Jobless claims rise to five-month high

Posted December 1, 2016 / No comments

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, hitting their highest level in five months, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a strengthening labor market….(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may

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loanDepot acquires Closing USA and American Coast Title

Posted December 1, 2016 / No comments

loanDepot announced two major acquisitions on Thursday, adding Closing USA, a national title, escrow and settlement company, and its affiliate, American Coast Title, to the company. The news expands loanDepot’s national licensing footprint for title, escrow and settlement services to more than 30 states and Washington, D.C. Source: Housing Wire

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Superior Home Services tackles damaged FHA properties in default

Posted December 1, 2016 / No comments

Superior has been managing hazard claims for mortgage servicers for more than 30 years, with the ultimate goal of maximizing those funds to remediate the damage at the subject property, and then executing those repairs with the insurance funds available. By offering a hazard claim management solution, Superior can now manage a mortgage servicer’s entire

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[video] Treasury secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin: Undoing Dodd-Frank "top priority"

Posted November 30, 2016 / No comments

The news of President-elect Donald Trump selecting Steve Mnuchin as Treasury secretary is barely a day old but that isn’t stopping Mnuchin from making a lot of significant public statements on housing. On top of dropping a bombshell about the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, he also discussed his thoughts on Dodd-Frank in

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Trump Names Mortgage Industry Lobbyist to HUD Transition Team

Posted November 30, 2016 / No comments

Shawn Krause is executive vice president of government advocacy for Quicken Loans. The post Trump Names Mortgage Industry Lobbyist to HUD Transition Team appeared first on Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com ….(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it.

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