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  • Stewart partners with eMortgage technology developer February 23, 2018
    Stewart is partnering with an eMortgage technology developer to accelerate the company’s efforts to promote and deliver a fully digital mortgage closing process.
  • Old Republic selects Pavaso for eClosings February 22, 2018
    Old Republic National Title Insurance Co. has selected Pavaso to process eClosings for the company’s direct and national settlement operations, the company announced. Old Republic’s Pavaso solution integrates technologies such as Blockchain and eNotary and enables title agents to assimilate complimentary applications into a single portal.
  • Black Knight reports fourth-quarter, 2017 earnings February 22, 2018
    Black Knight’s revenues and net earnings increased during both the fourth quarter and 2017. The company said its fourth-quarter earnings included a $110.9 million income tax benefit resulting from tax reform.
  • United Wholesale Mortgage expands eClosing reach February 22, 2018
    United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) has expanded its eClosing capabilities to borrowers in 16 states, the company announced. UWM said its technology allows borrowers to close a loan from any computer, tablet, Android or Apple device with a web camera and Internet connection.
  • Old Republic adds vice president February 22, 2018
    Old Republic has hired an agency manager for its Pacific Northwest Region. Read on for more details.

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  • Our Values In Action February 22, 2018
    A company’s values are the cornerstone of its culture. They are the basis of how a business functions. They set you apart from the competition, make you unique and are essential to achieving an organization’s goals. Last year, ALTA unveiled its Our Values initiative. The values are: We Lead: We...
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  • Our Values In Action February 22, 2018
    A company’s values are the cornerstone of its culture. They are the basis of how a business functions. They set you apart from the competition, make you unique and are essential to achieving an organization’s goals. Last year, ALTA unveiled its Our Values initiative. The values are: We Lead: We...
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  • Boost Your Marketing Efforts With These New Ads February 8, 2018
    ALTA and its Homebuyer Outreach Program Committee have developed several new advertisements for members to use as handouts to first-time hombuyers, ads for real estate clients or flyers in coffee shops. Members can customize material and download PDFs for free or order prints that can be delivered directly to your...
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  • Watch the Brand New ALTA SPRINGBOARD Video! February 7, 2018
    Let's face it, we could tell you until we're blue in the face how perfect ALTA SPRINGBOARD is for you and your organization. But when you want to try something new, who do you go to for an honest opinion? Your friends! Take a look at this short video of...
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  • The Need for Change Management January 11, 2018
    “Create a compelling vision, one that takes people to a new place, and then translate that vision into a reality.” —Warren Bennis, On Becoming a Leader By Natalie I. Lancaster We live in an era of constant change. Nothing stays the same. Change comes in many forms. It could be...
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  • Former RE/MAX CEO David Liniger violated company policies by loaning millions to successor February 23, 2018
    An internal investigation found that David Liniger, the founder and former CEO of RE/MAX, violated company policies by loaning millions of dollars to his eventual successor. Liniger and Contos confirmed the existence of a $2.375 million loan that Liniger provided to Adam Contos, who then used the money to purchase a residence at a below […]
  • Terwilliger Foundation partners with Enterprise Community Partners to improve economic mobility February 23, 2018
    Aiming to help low-income families move up the economic ladder, the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families is giving $3 million to Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit that designs and builds affordable housing. The grant is designed to create “innovative, integrated approaches” in areas like job training and healthcare that can increase economic […]
  • Flat-fee real estate company Home Bay expands to Texas February 22, 2018
    In July, Home Bay, a San Diego-based startup that offers real estate services for a flat fee, announced that it raised $5 million to fund its expansion beyond California. Since then, Home Bay has expanded to Florida, Illinois, and Georgia. And now, Home Bay is available in Texas as well.
  • How transparency drives better results in foreclosure sales February 22, 2018
    As the largest real estate marketplace, Auction.com has worked to reduce the overall loss severity through the application of innovative technologies and a data-driven approach that optimizes the real estate disposition experience for buyers and sellers. In the process, we’ve been able to provide transparency through these approaches that mutually benefit the buyers and sellers […]
  • These metros saw the most homebuilding activity in 2017 February 22, 2018
    Homebuilding saw a pickup near the end of 2017 and is even expected to fuel the housing market in 2018 as it rises to a post-recession high. But which metros came out on top as having the most homebuilding activity in 2017? Trulia conducted a new study to find out.

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  • HomeBridge promotes Jamie Zeitz to renovation producing area sales manager February 23, 2018
    HomeBridge Financial Services has announced the promotion of Jamie Zeitz to the newly created position of renovation producing area sales manager for the Southeast region. Zeitz will focus on expanding the company's renovation business, the company said.
  • Philadelphia considering new law designed to limit reverse mortgage foreclosures February 23, 2018
    The city of Philadelphia is set to consider new legislation that would “prevent the spread of reverse mortgage foreclosures” in the city by “closing a loophole” in the city’s laws that some lenders allegedly exploit to foreclose on reverse mortgage borrowers.
  • Exclusive: CoreLogic launching new flood risk tool February 23, 2018
    CoreLogic, the property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, unveiled a new pair of flood risk tools, Future Flood and Next-Day Notification, to enable lenders and servicers to provide more transparency to borrowers.
  • Top mortgage lenders see originations drop in 2017 February 23, 2018
    Data from IMF revealed many of the nation’s top lenders saw a decrease in origination volume from 2016 to 2017. Out of the top 13 lenders, listed by origination volume from both retail and wholesale, only three saw an increase in their origination volume from 2016 to 2017.
  • Nationwide Title Clearing promotes Debbie Lastoria to VP of national sales February 23, 2018
    Nationwide Title Clearing, a post-closing services provider for financial institutions, investors and servicers, announced this week that it promoted Debbie Lastoria to the position of vice president of national sales. While previously serving as NTC’s VP of business development, Lastoria was honored as one of HousingWire Magazine’s Women of Influence in 2015.

RSS Investments News

  • Freddie Mac reports $3.3 billion loss in Q4 February 15, 2018
    Freddie Mac, while reporting a profit for the full year in 2017, posted a more than $3 billion loss in the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter’s net income posted a loss of $2.9 billion, and comprehensive income showed a loss of $3.3 billion. Here’s why, and what happens next.
  • Fannie Mae CEO: We will return to profit in 2018 February 14, 2018
    “We had a solid quarter in that our business performance was excellent,” Timothy Mayopoulos told HousingWire by phone. “The quarter’s earning are not a reflection of our underlying business. We will also benefit from the lower corporate tax rate.”
  • Fannie Mae earnings show 4Q net loss of $6.5 billion February 14, 2018
    Fannie Mae reported a net loss of $6.5 billion and comprehensive loss of $6.7 billion for fourth quarter 2017. The company also added it expects to request an expected billion-dollar provision from the Treasury to eliminate its net worth deficit.
  • Former Clayton Holdings execs band together to found new due diligence firm February 9, 2018
    Last year, private mortgage insurer Radian Group announced that it was going restructure its services business, which is conducted through its principal subsidiary Clayton Holdings, due to “recent underperformance below expectations.” Now, three former Clayton executives are partnering up to launch a new due diligence firm that will directly compete with Clayton for business.
  • Expert warns latest Ginnie Mae regs aren't improving FHA and VA pricing as intended February 1, 2018
    Brent Nyitray, director of capital markets for iServe Residential Lending, said in an email today that loan officers are taking note of “lousy” pricing for FHA and VAs higher up in the rate stack. But, Ginnie Mae just issued new regulations to prevent serial refinances. Why isn't it leading to higher demand?
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