Class Appraisal hires new SVP of valuation transformation and engagement

Date: 13 Nov 2018 / Posted By: admin

Class Appraisal hires new SVP of valuation transformation and engagement Class Appraisal, a HousingWire Tech100 winner, announced Tuesday that Julie Jones has been appointed senior vice president of valuation transformation and engagement. Jones will report directly to Chief Innovation Officer Scot

Spruce expands into Texas

Date: 13 Nov 2018 / Posted By: admin

Spruce expands into Texas Spruce has hired a former First American and Stewart executive to oversee its expansion into Texas, which includes the opening a new operations center in Dallas. Source: thetitlereport.com

First American’s ‘excellent’ rating affirmed

Date: 13 Nov 2018 / Posted By: admin

First American’s ‘excellent’ rating affirmed A.M. Best has affirmed First American Title Insurance Co.’s financial strength rating  of A (Excellent) and the long-term issuer credit ratings of “a.” Source: thetitlereport.com

Synergy One acquires assets of national mortgager

Date: 13 Nov 2018 / Posted By: admin

Synergy One acquires assets of national mortgager San Diego-based Synergy One Lending has reached a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of BBMC Mortgage, a national mortgage company based in Illinois. Source: thetitlereport.com

RamQuest integrates Black Knight

Date: 13 Nov 2018 / Posted By: admin

RamQuest integrates Black Knight RamQuest, Inc. has integrated Black Knight, Inc.’s nationwide tax solutions into its Closing Market digital network. Read on for more details. Source: thetitlereport.com

Housing sentiment less optimistic in October

Date: 13 Nov 2018 / Posted By: admin

Housing sentiment less optimistic in October Americans were less optimistic about buying or selling homes during October. Read on for more details from the latest Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index. Source: thetitlereport.com

Alabama closing attorney gets 3 years for stealing money from HUD sales

Date: 12 Nov 2018 / Posted By: admin

Alabama closing attorney gets 3 years for stealing money from HUD sales A former practicing attorney in Alabama will spend more than the next three years in jail after pleading guilty to stealing more than a $1 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development on the sales of HUD-owned h

Americans are unprepared for home repair costs

Date: 12 Nov 2018 / Posted By: admin

Americans are unprepared for home repair costs As affordability concerns continue to haunt homeowners across the country, many are choosing to remain in their homes, prompting a surge in the home renovation market. However, NerdWallet’s latest Home Improvement Report discovered that more than 30%

Reverse mortgage securities continue decline

Date: 12 Nov 2018 / Posted By: admin

Reverse mortgage securities continue decline The latest data on HECM-backed securities shows issuance continued its decline in October, and while HMBS float last month was up slightly to $55.5 billion, most of that can be attributed to highly seasoned collateral and not to new production. This mean

Wells Fargo to pay $43 million to settle pre-crisis RMBS trust lawsuit

Date: 12 Nov 2018 / Posted By: admin

Wells Fargo to pay million to settle pre-crisis RMBS trust lawsuit In the past few years, Wells Fargo, once thought of as a shining example in the financial services industry, has been dragged down by scandal after scandal followed by settlement after settlement. Well, guess what? It’s a day tha