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Northeast leads as South, Midwest decline

4 reasons why now is a good time to buy a home

Hint: Rates won’t be low forever


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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 home sale ‘murder disclosure’ rule: Is it necessary?

Here's our take — we want yours
Trey Garrison, Ben Lane, Brena Swanson, and Sarah Wheeler
One thing home sellers have to disclose to buyers is whether a murder happened in the home. But why, and is it necessary?
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Round 2: HW Fast50™ is back, and even better

Nominations now open!
Jacob Gaffney
And now that the second year of the program is being officially launched today, we expect even greater results. Because there’s no way you lost market share or dialed back on your R&D, is there?
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Debate over disparate impact continues

Plus MBS investment outlook, g-fee increases for USDA mortgages, and more
Trey Garrison
It’s a short week with the Independence Day holiday, but it’s not short on news. The outlook for agency and non-agency MBS isn’t clear, USDA is raising the cost of guarantees on certain mortgages, and a slew of key housing metrics lie ahead. Want to know more?
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Here are the answers to the emoji homebuyer challenge

Did you pass?
Brena Swanson
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which might have worked against you on the emoji challenge HousingWire published on Tuesday. Did you translate the emoji letter right? Here's the answer sheet.
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Trending Thursday: Busy week on Capitol Hill with CFPB, SCOTUS making appearances

Game-changing rules announced this week
Brena Swanson
From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the U.S. Supreme Court, the government announced several new game-changing initiatives for housing finance. Not all were welcomed with open arms.
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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

A new era of solutions

Recapping last week's posts and tech progress this year
Mark McElroy

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
Matt Corcoran

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
Matt Corcoran

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?
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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