Tue.Nov 23, 2021

How to help homeowners make the most of home equity

Housing Wire

As home equity reached another record high this year, mortgage companies have a big opportunity to help homeowners understand how to better manage or leverage their home’s equity to improve their housing and overall financial outlook.

Properties in Opportunity Zones Keep Pace with the Market

Appraisal Buzz

A welcome sign—which points to a continuously improving economy—is that homes in low-income Opportunity Zones are keeping pace with the real-estate market as properties in 62% of these areas saw an increase in values during the third quarter.

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Opinion: Pass the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act

Housing Wire

A shortage of affordable starter homes is thwarting aspiring first-time homebuyers and fueling inflation in home prices. At the same time, many urban and rural communities are struggling for stability and vitality.

How are Opportunity Zones faring during the Pandemic?

Appraisal Buzz

A welcome sign—which points to a continuously improving economy—is that homes in low-income Opportunity Zones are keeping pace with the real-estate market as properties in 62% of these areas saw an increase in values during the third quarter.

Interfirst Mortgage to lay off nearly 50 LOs

Housing Wire

Chicago-based Interfirst Mortgage Co. will lay off 77 employees in its Charlotte, North Carolina office come January 2022, a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) notice filed by the company reveals.

Home Sales Continue Resilient Push in October

Appraisal Buzz

Despite mounting affordability challenges, existing-home sales continued to push upward, rising a slight 0.8% over September’s totals. The post Home Sales Continue Resilient Push in October appeared first on DSNews.

Low-to-no cost strategies for keeping your pipeline full in 2022

Housing Wire

This Lunch and Learn will examine the nation’s lack of housing inventory and the factors that have contributed to a decline in homebuilding. The discussion, which will feature speakers from the National A.

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The MSR market is exuberant — for all the right reasons

Housing Wire

The MSR sales market is finishing out 2021 at a robust pace that market observers expect will continue into the new year, propelled by a rising-rate environment and anticipated tax-code changes.

Foreclosure Starts Increase in October

Appraisal Buzz

Citing the need to closely monitor foreclosure numbers after the Federal Foreclosure Moratorium expired in July, Black Knight has revealed a “first-look” at its data for October 2021. According to the preliminary release, the national delinquency rate fell another 4.5% to 3.74% in October.

Guaranteed Rate’s Shant Banosian clears $2B in originations in 2021

Housing Wire

Guaranteed Rate ’s Shant Banosian has topped his record-setting 2020 in a big way: year-to-date, the loan officer has funded a whopping $2 billion in total origination volume, the lender announced on Tuesday. The figure is believed to be a record for a retail loan originator. Banosian, who has several dozen team members, has funded over $7 billion loans throughout his career.

Strong Auction No Match For Bond Bears; Highest Rates Since April

Appraisal Buzz

Strong Auction No Match For Bond Bears Today’s 7yr auction was the biggest potential source of volatility for the bond market. After it came out with relatively strong stats, we were treated to a logical rally.

Never Sacrifice Quality in the Name of Efficiency

The Appraiser Coach

There are no magic beans or secret sauce that you can use to suddenly make your life better. It’s actually about little tweaks; it’s a bunch of little things that. Read More.

FREE Webinar with Fannie Mae: Desktop Appraisals, Measuring and Calculating GLA, and Other Appraisal Topics

Appraisal Buzz

On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, McKissock Learning is hosting a FREE one-hour, non-credit Pro-Series webinar titled “Fannie Mae Q4 2021 Appraisal Update.” In this special interactive webinar, you’ll hear information on desktop appraisals and measuring and calculating GLA.

Multifamily Condo Production Showing Gains?

Eyes on Housing

According to NAHB analysis of quarterly Census data, the market share of rental units of multifamily construction starts declined to 93.4% during the third quarter of 2021. This is the lowest share since the first quarter of 2020.

Accurate Group Acquires eMerge Property Solutions

Appraisal Buzz

Accurate Group , a provider of technology-driven real estate appraisal, title data, analytics and e-closing solutions, has acquired eMerge Property Solutions, a company supplying broker price opinions (BPOs) and other alternative valuation solutions.

Homepoint’s Phil Shoemaker: Lessons from a tech-based mortgage leader

Housing Wire

If you added up the impact that HousingWire ’s Vanguard winners have had on the industry, you’d likely have a comprehensive list of the initiatives that have moved markets forward. These are the leaders who have dreamt, shaped and molded a better way to execute the home-buying journey.

Clarifire Adds Default and Loss Mitigation Specialist to Advisory Board

Appraisal Buzz

Thirty-year industry executive Doug Jorgenson added to expand Clarifire’s market share. The post Clarifire Adds Default and Loss Mitigation Specialist to Advisory Board appeared first on DSNews.

