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Volume 18 - Number 24

November 28, 2014

Technology Boosts Homebuyer Confidence, Savvy

A recent independent survey commissioned by Discover Home Loans found that most homebuyers believe online technology improves their search and purchasing ability. According to the results, 89 percent of homebuyers used some form of online technology to help them with the home purchase process. Almost half of all homebuyers, 47 percent, said technology saved them money while 92 percent said it saved them time. Specifically, 83 percent of the group looked at real estate listings or applications like Trulia or Zillow, while 72 percent used online maps or map apps to explore potential neighborhoods. Approximately 55 percent researched a neighborhood using local websites. The majority of respondents, 90 percent, said using technology was a ďpositive experience.Ē Two-thirds of this group ...

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

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Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.