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Radian, Arch MI 3Q results are in and they look good

Volume hits new record
Results for the third quarter of 2016 continue to pour in for the mortgage industry. The latest on the ticket are mortgage insurance companies Arch MI and Radian. The results from both company share a common theme: the mortgage insurance business is booming.
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FormFree chosen to provide asset verification for Fannie Mae

"Day 1 Certainty" program will use AccountChek to verify borrower assets
Lost in all the hubbub about Fannie Mae’s big announcement this week that it would be offering lenders protection from buyback risk, provided the lender uses Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter and Collateral Underwriter tools, was just how Fannie Mae intended to provide lenders with that protection. So how is Fannie Mae going to verify a borrower’s assets? By using AccountChek from FormFree Holdings, as it turns out.
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Look out housing, Millennials are about to take over

It’s just a matter of time, according to new First American data
Millennials are the largest living population on this planet, and they may be better positioned than any other generation for homeownership. Why? Actually, it could be the very thing holding them back right now that drives them forward later.
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loanDepot opens direct-lending production center in Michigan

Sees excellent hiring potential in area
Another lender is eyeing the Detroit area for its employee potential. The city is already home to companies such as Quicken Loans and United Wholesale Mortgage. And now, loanDepot announced it is opening a new direct-lending production center in the area. The Detroit comeback continues.
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Consumer confidence tumbles in October

Many say business conditions are bad
After hitting post-recession highs in September, consumer confidence dropped in October. According to one economist, the upcoming elections could be putting many consumers slightly on edge. Here’s more about where Americans say the economy sits, and where it’s headed.
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MBA: Mortgage applications reverse course, drop

Posts meager decline
While it’s not a significant decline, mortgage applications still reversed course and dropped in the latest mortgage application survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association. However, it’s not like the last report’s increase was any greater.
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