I saw a sign recently: “Psychic Fair Cancelled Due to Unforeseen Circumstances.” No one can see into the future, or can read minds, and communication is always a good thing. But if I had to predict something, mortgage-related fees (what is disclosed, and how, at closing) will be something in which the CFPB would become increasingly interested. The CFPB believes that “junk” fees are driving up housing costs, and wants to hear from you. Regarding costs, many lenders are wondering about the proposed NAR settlement, its costs, and even dual licensing. Will we see an increase in the number of dual licenses with the recent NAR settlement, and what about the states that do not allow a person to maintain both NMLS licenses and Realtor Licenses simultaneously? Attorney Brian Levy addressed dual compensation in one of his Musings. (Found here, this week’s podcast is sponsored by Visio Lending. Visio is the nation’s premier lender for buy and hold investors with over 2.5 billion closed loans for single-family rental properties, including vacation rentals. Today’s has a roundtable discussion from the ICE conference in Vegas with Brett Brumley, Matt Kovac, Justin Demola, and Rob Chrisman on automation and its benefits to lenders and vendors.) Lender and Broker Services, Products, and Software Truv Teams Up with Fannie Mae to Revolutionize Borrower Verifications! We’re thrilled to announce that Truv is now a conditionally authorized report supplier for mortgage lenders using Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter® (DU®) validation service. With Truv’s Day 1 Certainty support lenders can reduce risk of fraud and buybacks by leveraging real-time data directly from the source, lower costs by reverifying a borrower’s income and employment data at no additional expense, accelerate growth by increasing pull-through rates and closing loans faster and improve productivity by reducing time spent collecting data to underwrite loans. Learn more here!

Published On: March 22, 2024 / Categories: Mortgage News /