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Looking back, the housing industry is totally Scrooged

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All indices hit series high

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EXCLUSIVE: dotloop releases servicer tech solution

Brings more real estate transactions online
Brena Swanson
dotloop continues to grow its online real estate solution offerings as more steps in the real estate and homebuying process move online. Here is the company's latest announcement, exclusive to HousingWire for now, connecting people in the industry even closer.
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Optimal Blue announces technology partnership with Mortgage Coach

Partnership will deliver accurate loan advice on a myriad of devices
“By integrating Mortgage Coach directly into the Optimal Blue platform, real-time, consistent and transparent product and pricing options are presented clearly to borrowers and realtors, whether on phone, tablet, or even in person,” said Mark Coupland, vice president of business development for Optimal Blue.
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Optimal Blue launches market pricing analysis mortgage solution

Provides information for over 470 lenders
Brena Swanson
Optimal Blue launched a new solution for market pricing intelligence called Optimal Blue Insight, which is designed to provide real-time price benchmarking services and retail pricing information for 470 lenders across 280 metropolitan areas nationwide.
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NAR applauds FICO update

Continues to support the credit box widening
Brena Swanson
The National Association of Realtors applauded FICO’s new FICO Score 9 as a way to assess consumer collection information. "NAR will continue to support efforts to broaden access to credit for qualified homebuyers," NAR President Steve Brown said.
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Black Knight’s Closing Insight integrates with Empower

Keeps lenders compliant with CFPB rules
Brena Swanson
"This integration of Closing Insight with Empower is another example of how Black Knight can help lenders realize significant process gains, while supporting timely loan closings to help lenders satisfy their regulatory obligations and provide a better borrower experience,” Black Knight Financial Services said.
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Altisource acquires Mortgage Builder, expands technology reach

Follows recent Equator acquisition
Brena Swanson
"The addition of Mortgage Builder's loan origination, servicing and electronic document management software enhances Altisource's current portfolio which provides customers with one of the most comprehensive real estate and mortgage lifecycle management platforms and services marketplaces available," William Shepro, CEO of Altisource, said.
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FormFree selects John Sheppard as company’s new president

Former VP of Coca-Cola International to lead expansion
Ben Lane
Sheppard brings more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in the consumer goods and technology industries. Earlier in his career, Sheppard was president of several of Coca-Cola’s largest international divisions and vice president of Coca-Cola International.
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Bill Moody named president of mortgage services and technology for Visionet

Industry vet tasked with expanding company's mortgage technology services
Ben Lane
Moody is a 35-year veteran of the mortgage industry. He was one of the founding executives and executive vice president for Williston Financial Group. Now he's set to lead Visionet's mortgage technology business.
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ClosingCorp launches new real estate proceeds tool

Brena Swanson
ClosingCorp, a real estate technology firm, launched a pilot for its new Seller Net Sheet, which leverages the company’s proprietary database designed to inform sellers of their estimated closing proceeds.
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FHFA-OIG: Fannie, Freddie MBS IT system reform hits roadblock

Lack IT experience, costs quickly add up
Brena Swanson
After Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were ordered to create a new system for packaging its mortgage-backed securities, the Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of the Inspector General found there are several significant hiccups that could cause a problem.
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