Pending home sales drop for the first time in 2015

Pending home sales drop for the first time in 2015

May level down 1.8% on low inventory, escalating prices

Bill to kill $3M raises for Fannie, Freddie CEOs gains momentum

Rep. Ed Royce-sponsored bill now has bipartisan support

First look: Architect Magazine showcases Fannie Mae’s new corporate digs

It’s big and beautiful and it saves the GSE money
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REwired

This is why loan fraud is running rampant

Most applications have false information
Loan fraud is rampant and is on the rise. According to the LexisNexis 2014 Mortgage Fraud report, 74% of loans reported in 2013 involved some kind of fraud or misrepresentation versus 69% in 2012. Here are several tips to help combat the issue.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Mortgage lenders "routing" homebuyers to FHA?

Ocwen, Nationstar results also coming soon
Lower credit scores are leading to higher mortgage costs, according to an article in the Seattle Times. There is a new opinion, separate from the many who view last month’s Supreme Court decision on "disparate impact" as a negative. Also, it’s time for the massive nonbanks to start weighing in with their earnings.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: JPM Chase agrees to massive mortgage settlement

Wells Fargo wins in Los Angeles’ predatory lending suit; Happy Birthday CFPB!
JPMorgan Chase agreed to a massive settlement, stemming from a lawsuit that accused the bank of misleading investors about the quality of pre-crisis residential mortgage-backed securities. And did you know the CFPB turns 4 this week? There's still time to get them a present.
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Closing Call

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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TILA-RESPA Phase I complete

Get ready for Phase II of the Lender Implementation Timeline

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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