Appraisers Raise Concerns Over Fannie, Freddie Automated Appraisals

Last week, both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced their new appraisal-free products for purchase mortgages, but the appraisal industry is raising concerns over the automated appraisals, even accusing the GSEs of not bearing the consequences of the risk they are taking. Read more about this topic at: https://www.housingwire.com/articles/41097-appraisers-raise-concerns-over-fannie-freddie-automated-appraisals

Why a Career in Real Estate is the Perfect Fit for Many Millenials

The world has changed. The technological innovations of the last twenty years have led to the exchange of information with an ease and volume that was virtually unimaginable just a generation ago. Social media platforms keep us connected with family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances on a daily basis. Economic crises, environmental disasters and the threat […]

Amazon Quietly Reveals Possible Expansion into Real Estate

As shoppers scoured Amazon’s website recently for its annual “Prime Day” deals, the online shopping giant quietly disclosed a new service coming soon to its users, which would embark into the world of real estate and turn it into a competitor with Zillow and Redfin. Tucked into the website’s Home and Business Services section, where users can receive quotes […]

Credit Unions Gain Mortgage Market Share

As the quarterly volume of residential loan production sank, credit unions successfully captured a bigger piece of the U.S. mortgage market.  $38 billion of the latest volume came from credit unions, according to data supplied to Mortgage Daily by Callahan & Associates.  Credit union lending consisted of $31 billion in first mortgages and $7 billion in other real […]