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Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)

2017 Appraiser Trends Study by NAR
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
Dissatisfaction with the profession is high as challenges with FHA, others persist:The average tenure of an appraisal hovered around 22 years, but roughly 10 percent of respondents said they may leave the field within 5 years. Frustrations with ...

Lenders Speed Up Loan Processing -Ellie Mae
Appraisal Buzz (press release) (registration) (blog)
Closing or pull-through rates were lower for all loan types except FHA refinances. The rate for all loans fell from 70.6 percent in February to 67.9 percent. The…(read more). Forward this article via email: Send a copy of this story to someone you ...

Product, Appraisal News; Upcoming Events; FHA/NHF/Sapphire Drama; SoFi, Altisource, Blackstone
Mortgage News Daily
In FHA news, there is change afoot with the National Homebuyer Fund (NHF) highlighting the maze of overlapping state vs. federal rules governing lenders. Last Friday, FHA Headquarters staff started calling lenders to advise them of FHA's concerns with ...

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The Mortgage Reports (blog)

FHA Cash Out Refinance Guidelines And Mortgage Rates For 2017
The Mortgage Reports (blog)
Of the three, the FHA cash out loan is the only option that allows cash back to the homeowner. The following are the most recent guidelines and updates. ... With an FHA cash out, you can pay off any loan type, plus take equity out of your home in the ...

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Vendor News; AOT Mini-Bulk Execution; Fannie's Student Loan Endeavor
Mortgage News Daily
Our Warehouse division provides $5MM - $100MM facilities to fund agency, non-agency, FHA, VA, USDA, and a broad spectrum of non-QM loans seamlessly in one competitive facility with exceptional operational support for your staff. Feel free to call us at ...

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The Reverse Review | Daily Reverse Mortgage News (press release)

Appraising: Navigating the Electronic Appraisal Delivery Portal
The Reverse Review | Daily Reverse Mortgage News (press release)
With this new system in place, all appraisals for new originations must be submitted to FHA through the EAD portal for all FHA case numbers assigned on or after June 27, 2016. For those mortgagees that also work in the forward space and submit to the ...

Prescott eNews

Many Retired Persons in Arizona Utilize Reverse Mortgages
Prescott eNews
Many retired persons are on a fixed income. As the costs of living slowly rise, they are faced with difficult choices. After cutting back all the living expenses possible, many are still behind covering their living expenses. Through research and ...

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Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans (blog)

Getting an FHA Loan? Understand the Appraisal Process
Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans (blog)
If you're buying a home, you probably want to move in as soon as possible. However, you also have every right to expect that the house will be safe and move-in ready. Some people might want to move in and make the repairs later, but with an FHA loan, ...

How to buy a home with little out of pocket
Folsom Telegraph
However, sometimes it's easy to forget the other costs involved such as the buyer's closing costs; title and escrow fees; home insurance; lender fees; appraisal fee; underwriting fees; home inspections fees; taxes; impound costs; etc.? These closing ...

The Mortgage Reports (blog)

Should You (Can You) Switch Mortgage Lenders?
The Mortgage Reports (blog)
Francois (Frank) K. Gregoire, an appraiser based in St. Petersburg and a nationally-recognized valuation authority, says the ability to move an appraisal from one lender to another is generally “hit or miss” except with FHA financing. A firm rule ...

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