The Community Reinvestment Act is important to provide fair access to credit and investment, and many financial institutions agree it’s an important tool in their business strategy. But current guidelines render it ineffective, and it’s time regulators institute much-needed change.
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Over the years, reverse mortgages have suffered reputation issues, battled inaccurate news coverage and adjusted (again and again and again) to new regulations. Yet, the industry persists. Talk to any reverse professional and they’ll tell you why: It’s the demographics, and the numbers don’t lie.
UWM’s CEO Mat Ishbia writes that the mortgage business is so commoditized that it’s easy to focus on price as a difference maker – but if you’re a mortgage broker or correspondent that picks a lender based solely on its cheap rates, it will likely cost you big in the long run. Read more about what matters most: customer satisfaction.
Alright, alright, alright. It’s that time again. Monday is upon us and we’re serving up another round of Monday Morning Cup of Coffee. There’s drama in the single-family rental market after Reuters dropped a bombshell report on the largest single-family home landlord in the nation, Invitation Homes, detailing numerous allegations of neglect and sketchy business practices.
Recently, the rural housing landscape has sparked discussion about its lending, affordable housing availability, housing shortages and outreach to underserved demographics. A spotlight has been cast on the rural space with questions probing why rural properties often face excessive underwriting conditions for appraisal issues and how rural lending can be increased to differentiate an organization.
It depends on your MERS membership type. Depending on the size of your servicing portfolio, the review may be conducted by an internal department or you may need to engage an outside independent third party to perform the review.
In the past, real estate agents have been caught doing some questionable things, but this time it’s different. Monika Glennon reportedly had no idea who her attacker was or why they were out to get her. But get her, they did. And it took years to get her life back.
Facebook made history Thursday with the largest one-day loss of any publicly traded company, ever. And, with fewer and fewer consumers logging on every day, its days as the best method for free self-promotion among loan officers and real estate agents may be numbered.
[Expert commentary] Housing finance reform remains the single largest piece of unfinished business of the housing crisis. And the single biggest factor standing in the way of that business is getting agreement on how to ensure that the GSEs serve all Americans, not just the wealthy.