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Why Closing Costs Are Soaring

Nov 01, 2021

Closing costs have risen more than 12% since last year.

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What New Fannie, Freddie Multifamily Loan Caps Mean for Investors

Oct 31, 2021

Multifamily loan caps are increasing $8 billion for each Enterprise from last year. But there are caveats.

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Fannie and Freddie Permanently Allow Desktop Appraisals: Big Mistake or Worst Mistake Ever?

Oct 30, 2021

Desktop appraisals were super popular during the pandemic's height as a way to conduct real estate transactions safely. But do they still have a place?

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Procore Finally Puts a Ring on It: What New Acquisitions Mean for the Company

Oct 30, 2021

Procore is acquiring both Levelset and LaborChart. How is this going to shape the future of the company? Find out more about the rapid expansion inside.

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Why Goldman Sachs Is Selling This Fix-and-Flip Lender

Oct 29, 2021

This mREIT will acquire Genesis Capital from Goldman Sachs by year's end.

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5 Insights From The Redwood Trust Investor Day

Oct 16, 2021

This REIT plans to disrupt the mortgage market.

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New Leader for Ginnie Mae Clears Another Hurdle to Confirmation

Oct 13, 2021

Ginnie Mae has lacked permanent leadership since 2017, but Biden nominee Alanna McCargo is about to change that: She’s inching her way forward to confirmation.

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Proposed Bill to Create 20-Year Mortgage for First-Time Homebuyers

Oct 13, 2021

The new LIFT mortgage would help first-generation homebuyers to finally become homeowners and start growing wealth. Find out more.

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Home Equity Made Another Huge Jump: Should You Tap Yours?

Oct 09, 2021

Home equity is soaring. Is it time to tap yours?

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Q2 Title Insurance Premiums of $6.5 Billion Break Records

Oct 09, 2021

Everything seems to be getting more expensive these days, even title insurance. With a record-setting Q2 2021, what’s driving the boom?

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United Wholesale Mortgage Aims to Work Directly with Appraisers: What This Means for Borrowers

Oct 04, 2021

If there was a way to speed up appraisals in a market where they’re often holding loans back, a company should, shouldn’t they? Find out the latest move by UWM.

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