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Coronavirus volatility to test mortgage industry’s funding models

Coronavirus volatility to test mortgage industry’s funding models

Mortgage companies that borrow heavily to keep their operations running may face financial pressure from coronavirus-related market volatility as it affects the valuations...
Toronto home prices roar back from lows as demand surges

Toronto home prices roar back from lows as demand surges

Toronto home prices surged in February, and sales jumped from a 10-year low, as buyers stampeded back into the market.The benchmark price climbed...
Greg Shumate

Capital City Bank plans to buy majority stake in BrandMortgage

Florida-based depository Capital City Bank has struck a deal to purchase a 51% share in regional lender BrandMortgage, according to a press release...
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HELOC alternative Hometap raises $100M in new capital

Hometap, a fintech company providing an alternative to traditional home equity lending, secured $100 million in new financing as it looks to expand...
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Mortgage applications increase with FHA refinancings as a driver

Mortgage application activity increased 3.8% from one week earlier, with refinance volume for Federal Housing Administration-insured loans taking the spotlight, the Mortgage Bankers...
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The Trump effect: How mortgage rates move with the president’s tweets

President Trump lets his thoughts be known through Twitter and those tweets can have a direct impact on the economy and interest rates,...
Toll Brothers posts quarterly home orders beating estimates

Toll Brothers posts quarterly home orders beating estimates

Toll Brothers Inc., the largest U.S. luxury-home builder, reported quarterly orders that beat estimates, a sign that low mortgage rates are fueling a...
Consumer housing confidence rises as buying conditions strengthen

Consumer housing confidence rises as buying conditions strengthen

With more consumers believing it’s a great time to buy a home, the Home Purchase Sentiment Index had its best November since the...
Borrowers take most cash-out from properties in nearly 12 years

Borrowers take most cash-out from properties in nearly 12 years

More than half of the third quarter refinance activity was the cash-out variety, with borrowers removing the most total equity from their homes...
It's a seller's market in King County as inventory tightens

It’s a seller’s market in King County as inventory tightens

Last month, brokers anticipated local residential markets swinging, if ever so slightly, to give buyers more bargaining power.After seeing new data from the...

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UWM tightens VOE standards as jobless claims rise

UWM tightens VOE standards as jobless claims rise

There’s been an uptick in the number of mortgage loans falling out as they approach closing — even up to the day of...
Multifamily market permits continue to decline

Multifamily market permits continue to decline

Prior to stay-at-home orders and businesses closing, the multifamily market was already seeing a decline in both permits and starts, a new report...
Mike Casale

THE iBUYER CODE — Big Data keys to unlock the secrets of selling your...

Source: anlei-service-gmbh.deThe iBuyer revolution is underway and it’s already reshaping how investors buy homes, how homeowners sell homes, how quickly real estate transactions...
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How Landlords Will Lose Big, If They Chose To Evict Tenants Now

Photo by Ev on UnsplashLandlords — Your instincts are wrong. They are screaming at you, “Save yourself and protect your income.” If Tenants...
Threading the needle - Andrew Strickman

Threading the needle – Andrew Strickman

Lots was happening in mid-March as a result of the growing coronavirus threat.The realtor.com office in Silicon Valley had closed a week prior,...

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