CoreLogic: Jobs are up and foreclosures are down
CoreLogic analysis of delinquent mortgages and defaults shows borrowers are gainfully employed and staying current on their loans
by Amy Tankersley Nov 27
HouseCanary revives ComeHome as product for mortgage lenders
ComeHome was originally just a portal-like search tool, but now functions as a platform that can integrate into lenders' existing software
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 23
Compass launches bridge loan program
In partnership with Better.com and Freedom Mortgage, Compass aims to help homeowners make a downpayment on a new home before they sell their old one
by Patrick Kearns Oct 21
Struggling to sell, desperate property owner slashes price to $1
The elderly homeowner sold the Georgia property to county commissioners in Ohio to access Medicaid in 2004, leaving the county to sell the undesirable house
President Trump's tax cuts cost homeowners $1 trillion: Report
Policies passed in 2017 that capped various real estate-related federal tax deductions limited housing price growth
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 10
Notarize partners with mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate
The partnership has already facilitated 10K closings since it began over the summer and furthers Notarize's goal of making all-digital closings widely available
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 3
Medical and student debt are killing homeownership dreams: Zillow
Zillow's latest consumer survey analyzes how medical and student debt is causing consumers to delay homebuying
by Patrick Kearns Sep 30
Appraisal requirements axed on sales of $400K and under: Fed
Approved by the Federal Reserve on Friday, the adjustment, from $250K to $400K, marks the first time in 25 years such an appraisal threshold has changed
NAR calls for improvements to the qualified mortgage rule
The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau signaled an interest in ending a temporary exemption that allows government-backed loans to exceed 43 percent debt-to-income ratio
by Patrick Kearns Sep 17
Inman News quiz: Think you're on top of the week's biggest stories?
The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman's real estate news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week
by Inman Sep 13
Average FICO scores hit all-time high
The credit reporting firm said this week that the average score has now hit 706, marking a dramatic turnaround from a decade ago when average scores bottomed out
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 11
Fidelity National drops massive acquisition bid amid opposition
Fidelity's attempt to buy Stewart Information Services fell apart after the Federal Trade Commission said it would oppose the deal
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 10
Zombies, fraud and opportunity: All the mortgage stats you might’ve missed
Opinion
As the summer comes to an end, here's a roundup of some recent mortgage-related research that you might have missed
by Lew Sichelman Sep 10
Zillow names new president of mortgage segment
Executives acknowledged previously that the rollout of proprietary mortgage software was taking longer than expected
by Patrick Kearns Sep 9
Trump admin proposes massive overhaul of FHA, Freddie and Fannie
New guidance from HUD and U.S. Treasury would end the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, while reforming the Federal Housing Administration
by Patrick Kearns Sep 6
Inman News quiz: Think you're on top of the week's biggest stories?
The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman's real estate news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week
by Inman Sep 6