Items Tagged with 'online'


  • NYDFS reportedly probing dozens of online lenders

    Reuters: NYDFS demanded "immediate compliance" with state licensing rules
    The New York Department of Financial Services, the state's financial regulator, launched a probe recently into the lending actives of more than two dozen online lenders, according to a report from Reuters. Here are the details.
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  • What is the future of the mortgage business?

    Techcrunch asks why fintech and startups can’t truly 'disrupt' the industry
    Every one of us with an interest in the mortgage business, whether it be a vested financial interest or otherwise, has to be wondering what the future of the industry is going to look like. It’s pretty clear that the complete homebuying process from selecting a home through the entire mortgage process is moving online. How we get there, on the other hand, is a different story.
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  • rebrands as Ten-X, the 'future of real estate'

    Company expanding beyond distressed property auctions announced Monday that it is moving beyond auctions and rebranding as Ten-X, which the company says represents its transition into an “online marketplace where buyers, sellers, and the agents and brokers who represent them can easily and efficiently buy and sell high quality residential and commercial real estate.”
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  • Yahoo launches feature-heavy mortgage calculator

    Joins Google in developing native mortgage tool
    Google made waves in the mortgage industry earlier this year when it quietly launched a built-in mortgage calculator. Yahoo is joining the mortgage calculator game as well, but its built-in calculator is far more feature-rich than Google's option.
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  • Is self-servicing the future of mortgage servicing?

    Thoughts on the future from MBA Servicing 2015
    Whether in the meeting rooms, in the hallways, or down on the expo floor of the Gaylord Texan, one of the main discussion topics at this year’s MBA Servicing conference has been the future of the mortgage servicing business. One trend that attendees are sure will continue is the migration of the mortgage process onto the web and servicers need to be prepared.
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  • Australian hedge fund bets $1 billon on Zillow-Trulia

    “We believe Zillow will be a $50 billion enterprise value company”
    One of Australia’s largest hedge funds is betting big on the future of online real estate in the U.S., to the tune of more than $1 billion. And if online real estate progresses as the hedge fund expects, its $1 billion could turn into $10 billion rather easily.
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  • MRIS to provide direct listings to Zillow

    Mid-Atlantic MLS joins Zillow Partnership Platform
    Members of one of the nation’s largest multiple listing services, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, will no longer need to worry that they won’t be able to send their listings directly to Zillow once Zillow’s listing agreement with Listhub ends on April 7.
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  • Houzz raises $165 million for expansion

    Home improvement website to launch e-commerce platform
    TechCrunch reports that the injection of funding will be used to fund the launch of Houzz Marketplace, which will allow the site’s visitors to purchase home improvement items, like bathtubs and vanities, from other online retailers.
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  • Meet Flipt: New site takes aim at Zillow, Trulia

    Uses data analytics to score a home’s investment potential on a 0-100 scale
    The site will include an inventory of residential properties and provide insights and scoring methodologies that match consumers with properties based on their unique desired outcome: “Fix & Flip”, “Buy & Hold” or “Rent Out”.
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