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FHFA Releases 2015 Annual Housing Report

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its 2015 Annual Housing Report on October 30th. This report describes the 2014 housing activities of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which are collectively referred to as the Enterprises. The report indicates that in 2014, the enterprises acquired $584.1…

Appraisal Volume Rises

Housingwire reported this week that appraisal volume is back on the upswing after a month-long decline.

Mortgagee Registration for Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) Portal Onboarding Phase Opens August 17, 2015

Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announces that on August 17, 2015, it is opening its mortgagee registration process for onboarding to its Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) portal. Beginning on this date, mortgagees can register for one of seven available onboarding phases, using the registration…

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Study Finds Electronic Mortgage Closings Can Benefit Consumers

Consumers Reported Greater Understanding, Efficiency, and Feelings of Empowerment WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today published a report on its “Know Before You Owe” eClosing project which found that borrowers can benefit from electronic closings when navigating the mortgage closing process.…

The Technology of Aging in Place

Combined with financial tools like reverse mortgages, new innovations in technology are keeping more seniors out of nursing homes and helping them to maintain their independence longer.

Median Home Prices Rise in the U.S.

According to current news outlets like the Washington Post, U.S. home prices are rising steadily, with double digit jumps evident in cities like Denver and San Francisco. This comes according to various home price indices like the Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller 20 city home price…