Wed.Oct 14, 2020

NAR launches Spanish language version of website

Housing Wire

In time for National Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Association of Realtors has launched ‘NAR en Español,’ a Spanish language subsite to the association’s main webpage. According to NAR, its Spanish-speaking membership continues to grow at a historic pace.

The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for Sale

Keeping Current Matters

Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them.

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How did Wells Fargo and Bank of America’s mortgage businesses perform in the third quarter?

Housing Wire

Though its earnings were disappointing overall, residential lending at Wells Fargo rebounded in the third quarter, both in terms of income and origination volume. The bank originated $62 billion in home loans during the third quarter, up 5% from $59 billion in the prior quarter.

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How to Use Social Data to Launch a Successful Video Marketing Campaign

Jason Fox

How to Use Social Data to Launch a Successful Video Marketing Campaign. Companies from every industry are crazy about video marketing. For them, it’s a fun way to engage their audiences and also an effective strategy to boost brand exposure. It’s not just empty rhetoric, it’s a proven fact.

Local Intel: Housing news across U.S. communities

Housing Wire

Houston, Texas (Katy). Even through the pandemic, home sales have been at record levels here,” said Andi Bolin, the Texas state manager for Knight Barry Title, which just opened its office over the summer.

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VA loan rates are the lowest of any mortgage program

The Morgtage Report

VA loan rates are typically the lowest on the market, even below FHA or conventional mortgage rates. Find out if you qualify for a low-rate VA loan. Mortgage Products Mortgage Rates VA Loans VA Refinance

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CMHC: Mortgage Deferrals On Toronto Real Estate 12%, Vancouver 11%

Better Dwelling

Canadians are beginning to resume paying their mortgages, after many requested deferrals. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) broke down insured mortgage payment deferrals in August. At a national level, CMHC is seeing the rate of payment deferrals similar to the general market.

The Economic Forecast

Housing Wire

Doug Duncan , Fannie Mae ’s Vice President and Chief Economist, will talk about what lenders and others in mortgage can expect this year and next in the economy. Record low rates have fueled an origination boom, driving a banner year for refis.

The first affordable housing REIT is here, and it’s Black-owned

The American Genius for Real Estate

(BROKERAGE) The first affordable housing REIT is here – and it’s founded by two of the largest Black-owned firms in the country. The post The first affordable housing REIT is here, and it’s Black-owned appeared first on The American Genius Real Estate.

StreamLoan expands into insurtech with Progressive deal

Housing Wire

This article was written for FinLedger, HW Media’s new fintech focused news brand designed specifically for financial services professionals in banking, payments, insurance and proptech. Register for the FinLedger Daily Newsletter. Fintech startup StreamLoan is dipping its toe in the insurtech pool.

Achieving a 90-Percent Referral Rate

RIS Media

Build a System to Earn Card-Carrying Fans, Repeat Clients and More Referrals. One of the surest paths to a long and successful real estate career is building a base of loyal clients.

Adopting Technology to Improve Servicing Profitability During and After the COVID-19 Crisis – Sponsored by Capacity

Housing Wire

In this session on servicing technology, you will discover: The benefits of adopting an AI-driven process to streamline and standardize data. The power of automating your help desk, processes,and decision-making.

Marketing Automation or Human Touch?

RIS Media

There is no doubt that the presence of automation software has helped real estate businesses operate more efficiently and smoothly than ever before. It is now common for teams to use CRMs, AI chat bots, automated email marketing, task management software and more.

HousingWire Annual Virtual Demo Day: focusIT

Housing Wire

Pulse CRM. We supercharge your loan origination system and provide lead management tools, automated email marketing, loan status alerts and intelligent task management — so you don’t have to. Product Fast Facts: #1.

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Why You Should Overlook Cosmetic Issues When House Hunting

RIS Media

When you go looking at houses, you may see some with features that immediately turn you off. In many cases, though, it’s a good idea to overlook those flaws. You may be able to buy a house in good condition at an affordable price and make some minor, inexpensive repairs. . Paint.

