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Author Archives: Kerri Panchuk

New Home Sales Keep Rising in November

New single-family home sales experienced continued growth in November, with the number of new home sales increasing on a seasonally-adjusted annual basis the U.S. Census Bureau and HUD reported Wednesday.

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Fed Governor Brainard Urges Restraint From the Fed on Rates


Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard warned against visceral reactions, such as pushes in the marketplace for an increase in interest rates, given the economy’s fragile growth, while speaking at the 57th National Association for Business Economics Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

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The Low Down on the CFPB’s Marketing Service Agreements Bulletin: The Agency Gave the Industry What it Wanted…No Surprises Here

Commentary is an ongoing series on theMReport.com that focuses on opinions, ideas, and insights from experts across mortgage banking. In this blog post, Kerri Panchuk, executive director, Membership Groups at The Five Star Institute discusses how all firms in the mortgage finance space–from lenders, servicers, title companies and appraisers–are officially ‘on notice’, with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issuing a bulletin Thursday, providing guidance on what constitutes a mortgage kickback or referral fee when setting up marketing services agreements.

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