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  • Are new home sales flagging a recession? May 24, 2022
    When new home sales and housing starts begin to fall together, a recession is usually not far away. However this report needs context. The post Are new home sales flagging a recession? appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Lenders see appraisal modernization as a top priority May 24, 2022
    A Fannie Mae survey found that mortgage lenders place s high value on appraisal modernization, especially if it reduces time to close. The post Lenders see appraisal modernization as a top priority appeared first on HousingWire.
  • How lenders can improve business models in 2022 May 24, 2022
    HousingWire recently spoke with James Deitch, CEO of Teraverde, about the changes lenders can make to their business models to prepare for the inevitable return of a hot housing market.  The post How lenders can improve business models in 2022 appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Indecomm’s GeniusWorks targets middle-office costs May 24, 2022
    Indecomm’s GeniusWorks automation-enabled software is intended to cut costs in set-up, processing and underwriting. The post Indecomm’s GeniusWorks targets middle-office costs appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Opinion: Why we need a mortgage rate reset May 24, 2022
    Rates have been on the decrease since 1981. We've overworked the soil and now it's time to reset the industry. The post Opinion: Why we need a mortgage rate reset appeared first on HousingWire.
  • PLS market is on track to notch record volume this year May 24, 2022
    The private-label securities (PLS) market recorded a strong first quarter and is projected to finish 2022 with record volume. The post PLS market is on track to notch record volume this year appeared first on HousingWire.
  • How Fannie Mae is creating new opportunities for homeownership May 23, 2022
    Fannie Mae’s Katrina Jones discusses the challenges facing homebuyers today and what Fannie Mae is doing to create new opportunities for homeownership. The post How Fannie Mae is creating new opportunities for homeownership appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Pennymac plans to lay off another 207 employees May 23, 2022
    Pennymac Financial Services will lay off 207 additional employees in June and July following a previous layoff announcement in March. The post Pennymac plans to lay off another 207 employees appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Fratantoni: Why FHFA and GSEs should revisit their pricing framework May 23, 2022
    Mike Fratantoni outlines how FHFA and the GSEs determine their pricing, and why recent pricing deserve reconsideration. The post Fratantoni: Why FHFA and GSEs should revisit their pricing framework appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Prioritizing home equity solutions in a rising rate environment May 23, 2022
    HousingWire recently spoke with Barry Coffin, managing director of home equity title/close at ServiceLink, about the ways lenders can capitalize on these trends by revving up their home equity solutions. The post Prioritizing home equity solutions in a rising rate environment appeared first on HousingWire.