swanson
“We are now beginning to see that the 'new normal' is really the 'old normal' with statistical patterns reminiscent of the market that prevailed prior to the frantic run-up of prices,” Florida Realtors Chief Economist John Tuccillo said.
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Huge tax bill for homeowners who receive BofA settlement?

The relief could be too good to be true
Ben Lane
There could be a huge tax bill coming for borrowers that accept relief as part of the $16.65 billion settlement between Bank of America and the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Home Depot names new CEO

Craig Menear to take reins on November 1
Ben Lane
Menear, who has been with the company since 1997, is currently Home Depot’s president of U.S. retail. He has been in that position since February 2014.
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Urban Institute: Qualified Mortgage impact overblown

New rules have only slightly slowed mortgage lending
Ben Lane
According to new analysis from the Housing Finance Policy Center team at the Urban Institute, there has been “surprisingly little impact” on the mortgage origination numbers since QM went into effect in January.
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Here are the 12 lucky firms that landed the CFPB eClosing pilot program

Group explores benefits of technology in mortgages
Brena Swanson
It’s here. The anticipated list of participants in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s mortgage eClosing pilot program was released Thursday, with 12 companies now helping pave the way into streamlining the mortgage process.
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