Industry Update: the Future of eClosing and RON

Join industry experts for an in-depth discussion on the future of eClosing and how hybrid and RON closings benefit lenders and borrowers.

DOJ v. NAR and the ethics of real estate commissions

Today’s HousingWire Daily features the first-ever episode of Houses in Motion. We discuss the Department of Justice’s recent move to withdraw from a settlement agreement with the NAR.

Hopes for generational investment in housing fade in DC

Despite a Democratic majority, the likelihood of a massive investment in housing via a $3.5 trillion social infrastructure package appears slim these days. HW+ Premium Content

How Biden’s Neighborhood Homes proposal impacts real estate investors

Dubbed the Neighborhood Homes Tax Credit, the proposal is part of the larger American Jobs Plan legislation — also known as Biden’s infrastructure plan. Here's a look into how it impacts real estate investors.


2020 HW Tech100 Mortgage winner: Arch Mortgage Insurance

Introduced voice technology for lenders

By introducing RateStar Refinance Retention in mid-2019 as mortgage rates declined, Arch MI offered lenders a competitive advantage on refinances, leveraging its agile RateStarSM risk-based pricing platform to meet changing needs. Arch MI also introduced voice technology for lenders to request mortgage insurance quotes, hands-free. Arch MI introduced voice technology enhancements to its Loan Status Lookup tool this year, enabling loan originators to get answers quickly via their preferred channel — including loan origination systems, desktop PCs, smartphones or Alexa-enabled devices.

  • Using devices enabled with Google Voice and Alexa, users simply say “Talk to Arch MI” and then choose from a menu that includes checking the loan status and contacting their Account Manager.
  • Customers provided positive feedback on how easy they find it to request RateStar quotes, hands-free, while multitasking on busy days.
  • Delivered record profits in the first half of 2019 with more than $500 million in underwriting income.

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