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April 28, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

New York Supreme Court Reverses Ruling in Foreclosure Case, Endorsing Lenders’ Use of Electronic Note Signings

The New York State Supreme Court recently reversed a ruling in a foreclosure case, providing a favorable decision for lenders and servicers. New York Community Bank v. Daphne McClendon involved a foreclosure that was initiated in 2012. The mortgage in question was originated in 2008 by AmTrust Bank for $544,000. The note accompanying the mortgage was signed by electronic signature. The borrower challenged...

April 21, 2016 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Potential Trouble for Mortgage Employers? / A Crackup Coming for P2P? / Hey, What About an App That Lets You Foreclose by Hitting a Button? / Freedom Tosses Jumbo Loan / PRMG Likes ‘HomeReady’

Here's a product idea: hit a button on your cell phone and get foreclosed on...

April 15, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Trends

Platform Fuses Cloud, Digital, Smart Workflow

The transformation of the mortgage is continuing apace, as technology vendor Cloudvirga has brought to market its new intelligent Mortgage Platform (iMP), which it bills as the industry’s “first comprehensive digital mortgage platform, effectively alleviating the pain points, cost and time associated with the mortgage process.” The new platform combines three emerging trends in technology: cloud storage and security, digitization of images to useable data, and ...

April 14, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Real Estate Agents Prefer Online Platforms Over Lender Sites for Homebuyer Leads

Real estate agents find realty websites more useful in generating homebuyer leads than websites operated by mortgage lenders, according to the results of a new survey conducted by Campbell Surveys and sponsored by Inside Mortgage Finance. “Real estate information available online is causing a fundamental shift in lead sources for homebuyer agents,” said Tom Popik, research director for Campbell Surveys. “Real estate agents prefer online home-buying platforms over mortgage lenders for homebuyer leads.” An agent’s “sphere of influence/personal reputation” remains...

April 7, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Quicken’s Ability to Meet Scheduled Closing Dates Is a Major Factor in Real Estate Agents’ Mortgage Referrals

The call-center business model used by Quicken Loans won praise from real estate agents who often prefer to deal with a local loan officer, according to the results of a new survey by Campbell Surveys and sponsored by Inside Mortgage Finance. “It is clear that agents like Quicken for loan programs, lead time on closing dates, policy on providing closing status to agents and performance on meeting closing dates,” said Tom Popik, research director for Campbell Surveys. He said...

April 5, 2016 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Jumbo MBS Ugly in 1Q16 / More TRID Nightmare Talk / CSS is Hiring / Marketplace Mortgage Continue Expansion / New Hires for WFG

CSS, a joint venture of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is hiring at its main site in Bethesda, MD, as well as its office in Pasadena, CA.

March 31, 2016 - IMFnews

Short Takes: NAR Keeping Congress Informed on the TRID Mess / No Sign of Mortgage Standards Easing? / The Customer Count for Two MI Firms / CMG Signs on with Global DMS / New Penn Hires Former BofA Official

Can (and will) Congress act to fix the TRID mess?

March 30, 2016 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Who Will Show Up First on TRID Relief? Godot or Cordray? / A Potential to Shut Down the Mortgage Market? / Fannie’s Play in Energy Loans / DocMagic’s Launch / New Consumer Lending Chief for Ditech

This same official also predicted that if TRID errors ever become an issue on Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac loans, the entire mortgage market would come to a halt...

March 25, 2016 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Freddie Continues to Unload NPLs / Lone Star Wins Again, Rushmore Too / SWBC in a Hiring Mode / The Search for a Home Starts Online

SWBC is looking to hire 40-plus technology workers.

March 24, 2016 - Inside Mortgage Finance

Scammers Impersonating Title Companies Are Duping Borrowers to Wire Settlement Funds to Wrong Account

A number of home buyers have been duped by hackers in an e-mail and money wiring scam involving purchase mortgages, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC posted a warning about scammers “phishing” for settlement fees late last week. In a phishing scheme, fraudsters impersonate a business online in an effort to trick a consumer. “Hackers have been breaking...

March 24, 2016 - IMFnews

Short Takes: Disappointing Home Sale Numbers? Blame ‘The Donald’ and Bernie / Who Owned W.J. Bradley? / Fast Growing: Ginnie Mae Servicing / Impac’s R&W Numbers / Software Firm Hires Banker

Don't like the housing sales figures? Blame Trump and Bernie...


Does your lending shop have any plans to make non-jumbo, non-QM loans this year? These would be loans similar to "Alt A" and subprime products made BEFORE standards were loosened severely in the 2004 to 2007 era.





It’s under consideration, maybe by 3Q or 4Q.


We were going to until the TRID "error" mess hit.


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