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In the race to modernize title, firms double down on software

Housing Wire

Qualia CEO Nate Baker. In the next five-to-10 years, Doma CEO Max Simkoff wants to make it possible for a homebuyer to sign a contract on their new home on a Friday evening and move in on a Monday morning.

How Tech is Working on the Solution to the Appraiser Shortage 

Appraisal Buzz

The shortage of appraisers within the industry has been well publicized recently and no doubt plenty of you reading this article have experienced the impact of this shortage first hand.

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Is Appraisal Obsolete (The Process)?

George Dell

Process: Current appraisal practices are controlled by the quirks of each ‘valuation’ industry: appraisal by obsolete assumptions of data difficulty, AVM ‘automated’ models by industrial secrecy, and other non-appraiser products which are under-regulated or over-regulated — depending on original intent.

Breaking Barriers to Success

The Appraiser Coach

Are you getting in your own way? Are you limiting your own success because you don’t believe that it is possible to reach your goal? There is a way you. Read More.

Agents harness the power of social media to generate leads

Housing Wire

When Gogo Bethke began her career in real estate back in 2011, the Romanian immigrant felt like social media was her only option to generate leads and close deals. “I I am not from here, so I had to figure out how to convince strangers to buy or sell a house through me,” Bethke explained. “A

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OptifiNow Builds Custom Integration with LoanScorecard for Non-QM Wholesale Lender

Appraisal Buzz

OptifiNow , a provider of custom CRM solutions for the mortgage lending industry, has announced an integration with LoanScorecard, a provider of non-agency automated underwriting systems.

Strong Regional Growth Amid Lessened Suburban Shift: Q3 2021 HBGI

Eyes on Housing

The suburban shift for single-family home building, which was precipitated in large part by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year continues.

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How did the pandemic change the state of the appraisal market?

Housing Wire

The HousingWire award spotlight series highlights the companies that have been recognized through our Editors’ Choice Awards. Nominations for HousingWire’s Tech100 award are now open through next Friday, December 17, 2021. To submit your company, go here.

CoreLogic: Home Price Appreciation Slowed in October

Appraisal Buzz

home prices increased 1.3% in October compared with September and were up 18% compared with October 2020, however, the rate of appreciation slowed, according to CoreLogic ’s home price index.

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Construction Job Openings Surge

Eyes on Housing

The labor market continues to tighten, especially for the construction industry. The count of open construction jobs increased to 410,000 unfilled positions in October, the highest measure in the history of the data series (going back to late 2000).

How to Add An Electronic Signature Form Field to Your Digital Form

GoForrmz

Leverage Signature fields to improve compliance, expedite processing and approvals, and simplify Signature location Whether you need to capture authorizations on work orders and timesheets or you’re a teacher collecting Signatures on permission slips , electronic Signature fields are important to our day-to-day.

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This one practice can help lenders stop losing customers

Housing Wire

Chazz Huston Strategic Alliances Manager, Black Knight Secondary Marketing Technologies. A few months ago, I started shopping for a new car. During this pursuit, I scoped out dozens of automaker and dealer websites to browse a wide variety of makes, models and price points.

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Soft Landing from Pandemic Could Mean Less Inventory, Higher Prices; Lower Rates Boosted Refis

Appraisal Buzz

Black Knight’s Mortgage Monitor for the month of October looks at current delinquency statistics and their potential downstream effects on inventory and other housing concerns.

Commercial firm announces acquisitions

Valuation Review

BBG recently announced it acquired Tampa-based appraisal firm Trigg, Catlett & Associates. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read on for more details about this acquisition

[Customer Story] FOR Energy

GoForrmz

“ An audit takes a while.so to be able to shave time off of that is pretty valuable for the customer experience. ” ” — Vladimir Kostovski, Salesforce Consultant, FOR Energy.

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California couple sues appraiser for race discrimination

Housing Wire

A San Rafael, California real estate appraiser is being sued for allegedly undervaluing a home by almost 50% because the homeowners are Black.

Fannie Mae Issues $100B in Green Bonds

Appraisal Buzz

Fannie Mae hit a major milestone in 2021 as it has now issued $100 billion in green, multifamily mortgage-backed securities (MBS).

Accurate Group announces acquisition

Valuation Review

Accurate Group recently announced the acquisition of eMerge Property Solutions, a market leader in supplying broker price opinions and other alternative valuation solutions.

