Lending

Lending
News and information related to retail lending, wholesale and correspondent, and mortgage origination. General economic trends get worked in here, too; GDP, jobs, apps, rates.

ARTICLES

  • VA picks Veros to provide appraisal management services for VA loans

    Veros tightens grip on government, GSE appraisal processes
    Veros Real Estate Solutions already plays a big role in loans backed by the FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, and now, the company will be deeply involved in VA loans as well. That's because the VA has awarded its Appraisal Management Services contract to Veros. Through the contract, Veros will provide appraisal solutions as part of VA Home Loan Guaranty program.
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  • Ellie Mae: Low interest rate environment sends refinance activity soaring in August

    Refinances accounted for 43% of loans during August
    Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight report shows that for August, the 30-year note rate dropped for the eighth consecutive month, spurring an increase in the percentage of refinances. According to the report, refinances accounted for 43% of loans during August. Ellie Mae President and CEO Jonathan Corr said the company is seeing more and more homeowners capitalize on the refinance opportunity.
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  • NAHB to Congress: Let's work together to increase energy efficiency in homes

    Homebuilders group willing to work with officials at all levels of government
    As climate talks are heating up, the National Association of Home Builders told Congress on Thursday that it wants to partner with officials at all levels of the government to encourage energy efficient homebuilding, but does not want that to exacerbate the affordability problems that already exist.
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  • Expert: Growing multifamily sector could demand new debt sources

    Fundamentals that make multifamily good investment aren’t going away
    As multifamily continues to grow, one expert explained new debt sources could soon be required to match the demand. Lower rates, together with strong fundamentals, produce increased demand for debt. If we remain on our current course, the debt market will be bigger in 2020.
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  • Here are the 2020 presidential candidates' plans for affordable housing

    This list will be updated as more policies are addressed
    As the 2020 presidential election heats up, the numerous candidates are tackling the issues at hand, and while it may seem like affordable housing and housing in general have been on the back burner for most candidates so far, that doesn't mean that they've all been silent about housing to this point. Here are the proposed affordable housing fixes from each candidate so far.
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  • Here are the nation’s top real estate markets for 2020

    Urban Land Institute's Emerging Trends in Real Estate report puts Austin, Texas, at No. 1
    The Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, an annual look at the year ahead, cited Austin, Texas, as the top U.S. real estate market for 2020. There was one northeast city in the top 10, one in the Pacific Northwest, and one in southern California.
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  • DocMagic gets lenders started with eClosing

    Brian Pannell on the keys to successful digital implementation
    Enabling eClosing is complex, and it takes the right partners — both up-front and downstream — if you’re going to do it right. We sat down with Brian Pannell, senior implementation executive at DocMagic, to find out how lenders are navigating these complexities and how DocMagic can help.
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Paulina Gonzalez

Paulina Gonzalez

Paulina Gonzalez is the executive director of the California Reinvestment Coalition, which advocates for the right of low-income communities and communities of color to have fair and equal access to banking and other financial services. CRC has a membership of over 300 nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the State. Follow her on Twitter @calreinvest
Joe Markham

Joe Markham

Joe Markham is the founder and CEO of Block66, a blockchain-powered platform that increases transparency, streamlines capital deployment and overcomes geographical lending restrictions in the mortgage industry
Travis Kniffen

Travis Kniffen

Travis Kniffen is the director of business development, partnerships at Roostify.