Finance of America now offers renovation loans

Housing Wire

Lending and services platform Finance of America Inc. announced today the launch of Finance of America Home Improvement , a new business division offering non-mortgage financing options, including renovation loans.

Finance of America unveils hybrid reverse mortgage product

Housing Wire

Finance of America Reverse will soon debut a hybrid product that combines elements of a reverse mortgage with a forward mortgage. “Technically it is a forward mortgage because there is a payment component, but it’s also a reverse mortgage.

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Mortgage Tech Demo Day: Finance of America Mortgage

Housing Wire

Finance of America Mortgage. Finance of America Mortgage has served the rigorous demands and long-term needs of our customers for more than a quarter-century. The post Mortgage Tech Demo Day: Finance of America Mortgage appeared first on HousingWire.

Here are the 2021 HW Finance Leaders

Housing Wire

HousingWire’s Finance Leader award recognizes outstanding performers in the finance space. Those rates resulted in record-setting volume for real estate and mortgage companies, and a whole new set of challenges for their finance leaders. Academy Mortgage Corporation.

Finance of America to acquire Parkside’s wholesale biz

Housing Wire

Finance of America intends to acquire Parkside Lending ‘s third-party origination channel operation for $40 million, the publicly traded lender and servicer announced Tuesday. The post Finance of America to acquire Parkside’s wholesale biz appeared first on HousingWire.

Finance of America to go public before IPO window closes

Housing Wire

Finance of America on Monday will become the latest lender to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. It’s the second large-scale mortgage lender to go public via a SPAC in 2021, after broker-based United Wholesale Mortgage began trading in late January.

Senate Finance Committee unanimously approves Yellen

Housing Wire

By a unanimous 26-0 vote, the Senate Finance Committee approved Janet Yellen’s nomination to become U.S. Yellen oversaw a program to sell Treasury and mortgage bonds that the Fed had purchased to stimulate the economy.

Structured Finance Association backs transition to SOFR

Housing Wire

With LIBOR slated to be phased out at the end of 2021 , industry trade group Structured Finance Association sent a letter this week to New York Gov. mortgage market, have already begun weening themselves off purchasing and issuing LIBOR-based products in favor of SOFR-based products.

People movers: realtor.com, Opendoor, Finance of America and FormFree

Housing Wire

Jim Anderson is joining Finance of America Mortgage , a national, full-service mortgage banker as chief marketing officer, bringing more than 20 years of marketing experience to the company.

Finance of America Cares Takes an Innovative Approach

Housing Wire

This collaboration has brought on the truest sense of community.” – Bill Dallas, president of Finance of America Mortgage. Finance of America employees join together in volunteering to make a positive difference. Finance of America Reverse employees in Tulsa, Okla.,

Finance of America Mortgage Review for 2021

The Mortgage Report

Finance of America mortgage review showing how Finance of America compares to top lenders for mortgage rates, customer service, and loan options. Mortgage Lender Reviews

March into Mortgage and Alternative Finance Month at Inman

Inman

This month, we'll talk to mortgage leaders about where the market is headed and how products are evolving digitally to suit buyers' needs now. We'll also explore emerging alternative financing options that are changing the game for buyers and sellers.

Plaid unveils Income to aid customer finance

Housing Wire

Fintech company Plaid has announced the release of Income, a beta product looking to simplify income verification so customers can secure loans, qualify for mortgages, rent apartments, lease vehicles, and more.

Private mortgage insurance industry boomed in 2020

Housing Wire

Private mortgage insurance helped over 2 million low downpayment borrowers secure mortgage financing in 2020, a 53% increase from 2019, according to data from the government sponsored entities. Mortgage Insurers. Mortgage Insurers

Finance of America reports record third quarter as it gears up for IPO

Housing Wire

Blackstone Group -controlled Finance of America posted record margins and originations in the third quarter , ahead of its public offering via a blank check company in 2021. After the merger, Finance of America is slated to receive a $250 million investment from institutional investors.

Seller financing is risky. Use these mortgage programs instead

The Mortgage Report

Mortgage alternatives, like seller financing, lease-purchase, and contract-for-deed, are risky. And you might qualify for a mortgage without them.

Mortgage applications jump as rates plummet

Housing Wire

Mortgage applications increased 5.7% for the week ending July 23, mostly on the back of fast-falling mortgage rates. “With over 95% of refinance applications for fixed rate mortgages, borrowers are looking to secure a lower rate for the life of their loan,” Kan said Wednesday.

