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  • Appraisers: Does CU Mean See You Later?

    Appraisers: Does CU Mean See You Later?

    Will Fannie Mae’s roll out this year of Collateral Underwriter (CU), its proprietary automated appraisal risk assessment tool, reduce appraisers to be nothing more than servants of a computerized tool?  Or is it “just another tool that is reviewing appraisers just as other processes have all along.” as a Fannie spokesperson put it? Will it meld underwriting and appraisal into one operation, providing both borrower and lender faster and more accurate answers”  Is it the newest Big Data arrow in the GSE’s quiver to reduce lender risk and prevent fraud and help appraisers deliver more accurate valuations?  Or will the ... Read More »
  • False Alarm:  Mortgage Spike was Mostly Refis

    False Alarm: Mortgage Spike was Mostly Refis

  • Fixing FHA after the Fact

    Fixing FHA after the Fact

  • Ready to Rumble in 2015?

    Ready to Rumble in 2015?

  • Delinquencies too Low?   Shhhhh.

    Delinquencies too Low? Shhhhh.

  • Closing: Timing is Everything

    Closing: Timing is Everything

    A new analysis of 2014 existing sales by Danielle Hale, NAR’s Director of Housing Statistics, sheds light on the question many buyers and sellers want to know—what’s the best day to schedule a closing. A list of top closing days of 2014 shows that the last business day of a month and Fridays are the most popular days to complete a home sale transaction.  In fact, these days are so popular that the top 25 closing days are expected to account for roughly a quarter of all home sale closings for the year. The top seven closing days were the ... Read More »
  • False Alarm:  Mortgage Spike was Mostly Refis

    False Alarm: Mortgage Spike was Mostly Refis

  • Ready to Rumble in 2015?

    Ready to Rumble in 2015?

  • Happier New Year?

    Happier New Year?

  • It was a $1.7 Trillion Year

    It was a $1.7 Trillion Year