Events to Cover Appraisals, Non-Performing Loans
Upcoming mortgage-related conferences and events include a home valuation expo, a bank lending workshop and a symposium on re-performing and non-performing loans.
Best Mortgage Companies to Work At
Several real estate finance firms recently touted how they have been recognized by local news publications as the best employers in their cities.
Homeownership Varies by Age, Income, Race
The results of a survey published by the nation's central bank looks at homeownership variances by demographics.
Appraisal Services Technology Enhanced
Several mortgage service providers that offer appraisal technology have recently announced enhancements that are designed to help residential lenders increase efficiency, maintain compliance and meet new government mortgage requirements.
Fannie Enabling Appraisal Sharing
Next month, Fannie Mae is updating its Collateral Underwriter. Among the changes will be a new appraisal-sharing functionality for aggregators.
Proposal Would Have Borrowers Order Appraisals
A proposal to make residential real estate appraisals portable would have prospective mortgage borrowers ordering appraisals directly from appraisal management companies.
Case for Making Appraisals Portable
In the current home finance process, appraisals are ordered by the lender and eventually make their way to the home buyer. But one proposal would shift the reins in the appraisal ordering process to the prospective borrower.
Appraisal Services Integrated With EAD
Several firms have integrated their appraisal offerings into the electronic portal for government-insured mortgages. Other advancements were announced by appraisal management companies.
Mortgage Banker on Trial for $30 Million in Fraud
A federal prosecutor delivered his opening statement to a New York jury in a criminal case alleging $30 million in secondary and mortgage fraud.
UCDP Update Enables Appraisal Sharing
Changes to the data portal used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will enable the sharing of appraisal reports among aggregators.