Digital closings have spiked 228% since 2019

Housing Wire

The number of title and settlement companies offering digital closings has increased 228% since 2019, as more of the industry moves online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in 2021, 46% offer digital closings, according to Diane Tomb, ALTA chief executive officer.

Lenders can use closing technology as a bargaining chip

Housing Wire

Additionally, borrowers have stated that the two most appreciated aspects of an online application process were “a simpler application process (55%) and reduced time to close (53%).” Creating a tech stack geared towards increasing closing efficiency isn’t just about offering eClosings.


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ICE, DocMagic team up to offer closing technology

Housing Wire

ICE Mortgage Technology will now deploy an “eVault” solution as part of its mortgage closing platform to ensure the secure storage of digital mortgages and notes, it announced late last week. ” In the past year, DocMagic has made headlines in the digital closing space.

Are you overpromising real estate closing times?

Housing Wire

This week, industry experts discuss how to navigate client and referral partner expectations and minimize closing times when factors like these begin to decelerate the buying process. You can’t say to a them, ‘Hey, we can close faster pick our offer,'” Canale said.

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The future of mortgage closings

Housing Wire

A painstaking, uncoordinated movement to fully adopt remote online notarizations nationwide and complete end-to-end digital escrow mortgage closings is gaining even more traction as the real estate industry launches into a new decade in 2021. Closing HWplus

Snapdocs helps lenders perform digital closings at scale, shortening closings by two days on average

Housing Wire

Mortgage closings require tight coordination between many parties in a fragmented ecosystem, all of whom have their own systems and processes. Instead, they can completely automate the work that’s needed to prepare documents for hybrid closings or eClosings.

Closing costs: Here’s how much money you really need to buy a house

Housing Wire

Understanding what expenses are required at closing to buy a house will help you budget and save more effectively. In this article, we break down exactly what closing costs are so you’re prepared when you start shopping for a home: What are closing costs?

Why 28% of mortgage applicants never close the loan

Housing Wire

Get $75 off your initial membership with coupon code “intro75” The post Why 28% of mortgage applicants never close the loan appeared first on HousingWire. Lonnie Glessner isn’t normally one to turn down business. But with origination volume expected to exceed $3.4

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Creating a more secure closing process for everyone involved

Housing Wire

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Purchase market will highlight closing process problems

Housing Wire

The closing process, that time between underwriting approval and the actual closing, is the mortgage industry’s not-so-secret Achilles’ heel. That’s not a knock on the good professionals who enact minor miracles choreographing the multi-faceted ballet that is a typical closing.

With Nexus Closing from SimpleNexus, lenders can make the closing experience as digital as they want

Housing Wire

As homebuyers complete more of the origination process digitally, from asset verification to disclosures, they expect a similarly modern closing ceremony. Nexus Closing from SimpleNexus enables lenders to deliver mortgages that are digital from application to closing.

Time to close on mortgages growing amid soaring volume

Housing Wire

Ellie Mae ’s Origination Insight report for October demonstrates some of the side effects of the historically low mortgage rates we’ve seen in 2020: incredibly high volume and an increase in time-to-close. The number of closed loans increased 7.1%

CoreLogic acquires closing solutions firm ClosingCorp

Housing Wire

Data analytics giant CoreLogic announced on Wednesday the acquisition of closing cost data and tech provider ClosingCorp. Previously, ClosingCorp integrated CoreLogic’s Property Tax Estimator into its SmartFees service and closing platforms in 2018.

Multi-closing fraud risk holds steady in 2020

Housing Wire

A new annual report from CoreLogic shows multi-closing fraud risk held steady in 2020 after having decreased the past several years. According to the CoreLogic Multi-Close Alert Program (MCAP), 2020 is projected to have a similar level of findings as was seen in 2019.

Black Knight’s Expedite Close eClosing solution uses automation to select the best way to close each loan

Housing Wire

More than ever, borrowers want and expect to close their loans digitally, from the initial loan application through the final review and approval of their loan package. With Expedite Close, a better way to close is here.”.

