Life is too short to waste time matching socks. Yes, time flies. Remember a year ago, when a) the announcement of Juneteenth, the new Federal holiday, caught everyone off-guard time-wise, and b) lenders and vendors were having trouble handling the volume and were hiring like mad? We have more planning time this year: Due to Federal Reserve closure on Monday, June 20, loan purchase wires cannot be issued that day. As best I can tell, for all creditors, Juneteenth (observed) is counted as a rescission day, and is counted for the (LE and CD) disclosure receipt requirements of the Specific Business Day Rule (including both the mailbox rule and the required number of days prior to consummation). June 19 is not counted. And regarding (b), many companies continue to hire. “Rob, all we read is lenders and investors are laying people off. Are you hearing anything to the contrary?” Sure, there are examples, and every day I post job ads in my commentary. And for example, Tom Hutchens with Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions writes, “We just had one of our biggest new AE classes in months and are still looking to add more. We’re excited about the prospects for non-QM the rest of 2022.” (Today’s podcast is available here and this week’s is sponsored by SimpleNexus, an nCino company and award-winning developer of mobile-first technology for the modern mortgage lender. Nexus Closing gives borrowers flexibility and convenience during closing. From traditional, to hybrid, to full eClosings. Today’s has an interview with Mark Walser of Incenter Appraisal Management (IAM) on what’s going on in the appraisal space.)

Published On: June 13, 2022 / Categories: Mortgage News /