Capital Market Appetite by Channel

Housing Wire

A conversation on mortgage capital markets wouldn’t be complete without data. Richard Koss of Recursion will set the stage with data on how capital markets participants are driving channel growth with data specific to retail, correspondent and brokered loan volume.

Most Americans who believe their home is haunted don’t care enough to move


A survey by showed that 62 percent of respondents would be unlikely to purchase a home that was rumored to be haunted. However, 56 percent who believe their current home is haunted have not thought about moving.

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HousingWire Annual Virtual Demo Day: WFG Lender Services

Housing Wire

MyHome. WFG’s MyHome collaboration platform brings participants in the mortgage transaction together within a single, easy-to-use ecosystem, enhancing communication, transparency and the borrower experience.

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30-year mortgage rate hits yet another record low


Mortgage rates hit yet another record new low last week as applications continued a downward trend, with total applications dropping 0.7 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis. Mortgage Select Joel Kan mortgage Mortgage Bankers Assoication mortgage rates refinance va

HousingWire Annual Virtual Demo Day: Xome

Housing Wire

Inspex TM by Xome. Inspex is a new, DIY home inspection and valuations app that empowers lenders to provide their customers with a simple, contactless option.

A Peek Inside Switzerland’s Luxury Real Estate Market

RIS Media

Fuchs. Located in Switzerland, and specializing in the Glarus, St. Gallen and Zurich markets, the team at Fuchs Immobilien AG has been helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate dreams for the last eight years.

Quicken Loans’ Austin Niemiec on Rocket Pro TPO rebrand impact

Housing Wire

On the heels of going public, Rocket Companies’ broker channel, Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), made waves throughout the industry when it announced it would be rebranding to Rocket Pro TPO in an effort to closer align itself with the brand that has become ever-present in the lending space. Its leader, Executive Vice President Austin Niemiec, recently chatted with HousingWire to discuss the transition and why the lender believes this will generate massive success for its partners.

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NAR proposes ethics changes to crack down on social media harassment


The National Association of Realtors says it's gotten "an unprecedented number of complaints about Realtors posting discriminatory speech and conduct online.".

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HousingWire Annual on demand

Housing Wire

The Great Acceleration. Disruption is speeding through the business landscape, upending traditional strategies and agendas for those in housing.

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Mortgage and refinance rates today, October 14, 2020

The Morgtage Report

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates Average mortgage rates edged lower yesterday. And conventional loans today start at 2.75% (2.75% APR) for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage. Absent startling developments during the […]. Mortgage Rates Now

2021 Regulation and Enforcement Outlook

Housing Wire

Ed DeMarco, president of the Housing Policy Council , is joined by Kris Kully, partner at Mayer Brown , and Richard Andreano, partner at Ballard Spahr , to talk about what lenders and servicers should expect next year from state and federal regulators.

More of Downtown Carlsbad


Let’s continue to watch how the quaint old beach town of Carlsbad is being redeveloped by big money and a laissez-faire city council – so far, it looks like a grab-bag (an assortment of miscellaneous items): The post More of Downtown Carlsbad appeared first on

HousingWire Annual Virtual Demo Day: Wipro Gallagher Solutions

Housing Wire

NetOxygen Launchpad (POS) and NetOxygen Loan Origination Solution (LOS). NetOxygen Launchpad is a borrower/banker portal. Using NetOxygen Launchpad, borrowers are actively engaged in the origination process, while lenders can achieve significant productivity gains.

Interesting Facts About Pumpkins

Waterfront Properties

Nothing says Halloween or Fall more than a bright orange pumpkin. The pumpkin is the most beloved symbol of the season and along with that comes some interesting facts that you might not have known. Here are some interesting facts about Pumpkins. Pumpkins are fruits, not vegetables.


Tech priorities for 2021

Housing Wire

Mortgage lenders and servicers are faced with a dizzying array of tech products, but before they go shopping or make changes, they should understand their priorities in such a tumultuous time. How can they make sure they are investing in solutions that can drive both efficiency and scale? What special considerations should be taken into account during extended work-from-home scenarios?