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Ellie Mae has integrated settlement software from Qualia with its Encompass platform.
Sales of previously owned homes dropped more than forecast in July from a nine-year high, restrained by limited choices for buyers, National Association of Realtors data showed Wednesday.
After months of solid growth, the number of existing home sales in Broward County, Fla., dipped in July.
Home prices rose 5.6% in the second quarter from a year earlier, extending gains that have cut into affordability for many buyers.
House sales continued to climb in Rhode Island in July, with a 7.5% increase in sales activity and a 10% increase in median price, to $262,500, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.
The average rent for a Houston-area apartment fell in July as developers added units at the same time job growth has slowed, a new report shows.
The latest lending figures show just how prodigious banks' shift from construction to C&I loans has been since the crisis. Yet a hard look at C&I credits, especially their loss rates, raises questions about whether they are safer.
Toll Brothers Inc., the biggest U.S. luxury homebuilder, rose the most in three years after reporting earnings and sales that beat estimates, a sign that buyer demand remains robust for high-end properties.
Oakland's housing market is still soaring even as growth cools in San Francisco, where million-dollar median home prices have left buyers searching for more affordable alternatives.
New specifications for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's common mortgage application unveiled Tuesday add data points and remove obsolete questions, as well as include additional capabilities to promote digital mortgage workflows.
Existing and prospective homeowners are split about which presidential candidate is better for real estate.
The median price for a detached home in Marin County, Calif., last month was $1.065 million, up from last year but down from the $1.2 million record set in May and June.
Purchases of new homes unexpectedly jumped in July to the highest level in almost nine years, led by soaring demand in the nation's South and adding to signs of persistent housing-market strength.
After years of breakneck price increases, the latest figures on home sales in New Orleans suggest the market may be cooling off, at least for now.
Despite headwinds working against the mortgage insurance industry, this business could be the catalyst for bringing private capital back to the mortgage market.
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