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  • Scott Durkin named CEO of Douglas Elliman August 3, 2021
    After selling her 29% stake in New York City-based Douglas Elliman In 2018, Dottie Herman will step down as CEO and Scott Durkin will take over. The post Scott Durkin named CEO of Douglas Elliman appeared first on HousingWire.
  • LoanDepot increases market share, but profits sink in Q2 August 3, 2021
    LoanDepot says it's winning market share, but the lender's gain-on-sale margin and net income both fell significantly in the second quarter of 2021 The post LoanDepot increases market share, but profits sink in Q2 appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Home prices are still rising, but relief for buyers is coming August 3, 2021
    Domestic home prices increased 2.3% from May to June, and 17.2% year-over-year, per CoreLogic. Twin Falls, Idaho had the highest annual increase at 40.2%. The post Home prices are still rising, but relief for buyers is coming appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Fannie Mae lifted by low rates, purchase mortgages in Q2 August 3, 2021
    Fannie Mae continues to reap the rewards of low mortgage rates. It posted a net income of $7.2 billion in Q2 2021, up from $5 billion the prior quarter The post Fannie Mae lifted by low rates, purchase mortgages in Q2 appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Mortgage lenders are loosening standards on jumbos August 2, 2021
    Banks moved to ease lending standards for most mortgage loan products during the second quarter, according to a survey published this week by the Federal Reserve Board The post Mortgage lenders are loosening standards on jumbos appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Fannie and Freddie forbearance numbers dip again August 2, 2021
    Servicers' forbearance portfolio volume dipped a single basis point to 3.47%, according to a survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association.  The post Fannie and Freddie forbearance numbers dip again appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Mortgage fees to help pay for Biden infrastructure bill August 2, 2021
    The Senate is banking on extending mortgage fees that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac indirectly charge to consumers to help pay for traditional infrastructure. The post Mortgage fees to help pay for Biden infrastructure bill appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Are homebuilders burning bridges with real estate agents? August 2, 2021
    Due to sky-high demand, some homebuilders are refusing to pay buy-side real estate agents a commission. Is that a mistake? We explore the tension and potential consequences in this piece. HW+ Premium Content The post Are homebuilders burning bridges with real estate agents? appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Presenting HousingWire’s 2021 Women of Influence August 2, 2021
    The 2021 Women of Influence winners represent 100 of the most influential women in leadership in the housing economy. More than just breaking records in the housing finance space, the HousingWire 2021 Women of Influence are shattering glass ceilings and leaving a legacy for years to come. During a year that has been dominated by […]
  • RON legislation passed in Illinois, New Jersey, Oregon August 2, 2021
    Remote online notarization (RON) is now permitted in Illinois, New Jersey and Oregon, bringing the number of states with RON legislation up to 37. The post RON legislation passed in Illinois, New Jersey, Oregon appeared first on HousingWire.