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Technology

Technology innovation and integrations. Company updates to client services, as well as strategic vendor moves.

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  • Movement Mortgage, Better.com CEOs: The "one-click" mortgage is not the endgame for the housing business

    Top mortgage execs on why the human element won't disappear
    For the last several years, much of the narrative surrounding the housing business has been focused on the digitization of the mortgage and home buying process. Seemingly every day, there's another lender unveiling a digital mortgage process. And every few weeks, it seems as if there's another iBuyer joining the market, offering homeowners the opportunity to sell their home with the click of a button. But two of the top CEOs in the mortgage business said Friday that the "one-click" mortgage is not the endgame that so many people seem to think it is.
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  • Alabama-based Hometown Lenders launches HECM division

    Adopts ReverseVision technology to support new channel
    Alabama-based mortgage lender Hometown Lenders announced Thursday that it’s launching a reverse mortgage division, employing ReverseVision’s HECM technology to support its effort. This makes Hometown the second lender in the last month to launch a HECM division using ReverseVision technology, apparently finding merit in the "generational lending" strategy RV promotes.
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  • A data-driven approach to neighborhood stabilization

    Disposition strategies that return distressed properties to owner-occupants faster
    There’s an opportunity to give data that opinion-shaping power when it comes to answering a specific question regarding neighborhood stabilization: is it better for a distressed foreclosure property to revert back to the foreclosing lender or be sold to a real estate investor at the foreclosure auction, if the primary goal is to most effectively stabilize the surrounding neighborhood?
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  • Citizens Bank unveils digital home buying and mortgage experience

    Customers can search for homes online, apply for a mortgage digitally, and more
    Citizens Bank, which became one of the country’s largest mortgage companies when it acquired Franklin American Mortgage last year, is now diving headfirst into digital mortgages. This week, Citizens unveiled a new digital mortgage experience that will enable borrowers to both apply for and manage their mortgages online. But that’s not the only part of the home buying journey that Citizens is digitizing. The bank is also now offering to help borrowers find their next house as well.
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  • MERS, NYSE owner Intercontinental Exchange increases mortgage presence by buying Simplifile

    Completes $335 million purchase of electronic document platform
    Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, moved into mortgages in a big way last year when the company bought MERS. And now, ICE is increasing its presence in the mortgage business. ICE announced Wednesday that it has acquired Simplifile, which acts as an electronic liaison between lenders, settlement agents, and county recording offices, for $335 million.
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  • Need help putting together your marketing tech stack?

    Our experts at engage can help
    New tech solutions continue to flood the mortgage industry, all promising to improve processes, increase efficiencies and save money. Marketers are being inundated with options, but it’s difficult to know where to start, much less what to actually implement. That’s why we asked industry experts to speak at engage.marketing in our session titled, How I Built This: Putting Together Your Marketing Tech Stack.
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  • Former HousingWire Editor-in-Chief Jacob Gaffney partners with former CoreLogic exec to launch media and PR firm

    Joins with Alyson Austin to form Gaffney Austin
    Two of the most well-known names in the housing space are partnering together to launch a media and public relations firm. Jacob Gaffney, who led HousingWire’s editorial team for more than a decade, recently left the company and is partnering with Alyson Austin, a former CoreLogic executive, to launch Gaffney Austin.
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  • LenderClose expands its software development team

    The fintech company welcomes 3 new software engineers to the company
    Fintech startup LenderClose recently announced it expanded its team, welcoming three new software engineers to the company, including Matthew Brown, Phyllis Nelson and Jessica Wilson. LenderClose COO Ben Rempe said this team is directly responsible for making sure the company's rapid technology development is accompanied by the highest quality client care and attention.
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