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Former Milwaukee County Register of Deeds Charged with Wire Fraud
United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced that, on June 25, 2020, he issued a one-count information charging John La Fave (age: 70) with wire fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343, and that La Fave has entered into an agreement to plead guilty to the charge.
American Land Title Association Develops Principles for Remote Notarization
The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, announced it has developed principles for notarizations conducted remotely.
American Land Title Association Reports Title Insurance Premium Volume Jumps 27.5 Percent
The title insurance industry generated $3.92 billion in title insurance premiums during the first quarter of 2020 compared to $3.07 billion during the same period a year ago, according to ALTA’s latest Market Share Analysis.
Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications decreased 8.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 19, 2020.
Amidst Health, Safety Concerns, NAR's 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo Goes Virtual
The National Association of Realtors® announced Wednesday that the 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, previously scheduled from November 13-16 in New Orleans, will be transitioned to a fully virtual format in light of ongoing health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DataTrace Launches TaxSource, a Single-Source, Nationwide Solution for Trusted, Reliable Property Tax Reporting
DataTrace Information Services LLC, the nation’s largest provider of data and automation solutions to the title and settlement services industry, announced today the launch of TaxSource™. DataTrace TaxSource property tax reporting delivers full national coverage with the most current tax status and rapid results through the latest technology and data resources.
New Home Sales Jump in May as Housing Rebound Continues
In a further sign that the housing market is rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 16.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 676,000 units in May from a downwardly revised reading in April, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases for First Time in Series to 8.48%
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Surveyrevealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased - for the first time since the survey's inception in March - from 8.55% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 8.48% as of June 14, 2020. According to MBA's estimate, 4.2 million homeowners are now in forbearance plans - down from almost 4.3 million homeowners the prior week.
NAR Partners with U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Advance Economic Inclusion in America
The National Association of Realtors® this week joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Equality of Opportunity initiative, part of a broad national effort to examine economic inequality in America. The program has earned the support of more than 400 organizations from across the country, with business and policy leaders assembling to advance economic inclusion and highlight a number of potential data-driven solutions to address inequality of opportunity.
Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications increased 8.0 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 12, 2020.
New Housing Numbers Flash Signs of Continued Growth
In a sign that the housing market continues to show forward momentum, single-family permits posted an 11.9 percent gain in May, while total housing starts increased 4.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 974,000 units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department.
eNotaryLog Becomes the First Remote Online Notarization Platform to Be MISMO® Certified
eNotaryLog announces that on May 27, 2020, it became the first remote online notary (RON) platform to be MISMO®certified. MISMO®created RON standards to promote consistency across mortgage banking industry practices and state regulations to allow the use of audio-visual communication devices to notarize documents in a virtual online environment.
Commentary: How to Increase African-American Homeownership
The interest in homebuying is strong as reflected in the surge in mortgage applications to buy a home. However, there is not enough supply to meet demand.
Builder Confidence Surges in June as Housing Rebound is Underway
In a sign that housing stands poised to lead a post-pandemic economic recovery, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped 21 points to 58 in June, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released today.
American Land Title Association Launches Campaign Introducing the Guardians of the American Dream
The American Land Title Association (ALTA), the voice of the nation’s land title professionals, announced today that it is releasing a campaign that showcases the hardworking members who move behind the scenes throughout a homebuyer’s journey to homeownership.
May New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 10.9 Percent
The Mortgage Bankers Association Builder Application Survey data for May 2020 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 10.9 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to April 2020, applications increased by 26 percent.
Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 8.55%
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Surveyrevealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 8.53% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 8.55% as of June 7, 2020. According to MBA's estimate, almost 4.3 million homeowners are now in forbearance plans.
