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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

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Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.
MBA

July New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 31.2 Percent

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for July 2019 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 31.2 percent compared from a year ago.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

National
Mortgage applications increased 21.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey
MBA

Mortgage Delinquencies Rise in the Second Quarter of 2019

National
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.53 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the second quarter of 2019, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in July

National
Mortgage credit availability decreased in July according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) that analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool

NAREB President Sets Agenda Urging Millennials to Build Wealth Through Homeownership

National
During his speech on August 1st at the conclusion of the 72nd Annual NAREB Convention held in Atlantic City, NJ, Donnell T. Williams, newly installed as the 31st president of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) set a bold
MBA

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

National
Mortgage applications increased 5.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 2, 2019
MBA

MISMO® Hires Jonathan Kearns as Vice President of Technology

National
MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today announced that Jonathan Kearns has joined MISMO as Vice President of Technology. Under MISMO's management by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae Announces Changes to Eligibility of High Loan-to-value VA Cash-out Refinance Loans in...

National
Ginnie Mae issued All Participants Memorandum 19-05 (APM 19-05), which announces the implementation of changes to pooling eligibility requirements for Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) -insured or -guaranteed mortgages.
MBA

Susan Stewart Honored Among HousingWire’s 2019 Women of Influence

National
Susan Stewart, 2019 Vice Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and CEO of SWBC Mortgage, was honored today as one of HousingWire's 2019 Women of Influence. Stewart is expected to be elected MBA's Chairman in 2020
MBA

MBA Opens Doors Foundation’s Deborah Dubois Presented with the Alyse Childers-Wiley Memorial Award by...

National
Deborah Dubois, President of MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors), was presented with the Alyse Childers-Wiley Memorial Award by CMG Financial at the CMG Foundation's 9th Annual Wine Tasting and Auction on July 15 in San Francisco.
CSBS

AARMR and CSBS to Hold National Mortgage Policy Summit

National
The American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) and CSBS will host a summit to bring together policymakers, regulators and the industry to elevate the discussion around mortgage policy on November 13 in Washington, DC.
USDOJ

Justice Department Resolves Claims that California Loan Modification Service Providers Discriminated Against Hispanic Homeowners...

California
The Department of Justice today announced a series of settlements to resolve allegations that several California-based mortgage loan modification service providers engaged in national origin discrimination in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act
MBA

MBA Applauds President Trump for Signing the Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of...

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) applauded President Donald Trump for signing into law the Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act of 2019.
NAR

Realtors® Respond to CFPB Qualified Mortgage Patch Announcement

National
National Association of Realtors® President John Smaby issued the following statement after the CFPB yesterday announced its intent to allow the GSE Patch to expire in January 2021
MBA

MISMO® Approves New Remote Online Notarization Standards

National
MISMO®, the mortgage industry's standards organization, today announced the release of its Remote Online Notarization (RON) standards, which include an update to the draft standards issued earlier this year. The RON standards allow the use of audio-visual communication devices to notarize documents in a virtual online environment.
MBA

MBA and Fannie Mae’s Future Housing Leaders Program Partner to Promote Diversity and Inclusion...

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Fannie Mae's Future Housing Leaders program today announced a new partnership to promote diversity and inclusion in the housing finance industry.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

National
Mortgage applications decreased 1.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 19, 2019
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Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

National
 Mortgage applications decreased 1.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 12, 2019.
MBA

Kristy Fercho of Flagstar Bank Nominated to be 2020 MBA Vice Chairman

National
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced that Kristy Fercho, Executive Vice President, President of Mortgage at Flagstar Bank, has been nominated to serve as MBA's Vice Chairman for the 2020 membership year.

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.

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Property Management Services: A Real Estate Investor’s Best Friend

Hiring a property management service for your rental property can be a huge asset when it comes to maintaining your rental property. The decision to hire a property management company is something to carefully consider but there are many pros