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Mortgage lending on track for best year since 2013

First mortgages, home equity loans all up in first quarter
While a recent report from Fitch Ratings suggested that 2016 could be a rough year for mortgage servicers due to persistently low interest rates, those same interest rates could lead to a banner year for mortgage lenders. It's not just refinance applications that are trending up, actual first mortgage originations were up sharply in the first quarter — to a point that 2016 could be the best year for mortgage lending since 2013.
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Nationstar launches MrCooper.com...or maybe not?

Company's new website disappears just as quickly as it appeared
It appears that the transformation is nearly complete. Nationstar Mortgage is now one step closer to officially becoming Mr. Cooper, as the company recently launched a flagship website for its new brand: MrCooper.com. The website provides a clearer picture of what Mr. Cooper is and what it means for Nationstar. Or at least it did...until the website disappeared after HousingWire reported on it.
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Affordable mortgage rates? Loan originations fall to two-year low

RealtyTrac report shows first-quarter refinance originations down 20% from 2015
Despite the fact that mortgage interest rates routinely hovered around "historic" lows for much of the first quarter, loan originations fell to their lowest level in two years, according to a new report from RealtyTrac. What drove the decrease? Click through to find out.
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It’s official: Nationstar will rebrand as Mr. Cooper

Will combine originations and servicing business under new brand
Confirming plans that HousingWire brought to light late last year and further revealed earlier this year, Nationstar Mortgage will indeed be launching a massive rebranding later this year and changing its name to Mr. Cooper. And here's what the new brand of the massive nonbank officially looks like.
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BankUnited execs: Our struggle with mortgage originations

Home lending 'marred by thin margins and volatility'
BankUnited executives divulged more information on the bank’s decision to stop originating mortgages during its fourth-quarter conference call Thursday morning. While the bank remains positive on other part of its business, it couldn't say the same for its mortgage business.
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Did the sound and fury of TRID actually amount to nothing?

Early indications say TRID concerns were unwarranted
For all the uproar surrounding the implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule earlier this month, early indications are that TRID isn’t actually going to have any impact on the lifeblood of the mortgage business – originations.
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