Notarize and Realogy Title Group see 200% spike in RON closings

Housing Wire

Spurred by the impact of the coronavirus, the partnership closed more than 1,600 RON transactions in the first half of 2020, a more than 200% increase over the 500 RON transactions that they closed in all of 2019, the companies told HousingWire. “We

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Lenders pick up the pace in closing mortgages

Housing Wire

The average time to close on a mortgage has decreased for a fourth consecutive month to 51 days, according to a new study from ICE Mortgage Technology. The percentage of purchase mortgages increased to 43% of total closed loans.

States Title raises $150M for home closing tech

Housing Wire

Title insurance upstart States Title announced this week $150 million in debt financing from HSCM Bermuda , which will go towards developing a more modern home closing experience. As a result, State Title was able to patent technology that removed entire chunks of the closing process.

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Fraud risk factors at closing increased almost 90% last quarter

Housing Wire

As housing professionals navigate regulatory changes and accelerated tech adoption, wire and title fraud risk factors in mortgage and real estate closings increased almost 90% in the last quarter.

Rocket Mortgage performs first eNote close on Ginnie Mae mortgage

Housing Wire

In December, Rocket Mortgage became the first lender to use eNotes in closing a Ginnie Mae -backed loan as part of a pilot program. Eventually, I think what you’re going to see is the entire industry adopts this as a method of closing, because it’s really a better consumer experience.”.

10 smart closing gift ideas that clients will never forget


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Snapdocs raises $60 million to scale up its digital closing business

Housing Wire

million digital mortgage closings this year, more than double its volume from 2019. We’re feeling tremendous growth on the digital closing front which is really, really exciting,” Snapdocs Founder and CEO Aaron King said in a statement.

The rapid adoption of digital closings during COVID-19 shows what’s possible in the mortgage industry

Housing Wire

We sat down with Nancy Alley, vice president of strategic planning at Simplifile and one of HousingWire’s 2020 Women of Influence, to talk about the rapid changes in the closing process as a result of the pandemic. Yet, adoption by closing and post-closing operations lagged considerably.

Margin compression could serve as accelerant toward digital closings

Housing Wire

In 2021, the potential for margin compression could serve as yet another accelerant towards digital mortgage closings as lenders seek to improve capital efficiency and offer a more competitive experience to borrowers.”. Nominations for 2021 Women of Influence close this Friday, April 23.

Notarize and Snapdocs team up on digital closings


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Finalize the closing disclosure earlier in the process using this collaborative platform

Housing Wire

The CoreLogic Title & Closing Solution offers an enhanced workflow designed to support lenders and vendors in the title and closing process. The Title & Closing Solution syncs order management, secures vendor communication and document transfer, encourages full compliance, and ultimately enhances consumer experience in home ownership. The post Finalize the closing disclosure earlier in the process using this collaborative platform appeared first on HousingWire.

2021 Rising Stars Nominations are closing soon!

Housing Wire

The post 2021 Rising Stars Nominations are closing soon! Today is the last day to nominate a 2021 Rising Star – don’t forget to submit your nominations by the end of the day!

Mistakes to avoid before closing on a home

Realty Biz

Some of the most common mistakes people make include financing a car or another expensive item just before closing. The post Mistakes to avoid before closing on a home appeared first on RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News.

Unwrapping what to expect in your home inspection, appraisal and closing

Housing Wire

Have you budgeted for closing costs? Before you get overwhelmed, take comfort that critical milestones of home inspection, appraisal and closing processes are all great ways to get more acquainted with your prospective new home. Closing.

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Covius to acquire Nationwide Title Clearing

Housing Wire

Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, were not disclosed. Covius, formerly known as LenderLive , said 670 employees of NTC will be joining the firm once the deal closes, including senior management.

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Finance of America to go public before IPO window closes

Housing Wire

The post Finance of America to go public before IPO window closes appeared first on HousingWire. Finance of America on Monday will become the latest lender to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange.

The Keys to a Quick Close: 6 Ways to Speed Up Your Client’s Closing

Realty Biz

As a real estate agent, there are few things more frustrating than working with a client who is knee-deep in a closing standstill. Ultimately, closing delays lose you money and keep you from focusing more time and attention on clients ready to move forward with the escrow process.

Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing Costs

Keeping Current Matters

Saving for a down payment is the main cost that comes to mind for many, but budgeting for the closing costs required to get a mortgage is just as important. What Are Closing Costs? According to Trulia : “ When you close on a home, a number of fees are due.