FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

Much of U.S. left unchanged; limits increase in 39 ‘high-cost’ counties

Game changer? Quicken Loans takes mortgage lending fully digital

Launches Rocket Mortgage

Google launches mortgage comparison tool with Zillow

LendingTree will also bring mortgages to Google

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Fannie Mae joins e-document revolution

Partners with DocuSign, will offer e-signatures for several documents
Fannie Mae joins the electronic document revolution. The government-sponsored enterprise announced that it is partnering with DocuSign to provide an "easy, fast, and secure way" to execute agreements with Fannie Mae by allowing electronic signatures on several of its documents.
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MBA adds 27 new members in October

Growth of Mortgage Bankers Association continues
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced that it welcomed 27 new members in the month of October, as it continues to push its membership beyond 2,200 organizations. Here are the MBA's new members.
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Here are 4 reasons to stay invested in US housing

The stock market may be volatile, but housing isn’t
While the stock market has been volatile the past few months, the housing market hasn’t. In a sponsored content piece in Quartz, PIMCO outlined four reasons why there are still plenty of opportunities left in housing.
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The industry is in dire need of appraisers

And fast
Sixty-two percent of appraisers are 51 and older, and as more retire over the next few years, it could mean longer waits, higher fees and even lower-quality appraisals. Will there be enough appraisers in the industry five years from now?
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Cenlar expands operations in Arizona

Opens new office in Tempe
Loan servicing provider Cenlar FSB announced it expanded its operations outside of New Jersey and moved into new office space in Tempe, Arizona. The new western location will be the site of Cenlar’s West Operations Center.
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