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Last Updated August 18, 2017 8:55 AM Central
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Tool to Eliminate Appraisals on Some Freddie Loans

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A new automated tool from the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. will enable some home buyers to avoid the time and expense of a full appraisal report.

Mortgage Rates Dip, Could Fall Further

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A modest week-over-week drop was reported for fixed rates on residential loans, and an even bigger decline is likely in the next report.

Mortgage Refinance Forecast Raised Over $40 Bil

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The latest real estate finance forecast has mortgage refinance production for this year and next year up by more than $40 billion from what was expected a month ago.

New Low for HARP Volume as GSE Refis Ascend

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Monthly refinances of government-sponsored enterprise mortgages increased, though the government-supported refinance program is barely active.

Huge Board Shakeup at Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo & Co., the biggest U.S. originator of mortgages, will soon see the departure of three members of its board of directors -- including its chairman.

HARP Extend Despite Diminishing Volume

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The government-funded refinance program for borrowers on government-sponsored enterprise mortgages with little equity has been extended despite fading activity.

3 Mortgage Firms Among US' 500 Fastest Growing

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Three mortgage businesses were among the 500 most rapidly growing companies in America. A few more residential lenders were among the 5,000 fastest-growing firms.

Mortgage Lender Loses Appeal in MA Foreclosure Case

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that its ruling in Pinti v. Emigrant Mortgage Co., 472 Mass. 226, 227, 232 (2015) "applies in any case where the issue was timely and fairly asserted in the trial court or on appeal before July 17, 2015." Fed. Nat'l Mortg. Ass'n v. Marroquin, 477 Mass. 82, 83 (2017).

VA Mortgage Share Up as Credit Conditions Ease

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Veterans home loans guaranteed by the government have grabbed a bigger share of the mortgage market over the past year. Credit scores and income ratios have eased over the same period.

Construction Permits, Starts & Completions Down

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Although single-family permits held up from the previous month, multifamily dragged down overall authorizations. Also slowing from the previous month was the volume of construction started and completed.

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Mortgage Firms Acquired and Not Acquired
Aug. 9
While some mortgage acquisitions have recently closed, one fell through just hours before it was supposed to be consummated. One company that was set to close down is back in business.

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Walter Investment Warns About Ongoing Viability
Aug. 10
As losses continued at Walter Investment Management Corp., the company warned about its ongoing viability and restated income for prior period. Home lending tumbled.

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Mortgage Firms Appoint Top Executives
Aug. 11
Among the roles that have recently been filled at a variety of real estate finance firms are chief financial officer, president and chief executive officer.

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Fairway's Staffing, Servicing & Lending Expand
Aug. 7
In addition to growing the size of its servicing portfolio and expanding its human resources, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. saw quarterly loan originations soar.

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Mortgage Staffing Faces Increased Layoffs
Aug. 7
Compared to a year earlier, employment in the mortgage industry has expanded. But as quarter-over-quarter headcount was down, some signs point to an increase in layoffs for the sector.

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The former secretary of the Department of the Treasury who presided over the 2008 financial crisis is worried that conditions are ripe for another such event.
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Cordray Spars With GOP
The head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau made his way to Capitol Hill this week to deliver his semiannual report to lawmakers.
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The Players in Richmond's Eminent Domain Plan
Two of the key players in the battle between mortgage investors and and backers of an eminent domain plan talk about the controversial scheme, while a Realtor says his town has no business participating in the plan.
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