Finance of America’s TPO Two-X Flex suite allows brokers to help borrowers who don’t fit conventional products

Housing Wire

That’s where Finance of America Mortgage (FAM) TPO’s Two-X Flex suite of proprietary jumbo and non-QM products comes into the picture. FAM TPO’s account executives work to find brokers the right mortgage wholesale lending solutions for their clients. Omar Cantillo, Senior Vice President, National Operations Manager, TPO Omar Cantillo has nearly 30 years of leadership experience in finance and executive operations.

Conventional and FHA Mortgages Finance 90% of New Home Sales in Q1 2021

Eye on Housing

NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing published by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that conventional loans financed the largest share of new home sales since 2018.

Pulse: Readers share a time when financing derailed a deal

Inman

Last week, we asked you share the financing roadblocks that have threatened your deals in the past. Agent Brokerage Mortgage & Alternative Financing Month Pulse Service Teams 2021 agents financing Financing mistakes mistakes mortage mortgage pulse theme-month-202103

Finance of America goes public

Inman

Banking & Lending Mortgage Select Blackstone Group Finance of America ipo Replay Acquisition Corp The end-to-end lending and services platform will begin trading stock on the New York Stock Exchange beginning Monday.

Mortgage rates stuck in a rut at 2.87%

Housing Wire

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was flat at 2.87% for the week ending in Sept. 2, according to mortgage rates data released Thursday by Freddie Mac ‘s PMMS. The week prior, mortgage rates also held steady at 2.87%. Mortgage applications fell 2.4%

Finance leader at Guaranteed Rate says “don’t fade the fed”

Housing Wire

Over the past six months, mergers and acquisitions, huge financing rounds and public offerings have dominated headlines across the real estate and housing finance sector. All mortgage companies that have ever failed, have one thing in common: they ran out of cash.

Pulse: Tell us about a time when financing derailed a deal

Inman

This week, tell us about the common financing mishaps that can really jeopardize a deal. Agent Brokerage Mortgage & Alternative Financing Month Pulse Service Teams 2021 agents financing Financing mistakes mistakes mortage mortgage pulse theme-month-202103

Mortgage rates rise, but remain under 3%

Housing Wire

For the second consecutive week, mortgage rates managed to hold steady below 3%, rising one basis point last week to 2.98%, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. trillion in mortgage originations, the MBA forecasts volume to fall 14% this year to $3.28

A sea change is coming to home financing

Inman

A slew of newer companies are trying to reinvent how home purchases are financed. That doesn't mean the 30-year mortgage is disappearing, but it does hint at more choices for consumers of the future.

Mortgage rates stuck at 2.88% amid rise in COVID cases

Housing Wire

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was stagnant at 2.88% for the week ending Sept. 9, according to mortgage rates data released Thursday by Freddie Mac ‘s PMMS. The week prior , mortgage rates also held steady at 2.87%.

Mortgage rates dip slightly to 2.86%

Housing Wire

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined slightly to 2.86% for the week ending in August 19, according to mortgage rates data released Thursday by Freddie Mac ‘s PMMS. The week prior, mortgage rates rose to 2.87% , after six consecutive weeks of mortgage rate declines.

Mortgage rates rise to 2.87% after jobs report

Housing Wire

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 2.87% for the week ending in August 12, according to mortgage rates data released Thursday by Freddie Mac ‘s PMMS. The increase follows six consecutive weeks of mortgage rate declines.

The mortgage market moves to purchase

Housing Wire

For the first time since December 2019, purchase mortgages represented a higher percentage of closed mortgages than refinances. Closing rates on purchase mortgages dropped to 76.3% The post The mortgage market moves to purchase appeared first on HousingWire.

Volume-hungry mortgage lenders loosen credit standards

Housing Wire

Mortgage credit availability increased by 2.2% in April as mortgage lenders fight for borrowers in an increasingly competitive market. The Mortgage Bankers Association said Tuesday that the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI) — which uses 100 as a benchmark — increased to 128.1

Understanding the seasonal patterns of mortgage rates

Housing Wire

Much like the changing of the calendar, buying and selling homes follows a seasonality that that those in mortgage and real estate have grown accustomed to. What that usually means is that mortgage rates would also drop like crazy. But at first, mortgage rates didn’t drop.

How financing can make or break a sale

Inman

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Mortgage rates creep up slightly to 2.80%

Housing Wire

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased slightly to 2.80% for the week ending on July 29, halting a streak of weekly declines, according to mortgage rates data released Thursday by Freddie Mac ‘s PMMS. A year ago at this time, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.99%.

Citi adds Liz Bryant to mortgage exec team

Housing Wire

Depository bank Citi continues to round out its mortgage executive team under the stewardship of Brad Wayman. Citi announced this week that it had appointed industry veteran Liz Bryant as the new head of retail mortgage sales for the U.S. billion in residential mortgages last year.