Jim Blatt: CRM Systems Helping Lenders Automate Processes And Boost Sales
PERSON OF THE WEEK: Jim Blatt is the CEO and co-founder of Mortgage Returns, a provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software and automated marketing  [read more]
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:06:22 -0400
NAR: Pending Home Sales Dipped Slightly In August
Pending home sales fell slightly in August, dipping 1.0% compared to July - however, contract signings remained at their second-highest level in the past year,  [read more]
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:05:20 -0400
Black Knight: Some U.S. Cities Saw Home Prices Decline In July
U.S. home prices inched up 0.2%, on average, in July compared to June; however, seven of the 20 largest cities in the U.S. saw prices  [read more]
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
FHFA: Foreclosure Prevention Actions Fell In Q2 As Delinquencies Declined
About 80,000 foreclosure prevention actions were completed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the second quarter, down from about 89,000 completed in the first  [read more]
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
CFPB Fines Flagstar Bank $37.5 Million For Mortgage Servicing Violations
Flagstar Bank will pay $37.5 million in fines and penalties for failing to comply with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) new mortgage servicing rules.  [read more]
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Dropped Slightly
After rising slightly the previous week, mortgage rates ticked down again during the week ending Sept. 25, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey.  [read more]
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:23:50 -0400
FHFA Names Nina Nichols Deputy Director Of Enterprise Regulation
Nina Nichols has been promoted to deputy director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) Division of Enterprise Regulation. Nichols joined the FHFA in March  [read more]
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
NTS Unveils New Platform Adding Insurance Tracking And UCC
National Tax Search (NTS), a provider of property tax management and flood determination services, has developed a new, bundled solution that will incorporate not only  [read more]
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Dave Beck And Eric Alvine Promoted At Pierce And Associates
Dave Beck has been promoted to chief information officer, and Eric Alvine has been named director of foreclosure at Pierce & Associates PC, a law  [read more]
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Nevada Supreme Court Decision Underscores HOA Lien Danger For Lenders
The Nevada Supreme Court recently upheld a law that allows homeowners associations (HOAs) to foreclose on homes ahead of first-mortgage providers - therefore, solidifying super-lien  [read more]
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:16:55 -0400
Borrower Equity Goes Up $1 Trillion In A Year
With nearly 950,000 homes returning to positive equity in the second quarter of the year, the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity in  [read more]
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:38:52 -0400
Churchill Mortgage Adds 21 Employees Across Six Branches
To accommodate continued growth, Churchill Mortgage has expanded its team with 21 new employees across its branches in Arizona, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia,  [read more]
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400
New Ad Campaign Aims To Bolster Awareness Of MHA Programs
The U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Ad Council have launched a new series of  [read more]
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:28:40 -0400
Freddie Mac: Housing Market Remained 'Weak' In July
Just how weak is the housing market? According to Freddie Mac's Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi), the housing market is 22.7% "recovered" from its weakest period  [read more]
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:12:20 -0400
New Home Sales Rebounded In August
After tumbling 8.1% in June and another 2.4% in July, sales of new single-family homes rebounded in August, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of  [read more]
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:28:16 -0400