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FHFA: Current G-Fees Are at an Appropriate Level, Only Modest Adjustments Needed

When considering adjustments to G-fees for certain categories of loans, FHFA took into account the decision (also announced Friday) to enhance the eligibility standards for mortgage insurance companies. Overall, the FHFA said, the modest changes being made to the upfront G-fees are revenue neutral and will mean little or no change for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Judge Rules Wells Fargo Breached Terms of 2010 Mortgage Settlement

Judge Richard Seeborg, in the U.S. District Court of Northern California, ruled that Wells Fargo had breached the terms of the settlement by using "evolving and perhaps ill-defined standards" when determining borrowers' eligibility for a loan modification, according to one report. At the same time, however, Seeborg told both sides they had had "almost no idea" what they agreed to in the settlement.

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Largest Financial Firms Turn in Healthy Q1 Earnings Reports

Bank of America originated $17 billion worth of first-lien residential mortgage loans and home equity loans in Q1, which helped the bank's net income rise to $3.4 billion for Q1. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank also reported a 45 percent year-over-year decline in the number of first mortgage loans serviced by its Legacy Assets unit that were 60 or more days delinquent, down to 153,000.

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Wisconsin February 2015 Housing Statistics

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on March 25, 2015 at 9:17am 0 Comments

Welcome-to-Wisconsin Home Sales and Median Prices Grow in February

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for the month of February, 2015. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:


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The Wisconsin housing market showed…

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Generate Leads off Facebook with Neighborhood Pages

Posted by Mike Linkenauger on March 19, 2015 at 12:28pm 0 Comments

It is easy to generate website traffic and top search engine placement by creating Facebook pages that are optimized for success on the search engines. Below are a few new ones that I've recently created and am working to get established right now. Below it are a few already established pages that neighborhood residents are checking into daily, are at the top of the search engines, and most importantly are providing me with website traffic and leads. Watch the…

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What Is The Purpose Of An Appraisal?

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on March 11, 2015 at 11:07am 0 Comments

What is the Purpose of an Appraisal?

 

A mortgage has many specific pieces involved in it. Obviously there is the money supplied by the lender to pay the seller for their asking price. There…

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Wisconsin January 2015 Housing Statistics

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on February 26, 2015 at 12:16pm 0 Comments

January Home Sales Fall as Prices Continue to Rise

The Wisconsin housing statistics are in for this January of 2015. Here is an excerpt from what the Wisconsin Realtors® Association (WRA) had to say:

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Existing home sales fell in January but median prices rose at a healthy…

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Finding the Elusive Starter Home

Posted by Michael Collins, CDPE, SFR, BPOR on February 4, 2015 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

Finding that Elusive Starter Home

The past few years have brought several changes in the real estate industry. The housing bust of 2006-08 led many people to either sell or walk away from their home. As the market is continuing to rebound, many investors have scooped up homes at affordable prices and are offering them as rental properties. In addition, other…

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