The latest economic and policy trends facing mortgage servicers

Join this webinar for an in-depth roundtable discussion on economic and policy trends impacting servicers as well as a look ahead at strategies servicers should employ in the next year.

2021 RealTrends Brokerage Compensation Report

For the study, RealTrends surveyed all the firms on the 2021 RealTrends 500 and Nation’s Best rankings, asking for annual compensation data for the 2020 calendar year.

A real estate professor weighs in on the future of MLSs

According to research done by Sonia Gilbukh, a real estate professor at Baruch College, there are some reasons to be concerned about the current number of real estate agents and the future of MLSs.

Lenders, it’s time to consider offering non-QM products

The non-QM market is making a comeback following a pause in 2020. As lenders rush to implement, Angel Oak is helping them adopt these new lending products.

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Rocket Companies’ plan to transcend mortgage

With mortgage, title, appraisal, real estate and iBuying operations, the Detroit firm is ready to take on all-comers

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Rocket Companies CEO Jay Farner

Rocket Companies is not content with merely being America’s largest lender. Its ambitions are far outsized, even for a firm with a reputation for taking moonshots.

In its quarterly earnings call on Thursday, CEO Jay Farner and CFO Julie Booth described a sophisticated company that has developed a product solution for every piece of the home-buying and home-selling ecosystem. Mortgage, title, appraisal, servicing, iBuying, real estate brokerage, green energy — the gamut.

In their idealized vision, a consumer would first find the perfect home through Rocket’s listings site. They’d then utilize the services of a real estate agent found through the growing Rocket Homes platform. A few hours after applying for a mortgage, the consumer would receive underwriting approval. Then comes the mortgage — which their agent would monitor through Rocket Pro Insight. When at the finish line, the client would close with the aid of Amrock, Rocket’s title and appraisal arm. A few years later, they might list the home for sale without an agent with the help of Rocket or refinance their mortgage and place solar panels on their roof.

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