Mon.Sep 19, 2022

Homebuilders up the incentives to bring buyers to the table

Housing Wire

Homebuilder confidence slid again in September, hitting its lowest level since May 2014 with the exception of the spring of 2020 at the onset of the pandemic, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) report, released Monday.

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Carrington’s Wes Iseley Honored With Five Star Lifetime Achievement Award

Appraisal Buzz

The ceremony also included a spotlight on charity Operation Homefront’s work to assist military veterans, and the presentation of a donation from Auction.com. The post Carrington’s Wes Iseley Honored With Five Star Lifetime Achievement Award appeared first on DSNews.

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Staircase debuts tool to automate non-delegated mortgage insurance underwriting

Housing Wire

Mortgage tech startup Staircase says it has launched a tool that enables mortgage insurers to automate the underwriting of non-delegated mortgage insurance (MI) policies for lenders at about half of the typical cost.

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Five Star Honors Carrington’s Wes Iseley With Lifetime Achievement Award

Appraisal Buzz

Auction.com also presented a donation to military veterans’ charity Operation Homefront, and the evening capped off with a performance by musical act Sugar Ray. The post Five Star Honors Carrington’s Wes Iseley With Lifetime Achievement Award appeared first on theMReport.com.

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Fed watchers expect at least a 75 bps rate hike

Housing Wire

The housing industry and market watchers in general are preparing for a big week as the Federal Reserve (Fed) is set to announce its next benchmark interest-rate move on Wednesday, Sept. 21, with most observers expecting at least a 75-basis point bump.

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Sales Slip, Prices Soften From July

Appraisal Buzz

According to recent August data in the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report, home sellers, on average, accepted offers below their listing prices last month –a further indication of rebalancing in the housing market.

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Sales Slip, Prices Soften From July

Appraisal Buzz

A recent study from RE/MAX revealed that new listings dropped nearly 13% from July, and inventory declined almost 2%, after four months of consecutive, double-digit growth. Click here for the latest details. The post Sales Slip, Prices Soften From July appeared first on theMReport.com.

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Opinion: What is Ginnie Mae thinking with new capital rule?

Housing Wire

Since the announcement of the new capital rule, Ginnie Mae has been on the receiving end of a lot of backlash from industry and the analysts who associate with the mortgage banking marketplace.

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Five Star Labs Spotlight Servicing, Government, Property Management Experts

Appraisal Buzz

The Monday lineup included a fireside chat with FHFA Director Sandra Thompson, as well as educational panels and presentations from dozens of industry experts. The post Five Star Labs Spotlight Servicing, Government, Property Management Experts appeared first on DSNews.

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Three can’t-miss panels for new real estate agents at HW Annual Oct. 3-5

Housing Wire

Beginning a career as a real estate agent is an exciting time. You’ve just received your license and you are getting set up with a new team, but there are details and aspects to the career that might still seem foreign or intimidating.

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Property Management, Servicing & Compliance Labs Explore Industry Challenges

Appraisal Buzz

With representatives from numerous banks and servicers, as well as government agencies such as FHFA, the GSEs, and the CFPB, the Five Star Educational Labs delved into headwinds and insights from dozens of subject-matter experts. The post Property Management, Servicing & Compliance Labs Explore Industry Challenges appeared first on theMReport.com. The post Property Management, Servicing & Compliance Labs Explore Industry Challenges appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. Around The Web

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Top 25 lenders increased market share in 2021: HMDA

Housing Wire

A perfect lending storm spurred by the pandemic resulted in an absolutely stunning year for the mortgage industry in 2020. Top lenders who were able to quickly build capacity and take advantage of near-zero interest rates were rewarded with an increase in market share.

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Property Management, Servicing & Compliance Labs Explore Industry Challenges

Appraisal Buzz

With representatives from numerous banks and services, as well as government agencies such as FHFA, the GSEs, and the CFPB, the Five Star Educational Labs delved into headwinds and insights from dozens of subject-matter experts. The post Property Management, Servicing & Compliance Labs Explore Industry Challenges appeared first on theMReport.com. The post Property Management, Servicing & Compliance Labs Explore Industry Challenges appeared first on Appraisal Buzz. Around The Web

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Freddie Mac’s Cecelia Raine: Here’s where to focus your servicing tech resources

Housing Wire

The HousingWire award spotlight series highlights the individuals who have been recognized through our Editors’ Choice Awards. Nominations for HousingWire’s Tech Trendsetters award are now open through Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Click here to nominate someone you know — it can even be you!

