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Pulse: How readers are handling iBuyers in listing presentations

In last week's Pulse survey, we asked readers how they've tweaked their listing presentations in response to the rise of iBuyers. Seemingly, iBuyers have had a limited and isolated impact so far, but about a quarter of readers who responded shared how their listing presentation has evolved.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Radio, Agent, Pulse, Columns, Real Estate Agents, Select, Ibuyers, Listing Presentations, Residential Finance Month

7 facts about FHA loans you should know

Knowing more about how FHA works — and how to work with FHA — helps agents identify opportunities for their first-time buyer clients, who make up one in three buyers today. FHA is not for everyone, but for millions of young families, it is the piece that is solving the homeownership puzzle.
Tags: Radio, Mortgage, Credit Score, Foreclosure, First-time buyers, Fico, Steve Cook, Freddie Mac, FHA, Urban Institute, Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Select, Refinancing, Carol Galante

14 financial terms every agent should know

Financial literacy is critical, both for agents and for their clients. As such, we've put together a little glossary of important terms that'll make it easier to explain the financial aspects of homebuying and selling to your clients in a digestible format. 
Tags: Radio, Agent, Select, Residential Finance Month

Three-quarters of all couples fight during the homebuying process

77 percent of homebuyers and 71 percent of homesellers say they've argued with a loved one over the process, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll.
Tags: Fighting, Lifestyle, Data, Analysis, Radio, Millennials, Mortgage, Zillow, Baby Boomers, Harris Poll, Home selling, Select, Theme Months, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002, Baby Boomer Sellers

First American acquires Docutech

The move furthers First American's goal of providing a digital, end-to-end closing platform.
Tags: Radio, Mortgage, Lending, Select, News Brief, Dennis Gilmore, First American, Amy Brandt, Settlement Services, Theme Months, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002, Digital Mortgage, Docutech, End-to-end, Risk Manaagement

Fannie Mae posts $14.2B in profit in 2019 as it eyes exit from conservatorship

The FHFA is taking steps to free Fannie Mae from government conservatorship as the company posts big profits.
Tags: Radio, Mortgage, Trump, Freddie Mac, FHFA, Fannie Mae, GSE, Mark Calabria, Select, News Brief, Hugh Frater, Theme Months, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002

Fannie Mae posts $14.2B in profit in 2019 as it eyes conservatorship exit

The FHFA is taking steps to free Fannie Mae from government conservatorship as the company posts big profits.
Tags: Radio, Mortgage, Trump, Freddie Mac, FHFA, Fannie Mae, GSE, Mark Calabria, Select, News Brief, Hugh Frater, Theme Months, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002

Mortgage originations hit highest level since 2005: New York Fed

Decreasing mortgage rates contributed to the highest volume in mortgage originations in 14 years at a total of $752 billion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Mortgage, Credit Card Debt, Student Debt, New York Fed, New York Federal Reserve, Select, Home Mortgage, Mortgage Originations, Homeowner Debt, Theme Months, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002, Mortgage Debt

Do buyers really determine the sales price?

The conversation at Inman Connect New York changed the way columnist Bernice Ross thinks about home sales pricing. Here's why.
Tags: Opinion, Artificial Intelligence, Radio, Agent, Ai, Algorithms, Columns, Zillow, Inman Connect New York, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Orchard, Select, Realtor.com, Opendoor, Sv, Homelight

Pulse: How alternative financing is really affecting markets

Last week, we asked readers to share how alternative financing was affecting their market. A fairly low volume of responses may reflect the fact that these companies remain in their infancy, but a couple readers described noticeable impacts that could offer a glimpse of what may be in store.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Pulse, Mortgage, Columns, Zillow, Brokerage, Select, Opendoor, Knock, Alternative Financing, Ibuyers, Offerpad, Banking & Lending, Residential Finance Month

When’s the deposit due? How to help buyers through finance questions

Not having solid advice about home deposits could cause mistakes and financial pain for buyers. You have a significant responsibility to educate clients on all aspects of finance, including pre-approval, earnest money and down payments.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Mortgage, Deposit, Select, Down Payment, Earnest Money, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002, Residential Finance

