Residential Mortgage

Franklin American Correspondent Lending Intros New Hybrid Mandatory Loan Sales

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 28, 2017

Franklin American Mortgage Correspondent Lending has introduced what it claims is the industry’s first mini-bulk execution permitting assignment of trades (AOT). The new Hybrid Mandatory program employs Compass Analytics’ CompassBid and BidAOT services to streamline mini-bulk bids and AOT processing. [Read More]

NAR: Pending Home Sales Dipped 0.8% In March

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 28, 2017

After jumping 5.5% in February, pending home sales dipped 0.8% in March, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Still, pending home sales were up 0.8% compared with March 2016. The month-over-month dip in March was not due to [Read More]

Trump Taps Pam Patenaude To Become Next HUD Deputy Secretrary

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 28, 2017

“Pam is an exceptional choice for the position,” says David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Back On The Rise

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 27, 2017

After hitting a low for the year, mortgage rates were back on the rise this week, with the average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rising to 4.03%, up from 3.97% the previous week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary [Read More]

New Home Sales Took Nice Jump In March

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 27, 2017

New home sales in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of about 621,000, an increase of 5.8% compared with a revised rate of about 587,000 in February and an increase of 15.6% compared with about 537,000 in March [Read More]

QuickInsured Now Integrated With Ellie Mae’s Encompass

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 26, 2017

QuickInsured, an independent insurance agency specializing in the mortgage industry, reports that its homeowners insurance quote service is now available through Ellie Mae’s Encompass all-in-one mortgage management solution. The seamless integration allows lenders to order QuickInsured’s solutions directly through Encompass. [Read More]

Primary Residential Mortgage Opens New Location In Miami

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 26, 2017

Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. (PRMI) reports that it has opened a new brick-and-mortar location in Miami. The new location at The Crossings is under the management of Cary Roque-Valdovinos. The team at the new branch has a combined 35 years [Read More]

Mortgage Capital Trading Adds Cara Krause As Regional Sales Director

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 26, 2017

Mortgage industry professional Cara Krause has joined Mortgage Capital Trading Inc. (MCT), a mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm, as regional sales director. Krause has more than 25 years of experience in mortgage banking. She possesses extensive knowledge [Read More]

MBA: Falling Mortgage Rates Caused Surge In Applications For Refinances

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 26, 2017

A surge in applications for refinances linked to a recent drop in mortgage interest rates caused mortgage application volume to increase 2.7% on an adjusted basis during the week ended April 21, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly [Read More]

Optimal Blue Now Integrated With Total Expert’s Marketing/CRM Platform

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 26, 2017

Optimal Blue, which offers a “digital marketplace” of loan data and analytics, as well as loan pricing and mortgage hedging software solutions, is now integrated with Total Expert Inc., a developer of marketing software for the mortgage and real estate [Read More]

Survey: Mortgage Lenders Anticipate Increased Purchase Volume In 2017

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 25, 2017

Despite a serious lack of inventory and increasing home prices, most mortgage lenders are predicting that mortgage purchase volume will increase in 2017 relative to 2016, according to a recent survey conducted by the Lenders One Cooperative, a national alliance of [Read More]

Case-Shiller: U.S. Home Prices Hit All-Time High In February

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 25, 2017

U.S. home prices increased 0.4% on an adjusted basis in February compared with January and increased 5.8% compared with February 2016, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index. Not only was it the fourth consecutive month [Read More]

Equifax Revamps InterConnect Platform

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 24, 2017

Equifax Inc. reports that it recently redesigned its InterConnect platform, which mortgage lenders use for credit and risk decisioning. InterConnect is a suite of four tools, including Insight Gateway, which streamlines transactional access to diverse data sources and development of [Read More]

Black Knight: U.S. Home Prices Continued To Rise In February

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 24, 2017

U.S. home prices increased 0.8% in February compared with January and increased 5.7% compared with February 2016, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ home price index report. The average price for a home hit a post-crisis high of about $268,000, surpassing [Read More]

Alterra Home Loans Taps Gerry Fernandez As VP Of Sales

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 24, 2017

Mortgage industry veteran Gerry Fernandez recently joined Alterra Home Loans, the second-largest Hispanic-owned mortgage company and one of the fastest-growing origination firms, as vice president of sales. Fernandez is a 20-year veteran of the loan origination business. Previously, he was [Read More]

Draper And Kramer Mortgage Hires Leslie Chappel As VP Of Lending

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 24, 2017

Leslie Chappel, a top-producing mortgage originator in the Louisville, Ky., area, has joined Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. (DKMC) as vice president of residential lending. Chappel was DKMC’s first hire in Louisville, where the company recently celebrated the grand opening [Read More]

Freddie Mac: Weak Economic Data, Global Tensions Pushed Mortgage Rates Lower

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 21, 2017

Mortgage rates continued to drop during the week ended April 20, with the average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) hitting 3.97%, down from 4.08% to reach the lowest mark since November 2016, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage [Read More]

NAR: Existing-Home Sales Sprung Up In March

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 21, 2017

Existing-home sales in March reached an annual pace of 5.71 million, up 4.4% from a downwardly revised 5.47 million in February and up 5.9% compared with March 2016, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). It was the strongest [Read More]

Black Knight: Prepayment Speeds Bounced Back In March

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 21, 2017

The mortgage delinquency rate in March was 3.62%, down 14.08% compared with February and down 11.40% to reach the lowest level in 11 years, according to Black Knight’s First Look mortgage report. About 1.8 million properties were 30 days or [Read More]

PCLender, Mortgage Capital Trading Now Integrated

Posted by Patrick Barnard on April 19, 2017

Mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing technology firm Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT) reports that it has integrated its secondary marketing solution with PCLender’s loan origination system (LOS). That means users of PCLender’s LOS and MCT’s hedge advisory services can seamlessly [Read More]