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  • Crowdfunding lending platform Groundfloor turns to crowdfunding to raise money, for itself

    Aims to raise $7 million by inviting public to buy shares in company
    Groundfloor, a real estate lending platform that raises its loan funds via crowdfunding from the public, is turning to crowdfunding to raise money for something else – itself. But, the company is not going the Initial Public Offering route via the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq. Rather, Groundfloor is launching an online public offering, in which it’s seeking to raise more than $7 million from the public.
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  • Flagstar Bank to acquire Santander Bank's mortgage warehouse loan portfolio

    The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018
    Flagstar Bank announced Tuesday it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase a mortgage warehouse loan portfolio from Santander Bank. As part of the transaction, Flagstar will bring on Santander's existing relationship managers, adding the employees to its warehouse business, the company explained in a release.
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  • Roostify raises $25 million to fund growth of digital lending platform

    Powers digital mortgage process for JPMorgan Chase, others
    Roostify, which powers the digital mortgage process for lenders like Guild Mortgage and will soon serve as the backbone of JPMorgan Chase’s digital mortgage process, announced Thursday that it raised $25 million in its Series B funding round. The company plans to use the money to accelerate its growth.
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  • Mobile digital mortgage platform StreamLoan raises $2 million in seed capital

    Company founded in 2015
    StreamLoan, a tech company that provides a mobile-focused digital mortgage platform, announced this week that it raised $2 million in seed capital to fund its growth. According to the company, its seed round investors included Acorn Pacific Ventures, Whitespace Capital, Steve Weston, the former CEO of Barclays Mortgage Bank, and Rajiv Krishnarao, the director of finance at Uber.
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  • Fannie Mae needs billions from Treasury for the first time since 2012. What happened?

    Credit the Republican tax plan, and much more
    If you’ve been playing close attention, you knew this day was coming, but that doesn’t make it any less shocking. Fannie Mae needs money from the government for the first time since 2012. So, how did we get here? The easy answer is to blame the Republican tax plan, and in many ways, that’s correct… but it’s far more complicated than that.
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  • Real estate technology company Homesnap secures $14 million in funding

    Money will be used to boost offerings for real estate agents
    Homesnap, a real estate technology company that provides a mobile productivity app and marketing platform for real estate brokers, agents and clients, announced this week that it plans to grow its offerings thanks to $14 million in new funding. The new investment brings the total capital raised by Homesnap to more than $32 million.
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  • Real estate and fintech solution CertifID raises $1.7M in seed round financing

    Initial round led by Wakestream Ventures
    Authentication software provider CertifID announced it has raised $1.7 million in its seed round of financing, led by Wakestream Ventures. The company was founded in 2017 by the owners and founders of Sun Title, and entrepreneur Tyler Adams, after Sun Title fell victim to a social engineering fraud scheme that cost the company almost $200,000.
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  • Nationstar (aka Mr. Cooper) merging with WMIH Corp. in $3.8 billion deal

    WMIH is former parent company of Washington Mutual
    For more than 11 years, Fortress Investment Group controlled Nationstar Mortgage, the nonbank now known as Mr. Cooper, via majority ownership in the company’s shares. But that’s about to change. Nationstar announced Tuesday morning that it is merging with WMIH Corp., the former parent company of Washington Mutual in a $3.8 billion deal.
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  • Lennar completes CalAtlantic merger

    Merger creates nation’s largest homebuilder
    Lennar has completed its previously announced merger with CalAtlantic, creating the nation’s largest homebuilder. Lennar will now own or control approximately 250,000 home sites and be actively selling homes in 1,300 residential communities in 21 states.
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