Mark Lyons has been promoted to the new role of senior vice president for corporate sales development at appraisal management company Valuation Partners. [Read More]

Arch MI, a national provider of private mortgage insurance, has launched Arch Mortgage Guaranty Co. (AMG), a mortgage insurance company specifically created for [Read More]

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After increasing dramatically the previous two weeks, mortgage application volume fell 3.2% on an adjusted basis during the week ended Jan. 23, compared [Read More]

Applications for purchases increased slightly in December following a four-month decline, according to Ellie Mae's Origination Insight Report, which tracks about 57% of [Read More]

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About 7.3 million borrowers who lost their homes during the recession are poised to become homeowners again over the next eight years as [Read More]

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U.S. home prices inched up 0.1% in November compared to October and were up 4.5% compared to November 2013, according to Black Knight [Read More]

After falling 6.1% in November, existing-home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in December - up 2.4% from [Read More]


Mortgage rates fell again amid declining bond yields and oil prices during the week ended Jan. 22, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage [Read More]

Titan Capital Solutions (TCS), a wholly owned correspondent investment subsidiary of mortgage services provider Titan Lenders Corp., is now purchasing lenders' "scratch and [Read More]

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BLOG VIEW: The False Claims Act has taken center stage over the last few years as regulators crack down on small and large lenders responsible for misconduct related to underwriting, selling or servicing Federal Housing [Read More]

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Amanda (Mandy) Phillips is legal and compliance senior executive for Accenture Mortgage Cadence. MortgageOrb recently interviewed Phillips to learn about how the company is helping lenders meet the upcoming deadline for [Read More]

BLOG VIEW: Many mortgage bankers have concluded that best execution in most cases means selling loans directly to the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) and retaining mortgage servicing rights (MSRs). Although the economics of retaining MSRs are [Read More]

PERSON OF THE WEEK: Joe D'Urso is president of Clayton Holdings, a provider of loan review and due diligence, consulting, loan surveillance, and staffing, recruiting and outsourcing services, as well as commercial services. MortgageOrb recently [Read More]

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