Driving Comps Can Be Risky Business

The Appraiser Coach

Recently, I had a scary experience while taking comp photos. I live in a very rural area where there are a lot of people who are very protective about their. Read More.

First American exits property and casualty business

Housing Wire

First American said the decision will help it focus on its core title business. First American first announced its intent to exit its property and casualty business in October 2020. The post First American exits property and casualty business appeared first on HousingWire.

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How Zillow’s model crushed its iBuying business

Housing Wire

On Tuesday Zillow announced it will be shutting down its Offers business, which wasn’t too much of a shock considering how their stock had been performing for some time. The post How Zillow’s model crushed its iBuying business appeared first on HousingWire.

Homepoint winds down Ginnie Mae loan-servicing business

Housing Wire

Mortgage lender Home Point Financial , which does business as Homepoint , is poised to exit the Ginnie Mae mortgage-servicing rights market, according to its CEO and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Home Point Financial President and CEO Willie Newman.

UniversalCIS, Credit Plus Merge Businesses

Appraisal Buzz

UniversalCIS , a provider of credit data and related origination solutions in the mortgage industry, and Credit Plus , a mortgage verification and business credit report provider, are merging their companies. The post UniversalCIS, Credit Plus Merge Businesses appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

Why lenders should build a referral-based business

Housing Wire

Stevens, President at SRE.com, about the challenges mortgage loan officers and brokers face as the market continues to shift toward purchase money business and how human-assisted eCommerce can help them win more business. HousingWire recently spoke with John G.

Study: Real estate firms thrive on repeat and referral business

Housing Wire

Referrals from past and repeat customers still generated the greatest number of inquiries for real estate firms in 2020 with 30% of brokerage business coming from this source, the same amount as in 2018, when the survey was last completed.

Business Executive Frank Martell Appointed to Compass Board of Directors

Appraisal Buzz

The post Business Executive Frank Martell Appointed to Compass Board of Directors appeared first on theMReport.com. The post Business Executive Frank Martell Appointed to Compass Board of Directors appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

[Podcast] Masters In Business: Jonathan Miller on the Real Estate Industry

Miller Samuel

This is my fourth appearance with my friend Barry Ritholtz, a prolific columnist/blogger, radio show host/podcaster , and wealth management firm head on his Masters In Business show for Bloomberg Radio.

Timothy Fisher Joins Deephaven as VP of Business Development

Appraisal Buzz

Non-QM lender Deephaven Mortgage today announced that Timothy (Tim) Fisher has joined the company as Vice President, Business Development. Based in Dallas, he is charged with growing Deephaven’s correspondent book of business in Texas and surrounding states.

Planet Home Lending Promotes Manfer to Head Up Business Development

Appraisal Buzz

With eight years of experience at Planet Home, Samantha Manfer will lead the marketing and branding efforts for the firm’s six business channels. The post Planet Home Lending Promotes Manfer to Head Up Business Development appeared first on theMReport.com.

The originations landscape is shifting – is your business ready?

Housing Wire

The post The originations landscape is shifting – is your business ready? Last year saw a record-breaking $3.83

Real estate is a people business, but automation can help

Housing Wire

In the recent “ Gathering of Eagles” conference , a particularly high-powered set of panelists all agreed that real estate is a “people business.” But to use the tools that have been painstakingly developed over decades to enhance what is absolutely a people business is the smart thing to do.

Lyons McCloskey Partners With Catalyst Business Services

Appraisal Buzz

” The post Lyons McCloskey Partners With Catalyst Business Services appeared first on DSNews. The post Lyons McCloskey Partners With Catalyst Business Services appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

Leveraging the non-delegated channel to grow your business

Housing Wire

As with growing any new business, there are risks – but there are also rewards in the form of more opportunity for favorable pricing, access to loan products and the ability to be known as the lender. JH: We’ve taken a slow, methodical and purposeful approach to the non-delegated business.

It is Good Business to Drop an Onion Ring in Your Fries!

