Plan to Revive Independent Mortgage Broker Channel

Plan to Revive Independent Mortgage Broker Channel
HousingWire | September 23, 2016
The National Association of Mortgage Brokers and United Wholesale Mortgage announced a new initiative on Friday geared to help grow the mortgage broker channel.

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Does America Have A Mortgage Rate Hangover?

Does America Have A Mortgage Rate Hangover?
OurBroker.com | September 26, 2016
The bigger question is how long low rates–including mortgage rates around 4 percent or less–will be with us.

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New Tax Credit Proposal Aims at Affordable Housing Shortage

New Tax Credit Proposal Aims at Affordable Housing Shortage
National Mortgage Professional | September 23, 2016
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released draft legislation of the proposed Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit Act of 2016.

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ePN Collaborates With Closers’ Choice to Promote E-recording Efficiency

ePN Collaborates With Closers’ Choice to Promote E-recording Efficiency
eRecording Partners Network (ePN), a national electronic recording service provider, has partnered with Closers’ Choice to enhance the electronic recording process for closing agents.

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The New Normal: Time to Close Settles at 46 Days

The New Normal: Time to Close Settles at 46 Days
HousingWire | September 23, 2016
Ellie Mae report suggests TRID issues are calming down.

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Extend 13-Week Run

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Extend 13-Week Run
The Mortgage Report | September 23, 2016
It Seems Nothing Can Make Mortgage Rates Rise. Mortgage rates maintained their winning streak, at 13 weeks at or below 3.5%.

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Deja Vu: Fannie And Freddie Lower Lending Standards

Deja Vu: Fannie And Freddie Lower Lending Standards
Seeking Alpha | September 23, 2016
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are lowering mortgage standards. On Monday, the two government-backed housing giants revealed a new program designed to boost mortgage origination among first-time buyers and those with low-to-medium incomes.

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