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New Home Sales Essentially Flat in October, Continuing Strong Fall Season
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in October dipped 0.3 percent to 999,000 from an upwardly revised September number, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Despite the monthly decline, the October rate is 41.5 percent higher than the October 2019 pace, and on a year-to-date basis, new home sales are up 20.6 percent in 2020.
Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications increased 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 November 20, 2020.
With FHFA Release of 2021 Loan Limits, NAR Urges Improved Access to Safe, Affordable Financing
National Association of Realtors® President Charlie Oppler issued the following statement after the Federal Housing Finance Agency today unveiled 2021 loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Top Five Cities Where Affordability Declined the Most, According to First American Real House Price Index
First American Financial Corporation(NYSE: FAF),a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today released the September 2020 First American Real House Price Index (RHPI). The RHPI measures the price changes of single-family properties throughout the U.S. adjusted for the impact of income and interest rate changes on consumer house-buying power over time at national, state and metropolitan area levels.
Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Increases Slightly to 5.48 Percent
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 5.47% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.48% as of November 15, 2020.

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City of Ocala (FL) Partners with Orange Lien Data to Streamline Growth Management Processes
The City of Ocala has partnered with Orange Lien Data LLC (Orange Lien) to handle all inquiries related to code enforcement liens and cases, open building permits, overdue false alarms for both police and fire, and unpaid utility accounts/liens.
Existing-Home Sales Jump 4.3% to 6.85 Million in October
Existing-home sales continued to trend upward in October, marking five consecutive months of month-over-month gains, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
October New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 32.9 Percent
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for October 2020 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 32.9 percent compared from a year ago.
NAR President Charlie Oppler Apologizes for Past Policies that Contributed to Racial Inequality
Newly-installed National Association of Realtors® President Charlie Oppler issued a formal apology Thursday for the association's past policies that contributed to segregation and racial inequality in America. During a virtual fair housing summit hosted by The Hill and co-sponsored by NAR, Oppler offered an emotional apology on behalf of the industry for NAR's actions during a large part of the 20th century.
ALTA Good Deeds Foundation Receives $500K in Donations
The ALTA Good Deeds Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by theAmerican Land Title Association(ALTA), today announced it has surpassed the banner level of $500,000 of charitable donations in just over a month. ALTA established the Foundation in October to bolster the charitable efforts of title and settlement professionals and help with housing needs as well as those adversely impacted by national emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rocket Mortgage and Amrock Continue to Set Bar for the Nation in Digital Closings Throughout 2020
Rocket Mortgage, America's largest mortgage lender, and Amrock, one of the nation's largest providers of title insurance, property valuations and settlement services, delivered 90% of all digital closings with eNotes through the first three quarters of 2020, according to data provided by the Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS) eRegistry.
Justice Department Files Antitrust Case and Simultaneous Settlement Requiring National Association of Realtors® To Repeal and Modify Certain Anticompetitive Rules

The Department of Justice today filed a civil lawsuit against the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) alleging that NAR established and enforced illegal restraints on the ways that REALTORS® compete.

The Antitrust Division simultaneously filed a proposed settlement that requires NAR to repeal and modify its rules to provide greater transparency to home buyers about the commissions of brokers representing home buyers (buyer brokers), cease misrepresenting that buyer broker services are free, eliminate rules that prohibit filtering multiple listing services (MLS) listings based on the level of buyer broker commissions, and change its rules and policy which limit access to lockboxes to only NAR-affiliated real estate brokers. If approved, the settlement will enhance competition in the real estate market, resulting in more choice and better service for consumers.

