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Movement Mortgage names Joe Thompson as regional director

Housing Wire

Movement Mortgage , a multichannel mortgage lender, has appointed Joe Thompson as its new regional director. Founded in 2008 and based in Fort Mill, South Carolina , Movement Mortgage offers a range of products including conventional, jumbo and government-insured loans, as well as a dedicated reverse mortgage division.

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CCBank acquires Security Home Mortgage 

Housing Wire

Utah-based Capital Community Bank (CCBank) has struck a deal to acquire Security Home Mortgage (SHM), which will become an independent subsidiary division of the bank, the parties announced on Friday. million in mortgages last year, mainly for building and construction. The financials of the deal were not disclosed.

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Are mortgage rates about to fall?

Housing Wire

Mortgage rates and the bond market have fallen a bit recently and the spreads between the 10-year yield and 30-year mortgage rate have improved over last year’s levels. In the past two years, demand has always picked up whenever mortgage rates have moved lower with some duration. That’s a 0.50% difference in rates.

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HUD to double servicer fee on assumable mortgages

Housing Wire

According to Todman, the industry has been asking for years for HUD to be helpful on assumable mortgages, which “is a complex transaction that she has “come to understand that sometimes the juice is not worth the squeeze.” ” There was a “hue and cry,” Todman said. .

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The Real Estate Pulse: Analyzing the 2022 Housing Market

Speaker: Grier Allen, CEO and Co-Founder of BoomTown

And while the seller’s market continues to shape 2022, real estate experts predict significant changes in inventory, mortgage rates, home prices, and buyer’s checklists. For real estate professionals, 2021 was an iconic year. It can be difficult to navigate these constant shifts.

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Second-home mortgage market slumped in 2023: Redfin

Housing Wire

In 2023, home purchases slowed across the board due to low levels of inventory, high mortgage rates and soaring home prices. Nationwide, 90,772 mortgages for second homes were originated in 2023, down 40% from a year earlier and down 65% from the height of the post-pandemic housing boom in 2021, according to a new report from Redfin.

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Mortgage advisory firms Stratmor Group, Teraverde merge

Housing Wire

Mortgage advisory firm Stratmor Group has merged with Teraverde , a mortgage advisory firm and technology solutions provider, in a deal that the companies say will allow them to expand the markets they serve and the depth of services provided. The mortgage industry is experiencing one of the toughest markets in its history.

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