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  • Fannie and Freddie CEOs talk 2021 challenges, controversial 50 bps refi fee October 20, 2020
    Freddie Mac’s David Brickman and Fannie Mae’s Hugh Frater also offered their takes on challenges with affordable housing, racial disparities with homeownership, expectations for 2021 and – yes, you knew it was coming – the 50 bps adverse market fee that’s due to hit lenders doing refis beginning in December. The post Fannie and Freddie […]
  • The digital mortgage platform empowering the rise of community lenders October 20, 2020
    Find out more about technology and solutions specifically geared to empower the community lender to offer personalized service to borrowers and to the real estate agent partners from loan application to closing. The post The digital mortgage platform empowering the rise of community lenders appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Nonbanks are seizing a “generational opportunity” to go public. But who will actually reap the rewards? October 20, 2020
    Whether investors believe nonbank lenders are a good value during a time of record origination, outsized margins and historically low interest rates, remains to be seen. HW+ Premium Content The post Nonbanks are seizing a “generational opportunity” to go public. But who will actually reap the rewards? appeared first on HousingWire.
  • CFPB indefinitely extends QM Patch October 20, 2020
    At a session during the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Annual event, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger announced the extension of the Qualified Mortgage Patch. The post CFPB indefinitely extends QM Patch appeared first on HousingWire.
  • September single-family housing starts reached highest level since 2007 October 20, 2020
    Single-family housing starts soared in September, a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows, despite an overall rate that was dragged down by a decline in multifamily starts. The post September single-family housing starts reached highest level since 2007 appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Knock Home Swap solution enters the Florida market October 20, 2020
    Knock Home Swap has expanded into Orlando, Florida and Tampa, Florida, its inaugural markets in the Sunshine State. The post Knock Home Swap solution enters the Florida market appeared first on HousingWire.
  • NAR boosts awareness of fair housing issues with newest ad campaign October 19, 2020
    The National Association of Realtors has launched a new ad campaign, an extension of its “That’s Who We R” effort, working with creative advertising agency Havas Chicago to create an omnichannel campaign to drive awareness of fair housing issues. The post NAR boosts awareness of fair housing issues with newest ad campaign appeared first on […]
  • How Jonathan Corr’s passion for automation fueled Ellie Mae’s people-centric culture October 19, 2020
    Jonathan Corr served as president and CEO at Ellie Mae before announcing his retirement in September when the company was acquired by Intercontinental Exchange. Joe Tyrrell, Ellie Mae’s COO, succeeded Corr as president of ICE. HousingWire sat down with Corr and Tyrrell for an exclusive look back at the changes in the company and in […]
  • Financial wellness resources offered to NAR members through partnership with Morgan Stanley October 19, 2020
    Investment guidance and financial wellness resources are now available to all 1.4 million members of NAR, together with Morgan Stanley. The post Financial wellness resources offered to NAR members through partnership with Morgan Stanley appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Mortgage forbearance rate falls to lowest level since mid-April at 5.92% October 19, 2020
    The U.S. forbearance rate measuring the share of mortgages with suspended payments fell to 5.92% from 6.32% the week prior, according to the MBA. The post Mortgage forbearance rate falls to lowest level since mid-April at 5.92% appeared first on HousingWire.