Ginger Wilcox named Home Point Financial’s chief experience officer

The mortgage originator/servicer is hiring Wilcox as its first chief experience officer since the company launched in 2015.
Tags: Radio, Mortgage, Trulia, Ellie Mae, Wilcox, Select, News Brief, Sindeo, Ginger Wilcox, Banking & Lending, Capsilon, Theme Months, Female Leadership, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002

A new language for real estate, a new marketplace

My attempt to coin some terminology, add structure and provide clarity to the plethora of new real estate businesses.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Radio, Airbnb, Point, Columns, Zillow, Rentals, Unison, Ribbon, Homeaway, Vrbo, Redfin, Landis, Avail, Orchard

How the mortgage market has evolved over the past decade

If you're newer to real estate or want a snapshot of how we got to this point in the mortgage industry, here's a quick look.
Tags: Opinion, Recession, Mortgages, Radio, Agent, Mortgage, Columns, Freddie Mac, Veterans Administration, Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae, United States Department of Agriculture, DR Horton, Pulte, Dodd-Frank, Select

HouseCanary flies away with $65M in latest Series C funding round

The valuation startup plans to use the money to beef up its team and build out more technology.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mortgage, Industry News, Chris Stroud, Select, News Brief, Appraisal, Alpha Edison, HouseCanary, Jeremy Sicklick, Morpheus Ventures, Theme Months, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002, PSP Growth

US homeowners far more likely to be equity-rich than underwater

Attom's 4th quarter U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report released today also showed that only 1 in 16 mortgaged homes were seriously considered underwater.
Tags: US, Data, Radio, Markets & Economy, Select, Mortgage Loans, ATTOM Data Solutions, Theme Months, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002, Equity-rich Homes, Underwater Mortgage

Are low down payment loans really riskier?

Higher down payments, coupled with poor savings habits, are making it very hard for millions of first-time buyers to save enough to buy a home. But new research shows that lenders and others might want to rethink the parameters around down payments made by these prospective homeowners. Find out more here.
Tags: Mortgages, Radio, Millennials, Mortgage, Columns, Industry News, Steve Cook, Urban Institute, Markets & Economy, Select, JP Morgan Chase Institute, Down Payment, Downpayment, Dana Farrell, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002

Mortgage applications reach highest volume since 2013

The Mortgage Bankers Association announced Wednesday that the Market Composite Index reached its highest level last week since May 2013.
Tags: Data, Analysis, Radio, Mortgage Bankers Association, Markets & Economy, Select, Theme Months, Joel Kan, Coronavirus, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002, Low Mortgage Rates, Mortgage Loan Application, Refinance Activity, Stock Market Changes

Flat-fee brokerage Houwzer hustles up $9.5M in Series A funding

The Philadelphia-based brokerage will use the funds to fuel expansion in Baltimore and Orlando and launch title and insurance divisions later this year.
Tags: Radio, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Orlando, Brokerage, News Brief, Series A Funding, Mike Maher, Houwzer, Flat-Fee Brokerage Model, Funding Round, Theme Months, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate adapts with instant offer option

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate is partnering with Moving Station, LLC to bring QuickBuy to its clients.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Industry News, Brokerage, News Brief, Residential Finance Month, Aaron Starck, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate, Dan Amdur, Moving Station, QuickBuy, Moving Station LLC

Mortgage companies compete for Super Bowl spotlight

Major mortgage lenders and real estate companies joined the Super Bowl advertising fray, where commercial spots cost $5.2 million for 30 seconds.
Tags: Lifestyle, San Francisco 49ers, Radio, Super Bowl, Mortgage, Kansas City Chiefs, Lisa Bonet, Jason Momoa, Quicken Loans, Select, Patrick Mahomes, United Wholesale Mortgage, Theme Months, Residential Finance Month, Theme-month-202002

February is all about residential finance on Inman

Throughout the month, expect features on the "rise and stall" of the iBuyer marketplace, an in-depth series on the multitude of alternative financing models now mushrooming across the industry and a detailed history — and hazy future — for the all-cash-offer movement.
Tags: Radio, Agent, Mortgage, Inman, Residential Finance Month

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