NAR Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ Equality
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling Monday affirming workplace discrimination protection for LGBTQ individuals nationwide. The 6-3 opinion states that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protecting individuals from workplace discrimination based on sex also applies to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Redlining's Legacy of Inequality: $212,000 Less Home Equity, Low Homeownership Rates for Black Families
The typical homeowner in a neighborhood that was redlined for mortgage lending by the federal government has gained 52% less—or $212,023 less—in personal wealth generated by property value increases than one in a greenlined neighborhood over the past 40 years, according to a report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage.
NAHB Applauds Decision Surrounding Rejection of Lawsuit to Compel OSHA to Create Emergency Standard
National Association of Home Builders Chief Executive Officer Jerry Howard and Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Workforce Development Greg Sizemore issued the following joint statement today on the D.C. Circuit Court's decision to reject a lawsuit brought by the AFL-CIO to compel the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to issue an "emergency temporary standard" for infectious diseases/COVID-19.
Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications increased 9.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 5, 2020.
NAR Introduces Implicit Bias Training for Realtor® Members, Associations
As part of its commitment to addressing racial injustice in America, the National Association of Realtors® has begun circulating a new 50-minute implicit bias training video to its members and association staff. Partnering with the New York-based Perception Institute, NAR’s online videodraws upon recent research to illustrate how the human brain’s automatic, instant association of stereotypes with particular groups can cause people to treat those who are different from them unfairly.
National ALTA Registry Adds Remote Online Notarization Capability Indicator to Closing Company Listings
The American Land Title Association(ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, has announced an important addition to the ALTA Registry,the national database of title and settlement agents. The ALTA Registry now designates title and settlement company locations that can perform Remote Online Notarization (RON) closings.
Former President of First Mortgage Company Charged with 24 Counts of Financial Fraud
Earlier this month, a federal grand jury returned a 24-Count Indictment charging Ronald J. McCord, 69, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with defrauding two locally-based banks, Fannie Mae, and others, announced Timothy J. Downing, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. The charges include bank fraud, money laundering, and making a false statement to a financial institution.
Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 8.53%
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Surveyrevealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 8.46% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 8.53% as of May 31, 2020. According to MBA's estimate, almost 4.3 million homeowners are now in forbearance plans.
NAR Supports Administration's Action on Infrastructure
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to accelerate infrastructure investments in an effort to strengthen the economy and get people back to work.
IMBs Report Strong First Quarter of 2020
Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $1,600 on each loan they originated in the first quarter of 2020, up from a reported gain of $1,182 per loan in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's newly released Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report.
Stewart Information Services Enhances Digital Mortgage Fulfillment Capabilities Through United States Appraisals Acquisition
Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC) announced today its acquisition of United States Appraisals, a move that strengthens Stewart’s digital real estate services offering in appraisal and valuation management.
Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications decreased 3.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 29, 2020.
Coronavirus Likely to Add Momentum to Increased Home Building in Smaller Markets
The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hasten a housing trend already taking place across the nation—residential construction activity that is expanding at a more rapid rate in lower density markets such as smaller cities and rural areas. Multifamily development is also proceeding at a brisk pace in areas where education and health services dominate.
Jodi Bell Joins WFG Lender Services Team as Vice President, National Business Development
WFG Lender Services, a Williston Financial Group company, has announced thatJodi Bellhas joined the company as Vice President of National Business Development for the company’s Lender Services organization, expanding the company’s presence in and commitment to the mortgage lending market.
Statement by NAR President Vince Malta on the Death of George Floyd
The shocking, senseless death of George Floyd is tragic. Our deepest sympathies are with the Floyd family and other families who understand and feel this pain and grief.
The Housing Industry Is Poised to Lead the Nation's Economic Recovery
As the industry observes National Homeownership Month in June, recent housing data indicate the important role the residential construction industry will play in leading the U.S. economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases to 8.46%
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 8.36% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 8.46% as of May 24, 2020.
Sixty-Five Percent of Those Who Attended an Open House Within the Last Year Would Do So Now Without Hesitation
A majority of people – 65% – who attended an open house within the last year would do so now without hesitation, according to survey data released by the National Association of Realtors®.
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