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Truth is, those recent housing numbers aren't so shiny

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Chicago FHLB launches Ginnie Mae MBS program

Gives small banks access to secondary mortgage market
Brena Swanson
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago will soon launch its new program that allows members to originate and sell government-backed loans into Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities.
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3 reasons mortgage apps don't reflect housing strength

The growing disconnect between apps and sales
Brena Swanson
Mortgage applications continue to hover around the same level, while home sales keep rising. A new reports digs into why, citing three factors for the disconnect.
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Affiliated Mortgage sues Envoy Mortgage for $20M

Firm accused of stealing trade secrets
Brena Swanson
Affiliated Mortgage is suing Envoy Mortgage, alleging Envoy Mortgage stole some if its key executives in an effort to put Affiliated’s correspondent lending division out of business.
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5 things to consider for TILA-RESPA implementation planning

Timeline for project research and budget approval starts Monday
Matt Corcoran

Almost like the terror of waking up that one morning in grade school thinking “Oh man, that science fair project is due today!”  But don’t get that migraine just yet, you’ve got the next four weeks to hash this out.  


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Freddie Mac: Rates to revisit May 2014 lows?

Rates edge slightly down
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates dipped slightly for the week ended Aug. 14, reversing any increase made last week. But this might not last too much longer, with several key market reports coming out soon.
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Complying with TILA-RESPA tolerances, Part 2

Zero tolerance charges, and refunds in 60 days
Matt Corcoran

The stakes are raised even higher because these penalties are assessed per day rather than per infraction, and the violation doesn’t need to be “knowing” or “reckless” in order to merit a penalty.


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New Penn Financial enters non-QM lending

Product appeals to high-end customers
Brena Swanson
New Penn Financial entered into the burgeoning non-Qualified Mortgage territory and introduced the Home Buyer Power product. The product appeals to high-end customers who may be paying expensive metro-area rents.
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Realogy unit forms national property management division

Acquires Dallas GTF
Brena Swanson
"By combining our local property and asset management services into one national division, we are making a strong commitment to strategically growing our leadership position in this sector," said M. Ryan Gorman, senior vice president of strategic operations with NRT.
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Nationstar completes exit from reverse mortgage origination business

Remains focused on the servicing side
Jacob Gaffney
Business is booming at Nationstar Mortgage. And that's a business that no longer includes the origination of reverse mortgages.
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Complying with TILA-RESPA tolerances, Part 1

Breaking down the remainder of the Loan Estimate limits
Matt Corcoran
In calculating the aggregate amount of estimated charges for purposes of conducting the good faith analysis, the aggregate amount of estimated charges must reflect charges for services that are actually performed.
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