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Borrowers find refuge in nonbank mortgage loans

But concerns persist over nonbank risk
Levi Shultz
Nonbank lending continues to fill the gap for borrowers rejected by other banks, even as concerns about nonbanks persist.
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Altisource loan origination software goes mobile

Enables borrowers to apply for loans via mobile devices
Levi Shultz
According to the company, Architect Connect enables borrowers to interact with the system directly through their mobile devices, helping borrowers to save time and lenders to save money.
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Black Knight: Weighted average loan age officially hits highest level ever

Vintage loan delinquencies drop
Brena Swanson
The weighted average loan age among the active mortgage population has been consistently rising for nearly a decade, officially reaching the highest point ever, according to one analyst.
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HUD OIG: 86% of reviewed HECM borrowers out of compliance

Using mortgage assistance and rental vouchers at the same time
Brena Swanson
Borrowers who use the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program are slipping through the cracks and not in compliance with residency requirements.
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$8.5B BAC settlement one step closer to resolution

Key opponent drops objection suit
Brena Swanson
Bank of America’s $8.5 billion settlement with investors in mortgage-backed securities is another step closer to receiving final court approval, with one key opponent dropping its objections.
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Simplifying the process makes everyone happy
Kofax

Using a mobile app solution to complement your origination process gives you the tools you need to engage consumers on their preferred device and turn the experience into a positive one. 


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It's official: Home loan banks enter merger agreement

Seattle and Des Moines to join forces
Brena Swanson
“Given the fundamental changes that have occurred in the financial system since the creation of the Federal Home Loan Banks, FHFA views the merger agreement approved by the boards of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines positively,” FHFA Director Mel Watt said.
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Fair Housing discrimination law under scrutiny

Texas officials challenge law
Brena Swanson
Historically, courts have ruled that plaintiffs making discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act don’t have to prove intentional bias. But this could change soon depending on a Texas lawsuit.
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Are appraisers holding back housing?

New rules hinder appraisals
Brena Swanson
Although a new study indicates that inflated appraisals are less common today, the impact of low appraisals may be problematic in its own right — higher levels of loan rejections that put a damper on the housing market.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates barely nudge

Rates stagnant amid weak housing data
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates barely moved from the week prior amid mixed housing data, with the 30-year, fixed rate mortgage averaging 4.20% for the week ended Sept. 25.
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