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

New this week: The Appraisal Foundation joins HW and looks at the challenges of green valuation

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

New this week: The Appraisal Foundation joins HW and looks at the challenges of green valuation
Appraisal activity is picking up and so is interest in this weekly feature, as this week HousingWire welcomes a weekly addition to the column that should give appraisers more tools for their toolbox. Read on to find out what happened this week and what's in store for the future.
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Trending Thursday: Fed chills on Great Fall of China?

Plus bringing private capital back to Fannie, Freddie and more
How much will the China and global equities plunge inform the Fed’s September meeting on rates? What’s the housing situation in New Orleans a decade after Katrina? And can private capital return to mortgage finance if it’s not sure that capital is safe? Read on.
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How well do you understand your credit score? Take this quiz

This should help clear any gray areas
The world of credit scores is often misunderstood, which is not a good thing since scores play a large role in whether or not you will qualify for a mortgage. Take this quiz to find out how well you know, or don’t know, the credit score system. A word of caution: Don’t get your hopes up for a 100%.
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Dow crash will only temporarily slow housing stocks

The bigger picture in the industry remains more worrisome
Within minutes of the opening bell on Wall Street this morning, as we are all now well aware, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off by 1089 points. While I have been predicting a negative turn of economic events here in the U.S. created by fanciful delusions that our economy is in growth mode, I believe what we are experiencing is actually a "pressure release valve" being activated.
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Closing Call

The production challenges beyond TRID

Transitioning to a digital space
If the mortgage industry is serious about addressing the longer closing times created by TRID, not to mention attracting millennials as potential homebuyers and/or employees, it has got to get with the times. And the times? They are digital.
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A new era of solutions

Recapping last week's posts and tech progress this year

Solutions exist today that can help with a large majority of the business process shifts that will result from the rule. And the last year has provided an opportunity for them to solve things further.  


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TILA-RESPA technology cheat sheet

What you need to know when investing in a digital closing solution

If you fired off an email, handed the consumer a brochure, or even simply talked about something face-to-face, how will you record or determine if the consumer engaged that content? The digital delivery of educational content will be key to not only getting the consumer to interact with it, but tracking what the consumer actually accessed.


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How to save $1,100 or more on the cost to close each loan

A digital solution can help lenders' profit margins

If you’re one of the lenders who hasn’t converted over to a digital closing platform yet, chances are you’re going to be a little lost (and even further behind) when that next phase of development kicks off about two months from now.  


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

What progress have you made one week after the conference?

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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