Mortgage applications skyrocket more than 25%

Mortgage applications skyrocket more than 25%

Big pre-TRID rush boosted final week of September

Is it OK to gatecrash a Realtor’s open house?

Yes, but only if you follow this Reddiquette

CoreLogic: Home prices rose 6.9% annually in August

Forecasts calls for 4.3% growth by August 2016


new REwired blog header


Is HUD hiding embarrassing data on widow foreclosures?

HUD denies FOIA fee waiver
The California Investment Coalition submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to HUD, asking for data about Financial Freedom’s record with the number of complaints filed against it, and the number of foreclosures it had processed on widowed homeowners. Shockingly, HUD denied the fee waiver request, leaving significant reverse mortgage questions unanswered.
Read More

TRID pushes industry into digital mortgages

eMortgages are the obvious choice
The migration to a fully digital mortgage workflow has long been the goal of forward thinking mortgage lenders. This process would absolutely return a better experience to the consumer, which is likely the main reason the government is making digital the obvious choice through TRID.
Read More

Trending Thursday: Staring right at the next housing crisis

Plus GSE reform is all sound, fury and nothing right now
There’s another housing crisis brewing, and it has nothing to do with housing price bubbles or the perpetual Fannie, Freddie conservatorship. Also, if the latest appraisal volume is an indicator of market strength, we're in trouble. All this and more.
Read More
Pavaso blog header revision 2

Closing Call

Redefining when the mortgage process starts

It's not what you think
Traditionally, there is plenty of jockeying for position amongst the differing players in the real estate transaction, particularly between lenders and realtors, over who owns the relationship with the consumer. Be warned: There isn’t going to be any place for that kind of possessiveness in the post-TRID market.
Read More

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.
Read More

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.  

Read More

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.

Read More

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.  

Read More