Items Tagged with 'mortgage lending'


MBA: Mortgage applications drop back down

Share of refinance applications dips to new low
Mortgage applications dropped in the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest survey. The decline follows a recent seesaw in mortgage applications, as refinance volume falls to record lows. But as applications waver, the average loan size for purchase applications jumped to a survey high.
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Flagstar finalizes acquisition of Opes Advisors

Expands lending operations in Western part of U.S.
Flagstar Bancorp announced Monday that it closed on its acquisition of “certain assets” of Opes Advisors, a full-service mortgage bank and financial advisory firm. The acquisition, which was first announced in April, will expand Flagstar’s mortgage lending operations in the Western part of the country.
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Here are 3 ways to help consumers make better home-buying decisions

Consumers spend more time selecting a TV than their lender
Consumers spend more time selecting a TV than choosing their lender or real estate agent. So what we can do differently in the lending process and with our real estate partners to fix this? Here are three tips to ensure we arm the consumer with what they need to make a better decision during the home-buying process.
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How will a government shutdown impact the mortgage process?

Top areas that could hit a roadblock
Lenders and homebuyers might need to prepare for potential roadblocks in the homebuying process if the government does shutdown after April 28. Yes, lenders handle the main decision of if a borrower gets a loan, but there are key parts of the mortgage process that rely on government workers.
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Here's what will happen in housing and mortgages regardless of what Trump does next

This HousingWire webinar will give us a reality check
Trump news is everywhere. Most of it is speculation as to what he will do next, and what it will mean for the mortgage and housing markets. But, here's how to find out what will happen in the housing and mortgage markets regardless of what Trump does. Hurry, sign up now! Today's the day for this FREE webinar!
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Dimon: FHA, servicing rules changes could add $300B in mortgages per year

JPMorgan Chase CEO paints rosier picture of mortgage business in 2017
Last year, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon painted a particularly unflattering view of the mortgage business in his yearly letter to shareholders. But this year, Dimon’s tone toward the mortgage business is much different. In the 2017 version of his letter to shareholders, Dimon suggested that with some (significant) changes, the mortgage business could grow considerably in 2017 and beyond.
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Caliber Home Loans finalizes acquisition of Banc Home Loans

Completes purchase of Banc of California’s mortgage lending operation
Caliber Home Loans’ acquisition of Banc Home Loans, the mortgage banking division of Banc of California, is now complete. Caliber, an Irving, Texas-based residential mortgage origination and servicing company, announced Friday that it finalized the purchase of Banc Home Loans. Here are some details on the deal.
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What lenders are missing when it comes to mobile technology

Five reasons why lenders need mobile technology
The majority of homebuyers, especially Millennials, do extensive research online and on their mobile devices before making any purchase — especially for something as large as a home. While many lenders are jumping on the trend to incorporate technology into their customer experience, they are often ignoring the reasons why the technology matters. Here are five reasons why mobile technology should be key to every lender’s strategy.
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