Senators urge CFPB to “reconsider” QM delay

Compliance attorneys and mortgage industry lobbyists aren’t the only ones wishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) would proceed with the General Qualified Mortgage Final Rule as it had initially planned. The same day the CFPB announced plans to delay the compliance date, Sens. ...

LoanDepot forms JV with homebuilder LGI Homes

Top retail mortgage lender loanDepot has formed yet another strategic joint-venture with a fast-growing homebuilder. California-based loanDepot has formed a JV partnership with LGI Homes, called LGI Mortgage Solutions, the companies announced on Thursday. “Having been a preferred ...

As rates rise, mortgage applications dip

Mortgage applications dropped again, falling 0.9% from the previous week, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association for the week ending April 30, 2021. MBA’s Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan called last week’s mortgage ...

René Rodriguez to headline Engage Marketing June 17

Renowned speaker coach René Rodriguez will headline HousingWire’s virtual Engage Marketing event on June 17. Rodriguez, CEO of Volentum and creator of the AMPLIFII Influencer events, has researched and applied behavioral neuroscience for the last 20 years as a speaker, leadership advisor and sales ...

Title tech company Cloudstar names new president

Cloudstar, a technology and compliance partner for the title and mortgage origination industry, has shaken up its current executive team with the recent promotion of Christopher Cury to president. It’s the third major personnel move by Cloudstar this year, which named Nancy Allen as ...

Who qualifies for the $25K first-time homebuyer grant

If recently introduced first-time homebuyer legislation were to be enacted as written, about 4.37 million people — roughly 10% of the nation’s renters — could be eligible for up to $ 25,000 in down payment assistance. Advocates of the policy say the program’s thoughtful targeting would allow ...

Here are the top 15 mortgage lenders of 2020

A perfect storm of record low interest rates and shifting consumer behavior spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an absolutely incredible year for mortgage lenders in 2020, especially the independent mortgage banks. Virtually every IMB saw origination volumes soar in 2020, with many ...

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