Financial Literacy Month a year-round opportunity for brokers

Mortgagebroker News

Community Trust believes that educating clients on the basics is a valuable business-building technique

Wyndham Capital Taps New Head of Compliance

Appraisal Buzz

With more than 30 years in the industry, Melissa Smith has joined fintech mortgage lender to navigate the firm through the shifting compliance and regulatory landscape. The post Wyndham Capital Taps New Head of Compliance appeared first on theMReport.com.

CMBA hosts "uplifting" charity night in support of SickKids

Mortgagebroker News

The event convened Ontario mortgage professionals in aid of a worthy cause

Homeowner Engagement Vital to Forbearance Crisis

Appraisal Buzz

John Dunnery of Community Loan Servicing found that the servicing sector took lessons from the past and employed them to deal with the pandemic. He shares his thoughts in an exclusive chat with DS News. The post Homeowner Engagement Vital to Forbearance Crisis appeared first on DSNews.

FSRA warns of unlicensed brokerage in Ontario

Mortgagebroker News

None of the brokerage's channels have been approved by regulators

Remaining Ahead of the Wave

Appraisal Buzz

In dealing with the current forbearance exodus, John Dunnery of Community Loan Servicing shares with The MReport that consistent dialogue with the customer is key to loan re-performance. The post Remaining Ahead of the Wave appeared first on theMReport.com.

Monthly sales price growth evident in most markets – StatCan

Mortgagebroker News

The October pace of growth was faster than the rate seen over the prior four months, agency says

Never Sacrifice Quality in the Name of Efficiency

Appraisal Buzz

There are no magic beans or secret sauce that you can use to suddenly make your life better. It’s actually about little tweaks; it’s a bunch of little things that … Read More. The post Never Sacrifice Quality in the Name of Efficiency appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. Around The Web

TransUnion announces latest executive appointment

Mortgagebroker News

New regional president comes with decades of experience in financial technology leadership

Investors Acquire a Record 90,000+ Homes in Q3

Appraisal Buzz

Spurred by lingering inventory concerns and continued low rates, real estate investors bought a record 18% of the total homes sold, according to a new report. The post Investors Acquire a Record 90,000+ Homes in Q3 appeared first on theMReport.com. The post Investors Acquire a Record 90,000+ Homes in Q3 appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. Around The Web

Home Capital board approves share buyback up to $300 million

Mortgagebroker News

The lender's sustained robust performance paved the way for the move, top exec says

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Dawn Kelley Qualifies for the 2021 President’s Club

Lamacchia Realty

Dawn Kelley has officially qualified for the 2021 President’s Club by surpassing 33 sales this year! This is Dawn’s first time qualifying for this distinction and we couldn’t be more excited for her.

5 Fields to Add to Your Digital Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)

GoForrmz

Leverage these powerful fields in your digital safe work method statements Rigid paper documents are a painful, tedious task to complete – especially when coordinating with collaborating teams.

Will Rising Interest Rates Tank the Housing Market?

BiggerPockets

The housing market remains on solid footing heading into 2022, but there are some threats to property prices that investors should pay attention to. . Real Estate Market* housing market housing market outlook real estate real estate investing real estate investor

How Mobile Online Form Sharing Can Streamline Applications

GoForrmz

Seamlessly collect better data by taking your applications digital with an online form builder Share digital applications that are simple for your recipients to fill out and return back to you in real-time. Form submissions via paper applications can be a tedious task to process for team members.

Can a Landlord be Held Liable for Nuisance Tenants?

Mashvisor

Being a landlord is a considerable responsibility, and on the whole, most of your tenants will be law-abiding and considerate ones. However, very occasionally, you may find yourself with a… Investor Blogs Property Management Landlord property management Rental Management Tenants

How to Protect Your Florida Roof

Lamacchia Realty

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FLORIDA ROOF. A home’s foundation and roof are the two most important things that keep everything together. Making sure that your home is safe is of the utmost importance.

Airbnb Damage Policy: What Every Host Should Know

Mashvisor

Owning an Airbnb rental property is a great way to invest in real estate. However, short-term rental property management can be a headache, especially in situations when you have to… Airbnb Rentals Investor Blogs Airbnb airbnb rentals property management Rental Management

Preparing Your Home For an Appraisal

Eppraisal

The real estate market is still hot and there are currently more buyers than homes available for sale. So far in this year's fall real estate market, home values continue to rise. Despite the super seller's market, appraisers are protecting the mortgage companies' interests.

7 Signs of a Bad Real Estate Agent

Mashvisor

Are you looking to buy or sell a property? A friend has recommended a real estate agent they know from high school. However, your gut tells you something is off… Beginner Investors Investor Blogs Agent buying Real Estate Advice Real Estate Tips