ALTA Discusses Wire Fraud on AARP Perfect Scam Podcast

ALTA Discusses Wire Fraud on AARP Perfect Scam Podcast

Every year mortgage closing scams cost homebuyers millions of dollars and, tragically, sometimes even their homes. These scams aren’t new, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been a rise in this type of fraud. AARP talked with a recent homebuyer who moved back to...

6 Steps to Closing

6 Steps to Closing

6 Steps to Closing Once you’ve found your perfect home and your offer has been accepted, it’s time to close on your home. Many people think signing a contract on a house is the beginning of the end of the home-buying process; however, this is not necessarily true. The...

Understand Fraud During COVID-19

Understand Fraud During COVID-19

Danielle McCoy, VP and Fair Lending Officer, Fannie Mae, spoke on what the GSE is doing to ensure borrowers are not scammed during times of financial hardship. Danielle McCoy is Fannie Mae’s VP and Fair Lending Officer. She reports to the EVP, General Counsel, and...

Realtors Report that their Customers are Back

Realtors Report that their Customers are Back

A new survey by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) has found that the vast majority of its members feel as though their businesses are back on track. NAR says, "After enduring months of setbacks brought on by the coronavirus pandemic...more than nine in 10...

Future of Housing Market 2020

Future of Housing Market 2020

Mending from the sudden sharp drop in activity due to the coronavirus crisis, real estate across the United States is heating up, rekindled by growing demand and insufficient supply. The National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) pending home sales index, a...

Economists Confident on Recovery

Economists Confident on Recovery

Details from a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that the vast 9 out of 10 of its expert members believe that the housing industry is on its way to recovery. While many states across the nation slowly edge toward reopening...

Bidding Wars for Homes Ramping Up

Bidding Wars for Homes Ramping Up

Redfin reported that more than half of its offers faced competition in June. Specifically, 54% of home offers placed by the real estate agency’s representatives faced bidding wars. This marks the second consecutive month that the bidding-war rate for new home...

FHA expand home retention measures

FHA expand home retention measures

The Federal Housing Administration announced on Wednesday an expanded menu of its loss mitigation options in coordination with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s eviction prevention and stability toolkit in an effort to help homeowners avoid...

New Home Sales Heating Up

New Home Sales Heating Up

Just like summer’s soaring temperatures, new home sales are really hot right now, with no cooling off insight. The experts at realestateconsulting.com revealed that June’s new home sales far surpassed those occurring during June of last year by more than half (55%)....

Skipping Your Monthly Mortgage Payment?

Skipping Your Monthly Mortgage Payment?

More than 3.5 million mortgage borrowers have requested forbearance — they need to weigh their options carefully. How will I pay my mortgage? That’s the question facing millions of Americans as stay-at-home orders have caused many people to lose their jobs or income....

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