[Expert commentary] Last month, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network announced that it was expanding on its rules that require title insurers to report buyers’ identities and the source of the funds for certain residential real estate deals. Here’s what title insurers need to know about the new rules and what they can do to comply with them.
With a growing population and bustling business growth, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA is projected to see some growth in real estate appreciation but may be softening in the coming months. Read Eric Fox’s analysis for more detail.
[Expert commentary] The digital mortgage promise is compelling: new technology and better workflow to meet all needs and requirements — all built for compliance and protecting participants from unnecessary risk but it’s not guaranteed. As technology is evaluated and implemented, chief compliance officers must have a seat at the table.
Record numbers of American voters turned out to cast their votes in Tuesday’s midterm elections, and in so doing revealed that the partisan divide in the country continues. What will this divided Congress mean for housing? Here are some key takeaways…
You’re generating leads! Now, you have to give yourself a better chance of converting them by staying top of mind. How you do this? By using one of the most undervalued and underused tactics around — Facebook Pixel Retargeting.
[Expert commentary] The latest VeroFORECAST report shows that 351 Metropolitan Statistical Areas will experience property appreciation in the next year. But, of the bottom 10 MSAs, seven will see values decline between -0.2% and -2.2% in 2019. The two most troubled markets? Farmington, New Mexico, and Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey.
Amid rising interest rates, the latest data from Black Knight shows more than half of homeowners who entered the year with an incentive to refinance their mortgage have since lost it. And do you know what your candidate’s views are on issues surrounding housing, finance and other areas that are important for you? Here’s how to find out.
[Opinion] People are becoming increasingly untethered from their communities–detached from orbit into a whirlwind of lost identity. The American Dream is no longer a yellow-brick road, but a call to rebuild… together.
The proposed changes from the October 17th MBA letter to the CFPB are driven by company owners and not loan originators. I highly recommend the CFPB talk with some actual loan originators.
In today’s competitive housing market, there are many factors that help determine whether a person is ready to buy – rather than rent – their next home. To better understand the profile of individuals who are taking the next step in their financial journey, FICO researched how previous financial milestones impact the readiness to open a mortgage among Millennials.