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  • Homeowners gain $2.9 trillion in equity in Q2 2021 September 23, 2021
    Homeowners with mortgages gained $2.9 trillion in equity in the second quarter of 2021, a 29.3% year-over-year increase, according to a new report The post Homeowners gain $2.9 trillion in equity in Q2 2021 appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Ex-loanDepot COO: Tony Hsieh cut corners to boost volume September 23, 2021
    The suit, filed by former COO Tammy Richards, accuses loanDepot CEO Anthony Hsieh of ordering the sales team to “trust [their] borrowers” and close loans, disregarding proper underwriting etiquette.  The post Ex-loanDepot COO: Tony Hsieh cut corners to boost volume appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Stellar MLS to launch new agent platform September 23, 2021
    The nation’s third largest MLS, with over 70,000 agents in Florida and Puerto Rico, Stellar MLS announced Tuesday that it is partnering with Remine and MoxiWorks to launch a new platform for real estate professionals. The post Stellar MLS to launch new agent platform appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Clear Capital acquires Finnish digital floor plan firm September 23, 2021
    Appraisal management company Clear Capital is looking to beef up tech tools for its network of appraisers, and it is doing so through an acquisition.  The post Clear Capital acquires Finnish digital floor plan firm appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Are remote appraisals here to stay? September 23, 2021
    With the ongoing pandemic and increased volume, appraisers need a tool to streamline the appraisal process and keep them in control. The post Are remote appraisals here to stay? appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Mortgage rates continue to idle at 2.88% September 23, 2021
    The average 30-year-fixed mortgage rose, ever so slightly, to 2.88% for the week ending Sept. 23. Mortgage rates have hovered around that mark for months The post Mortgage rates continue to idle at 2.88% appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Existing home sales pop the 2021 housing bubble boys September 22, 2021
    So far this year, every existing home sales print has been higher in 2021 than the closing level of sales in 2020, which was 5,640,000. Even with the unhealthy home price gains that we have seen in the last two years, more Americans have bought homes with mortgages in 2020 and 2021 than any single […]
  • How brokers can help today’s unique borrower September 22, 2021
    Today, more borrowers are self-employed, work remotely and have multiple streams of income. For brokers, working with these borrowers can be complicated because they require unique processes. HousingWire recently spoke with Bill Dallas, President of Finance of America Mortgage, to discuss how brokers can leverage technology to accommodate today's average homebuyer. The post How brokers […]
  • Appraisal Subcommittee hosts tense discussion on bias September 22, 2021
    An subcommittee roundtable discussion about bias in appraisals struck a nerve with attendees of the virtual summit, many of them appraisal professionals. HW+ Premium Content The post Appraisal Subcommittee hosts tense discussion on bias appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Tai Christensen to speak at HW Annual Sept. 27-28 September 22, 2021
    Tai Christensen, Director of Government Affairs for CBC Mortgage Agency, will discuss recent efforts by the Biden administration to expand homeownership in under-served communities. The post Tai Christensen to speak at HW Annual Sept. 27-28 appeared first on HousingWire.