Cleveland Appraisal Blog

I think one of the easiest ways is with business cards. Leaving a business card with those we meet, in a professional setting, can be beneficial in several ways. What should go on a business card? Since business cards are small, it is difficult to know how much to put on one.

Most Homebuilders are Small Businesses

Eyes on Housing

Even among firms with paid employees, the industry continues to be dominated by small businesses, with 63% of homebuilders and two.

Chase sees huge digital adoption in home lending business

Housing Wire

The post Chase sees huge digital adoption in home lending business appeared first on HousingWire. The following is an excerpt from an interview originally published by FinLedger with Rohan Amin, Chief Information Officer of Chase’s Consumer & Community Banking unit.

JPMorgan Chase has a plan to increase purchase mortgage business

Housing Wire

Now, Manhattan-based JPMorgan Chase decided it’s time to step up residential lending and recapture some of the purchase business it’s ceded to competitors. “In Its home-lending business sported $1.71

Driving Comps Can Be Risky Business

Appraisal Buzz

The post Driving Comps Can Be Risky Business appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. Recently, I had a scary experience while taking comp photos. I live in a very rural area where there are a lot of people who are very protective about their … Read More.

The Money Source Appoints New EVP of Business Development 

Appraisal Buzz

The Money Source Inc (TMS), a New York-based fintech and mortgage company, has hired Tom Donatacci as its new EVP of Business Development. The post The Money Source Appoints New EVP of Business Development appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

SimpleNexus Adds Business Intelligence Tools with LBA Ware Acquisition

Appraisal Buzz

The post SimpleNexus Adds Business Intelligence Tools with LBA Ware Acquisition appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. SimpleNexus , a homeownership platform developer for loan officers, borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, has acquired Georgia-based software firm LBA Ware.

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JPMorgan Chase’s mortgage business getting back to normal

Housing Wire

The post JPMorgan Chase’s mortgage business getting back to normal appeared first on HousingWire. JPMorgan Chase doesn’t see mortgage defaults worsening in the second half of 2020.

ChainLogix Appoints Moreland to Operations and Business Development Role

Appraisal Buzz

ChainLogix Mortgage Solutions has named Tim Moreland senior vice president of operations and strategic business development, focused on meeting the company’s strategic objectives in these areas for ChainLogix’s mortgage business.

Real estate appraisers are an essential business and here to protect the public trust

Miller Samuel

I hope all my readers (and everyone else) are staying safe and healthy during this crisis - now let's get to business. This declaration determines whether you can or cannot remain in business during a crisis like this.

Experts share insights on business strategies during social upheaval

Housing Wire

It was a conversation focused on how lenders and companies can – and should – create a business strategy during social upheaval. The post Experts share insights on business strategies during social upheaval appeared first on HousingWire.

Ocwen to buy Texas Capital’s correspondent business

Housing Wire

Texas Capital’s correspondent lending business originated approximately $2.4 Our agreements to acquire their Correspondent Lending business and $14 billion in bulk MSRs are major steps toward achieving our goal of adding at least $100 billion in new servicing in 2021,” said Glen Messina, president and CEO of Ocwen. The post Ocwen to buy Texas Capital’s correspondent business appeared first on HousingWire.

What a 2-year study reveals about what borrower retention really means to your business – Sponsored by Sales Boomerang

Housing Wire

To protect your book of business, you need a 360-degree, real-time view of your customers’ changing circumstances, so you can identify opportunities the moment they arise. The post What a 2-year study reveals about what borrower retention really means to your business – Sponsored by Sales Boomerang appeared first on HousingWire. Business Finance alex kutsishin HWplus Sales Boomerang Special Report Special Reports

CFBank Getting Out of Consumer-Direct Mortgage Lending Business

Appraisal Buzz

The company says it has suspended the origination of new rate-lock commitments through its DTC mortgage lending business effective as of June 30 and will work toward closing out its existing loan pipeline and commitments in the next few months.

