Freddie Mac: Here are the top 5 improving metro markets for housing

The Census Bureau is cooking the new home sales numbers

You can’t make bricks with imaginary straw

The 12 hottest housing markets right now

And the biggest losers in the price growth race
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REwired

Opinion, commentary and analysis on everything that makes the U.S. housing economy tick -- not to mention the ghosts in the machine, too. Written by HW's team of editors and reporters each business day. Read More

The Census Bureau is cooking the new home sales numbers

You can’t make bricks with imaginary straw
Trey Garrison
High initial print that beats expectations is followed by a dramatic downward revision. This didn't happen once, but for the last five months straight.
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Does Fannie Mae support appraisers?

Here comes Collateral Underwriter
Anthony Roveda
They kind of do as long as they can use an appraisers’ analysis and opinions in a platform to punitively rate their work against the work of their peers. But what happens when the appraiser doesn't score well enough?
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What immigration reform means for housing

Growth potential among immigrants is substantial
Kristin Messerli
With the recent announcement of President Obama’s Executive Order on immigration reform, responses from both sides of the political spectrum have been mixed. However, the reform can be expected to spur new opportunities for growth in the housing market.
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Royal Bank of Scotland pulls petty mortgage stunt

Here's why we shouldn't be surprised
Jacob Gaffney
In fact, the disdain banks and their branch workers have toward their customers is even the subject of one bank's marketing campaign — that's testament to just how widely accepted it is that customer service is terrible. Well, RBS reportedly did something to top it all.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Mortgage giants warm to principal reduction?

Also 2015 housing finance forecasts galore and key mortgage industry metrics
Trey Garrison
Is principal reduction about to become more common? Who hit the bulls-eye in forecasting 2014, and who just offered bull? And of those hawkeye prognosticators, what do they have to say about 2015? Get it here and get it early.
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Closing Call

Breaking down the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, how it impacts your business, and ways to solve it. Written by the experts at Pavaso each business day. Read More

MBA Annual has come and gone, but TILA-RESPA is here to stay

What progress have you made one week after the conference?
Matt Corcoran

As you head to complete this phase by Week 28, you not only need to look at how your organization operates internally, but how it operates externally as well with business partners and consumers to ensure regulations around the three-day delivery rule for the Loan Estimate are met.  


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TILA-RESPA Phase I complete

Get ready for Phase II of the Lender Implementation Timeline
Mark McElroy

Staying on par with the timeline, next week will kick off the Analyses and Decisions phase, in which you’ll be reviewing your workflow, systems and compliance in order to determine the revised procedures, system recommendations and policies necessary.


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Talking tech with Donald Trump Jr.

Pavaso CEO Mark McElroy discusses TILA-RESPA compliant solution
Matt Corcoran

The show is 21st Century Television, with guest host Donald Trump Jr. interviewing Mark about the TILA-RESPA ruling, and how technology available today can not only help the industry comply, but thrive, with a whole new world of possibilities in a digital marketplace. 


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The profit-margin challenge with TILA-RESPA

Get operational processes firmed up now for Aug.1, 2015 go-live
Mark McElroy
Do you know what it fully costs you to acquire a customer? It is now critical that you know this metric today, because it’s going to change on Aug. 1, 2015. If your operational processes are not streamlined, your margins are going to suffer worse when TILA-RESPA is effective.
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Acquiring new customers vs. retaining existing customers

TILA-RESPA will force you to get creative on revenue and profits
Matt Corcoran

We offer a solution on the Pavaso platform called Title Check — where title companies can stay in front of existing customers by offering them an annually recurring service to check their title and ensure it’s clean. This is an entirely new line of revenue to leverage all of those customers that they’ve acquired and closed, instead of purely focusing on bringing in the next closing. 


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