[Video] How Balmain & Co. Accelerates Warranty Claim Processing with Online Forms

GoForrmz

Discover how Balmain & Co streamlines the collection of client warranty claims with online forms and the Procore integration Balmain & Co, a Melbourne-based developer and builder, needed a more efficient means of collecting and processing warranty claims for their buildings’ apartment owners.

Who’s afraid of the PSPA?

Housing Wire

Stakeholders are divided over whether, in light of proposed changes to its capital rule, the Federal Housing Finance Agency should retool its agreement with the U.S. Treasury and remove policies some say never belonged there in the first place.

Falling Rates Spark Run on Refis

Appraisal Buzz

Overall mortgage application volume is on the rise, and with rates just above the 3% mark, refinances led purchase apps in a market still hamstrung by supply concerns. The post Falling Rates Spark Run on Refis appeared first on theMReport.com.

JLL exec outlines EPC due diligence

Valuation Review

Earlier, Valuation Review reported JLL Valuation Advisory hiring of Dennis Firestone as senior vice president/premier client accounts in its Environmental and Property Condition (EPC) team.

Racial Homeownership Rates Vary across the Most Commonly Cited Datasets. When and Why Should You Use Different Ones?

Urban

Without a common understanding of the differences between data sources, the size of the racial homeownership gap will be unclear, and we can’t begin closing it

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Fed pulling back from the MBS market cautiously

Housing Wire

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York later this week plans to sell up to $90 million in agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) now held in portfolio, a small sale, but still an interesting move in the current economic climate. .

Fannie Mae Attains Milestone with Green MBS Issuance

Appraisal Buzz

Fannie Mae has completed the issuance of $100 billion of green multifamily mortgage-backed securities (MBS).

Presenters outline important ‘keys’ for appraisers

Valuation Review

October Research, LLC produced a webinar hosted by Valuation Review called “Keys for Operational Efficiency.

Is this the solution for new agents' lack of experience?

Mortgagebroker News

A new BC-based brokerage is taking an educational approach that addresses the problems faced by many new agents

Will we start 2022 with all-time lows in housing inventory?

Housing Wire

My biggest concern for housing in the years 2020-2024 was that if the demographic push in demand picks up and total home sales get over 6. 2 million , we could be at risk of housing inventory falling to such low levels that I would have to categorize this housing market as unhealthy.

LoanLogics Names New Chief Revenue Officer

Appraisal Buzz

LoanLogics, a recognized leader in loan quality technology for mortgage manufacturing and loan acquisition, announced Quinn Thomas has joined the company as CRO. “I’m delighted to be joining such a vibrant and talented team at LoanLogics,” Thomas said.

Veteran appraiser: Realtors are professionals too

Valuation Review

Dustin Harris, “The Appraiser Coach,” in a recent blog entry discusses appraisers crossing paths with other professionals in the business. These people include, specifically, real estate agents, and those individuals not being happy with appraisers. Read on to learn more

Toronto home sales – what's happening?

Mortgagebroker News

Decline in new listings shows demand continues to outstrip supply

The Impact of Brand Awareness

Housing Wire

Every company has different goals and objectives when it comes to marketing.

Survey Shows Homeowners Doubtful Throughout First-Time Experience

Appraisal Buzz

Hippo, a home insurance group harnessing real-time data, smart home technology, and a growing suite of home services, announced new findings from its 2021 Homeownership Report. The survey of U.S. homeowners explored how confident homeowners are, and feel, about managing their homes.

Guaranty Home Mortgage selects AI-cloud for document automation

Valuation Review

Paradatec, a provider of AI-based document classification and data extraction technology for mortgage loan processing, announced Guaranty Home Mortgage Corp. has selected Paradatec’s AI-Cloud for document processing and indexing

BC market sees its second strongest November ever

Mortgagebroker News

A monthly sales increase at this time of the year is atypical, local real estate association says

More renters and homeowners are missing payments

Housing Wire

More than five million households failed to make their rent or mortgage payments in October, an increase compared to the same period of 2020, and a concern for mortgage servicers.

Capacity Releases Support Automation Platform for Mortgage Companies

Appraisal Buzz

Capacity , an AI-powered support automation platform, has debuted a streamlining and digitizing solution specifically tailored to the mortgage industry. Capacity customers are closing loans 11 days faster than the national average of 47 days.