TRID is a real obstacle to mortgage process

LoanDepot closes first $150M securitization of personal loans

Demand for new personal loans takes off

[Report] The housing market can withstand a Fed interest rate hike

But can it survive rising home prices?

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From HW Magazine

The next big thing in SFR: Lending to landlords

Financing small real estate investors provides big opportunity
Tighter regulation and higher risk aversion — both to actual risk and to headline risk — in the world of mainstream lending mean that despite the opportunity available with SFR investors, traditional lenders have by and large not jumped on this opportunity. That leaves these nontraditional national lenders a bigger share of the pie in a market that in the past has been largely the domain of local and regional hard-money lenders.
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Placester continues to boom with substantial capital raise

$27 million Series C funding more than doubles previous investments
Boston-based Placester, a real estate marketing platform, that has experienced significant growth in 2015, continued its strong year with the announcement that it raised $27 million in a Series C round of funding. Placester’s latest round of funding more than doubles the previous investments in the company, which totaled $23 million.
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Despite decrease, existing-home sales maintain healthy pace

NAR: “Cooldown in October was likely given”
Although total existing-home sales decreased 3.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.36 million in October, Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said a sales cooldown in October was likely given the pullback in contract signings the last couple of months.
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Agent Ace acquires fypio; rebrands as OpenHouse

New real estate company uses data, design, demographics to match buyers and sellers
Agent Ace, a data-driven real estate agent recommendation service, announced this week that it acquired fypio, a real estate company that provides homebuyers with a personalized, lifestyle-driven search experience. The two companies will rebrand and relaunch as OpenHouse.
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