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Last Updated October 18, 2017 5:43 PM Central
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Freddie Updates Appraisal Requirements

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Updates are being made to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.'s appraisal policies. The change is being made to streamline requirements.

Conventional Share Widens w/Refis, Though Off YoY

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As refinance share widened last month, so did conventional share -- though it has diminished over the past year. Turnaround and closing rates both deteriorated.

Multifamily Hurts Housing Permits, Completions

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Although there was a month-over-month improvement in the pace of single-family housing permits and completions, apartment activity declined.

MGIC Earnings Leap as Delinquency Sinks

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Quarterly earnings at MGIC Investment Corp. soared on a year-over-year basis, while new business improved on a quarter-over-quarter basis. Delinquency sank.

US Bank Mortgage Income, Lending Down from Yr Ago

preview | full story | Oct. 18
While quarterly mortgage earnings and originations held up from the prior period at U.S. Bancorp, both retreated from a year ago. Residential holdings expanded, though.

Weekly Mortgage Application Volume Increases

preview | full story | Oct. 18
Prospective borrowers were busier during the holiday week completing applications for a new mortgage. Both refinancing and purchase financing activity accelerated.

Bank Regulators Waive Appraisals in Hurricane Areas

preview | full story | Oct. 17
In an effort to help the recovery of areas impacted by the recent hurricanes, federal banking regulators have temporarily waived the requirement for an appraisal.

5-Month High for GSE Refinances

preview | full story | Oct. 17
The volume of government-sponsored enterprise loans that were refinanced ascended to the highest level in five months -- though government supported refinances remain weak.

Mortgage Origination Outlook Boosted By $249 Bil

preview | full story | Oct. 17
The latest forecast for overall residential loan production this year and next year has been beefed up by nearly $250 billion. But last year's estimate of purchase financing was cut.

GSE G-Fees Decline

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Driven by competitive market pressures, average guarantee fees charged by the government-sponsored enterprises for residential loans rose last year.

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Ocwen Unit Among Recent 3rd-Party Lenders to Close
Oct. 13
Among three third-party mortgage originators that are closing is an Ocwen Financial Corp. unit. Multiple credit unions failed over this past summer.

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Quicken Loans 3rd Party Unit Using Calyx-Powered LOS
Oct. 10
A unit of Quicken Loans Inc. that originates through small financial institutions has turned to CalyxSoftware to power its loan origination system.

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Former Reverse Mortgage Giant Sold
Oct. 9
The remnants of a company that was once among the largest originators of reverse mortgages are being sold. The sale includes servicing and nearly $1 billion in whole loans.

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Biggest HECM Lenders
Oct. 3
The annual volume of federally insured reverse mortgages increased. With the government's fiscal year concluded, the biggest reverse mortgage lender rankings are in.

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Criminal Charges Dropped Against Bank But Not Execs
Oct. 11
Criminal charges against a bank that took money from the Troubled Asset Relief Program have been dropped. But former executives still stand accused.

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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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