Mr. Cooper Group Selling Champion Mortgage Reverse Servicing Business

Appraisal Buzz

The post Mr. Cooper Group Selling Champion Mortgage Reverse Servicing Business appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. Cooper Group Inc.

Good for Business

Working RE

Good for Business by David Brauner, Senior Broker at OREP.org Great/five star reviews, like […]. The post Good for Business first appeared at Working RE Magazine. “One of the best courses that I have had in 17 years!” ” -Amy H >> OREP E&O ?????

PennyMac delivers people, process and performance so brokers can build a sustainable business

Housing Wire

PennyMac Broker Direct has brought new strength to brokers, as well as emerging bankers in the non-delegated correspondent channel, to help their business thrive. PennyMac provides several programs and services to help brokers grow their businesses.

Virtual notary adoption surges as businesses rush to close transactions remotely

Housing Wire

The virtual notary services industry has become increasingly popular amid the COVID-19 pandemic as businesses have adopted remote signatures to adhere to social distancing protocols while closing on mortgages and other loans.

How did Wells Fargo and Bank of America’s mortgage businesses perform in the third quarter?

Housing Wire

The post How did Wells Fargo and Bank of America’s mortgage businesses perform in the third quarter? Though its earnings were disappointing overall, residential lending at Wells Fargo rebounded in the third quarter, both in terms of income and origination volume.

Realtors Are Professionals Too

The Appraiser Coach

As an appraiser, you’re a real estate professional and you are in the business of valuing property. Inevitably, at some point in your career, you’re going to make another real. Read More.

Katherine Copeland Officially Joins Business Development Team

Lamacchia Realty

We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to the Lamacchia Realty Business Development team, Katherine Copeland ! Katherine will now take on the role of a Business Development Consultant, transitioning from a Business Development Administrative Assistant.

SimpleNexus Adds Operations Tools, Business Intelligence Through Acquisition of LBA Ware

Appraisal Buzz

The acquisition adds operations tools and business intelligence to SimpleNexus’ extensive homeownership platform. The post SimpleNexus Adds Operations Tools, Business Intelligence Through Acquisition of LBA Ware appeared first on Appraisal Buzz.

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Sourcepoint’s title and settlement solutions increase business efficiency amid high call volumes

Housing Wire

To reduce the likelihood of these issues, Sourcepoint, a business process management (BPM) company and national title agency, provides lenders a range of title and settlement solutions to increase business efficiency.

FSRA calls out unlicensed mortgage business

Mortgagebroker News

The regulator confirms the business's address

Strong refi business, low rates aren’t growing reverse mortgage audience

Housing Wire

While the reverse mortgage industry has seen strong business numbers for most of the past year with endorsements largely staying above 4,000 loans a month, the amount of Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)-to-HECM refinance transactions being done alongside other market factors frankly outside of the reverse mortgage industry’s control are doing very little to commensurately expand the penetration rate of the HECM category into the broader mortgage business.

Bloomberg Radio's Barry Ritholtz - Masters in Business Show: Jonathan Miller on Real Estate After the Coronavirus

Miller Samuel

I joined my friend, columnist/blogger at Big Picture and Bloomberg Radio host Barry Ritholtz to talk about the housing market before and after the Coronavirus crisis on his must-listen radio and podcast show Masters in Business.

FormFree’s Brent Chandler on transforming the way the housing industry does business

Housing Wire

HW: In your business, where are you finding opportunity to meet client needs and grow relationships? The post FormFree’s Brent Chandler on transforming the way the housing industry does business appeared first on HousingWire.

Eleventh Circuit Decision in Hunstein Places Debt Collection Business Models at Risk

Appraisal Buzz

creating new risk and uncertainty around the most common, everyday business practices used by many debt collectors, including loan servicers. The post Eleventh Circuit Decision in Hunstein Places Debt Collection Business Models at Risk appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. BLOG VIEW: On April 21, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an opinion in Hunstein vs. Preferred Collection and Management Services Inc.,