Visit Equifax at MBA’s Servicing Conference & Expo

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MBA’s National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo February 23–26, 2015 | Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center | Dallas, TX As the industry continues to shift, many mortgage servicers are looking for solutions to maintain costs and portfolio health while complying with regulatory requirements. Visit Equifax at this year’s Mortgage Servicing Conference to learn how you [Read More…]

Predicting the Housing Market Recovery Through Construction Industry Experts

Want to predict the housing market? Ask a building materials expert.

The building materials industry has a track record of predicting the health of the housing market. What may the next few years mean for lending?

Is the Market for Real Estate Investment Drying Up?

A stronger housing market means fewer bargains for investors.

After years of high activity, the market for real estate investment is slowing down. What’s going on and how can lenders adjust to this shift?

Expect Increasing Demand for Data in Mortgage Lending

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Austin Kilgore, managing editor for National Mortgage News and Mortgage Technology, released a series of stories at the end of last year previewing the biggest trends in 2015 for mortgage. In his article, “2015 Technology Outlook:  Data, Data and More Data”, Kilgore discusses the ongoing push for more robust loan data in 2015 as market participants [Read More…]

FHA Requirements Continue to Hurt the Condo Market: Is Relief in Sight?

FHA requirements continue to hinder the growing market for condos.

FHA requirements are slowing down growth in the condo market. But change could be coming soon, creating a huge opportunity for lenders.

Webinar – eSignatures and compliance – bullish on eSignature adoption

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A group of over 200 webinar attendees showed themselves bullish about eSignatures at a webinar discussing electronic signature legal issues. The webinar addressed the legal background for eSignatures and electronic records in general for mortgage lending. Margo Tank, counsel for Electronic Signature and Records Association (ESRA) as well as a leading eCommerce lawyer and partner at [Read More…]

RESPA Regulations Under Review: Are Changes Coming?

Lenders should pay close attention to the CFPB website for further updates to TILA-RESPA.

The TILA-RESPA regulations will begin in 2015 and will revamp how mortgage lenders disclose information. Read on to learn how this law is changing.

Webinar: Leveraging eSignatures for Better Compliance in Mortgage Lending

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Webinar:  Leveraging eSignatures for Better Compliance in Mortgage Lending Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Time: 1:00 PM ET Hear the legal counsel to the Electronic Signature and Records Association (ESRA) discuss both best practices for incorporating electronic records throughout the life of a mortgage loan, as well as the power of electronic signatures as a [Read More…]

Latest HMDA Data Suggests 3 New Trends in the Mortgage Industry

Recently released 2013 HMDA data suggests 3 new trends in the market.

The latest HMDA data is out. Read on to find on what important trends are appearing in the mortgage industry.

Dodd-Frank Act Requirements Force Mortgage Lenders to Get Creative

The Dodd-Frank Act makes non-qualifed borrowers more of a legal risk.

The Dodd-Frank Act is making it harder to lend to non-qualified borrowers. Read on to find out how you can still safely lend to this market.