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Vantage Production says its VIP users can now incorporate real-time product and pricing information directly into consumers’ quotes and sales presentations via integration with Optimal Blue’s platform. Optimal Blue’s Digital Marketplace enables originators to automate their entire secondary marketing operation [Read More]

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National real estate tax and flood service provider LERETA has created LERETA University, a web-based training platform to support and assist servicers in navigating in-depth tax servicing information. LERETA University is virtually led by instructors who assist servicers and their [Read More]

Arch Mortgage Insurance Comp. (Arch MI), a provider of private mortgage insurance, and OpenClose, a multichannel loan origination system (LOS) and mortgage software solutions provider, have completed a new integration allowing immediate access to Arch MI RateStar pricing from within [Read More]

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. has officially unveiled a new brand name – Mr. Cooper – for its mortgage servicing and originations operation. The company says the brand is a “tangible expression of the company’s dedication to making the mortgage process [Read More]

Freddie Mac says it is now offering its automated collateral evaluation (ACE) service to consumers who are buying homes or refinancing existing mortgage loans. The ACE process assesses the need for a traditional appraisal by leveraging proprietary models and using [Read More]

Hunt Mortgage Group, a company focused on financing commercial real estate throughout the U.S., has closed its first commercial real estate collateralized loan obligation (CRE-CLO), Hunt CRE 2017-FL1. “This is a major milestone for Hunt Mortgage Group as it provides [Read More]

QuestSoft’s Compliance EAGLE software platform has added new loan-level data checks and validation for Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) mortgage call reports, allowing lenders to check for and correct errors and also display warnings during the normal loan funding cycle. [Read More]

According to Ellie Mae’s July Origination Insight Report, the percentage of refinance home loans increased three points to 35% of all closed loans, following two months of refis’ share decreasing. “The market has been shifting from refis to purchases, but [Read More]

According to a recent survey conducted by loanDepot, 52% of Millennials (born between 1981 and 1997), cite no longer wanting to pay rent and being ready to start a family as two top drivers motivating them to start looking into [Read More]

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From The Orb

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Yogesh Chaudhari is senior vice president of IndiSoft LLC, an organization that develops, licenses and supports a range of software-as-a-service solutions for the financial services industry. Mortgage Orb chatted with Chaudhari to collect his thoughts on [Read More]

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Shannon Buckner-Santos is vice president of national accounts at Informative Research, a mortgage technology and data solutions provider. Specializing in risk management and quality control data-driven solutions, Informative Research provides credit and property valuation products, an [Read More]

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Gena Roach, the web applications system support manager at Financial Industry Computer Systems (FICS), says web-based tools offer borrowers efficiency and convenience, which equates to saved time and expenses for lenders and servicers. We caught up [Read More]

PERSON OF THE WEEK: The debate rages on: Is there really an “appraiser shortage” as some claim? And will technology and automation one day replace human appraisers? Jeff Sandman, co-founder of national appraisal management company Pendo Management Group, based in [Read More]

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