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Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa , widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at Rachel.Williams@theMReport.com.

Can’t Stop It Now

As summer heats up, so is the housing market. According to the most recent Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI), more and more Americans feel it is ...

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Just a Little to the Left…

Though the concept of home staging is by no means new, not all decorating endeavors have the same impact. Learn where successful sellers’ agents put their budgets.

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Adapting to Change

Mat Ishbia, President and CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage, spoke with MReport on how mortgage lenders and brokers can adapt to the changing climate. According to Ishbia, the industry is not in the same place it was just five years ago, and drastic changes are sure to continue into the coming years. How has wholesale mortgages changed, and what can we expect in the future?

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Financial CHOICE Act to Move to Full House Vote

Following a contentious hearing earlier this week, the Financial Services Committee voted to move forward with the Financial CHOICE Act to a full House vote. The Financial CHOICE Act "ends taxpayer-funded bank bailouts, and unleashes America’s economic potential," said FInanical Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling.

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Mortgage Rates Dip as All Eyes on Fed

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On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will hold its monthly meeting—and in anticipation mortgage rates for both 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate loans, as well as 5/1 ARMS, dropped. While market watchers do not anticipate policy changes to come out of this month’s meeting, in light of last month’s interest rate hike it seems as if that is not enough to ebb the pre-meeting caution the market is experiencing. Though interest rates may not rise this month, the Fed has forecasted four hikes this year.

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Mortgage Cadence Introduces Collaboration Center

Earlier this month, Mortgage Cadence acquired BeesPath Inc.’s ClosingBridge platform, now branded as Collaboration Center. Currently the platform will be offered as a standalone product, but in the future will be fully incorporate into Mortgage Cadence’s platform.

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LRES Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Orange County, California-based LRES has named Mark R. Johnson as Chief Strategy Officer. LRES provides residential and commercial mortgage services including valuations, REO asset management, and HOA and technology solutions.

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STRATMOR Gives LendingQB High Marks

According to STRATMOR Group’s Technology Insights survey, LendingQB, a provider of a web-based loan origination system (LOS) based in Costa Mesa, California, has received high marks for vendor satisfaction and customer support.

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SingleSource Names Director of Staff Appraiser Operations

SingleSource is welcoming Rudy Dombrowski as Director of Staff Appraiser Operations. SingleSource is a provider of valuation, REO asset management, property preservation, document management, title, and settlement services nationwide and in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

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