Articles by Caroline Basile

Nick Bailey steps down as Century 21 CEO and president

Chief Growth Officer Michael Miedler to take over
Century 21 Real Estate announced Monday that President and CEO Nick Bailey is stepping down, effective January 11. The real estate company's current chief growth officer, Michael Miedler, will take the reins as its new president and CEO. Bailey will remain an adviser until March 1 to ensure a smooth transition.
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Elizabeth Warren takes first major step towards 2020 presidential run

Warren announces presidential campaign exploratory committee
Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced in a video on Monday she is forming a committee to explore a run for president in 2020. The move makes her the first woman to put her hat in the ring of Democratic contenders to face incumbent president, Donald Trump, and the Republican Party in the country’s next major election.
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CFPB modifies HMDA data disclosure, issues 2019 guidance

Bureau announces changes to how it will disclose loan-level data
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it has issued new guidance on Regulation C of the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act in an effort to protect consumers’ privacy. The new policy guidance that affects loan-level data that is publicly disclosed via HMDA, beginning in 2019. Here's what is changing in the new year.
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USFN relocates operations to Dallas

Mortgage banking attorney trade group moves to new headquarters, adds staff
USFN, a nonprofit trade association for mortgage banking attorneys, announced this week it has completed its transition to a new headquarters in North Richland Hills, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As part of the move from its previous headquarters in Orange, California, the trade association announced new additions to its leadership team.
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CoreLogic finalizes HomeVisit acquisition

Financial terms of deal not disclosed
"The combination of CoreLogic and HomeVisit is highly synergistic and allows us to continue to grow and expand the HomeVisit product suite on a national scale," said Frank Martell, CoreLogic president and CEO. "At the same time, the addition of HomeVisit will allow us to further augment our digital data capture capabilities."
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AI company Lower launches to help loan originators – not replace them

Company uses AI to aid homebuyers to make clearer mortgage decisions
A new company, Lower, announced it has launched operations and is seeking to leverage artificial intelligence to help homebuyers make "smarter mortgage decisions" by improving the online mortgage process to assure homebuyers that the mortgage they are getting is the best one possible.
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