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Interfirst Mortgage Announces a Former COO’s Return

Interfirst Mortgage announced on Wednesday, Oct. 14 that Karen Gerli has rejoined the company as its COO.  In her new role, Gerli will be responsible for the department of Wholesale and Retail Operations, with additional oversight of four divisional areas: Credit Risk, Counterparty Risk, Training and Human Resources. “We are thrilled that Karen is once … The post Interfirst Mortgage …

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The Current and Future Condition of Residential Real Estate

Mortgage rates are at record lows this year, which might call into question how much mortgage rates may continue to drop and what could be the larger impact on residential real estate. A webinar hosted on October 15 by Todd Teta, Chief Product and Technology Officer at ATTOM Data Solutions, and Eric Fox, Vice President … The post The Current …

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Working at the Speed of Necessity

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the October edition of DSNews, out now. There is nothing like a pandemic and life-and-death consequences to accelerate innovation. This is especially true in the pharmaceutical and medical field, where scientists are rushing to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. Surprisingly, it’s also true in the appraisal industry.  As the deadly COVID-19 pandemic mobilized the country to shelter in place, immediate action was taken to try and accommodate … The post Working at …

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Tracking the Week’s Forbearance Activity

After last week’s news regarding the significant drop in forbearance volumes, the market saw an uptick of 19,000 loans this week. Black Knight’s McDash Flash Forbearance Tracker shows that though volumes increased week-over-week, there is still reason to be optimistic about the state of U.S. mortgages in forbearance. “We are seeing the national forbearance rate … The post Tracking the …

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COVID-19 Might Not Be Causing the Suburban Homebuying Shift

Reports that COVID-19 is causing a migration from urban centers to suburbs abound, but are those stories entirely accurate? First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming recently revealed his insights regarding those rumors about pandemic-driven migration in America. Specifically, Fleming weighed in on whether or not the COVID-19 pandemic has really driven an acceleration in residents moving from the cities to … The post COVID-19 Might …

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