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Launch of efizbo®, a Revolutionary Platform, Streamlines the For-Sale-By-Owner Closing Process, Transforming the Future of Florida's Real Estate Industry
With all the technological developments in the real estate industry over the past years, including simplified task automation, real estate marketplaces, and price refinement, perhaps the most groundbreaking advancement that's designed to save sellers time and more money than ever just launched and is available for Florida homeowners.
Zillow Starts Making Cash Offers For the Zestimate
The Zestimate is now an initial cash offer for eligible homes in more than 20 cities nationwide. This ushers in a new era for the Zestimate, the company's proprietary home value estimation tool, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this month.
Stewart Continues to Transform Digital Closing Process With Acquisition of Signature Closers, LLC
Stewart Information Services Corporation, announced today its acquisition of Signature Closers, LLC, a move that further strengthens a digital strategy focused on ease-of-use for the customer by creating a centralized experience that includes recently acquired NotaryCam and partnership with CertifID.
Pending Home Sales Retreat 2.8% in January, but Climb From Last Year
Pending home sales took a step backward in January as inventory constraints continue to hold back prospective buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
NAR Applauds House Vote to Secure Housing Rights for LGBTQ Americans
National Association of Realtors® President Charlie Oppler issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed H.R. 5, the Equality Act. The legislation would ensure sexual orientation and gender identity are included as prohibited bases for discrimination under the Fair Housing Act.

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Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications decreased 11.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 19, 2021.
New Home Sales Higher in January, Yet Supply Side Concerns Remain
Strong demand stemming from low interest rates, favorable demographics and a suburban shift for home building to smaller, more affordable housing markets helped to lift new home sales in January, but rising lumber and material costs threaten to blunt this momentum.
American Land Title Association Submits Introductory Letter to Biden Administration
The American Land Title Association(ALTA), the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, submitted a letterto President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris congratulating them on the quick start to the Administration, while also highlighting how the title and settlement industry responded during the COVID-19 crisis and the importance of expanding housing opportunities and affordability.
Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Declines to 5.22 Percent
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 7 basis points from 5.29% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.22% as of February 14, 2021. According to MBA's estimate, 2.6 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.
Existing-Home Sales Tick Up 0.6% in January
Existing-home sales rose in January, marking two consecutive months of growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
Construction Headwinds Pick Up in January
Housing production softened in January as rising lumber prices continue to affect the housing industry. Overall housing starts decreased 6.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.58 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
January New Home Purchase Mortgage Applications Increased 18.9 Percent
The Mortgage Bankers Association Builder Application Survey data for January 2021 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 18.9 percent compared from a year ago. Compared to December 2020, applications increased by 17 percent.
Builder Confidence: High Demand Offsets Higher Costs-For Now
Strong buyer demand helped offset supply chain challenges and a surge in lumber prices as builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes inched up one point to 84 in February, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released today.
Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications decreased 5.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 12, 2021.
First American Mortgage Solutions and BackInTheBlackR Integrate Loss Mitigation Products with Strategic Workflow Automation
First American Mortgage Solutions LLC, a part of the First American family of companies, today announced completion of a strategic integration with default/loss mitigation workflow provider BackInTheBlack, LLC, that automates orders of First American Mortgage Solutions’ loss mitigation products and services for BackInTheBlack®technology users.
States Title Raises $150 Million to Modernize Home Closing Experience
States Title, a leading force for disruptive change in the real estate industry, today announced $150 million in debt financing from HSCM Bermuda, who has previously invested in the company. The financing follows a $123 million Series C filed last May and will be used to accelerate traction on an aggressive roadmap and market expansion to fundamentally transform the home closing experience.
NAR Finds Black Home Buyers More Than Twice as Likely to Have Student Loan Debt, Be Rejected for Mortgage Loans Than White Home Buyers
Minority homeownership stubbornly lags behind the national rate, with Black Americans facing some of the toughest hurdles to achieving this essential part of the American Dream, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The homeownership rate for Black Americans – 42% – is nearly 30% less than the rate for white Americans – 69.8%. The U.S. homeownership rate stands at 64.2%, with the rates for Asian and Hispanic Americans at 60.7% and 48.1%, respectively.
