Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: When will mortgage lending pick up?

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: When will mortgage lending pick up?

Plus, more on the future of Fannie and Freddie

Fannie Mae: 3 reasons why this oil glut won't crash housing

It isn't the 1980s anymore

The Wrap: Appraisal activity continues to pick up in second week of August

Appraisal Foundation joins HousingWire
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The Ticker

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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Penthouse owned by ‘Psychic Hotline King’ is NYC’s 2nd most expensive rental

The man who brought us Miss Cleo commands $100K a month in rent
The man who was once called the “Psychic Hotline King," and the man that brought “Miss Cleo” into everyone’s TV throughout the 1990’s with their omnipresent infomercials, is also now the landlord commanding the second highest rent in all of New York City. Yes, you read all of that right.
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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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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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Ex-Fifth Third banker starts mortgage-bond hedge fund

Cincinnati Business Courier takes a look at Mariemont Capital
Meet Kevin Taylor. In 2013, he left his position running mortgage-backed securities trading desk at Fifth Third Bank to start Mariemont Capital. And according to a report from the Cincinnati Business Courier, Taylor is finding success investing in residential mortgage bonds and delivering big returns for his investors.
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Mortgage Bankers Association adds 28 new members

MBA continues expansion in June and July
The Mortgage Bankers Association announced that it welcomed 28 new members into its ranks in the months of June and July, continuing to elevate its total membership beyond 2,200 companies. Take a look at the new members.
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Fed’s Dudley: Raising interest rates not likely very soon

Due to recent market volatility hike is now "less compelling"
A September interest rate hike is now unlikely due to recent turmoil in the stock markets from China’s volatile economy. According to New York Fed President William Dudley, the prospect of a September rate hike "seems less compelling" than it was only weeks ago.
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