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  • So you want to eClose a mortgage in Virginia? September 24, 2020
    In 2012, Virginia became the first U.S. state to pass legislation allowing for remote online notarization. And Virginia has one advantage above other states – geographical boundaries. The post So you want to eClose a mortgage in Virginia? appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Average mortgage rates tick up this week September 24, 2020
    The average U.S. mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is 2.9% this week, up from 2.87% last week, Freddie Mac said in a report on Thursday. It’s the ninth consecutive week the rate has been below 3%. The post Average mortgage rates tick up this week appeared first on HousingWire.
  • TransUnion: Accounts in financial hardship continued to decline in August September 24, 2020
    For the second month, the total percentage of accounts in “financial hardship” for auto, credit card, mortgage and personal loans fell in August. The post TransUnion: Accounts in financial hardship continued to decline in August appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Better.com in talks to raise $100M at $4B valuation: report September 24, 2020
    Digital mortgage lender Better.com is in talks to raise more than $100 million in new funding that would value the company at about $4 billion before an upcoming public offering, according to a new report. The post Better.com in talks to raise $100M at $4B valuation: report appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Renovation loans get pandemic boost as homeowners want home offices September 23, 2020
    Vexed by work-from-home arrangements owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, homeowners are taking the long view and rethinking floor plans. The reality is, home offices are no longer a luxury. HW+ Premium Content The post Renovation loans get pandemic boost as homeowners want home offices appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Home prices post record two-month gain, FHFA says September 23, 2020
    Home prices jumped more than 2% between May and July, the largest two-month gain on record, as Americans emerging from COVID-19 lockdowns bought real estate, the FHFA said. The post Home prices post record two-month gain, FHFA says appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Rock Venture’s Trina Scott to speak at HousingWire Annual September 23, 2020
    Rock Ventures' Chief Diversity Officer Trina Scott will join other housing experts on Oct. 8 to discuss Business Strategy During Social Upheaval. The post Rock Venture’s Trina Scott to speak at HousingWire Annual appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Zillow iBuying program brings real estate transactions in-house by licensing Zillow Homes employees September 23, 2020
    Zillow-owned homes in Atlanta, Phoenix and Tucson will be listed by real estate-licensed employees of Zillow Homes, and the company said it expects to expand the initiative to new markets in 2021. The post Zillow iBuying program brings real estate transactions in-house by licensing Zillow Homes employees appeared first on HousingWire.
  • 5 reasons mortgage rates will rise in 2021 September 23, 2020
    Let me be contrarian: Get ready, because mortgage rates are going to rise next year. Now before you respond, just read the rest as to why. The post 5 reasons mortgage rates will rise in 2021 appeared first on HousingWire.
  • What’s a loan servicer to do about compliance? September 23, 2020
    HousingWire spoke with Anurag Agarwal, president of RiskExec at Asurity, and Asurity COO Luke Wimer, about fair servicing under the CARES Act. The post What’s a loan servicer to do about compliance? appeared first on HousingWire.