NAR's "That's Who We R" Advertising Campaign Highlights How Realtors® Open Doors to Opportunity for Their Clients and the Communities They Serve
The National Association of Realtors® unveiled today the newest iteration of its successful "That's Who We R" national branding campaign. Created in partnership with Havas Chicago, the series of television spots emphasize the positive impact Realtors® have on their clients and the communities they serve.
Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Declines to 5.29 Percent
The Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 6 basis points from 5.35% of servicers' portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.29% as of February 7, 2021. According to MBA's estimate, 2.6 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.
Residential Remodeling Fully Recovered from the Beginning of COVID-19
Spending on residential improvements will continue to grow at a healthy pace over the next two years, according to experts speaking at an online press conference hosted by the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers during the 2021 International Builders’ Show virtual experience.
Record-High Lumber Prices are Hammering Housing Affordability
Soaring lumber prices are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home, pricing out millions of potential home buyers and impeding the residential construction sector from moving the economy forward, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
First American's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council Formed to Further the Company's Inclusive Workplace Culture
First American Financial Corporation, a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, announced today the formation of a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Advisory Council, developed to promote the company’s commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment.
NAR Applauds HUD for Protecting LGBTQ Civil Rights
The National Association of Realtors® Thursday applauded HUD’s announcement that it will enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD’s move, based on the Supreme Court’s reasoning from last June’s Bostock decision, effectively expands civil rights protections to LGBTQ Americans seeking housing and housing-related services.
Mortgage Delinquencies Decrease in the Fourth Quarter of 2020
The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.73 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest National Delinquency Survey.
All Metro Areas Saw Home Prices Rise During Fourth Quarter of 2020
Every metro area tracked by the National Association of Realtors® through the fourth quarter of 2020 witnessed home prices grow from a year ago, according to NAR's latest quarterly report.
Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications decreased 4.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 5, 2021.
MBA RIHA Study Reveals Progress, but 5 Million Renters and Homeowners Missed December Payments
Five million households did not make their rent or mortgage payments in December, and 2.3 million renters and 1.2 million mortgagors said they feel they are at risk of eviction or foreclosure, or would be forced to move in the next 30 days.
U.S. Median Home Asking Prices Hit a New High, Up 10% From Last Year
New listings were down 12%; active listings of homes for sale were down 36% from a year ago -- Asking prices of newly-listed homes hit a new all-time record of $330,225, up 10% from the same time a year ago, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. In a typical year asking prices do not pass the previous year's peak until March. This early spike in asking prices suggests that this coming spring will see stronger price growth than is typical this time of year.
WFG National Title Insurance Company Appoints Neil F. Narut VP, Regional Underwriting Counsel for Illinois and Indiana
WFG National Title Insurance Company, a Williston Financial Group company and the fastest-growing title insurer in the U.S., has appointed Neil F. Naruttothe newly created position of VP, Regional Underwriting Counsel for its Central Region.
DataTrace Unveils Access to Digitally Enhanced Historical New York Pre-ACRIS Images and Corresponding Indices
Images and Indices from 17th Century Through 1966 Now Available Online -- DataTrace®, the nation’s largest provider of data and automation solutions to the title and settlement services industry, announced today the company can provide title professionals access to historical property document images that are currently unavailable through New York City’s Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS).
American Land Title Association Announces First Chief Information Officer
The American Land Title Association, the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, announced the elevation of ALTA Vice President Kelly Romeo CAE to senior vice president (SVP) and chief information officer (CIO). Romeo is the first person to fill the CIO role at ALTA.
Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey
Mortgage applications increased 8.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 29, 2021.
Share of Mortgage Loans in Forbearance Remains Unchanged at 5.38 Percent
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance remained unchanged relative to the prior week at 5.38% of servicers' portfolio volume as of January 24, 2021. According to MBA's estimate, 2.7 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.
NAR Mourns Past President R. Layne Morrill
Former NAR president (1998) R. Layne Morrill, of Kimberling City, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, January 30th, from complications of Parkinson's Disease, which he had been battling for at least 15 years, the National Association of Realtors® announced today.
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