Jun 17, 2019 2:08:02 PM
May 31, 2019 3:16:06 PM
When you're a mortgage pro you rarely get to sit back and relax for long. There's always a change coming your way to handle. The upcoming revision of the Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA) is one of them.
Apr 30, 2019 9:42:59 AM
Digital mortgage discussions are everywhere! Blogs, news, and trade shows can't stop talking about them and their impact on the current and future mortgage industry.
What are consumers saying and feeling about digital mortgages? What are the benefits and the drawbacks? We've compiled a list of the best, most up-to-date statistics available to shed more light on this important mortgage trend.
STATISTICS TO KNOW
Millennials account for 36% of homebuyers in the market.
More than 50% of all loan applications in the past two years included some online or mobile component.
67% of those with an existing home loan would feel comfortable completing a home loan application on a laptop or desktop computer, and 29% would be comfortable using a mobile device.
More than 30% of borrowers reported not comparison shopping for their mortgage.
Apr 23, 2019 10:35:37 AM
As part of its business, Equifax reports publicly available civil judgment and tax lien information about consumers. However, in multiple class action lawsuits filed across the United States, plaintiff-consumers alleged that while Equifax promptly reported civil judgment and tax lien information, Equifax did not update cancelled or satisfied judgments and liens with similar vigor or regularity.
Mar 8, 2019 2:26:58 PM
Topics: Mortgage Lending
Jan 22, 2019 1:11:43 PM
This article was originally posted at Washington's Top News by U.S. News and World Report, and can be accessed here.
If you’re one of the 800,000 federal employees who are not getting paid during the government shutdown, you’re in a tough spot, for sure.
Most likely, you’ve morphed into survival mode, which may or may not include thinking about your credit score. I totally get that. But what if I told you it’s possible to get through this with an (almost) intact credit score?
Dec 17, 2018 9:44:51 AM
Whether a person is thinking about joining the military, has been enlisted for years, or is a veteran, it’s important they think about and act to protect their credit. There are a variety of ways credit scores can be affected negatively, which then impacts the person’s ability to purchase a house, car, or even secure a credit card.
Topics: Credit Report
Oct 11, 2018 10:27:06 AM
Most of us have followed them to some degree for years: those sassy, intriguing Millennials. How they are educated, activities they enjoy, what they won’t abide, and their expectations on life in general have fascinated us for the past decade.
Sep 18, 2018 10:27:18 AM
If you're in mortgage lending, you probably already know that undisclosed debt is the number one cause of mortgage fraud. Unfortunately, borrowers often take out new loans or make other significant changes to their debt situation within days of closing and that puts lenders in a precarious situation. Under the terms of the Fannie Mae Loan Quality Initiative, lenders are responsible for disclosing any new debt prior to closing, and to ensure you can meet that stipulation, you need to have a undisclosed debt monitoring process as part of your mortgage lending services solutions in place.
Jul 31, 2018 11:09:15 AM
Lenders have historically put significant weight on the presence of public records on an applicant's credit report. And with good reason. A recent study showed that consumers with liens or judgments as part of their credit history are twice as likely to default on a loan as those with no outstanding liens or judgments.
In 2016, the bureaus were sued multiple times because of incorrect public record data being included on their credit reports. This happens because there are 10,000-20,000 "jurisdictions" of municipal authorities. Some of these records are sealed and the parties involved are not disclosed until it goes unpaid. The defendant then must file an action in the civil courts. Even in 2018, smaller courts still don't electronically publish information. In addition, public records are frequently logged with only one identifier, so it's not hard to get them "mixed up" with people who have the same name.
Topics: mortgage lending services