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  • Closing costs remained flat in 2019 April 1, 2020
    Despite a significant increase in mortgage volume, average closing costs for single-family properties in 2019 remained flat, according to an analysis by ClosingCorp. Read on for more details.
  • Coronavirus impacting three-quarters of small businesses April 1, 2020
    A survey by the NFIB Research Center found 76 percent of small businesses have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak. Read on for more details from NFIB’s latest survey of small-business owners.
  • WFG announces southwest regional manager April 1, 2020
    WFG National Title Insurance Co. has named a manager for its southwest region. Read on for more details.
  • DocMagic launches AutoPrep April 1, 2020
    DocMagic, Inc. has launched new technology that enables its Total eClose platform to accept documents from any source, including non-e-enabled documents. Read on to learn more.
  • Cloudstar hires ResWare administrator April 1, 2020
    Cloudstar has hired a senior ResWare administrator and SQL reporting expert. Read on for more details.

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  • Title Industry Delivers With Curbside, Drive-through Closing Options April 2, 2020
    Title and settlement companies across the country have modified their closing processes to serve their customers and keep everyone safe in a world of social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to safe closing protocols, companies have developed drive-through or curbside closings as a signing option to handle the...
    ALTA Blog
  • ClosingCorp: Closing Costs Averaged $5,779 in 2019 April 2, 2020
    Closing costs for a single-family property averaged $5,749 including taxes—$3,339 excluding taxes—according to data released by ClosingCorp. "In 2019, the U.S. mortgage industry originated more than $2.3 trillion in purchase and refinance loans—a significant year-over-year increase in volume,” said Bob Jennings, chief executive officer of ClosingCorp. “Unlike the cost of...
    ALTA Blog
  • GSEs Issue New Guidance on RON, Powers of Attorney March 31, 2020
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac modified their single-family seller guides including temporary requirements for remote online notarizations (RON) and powers of attorney. Remote Online Notarization The new RON requirements for both the government sponsored entities go into effect immediately. The requirements between Fannie and...
    ALTA Blog
  • Finding Diamonds in the Rough March 31, 2020
    While in high school, Amy Gregory joined a job-training program. Students who landed a business job got the perk of leaving school early. The Brandon, Fla., native answered an advertisement from a local title company. The interview went well, and she started as a part-time receptionist during her junior year...
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  • NNA Develops Health Disclosures for Signers, Borrowers March 16, 2020
    Keeping everyone safe during the closing process is vital amid growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19). Among the developments is a new recommended best practice from the National Notary Association (NNA) that both Notaries and signers/borrowers complete a disclosure prior to each individual signing. The disclosures, which will have questions...
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RSS Real Estate News

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    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Headline TK appeared first on HousingWire.
    Diego Sanchez
  • Broad coalition of mortgage industry and housing associations call for liquidity facility for servicers April 5, 2020
    The statement asks the government to provide the "final piece of the puzzle" – a liquidity facility for single-family and multifamily servicers. The post Broad coalition of mortgage industry and housing associations call for liquidity facility for servicers appeared first on HousingWire.
    Sarah Wheeler
  • [PULSE] Forbearance 2020: Standing on the precipice April 5, 2020
    By virtually eliminating any barrier to entry to obtain forbearance, policy makers have created outrageous moral hazard with potential costs that are unfathomable. The post [PULSE] Forbearance 2020: Standing on the precipice appeared first on HousingWire.
    Sarah Wheeler
  • The Profitable Publisher, Part One: Digital Media Businesses as Funnels April 4, 2020
    Ever since I worked at Travelzoo, I’ve thought about digital media businesses as funnels.  You attract readers to the top of the funnel, your website, through search, social, and other content distribution platforms like Flipboard.  You move readers to the middle of the funnel with loyalty products like email newsletters and podcasts. You can also […]
    Diego Sanchez
  • AIME’s Anthony Casa on the mortgage industry’s most pressing topics April 3, 2020
    HousingWire CEO Clayton Collins sat down with Association of Independent Mortgage Experts Chairman Anthony Casa to discuss some of the most pressing issues pertaining to the housing industry as the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 continues to create uncertainty within the market. HW+ Premium Content The post AIME’s Anthony Casa on the mortgage industry’s most pressing […]
    Alcynna Lloyd

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  • Protected: Headline TK April 6, 2020
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Headline TK appeared first on HousingWire.
    Diego Sanchez
  • Broad coalition of mortgage industry and housing associations call for liquidity facility for servicers April 5, 2020
    The statement asks the government to provide the "final piece of the puzzle" – a liquidity facility for single-family and multifamily servicers. The post Broad coalition of mortgage industry and housing associations call for liquidity facility for servicers appeared first on HousingWire.
    Sarah Wheeler
  • [PULSE] Forbearance 2020: Standing on the precipice April 5, 2020
    By virtually eliminating any barrier to entry to obtain forbearance, policy makers have created outrageous moral hazard with potential costs that are unfathomable. The post [PULSE] Forbearance 2020: Standing on the precipice appeared first on HousingWire.
    Sarah Wheeler
  • The Profitable Publisher, Part One: Digital Media Businesses as Funnels April 4, 2020
    Ever since I worked at Travelzoo, I’ve thought about digital media businesses as funnels.  You attract readers to the top of the funnel, your website, through search, social, and other content distribution platforms like Flipboard.  You move readers to the middle of the funnel with loyalty products like email newsletters and podcasts. You can also […]
    Diego Sanchez
  • AIME’s Anthony Casa on the mortgage industry’s most pressing topics April 3, 2020
    HousingWire CEO Clayton Collins sat down with Association of Independent Mortgage Experts Chairman Anthony Casa to discuss some of the most pressing issues pertaining to the housing industry as the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 continues to create uncertainty within the market. HW+ Premium Content The post AIME’s Anthony Casa on the mortgage industry’s most pressing […]
    Alcynna Lloyd

RSS Investments News

  • Protected: Headline TK April 6, 2020
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. The post Protected: Headline TK appeared first on HousingWire.
    Diego Sanchez
  • Broad coalition of mortgage industry and housing associations call for liquidity facility for servicers April 5, 2020
    The statement asks the government to provide the "final piece of the puzzle" – a liquidity facility for single-family and multifamily servicers. The post Broad coalition of mortgage industry and housing associations call for liquidity facility for servicers appeared first on HousingWire.
    Sarah Wheeler
  • [PULSE] Forbearance 2020: Standing on the precipice April 5, 2020
    By virtually eliminating any barrier to entry to obtain forbearance, policy makers have created outrageous moral hazard with potential costs that are unfathomable. The post [PULSE] Forbearance 2020: Standing on the precipice appeared first on HousingWire.
    Sarah Wheeler
  • The Profitable Publisher, Part One: Digital Media Businesses as Funnels April 4, 2020
    Ever since I worked at Travelzoo, I’ve thought about digital media businesses as funnels.  You attract readers to the top of the funnel, your website, through search, social, and other content distribution platforms like Flipboard.  You move readers to the middle of the funnel with loyalty products like email newsletters and podcasts. You can also […]
    Diego Sanchez
  • AIME’s Anthony Casa on the mortgage industry’s most pressing topics April 3, 2020
    HousingWire CEO Clayton Collins sat down with Association of Independent Mortgage Experts Chairman Anthony Casa to discuss some of the most pressing issues pertaining to the housing industry as the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 continues to create uncertainty within the market. HW+ Premium Content The post AIME’s Anthony Casa on the mortgage industry’s most pressing […]
    Alcynna Lloyd
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