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  • Wells Fargo reports lower GOS and origination volume in Q4 January 14, 2022
    Wells Fargo originated $48.1 billion worth of mortgages in the fourth quarter, down from $51.9 billion in the previous quarter. The post Wells Fargo reports lower GOS and origination volume in Q4 appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Lunch & Learn : The Role of Appraisers in the Future of Valuation January 14, 2022
    Hosted by Accurate Group Collateral valuation is a critical component of mortgage lending and the home sales process. During the course of the pandemic, mortgage professionals have seen origination volumes for refi and purchase skyrocket as they have simultaneously faced challenges of accessing properties and completing in-person inspections. The appraisal process is ripe for change, and […]
  • CEO Matt Widdows pushes HomeSmart toward IPO January 14, 2022
    HomeSmart is a growing real estate brokerage that may go public, but the company faces questions about its business model and the compensation of founder and CEO Matt Widdows. The post CEO Matt Widdows pushes HomeSmart toward IPO appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Here are 7 trends to watch in the 2022 appraisal market January 14, 2022
    The tides of the mortgage industry are changing as we head into 2022, and just like the sand under the waves, we can expect the appraisal landscape to shift along with it. The post Here are 7 trends to watch in the 2022 appraisal market appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Non-QM lenders hunt for LOs as consumer-direct model falters January 14, 2022
    While layoffs sweep the mortgage industry, particularly consumer-direct lenders, non-qualified mortgage (non-QM) lenders are going on a hiring spree. The post Non-QM lenders hunt for LOs as consumer-direct model falters appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Agents scramble to meet demand…in Rochester? January 14, 2022
    There’s a sustained, nationwide surge in housing demand, plus a crippling lack of inventory – and Rochester is hardly impervious to either of these historic trends.  The post Agents scramble to meet demand…in Rochester? appeared first on HousingWire.
  • What happens when forbearance ends? January 13, 2022
    In this video interview, the MBA's Marina Walsh breaks down whether or not the industry is ready for the end of forbearance, along with the high-level trends she is watching. The post What happens when forbearance ends? appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Freedom Mortgage dominates the MSR market January 13, 2022
    These latest offerings come on the heels of an active year in 2021 on the MSR front, which new data shows was dominated by one lender: Freedom Mortgage. The post Freedom Mortgage dominates the MSR market appeared first on HousingWire.
  • What are the drivers of housing demand in 2022? January 13, 2022
    In the 2022 housing market, there will soon be a wave of potential buyers aging into the first-time buyer age group. However, these young buyers are not without headwinds. The post What are the drivers of housing demand in 2022? appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Understanding Realogy’s stance on commissions January 13, 2022
    Recent comments by Coldwell Banker CEO Ryan Gorman on buyer agent commissions raise more questions than answers. The post Understanding Realogy’s stance on commissions appeared first on HousingWire.