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Spruce’s Patrick Burns on innovation in title technology

In the season finale of Housing News season 5, Spruce CEO discusses heightened investor interest in title tech, innovation and fintech adoption.

Top CFPB official “hates” QM rules, jeopardizing safe harbor

A top CFPB official in charge of the rule-making process has heavily criticized the agency's own qualifying mortgage rule, jeopardizing safe harbor.

Fraud risk factors at closing increased almost 90% last quarter

A variety of risk factors could be contributing to the drastic increase in wire and title fraud risk factors in mortgage and real estate closings – for example, compliance issues and an increase in transaction data errors.

Investments

Two Harbors ‘buy rating’ fails to boost stock

Real estate investment trust Two Harbors (TWO) just released its private market residential mortgage-backed securitization, Agate Bay Mortgage Trust. But when studying the REIT's performance on Wall Street today, the buy-rating linked to Two Harbors failed to lift the REIT's stock.

Seeking Alpha first noted the trend Wednesday:

Two Harbors blows right through an upgrade to Buy at Ladenburg Thalman, which also ups its price target to $11.25.

The stock's off about 25% since April, roughly inline with the rest of the merit sector.  

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