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  • Ask the Expert – Dave Hershman Discusses Yield Spread Premiums
    I have a question regarding rebates. Why do some lenders have such low maximum above-par pricing on certain products, especially ARMs? This sometimes precludes me from offering reduced and no-closing cost loans. I was told it has to do with the investors on the secondary market. Why would the investors care? Thank… Read more »
  • Consolidated Analytics Launches Consolidated Collateral Analysis
    Consolidated Analytics, the premier provider of mortgage services, today announced the launch of its Consolidated Collateral Analysis (CCA), a collateral risk reporting tool that assesses the integrity and accuracy of an underlying appraisal by combining a licensed review appraiser’s analysis and commentary with an intelligent, rules-driven risk score, and an… Read more »
  • Best Practices for Choosing a Lien Release Partner
    By Danny Byrnes, VP Sales & Marketing, Nationwide Title Clearing Inc. The key word here is partner. You want to be sure to engage a company that you feel confident will work with you to meet your needs and go that extra mile for you. Before embarking on a search… Read more »
  • Bill Bodnar of MMG: “No Rush to Lock Right Now”
      The post Bill Bodnar of MMG: “No Rush to Lock Right Now” appeared first on The Mortgage Leader. Read more »
  • Genworth Releases Its First-Time Homebuyers Market Report
    Written by Genworth Mortgage Insurance’s Chief Economist Tian Liu, this report highlights the following takeaways: The first-time homebuyer market continued to slow down in Q1, but still out-performed the rest of the housing market. First-time homebuyers purchased 401,000 single-family homes in Q1, down three percent from a year ago. This… Read more »
  • Ellie Mae Announces New Release For Encompass Digital Lending Platform
    Ellie Mae® has launched a new major release of their Encompass digital lending platform. The latest release is designed to help lenders of all sizes originate more loans across a wider variety of loan types, capitalize on the growing HELOC demand, sell and deliver loans more efficiently, provide a better loan officer… Read more »
  • Redfin Survey Says Tax Reform Not Having A Big Impact On Home Searches
    More than a year after the historic tax code overhaul, less than half of homebuyers (47%) say that tax reform has had an effect on their home search, according to a March survey commissioned by Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s down from 56 percent last year, when tax reform’s effects… Read more »
  • Maxwell’s View On The Mortgage Industry Evolution : Three Decades of Red Flags — Mortgage Policy & Praxis, 1970-1999
    Posted by Chelsea Mize, Maxwell In the digital age, industries evolve at a breakneck pace, spurred on by technological advents and process enhancements. And yet, as anyone in the mortgage industry knows, change here is less accelerated. We adapt more slowly, seeking respite in the comfort of our well-worn processes… Read more »
  • Home Diversification Corp Offers News Way To Diversify Housing Price Risk
    Home Diversification Corp., a startup Fintech financial product provider, today announced that it will begin selling its signature solution for the newly established Home Diversification Industry (HD) in the 3rd-quarter of this year. Their product – Home Diversification Agreement – will be made available to industry partners and the general… Read more »
  • Calyx Software Launches New Branding and Enhanced Service Tool
    Calyx Software® today revealed a new brand identity, website, and enhanced service options for customers. The company wide visual transformation was designed to embody its mission and unify behind one single brand: Calyx. “These exciting updates more closely align with the characteristics our customers associate with the Calyx name: easy-to-use, accessible,… Read more »
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