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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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Is HELOC demand about to skyrocket?

Homeowners look to tap available equity
Demand for Home Equity Lines of Credit started to surge last year. And given the future increases in mortgage interest rates, a new report from Black Knight predicts that demand is only going to grow.
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Black Knight: Cash-out refis up 68% since 2Q 2014

Volume still 80% below 2005 levels
Cash-out refinances jumped 68% year-over-year from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015, as borrowers take advantage of still-low rates and newfound equity in their homes. Does that mean we're in pre-bubble territory?
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Are you ready for the next wave of home equity lending?

Go digital, or die
With mortgage rates, home values and consumer confidence all trending upward, consumers are once again tapping into their home equity. Lenders who want to capitalize on this trend must respond to changes in the home equity line of credit and home equity loan market, including demand for 24/7 digital lending options.
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Wells Fargo ordered to pay $4 million for HELOC violations

NYDFS investigation shows falsified mortgage loan origination files

Wells Fargo will pay a $4 million penalty after an investigation by the New York Department of Financial Services found that a former affiliate of the bank falsified mortgage loan origination files, made loans to customers that were secured by an interest in the borrower’s home, and committed other infractions in violation of New York State law.


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7 recommendations for CFPB to improve HMDA

Better measurements needed for home loans, mods, affordable housing
More than 40 California organizations join with the California Reinvestment Coalition in calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to strengthen the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act through greater transparency.
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