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  • Sponsored By
    Radian

    First-time homebuyers: Should I rent or buy?

    MJ Watkins at Radian discusses the hurdles first-time homebuyers face, and a solution.
    At Radian we want all FTHB to be prepared, so we provide tools to help them understand how buying their first home could be within their reach. A key part of a buyer’s educational journey includes a discussion about the benefits of mortgage insurance -- a financial tool that creates a path to homeownership by allowing buyers to purchase sooner with less money down.
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    USRES

    Executive Conversation: Rida Sharaf on providing REO liquidation for mobile homes

    USRES leverages its expertise in asset management to navigate challenging regulatory hurdles
    The mobile home industry is a close-knit community with long-standing relationships between varying participants. Developing relationships based on trust and cooperation has been paramount. Just as important is the understanding of the regulatory guidelines involved with managing and liquidating mobile homes. Every state (and in some cases, county) has different rules governing the various aspects of the management and sale of this asset class. Being able to quickly aggregate, process, and learn these laws and guidelines was of the utmost priority.
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    Optimal Blue

    Optimal Blue automates complex secondary marketing functions with expanded solution

    New features include margin management, lock management and personalization
    Optimal Blue has invested heavily in the expansion of the features and functionality available through its enterprise secondary marketing solution. Surrounding core capabilities with a powerful and robust feature set not only differentiates Optimal Blue from other providers, but enables their client base to further enhance their already sophisticated secondary marketing strategies and sustain their competitive edge.
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    MERSCORP

    MERSCORP Holdings leverages tech expertise to provide eNote solution

    Even small and mid-size lenders can take advantage of secure system and easy implementation
    While some companies are new to the digital mortgage landscape, MERSCORP Holdings has operated the MERS eRegistry since 2004 and understands the complexity — and the potential — of digital implementation. The company recently partnered with eOriginal to launch an eNote solution that expands their MERS eSuite, enabling the creation, execution, vaulting and management of the electronic promissory note, or eNote.
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    Freddie Mac

    Freddie Mac leverages big data to improve the mortgage lending experience

    Automated Collateral Evaluation helps lenders decide if a property needs an appraisal
    “Big data” is a hot topic these days, especially in the financial industry. We know plenty about big data. At Freddie Mac, we have 40+ years of historical data—drawn from millions of mortgage records. But big data alone doesn’t deliver innovation. It’s what you do with it that matters.
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    Prevu

    NYC tech startup saves homebuyers money with commission rebate platform

    Prevu's Smart Buyer Rebate creates a seamless buying experience
    Prevu, a NYC-based real estate technology platform on a mission to save homebuyers money, has created an online buying experience that guides borrowers through their home-buying journey, plus offers up to 2% of their purchase price cash back with its Smart Buyer commission rebate. That’s up to $30,000 cash back for someone buying a $1.5 million apartment.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Hot Seat: Kim Hoffman of Sutherland

    Letting third-party service providers do the heavy lifting
    There has never been a more defined need for lenders to partner with providers who can handle all facets and complexities of the mortgage process with ease. Margins are razor-thin, consumer experience expectations have never been greater and speed has never been more important. Managing any one of these variables alone is difficult, now add compliance, quality requirements or buy back risk, and rising interest rates, there is no need to go it alone.
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    FHFA on credit score delivery: forgotten lessons

    Multiple versions of a credit model may lead to added cost and complexity
    Recently, FHFA posted a Request for Input asking for opinions concerning options for changing the delivery of credit scores to the GSEs, underwriters and investors. FHFA is considering various options to change the current system. Any such choice, in the end, is the outcome of a detailed cost-benefit analysis, but while FHFA acknowledges this, they fall short of providing the necessary framework for reaching an informed conclusion.
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    New American Funding

    Company provides a vital link for purchase buyers reaching out through call centers

    New American Funding offers neighborhood data and connects homebuyers to real estate agents
    The homebuying process has changed drastically in the last decade, with buyers happy to self-serve as they look for homes and home loans. That process of self-education often lands them in an unusual space: loan call centers, which used to be the choice for homeowners looking for refinance loans, not first-time homebuyers reaching out for a purchase loan.
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    Factom Inc.

    How do you know if blockchain is right for your business?

    Factom provides a four-step roadmap — and a sandbox — to find out
    Factom offers a Sandbox for developers to try their Blockchain-as-a-Service offering, enabling them to quickly implement a proof of concept applicable to their business. Business stakeholders can immediately evaluate the value to their business with the accompanied user interface that is flexible to users’ data format. In other words, you do not need to change your data’s structure or format to fit the type of blockchain you need.
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Lereta

LERETA

For more than 29 years LERETA has provided the mortgage and insurance industries the fastest, most accurate and complete access to property tax data and flood hazard status information across the United States. Since 1986, LERETA committed to provide customers with extraordinary service and cost-effective property tax and flood solutions and continues to have this same objective today. LERETA’s services are designed to increase efficiency, reduce penalties and liabilities, and improve processes for mortgage originators and servicers. LERETA’s dedicated teams of real estate tax and flood professionals along with LERETA’s experienced management team allow LERETA to lead the industry in service and technology.

Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Genworth Mortgage Insurance

Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corporation is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and operates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Genworth has provided mortgage insurance products and services to help people responsibly achieve and maintain the dream of homeownership in the U.S. since 1981.