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  • When looking for signs of housing recovery, look to builder confidence data May 29, 2020
    Engaging with the data, even soft data like surveys of opinion gives us reliable hints into what to expect in specific segments of the economy and what parts are going to recover faster. The post When looking for signs of housing recovery, look to builder confidence data appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Kleard offers self-guided home tours May 29, 2020
    Real estate tech company Kleard has launched a new self-tour technology and app for home-buyers to tour homes on their own. The post Kleard offers self-guided home tours appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Forbearance requests slow to a trickle, Black Knight says May 29, 2020
    As new forbearance requests slow to a “trickle,” the number of mortgages in forbearance this week stands at 4.8 million, according to Black Knight. The post Forbearance requests slow to a trickle, Black Knight says appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Fannie Mae issues lender letter on self-employment income May 29, 2020
    The new requirements were necessitated by “the pandemic’s continuing impact on businesses throughout the country,” Fannie Mae said. The post Fannie Mae issues lender letter on self-employment income appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Redfin begins mortgage lending in Arizona, Delaware, New Hampshire May 29, 2020
    Redfin, which restarted its homebuying business earlier this month after pausing in March, is now fully back in expansion mode. The online real estate brokerage announced Friday that it is expanding its mortgage lending operations into three new states. The post Redfin begins mortgage lending in Arizona, Delaware, New Hampshire appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Brian Brooks takes over as Comptroller of the Currency, lays out plans for banking regulator May 29, 2020
    Just two months after joining the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as chief operating officer and first deputy comptroller, Brian Brooks has now ascended to the top job at the banking regulator. The post Brian Brooks takes over as Comptroller of the Currency, lays out plans for banking regulator appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Insellerate founder/CEO to speak at June’s engage.marketing summit May 29, 2020
    Josh Friend, CEO and founder of Insellerate, will speak about "Keeping Prospects Warm" at the virtual engage.marketing event on June 11. The post Insellerate founder/CEO to speak at June’s engage.marketing summit appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Housing rebound? To get a home in these cities you have to win a bidding war May 29, 2020
    Although the increase in purchase mortgage applications signal a rebound of home buyer interest and record-low mortgage rates could spur that further, "steeper declines in inventory could be on the horizon if more sellers don’t list homes to meet rising demand," Realtor.com said in its weekly inventory report released Thursday. HW+ Premium Content The post […]
  • How data and analytics can give lenders a competitive edge in a changing market May 29, 2020
    Optimal Blue’s actionable data and analytics products provide clients and partners with highly granular, early insights across the entire mortgage market. The post How data and analytics can give lenders a competitive edge in a changing market appeared first on HousingWire.
  • [PULSE] Does the mortgage industry view foreclosure as a last resort? May 28, 2020
    Even in normal conditions foreclosure is a cumbersome solution to the problem of the defaulting borrower. It can produce vacant and abandoned properties, because as soon as the residents receive notice that the house will be going into foreclosure, they face uncertainty about when they will be ousted, which prompts many to vacate the premises […]