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NTC’s Dave LaRose Contributes to MISMO’s New Business Glossary

Nationwide Title Clearing announced that Dave LaRose will volunteer to support the Mortgage Bankers Association's Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization as it works to create a mortgage industry Business Glossary. MISMO announced plans to create the glossary earlier this year and called for industry volunteers to support the effort.

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ClosingCorp Introduces SmartEngine

ClosingCorp announced the release of SmartEngine which will help title companies centralize data processing and connect their rate and fee data to any third-party system, including title production systems, websites and ClosingCorp’s SmartFees, and SmartCalc products to reliably exchange information to produce estimates.

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Fannie Mae Nets Nearly $3 Billion in Reperforming Loan Sale

Fannie Mae announced on Tuesday that they have sold 13,500 loans with a cumulative unpaid principle balance of $2.99 billion in their third reperforming loan sale. Loans were divided into three pools, and sold to a single bidder: DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc. Fannie Mae expects to close on the bid of this sale July 21.

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FOMC Convenes: What Could Happen to Mortgage Rates

On Wednesday the Federal Open Market Committee is set to finish its June meeting, and it is widely expected that they will raise interest rates in order to stabilize the economy, despite inflation holding at around 2 percent. In May, when they last met, members of the board chose to keep interest rates at their current level. What might an increase mean for mortgage interest rates? One expert believes it might not impact the mortgage market at all.

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Nonbank Lenders Becoming Draw for IT Professionals

Quicken Loans was recently ranked the No. 1 large company to work for in the information technologies industry for the fourth year running. The added popularity of nonbank lenders in both the market and the employment sector has been attributed in part to not being tied down to the same regulations banks are and having more opportunities to originate different types of loans. By the end of 2016, six of the nation’s top 10 lenders were nonbanks.

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CalyxSoftware to Host Second National User Conference

CalyxSoftware announced that registration is now open for CalyxVision 18, the company’s second national user conference. CalyxVision offers the unique opportunity for lenders and brokers to receive Calyx software training. Attendees will learn practices from Calyx software experts to help increase their company’s productivity and maximize profitability.

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The Week Ahead: FOMC to Meet Wednesday

The Federal Open Market Committee and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Board of Governors are set to meet Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14, in Washington D.C.. It will be their fourth meeting of 2017. Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors, is scheduled to give press conference at 2:30 p.m. eastern time on Wednesday.

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New Buyers Unafraid to Jump into the Housing Market

With the increasing popularity of mortgage insurance, a 20 percent downpayment may not be status quo anymore for those looking to become homeowners. First-time homebuyers account for nearly half of total homes purchased in the first quarter of 2017, a number that is expected to rise. They are also exploring other options to obtain homes.

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