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3 Ways Lenders Can Improve Appraisal Compliance Operations

In the heavily-regulated mortgage environment we live in, appraisal compliance can easily become another tasks on a long list. Janice Buchele, SVP of Residential Operations at The William Fall Group explains how lenders can ensure that they are paying close attention to compliance efforts in appraisal operations.

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Are New Homebuyers Feeling the Effects of TRID?

Over five months after the implementation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, first-time buyers are still enduring its consequences with closing delays on home purchases. See what analysts believe will happen after the TRID backlog subsides.

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The Week Ahead: Will Existing Home Sales Find Their Balance?

Expect to see an influx of industry news in the last full week of February, including the highly-anticipated existing-home sales report from the National Association of Realtors. The last two reports on existing sales for November and December were hot and cold. Now, the industry is wondering what January's report will reveal.

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Fannie Mae’s Single-Family Business Suffers from Credit Expenses

Just one day after FHFA Director Mel Watt stated during an address in Washington, D.C. that risks facing the Agency (namely the GSEs’ declining capital buffer) are “certain to escalate” the longer the conservatorships of the GSEs continue, Fannie Mae reported an annual net income of $11.0 billion for 2015—a decline of 23 percent from the previous year’s net income of $14.2 billion.

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