Category: Real Estate

Trump's Mortgage Nation

Housing Outlook 2017: Trump’s Mortgage Nation

You have questions about the next President? We have the answers. A new year brings new uncertainties, but 2017 brings a new President and administration with not just an unknown level of change, but an unknown amount of change. Join HousingWire as we host a free extended Q&A session featuring key industry experts answering your questions […]

2016 loan officer recruitment and retention study

Mortgage automation platform, Floify, announced the results of an industry-wide study on loan officer recruitment and retention. The study solicited over 13,000 mortgage originators, specifically loan officers, branch managers, and area sales managers. The analysis focused on LO’s with an annual loan volume of $21 million or more in order to distinguish the needs and […]

Legal and Regulatory Update on Electronic Mortgage Closings Edit

Legal and Regulatory Update on Electronic Mortgage Closings

As electronic signatures flourish throughout the market, new regulations, technologies, and customer expectations are driving digitization from lenders in mortgage applications, renewals, and disclosure delivery, significantly reducing the time between application and closings. Originators big and small have successfully automated the initial stages of the mortgage process, however, because the closing process is so complex, […]

Fixing the foreclosure fallout

As the housing market continues to recover from the Great Recession, the overall number of foreclosure starts has fallen on a nationwide basis. However, there are more than a dozen states where that trend reversed this year, and foreclosures completed in the second quarter of 2016 took an average of 629 days. For communities dealing […]

Pathways to eMortgage

While the industry has been talking about paperless mortgages for years, the main focus has been digitizing the application. However, new regulations, technologies and customer expectations are driving digitization all the way through to the closing table. Today, the end-to-end eMortgage is within reach. This eBook explains how banks, credit unions and lenders can take […]

Why online mortgage sales are the future

Websites are now the primary point of sale in many industries, however mortgage brokers continue to finalize their sales in person. Mortgage websites struggle to transform their websites into effective sales tool. With the implementation of live chat as an essential customer engagement tool, mortgage websites will now have a proven strategy in place to […]

Big data: Finding the best and worst housing markets

What does 2016 have in store for the US housing market? While some forecasts predict significant value increases across certain markets, other forecasts are more conservative. Which ones have it right? To obtain valuable insights you can’t get anywhere else, plan on attending HousingWire’s US Housing Forecast webinar. In partnership with HouseCanary, the nation’s most […]

Perspectives on the health of the U.S. economy: Restoring balance to housing’s ecosystem

A roundtable of economists convened by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) Center for California Real Estate address the need for education reform and the mismatch between the location of economic activity and housing affordability in order to preserve the stability and wealth creation enabled by homeownership.   Publisher: Center for California Real Estate Date: […]

2015 real estate tax report

Property tax management is vital to keeping your real property portfolio safe and healthy. Not knowing bill amounts or the delinquency status of properties carries serious ramifications. In this comprehensive new report, tax specialist LERETA has analyzed and highlighted current trends in property tax bill amounts and delinquencies across 53 counties in California. By downloading this report, […]

The challenges beyond TRID production

On Oct. 4, 2015, the mortgage industry will enter into the next phase of its existence: post-TRID. The industry is actively working to solve the immediate problems and challenges posed by the new Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms However, the immediate document production issues only cover about 20 percent of the total changes required […]