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  • Stewart bolsters Midwest presence with acquisition
    by Tim Glaze on July 27, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Big Four title insurer Stewart Title has acquired Title First Agency, which is licensed in 34 states and headquartered in Westerville, Ohio. The post Stewart bolsters Midwest presence with acquisition appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Ginnie Mae’s new liquidity standards are sorely needed
    by Sarah Wheeler on July 27, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Clifford Rossi argues that the lack of regulatory oversight of nonbanks makes Ginnie Mae’s proposal to raise liquidity standards necessary. The post Ginnie Mae’s new liquidity standards are sorely needed appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Here’s the key to true, sustainable efficiency in the mortgage industry
    by Jessica Davis on July 27, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    While the recent movements in interest rates may provide some additional refinancing volume and an ability to take another bite at the apple, rates will undoubtably rise in the coming years. The industry knows this and is looking for ways to increase profitability while preserving origination volume optionality. The post Here’s the key to true, sustainable efficiency in the mortgage industry appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Foreign buyers are avoiding American homes: NAR
    by Tim Glaze on July 27, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Foreign buyers purchased $54.4 billion worth of U.S. existing homes from April 2020 through March 2021, a 27% decrease from the previous 12-month period The post Foreign buyers are avoiding American homes: NAR appeared first on HousingWire.

  • Home prices explode on the West Coast
    by Tim Glaze on July 27, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Home prices continue to accelerate in May, with the strongest gains occurring on the west coast, in Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle The post Home prices explode on the West Coast appeared first on HousingWire.