Single-family Starts at Highest Pace Since Spring of 2007
Led by solid gains in single-family production, overall housing starts increased 4.9 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.53 million units, according to a report from according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications decreased 0.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 13, 2020.
NotaryCam Certifies Compliance with MISMO RON Standards for Real Estate Transactions
NotaryCam®, the pioneering leader in online notarization and original provider of mortgage eClosing solutions, today announced that it has completed the Mortgage Industry Standard Maintenance Organization (MISMO) Remote Online Notarization (RON) Software Compliance Certification Program.
Sales Growth Lifts Builder Confidence to New Record High
In another sign that housing continues to lead the economy forward, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to 90 in November, shattering the previous all-time high of 85 recorded in October, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released today. Builder confidence levels have hit successive all-time highs over the past three months.
NAR Board of Directors Approves New Personal Conduct Policy Addressing Discrimination
The Board of Directors for the National Association of Realtors® today voted in favor of a motion presented by NAR's Professional Standards Committee making it a violation for Realtors® to use harassing or hate speech toward any of the protected classes under Article 10 of NAR's Code of Ethics.
Delaware County (PA) Attorney Convicted Of Bank Fraud And Identity Theft Offenses
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Dory L. Sater, age 46, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, was convicted on November 10, 2020, following a jury trial, of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft offenses. The evidence presented at trial showed that in August 2017, Sater forged a mortgage satisfaction piece and filed the instrument with the Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds Office.
Metro Home Prices Increase in All Areas in Third Quarter of 2020
Every metro area tracked by the National Association of Realtors® during the third quarter of 2020 saw home prices increase from a year ago, according to NAR’s latest quarterly report, released today.
Pandemic Caused Buyers to Seek Multi-Generational Homes, Sellers to Sell Faster
The coronavirus pandemic initiated several shifts in America's housing market over the past eight months. Changes in the behaviors of home buyers and sellers were especially notable as buyers' usual tendencies altered, and the urgency to sell accelerated.
Endpoint Announces New $40 Million Investment From First American to Expand Digital Real Estate Closing Platform
Endpoint, a digital title and escrow company that provides a re-imagined closing experience for buyers, sellers, and their real estate agents, announced today an additional investment of $40 million from its parent company, First American Financial Corporation, a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions.
Realtors® Applaud FHA Effort to Expand Private Flood Insurance Options
The National Association of Realtors® applauded steps taken this week by the Federal Housing Administration to make more private flood insurance options available to U.S. consumers.
Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications decreased 0.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 6, 2020.
Stavvy's Hybrid Closings with E-Signing Functionalities Increase Security and Efficiency in the Home Closing Process
Stavvy, the fully-integrated digital mortgage platform, announces the launch of its native eSign functionality empowering hybrid closings for mortgage lenders and their settlement agents. The new features empower banks, lenders, settlement agents, and borrowers to complete closing transactions remotely by leveraging the Stavvy suite of tools and products as applicable based on local laws or regulations.
Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 5.67 Percent
The Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 16 basis points from 5.83% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.67% as of November 1, 2020.
American Land Title Association Congratulates President-elect Joe Biden
The American Land Title Association congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for winning this historic election where a record number of Americans exercised their civic right to participate in the election process.
MBA Congratulates Joe Biden on His Election as President of the United States
Robert D. Broeksmit, CMB, President & CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, issued the following statement congratulating Joseph R. Biden Jr. on his election as the 46th President of the United States.
Fathom Holdings Enters Title Insurance Sector, Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Verus Title
Fathom Holdings Inc., a holding company that primarily operates through its wholly owned subsidiary,Fathom Realty, LLC, a national, cloud-based, technology-driven, residential real estate brokerage, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Verus Title Inc., expanding its residential real estate offerings to include title insurance services.
Lack of Inventory, Higher Prices Push Housing Affordability Near Two-Year Low
Record-low mortgage rates were not enough to offset inventory shortages and rising home prices as housing affordability continued to decline in the third quarter of 2020, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.
Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications increased 3.8 percent from one week earlier,according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 30, 2020.
Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Decreases to 5.83 Percent
The Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 7 basis points from 5.90% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.83% as of October 25, 2020. According to MBA's estimate, 2.9 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.
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