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Positive jobs report sends mortgage rates higher HW+

New data shows job openings are high and jobless claims are low, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, which isn’t ideal for mortgage rates.

Mortgage rates are projected to decline, but will that entice buyers? HW+

Mortgage rates have been trending lower, and some experts anticipate that the downward pressure on rates will provide opportunities for buyers.

UWM rolls out construction-to-permanent loans HW+

UWM’s construction loan covers the cost of building a home and is converted to a permanent mortgage after completion.

Positive jobs report sends mortgage rates higher HW+

New data shows job openings are high and jobless claims are low, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, which isn’t ideal for mortgage rates.

Mortgage rates are projected to decline, but will that entice buyers? HW+

Mortgage rates have been trending lower, and some experts anticipate that the downward pressure on rates will provide opportunities for buyers.

UWM rolls out construction-to-permanent loans HW+

UWM’s construction loan covers the cost of building a home and is converted to a permanent mortgage after completion.

Mortgage rates are projected to decline, but will that entice buyers? HW+

Mortgage rates have been trending lower, and some experts anticipate that the downward pressure on rates will provide opportunities for buyers.

Rate buydowns are the cat’s meow in today’s market HW+

Rate buydowns are not a new concept, but TRBLs were recently re-introduced to the market, and now many nonbank lenders have unveiled options.

HousingWire Magazine: The ‘Servicing’ Issue HW+

The February issue has long focused on servicing. This year, we dive into the latest trends in mortgage defaults.

How can we bridge the talent gap in title and escrow? HW+

If you look around the title insurance industry, there’s a decade gap in the ages of the industry’s talent pool. Patrick Stone, founder and executive chairman of the Williston Financial Group, shares how the industry needs to address this.

ALTA on new Fannie policy: title insurance “will always be essential” HW+

ALTA issues statement on Fannie Mae’s policy change allowing attorney opinion letters in lieu of title insurance.

HousingWire Magazine: ‘Title and Escrow’ Issue HW+

The April issue of HousingWire magazine highlights just how much the housing and real estate industries have grown and changed — and changed for the better as innovation and technology drive the space forward. This issue also includes a special Q&A with Patti Cook as she reflects on her 45 years in the finance space.

Opinion: A unified approach for reducing appraisal bias HW+

With advances in data engineering and modeling, we can begin correcting some of the bias and issues in the modern appraisal process.

What permanent desktop appraisals mean for the industry HW+

Desktop appraisals became a permanent option in March, but not everyone has embraced them. We dive in to find out the issues.

A property tax reckoning is coming HW+

Property taxes are rising unevenly across the country, triggering concerns for affordability. We explore how it will all play out.

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