Mortgage Broker's Attorney Dozes Off During Trial
A Pennsylvania mortgage broker who was convicted of mortgage fraud this week will get a second chance thanks to his lawyer dozing off during trial.
Mortgage Broker, Sister Convicted of Mortgage Fraud
A Pennsylvania man and his sister have been tried for and convicted of committing mortgage fraud through his mortgage brokerage business.
4 LOS Providers Hosting Conferences
Among dozens of upcoming mortgage-related happenings over the next several months are four events hosted by providers of loan origination systems.
Home Prices Continue Up, NY Sees Big Monthly Gain
As home values near pre-crisis levels, the Northwest led the gain from a year earlier. But New York state had a strong month-over-month showing.
Mortgage Fraud Risk Rises, Valuation Risk Down
Although the number of fraudulent mortgage applications dipped, the share and risk worsened. But a big improvement was made on valuation fraud risk.
Limited Appraisers Drive Up Fees, Turnaround
Fewer appraisers are willing to provide valuations on short timetables for low fees -- causing some home sales to take longer and cost more.
Appraisal Integrations and Acquisitions
Appraisal service providers have been enhancing their offerings through integrations, though at least two have turned to acquisitions to improve options for their lender clients.
Fastest Growing Mortgage Firms
Inc. magazine is out with its list of the fastest-growing companies in America, and there were four mortgage-related firms that ranked among the top 500.
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.