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Quicken Loans adds Casey Hurbis to lead marketing efforts

Will serve as chief marketing officer
It seems that can’t more than a few minutes without seeing an ad from Quicken Loans, as the company pushes its Rocket Mortgage more and more into the mainstream. Now the company will have a new person shepherding those ubiquitous marketing efforts, as Quicken Loans announced recently that Casey Hurbris is joining the online lender to serve as the company’s chief marketing officer.
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PRMI expands Florida footprint with new branch opening

Insurer set to open new Miami office
Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. expanded its territory in Florida with its newest branch opening in Miami. The new location is complete with a new team of mortgage insurance professionals, including its new branch manager who brings 31 years of experience with her.
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Mnuchin: White House to negotiate 15% corporate tax rate

Here is what is in the tax plan
Wednesday is a big day for the Trump administration. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief economic advisor Gary Cohn unveiled their much-anticipated tax reform plan. But first, Mnuchin gave a sneak preview of what to expect in an interview Wednesday morning.
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MBA: Mortgage applications post slight uptick

Refinance loan size reaches new high
Mortgage applications continue to fluctuate and posted a slight increase, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The survey also reported that the average loan size for refinance applications increased to its highest level since September 2016. This comes after the average loan size for purchase applications reached a survey high at the start of the month.
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Consumer confidence slips lower in April

Americans less optimistic about the future
Consumer confidence slipped in April as Americans waivered in their future expectations. The Conference Board by Nielsen explains less consumers are saying business conditions are good and more expected the number of jobs on the market to drop in the coming months.
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FHFA: Home prices jump 6.4% annually in February

One region sees home prices decrease
Home prices increased in February, as several reports already showed. The latest report, put out by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, uses home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by the GSEs, and therefore excludes cash sales and jumbo loans.
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New American Funding expands footprint in Chicago

Grand opening scheduled for Thursday
New American Funding announced its expansion in the Chicago area with its latest branch opening. As the company prepares to open its new location, it also selected a branch manager. Here’s more about the grand opening, the branch and its new leader.
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