Overall mortgage origination projections for 2015 are hard to estimate due to rates remaining surprisingly low into 2015. However, iEmergent released its 2015 predictions to help put numbers to its forecasts, and the numbers don't look too shabby.
It was a strong quarter for Realogy Holdings. The company was involved in approximately 27% of U.S. existing homesale transaction volume involving a real estate brokerage firm -- a full percentage point gain in market penetration compared to 2013.
Homebuilder Lennar reported strong third-quarter earnings amid positive industry reports on builder confidence. "Our core homebuilding business continues to drive earnings, with strong sales, deliveries and margins," Stuart Miller, CEO of Lennar Corporation, said.
Realogy reported second-quarter net income of $68 million and basic earnings per share for the quarter of $0.47, beating estimates by $0.03 and outperforming the high end of its previously announced guidance range.
“Nearly every part of the real estate process has been transformed by technology except for home financing. Getting a mortgage is still manual, frustrating and confusing,” said Nick Stamos, CEO and founder of Sindeo..
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