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Builder Confidence Falls for Ninth Straight Month as Housing Slowdown Continues

Eyes on Housing

In another sign that the slowdown in the housing market continues, builder sentiment fell for the ninth straight month in September as the combination of elevated interest rates, persistent building material supply chain disruptions and high home prices continue to take a toll on affordability.

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SPS to acquire Rushmore Loan Management Services assets

Housing Wire

Select Portfolio Servicing Inc. SPS) has struck a deal to acquire certain assets of Texas-based Rushmore Loan Management Services LLC. The deal, announced Monday, will result in Salt Lake City-based SPS acquiring Rushmore’s servicing personnel.

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Conservation Easement in Ohio: A Guide to Protecting Our Treasured Land

The Robert Weiler Company

The importance of a fully modern open space preservation vehicle – a conservation easement in Ohio – cannot be better summarized than by our 26th President.

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Ginnie Mae forbearance rate increases in August

Housing Wire

Servicers’ forbearance rate declined in August, excepting for Ginnie Mae loans, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported Monday. The trade group expects pressure in the coming months if the unemployment rate increases.

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Employment Situation in August: State-Level Analysis

Eyes on Housing

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 37 states in August compared to the previous month while 13 states and the District of Columbia lost jobs.

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Streamline University Admissions with GoFormz

GoForrmz

Discover how digital forms can help your admissions department work more efficiently. While all the pain points and operational inefficiencies are top-of-mind from the current admissions class, the best time to start planning for next year’s admissions is now!

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House passes VA appraisal legislation

Valuation Review

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation (HR 7735) that will improve access to VA home loans. The move was praised by the Mortgage Bankers Association as an “important first step” to modernizing the VA appraisal process. Read on for more details and comments about this legislation

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Recapping Blueprint 2022: photos, sessions, podcasts

Clear Capital

Session recaps & photos. Day One General Session Recap. Blueprint 2022 kicked off with a morning session that covered how new tech can impact companies. It featured panelists in the multifamily space, government contractors, tech startups, venture capitalists and more. .

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Appraisal company exec discusses technology 'remedies'

Valuation Review

Valuation Review recently spoke with Mark Walser, president of Incenter Appraisal Management, to discuss a variety of hot industry topics including how more technology can create circumstances to help remedy the problems surrounding bias.

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Which Canadian cities are seeing home prices fall the fastest?

Mortgagebroker News

"It's abundantly clear where the worst spots are," says BMO economist

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NAMMBA introduces ASIL certification

Valuation Review

The National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America introduced the first accredited social impact lender certification. This certification allows lenders to demonstrate a commitment to social impact and racial equity in the lending marketplace

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How does the affordability of a home affect the housing market?

Mortgagebroker News

Home prices need to fall a lot further to help would-be homebuyers enter the market

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Commercial real estate firm welcomes market co-leader

Valuation Review

Newmark Valuation & Advisory recently announced it hired Chris Johnson as senior managing director, as well as a market co-leader of its Southeast region. Johnson, along with Senior Managing Director and Market Co-Leader Raymond Higgins, will oversee valuation teams in southeastern United States

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Home sales plunge by 32% since March rate hikes – Scotiabank

Mortgagebroker News

House prices also took a deep dive since their February peak

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New valuation firm led by commercial real estate leaders

Valuation Review

Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. formed a new real estate valuation firm called Partner Valuation Advisors that will be led by commercial real estate industry leaders. Brandon Nunnink and Eric Enloe will serve as co-founders and senior managing directors

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Advocates call to license Halifax landlords to ensure tenant safety

Mortgagebroker News

It will require landlords to have their rental units inspected on an annual basis

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CoreLogic HPI: Year-over-year home price growth fell in July

Valuation Review

CoreLogic recently released its Home Price Index (HPI) and HPI Forecast for July. Home prices declined by 0.3 percent from June to July, compared with the 0.5 percent growth recorded between those months from 2010 to 2019. Read on to learn more

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Angela Harkins Qualifies for 2022 Lamacchia Realty President’s Club

Lamacchia Realty

Angela Harkins has officially qualified for the 2022 President’s Club by surpassing $16,000,000 in sales volume! This is Angela’s 6th year achieving this milestone ! Additionally, she is a member of the 2020 and 2021 President’s Club ELITE.

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CEO gives commercial outlook

Valuation Review

BBG CEO Chris Roach reached out to Valuation Review to share his thoughts on the market. Roach gives insight from his article “Commercial Real Estate Market Outlook.” Read on for more thoughts on the commercial marketing trends

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No 'one-size-fits-all' solution for mortgage clients, says VP

Mortgagebroker News

A growing number of Canadians are weighing up their financial options amid more rate jumps

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