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Mortgage rates jump for a sixth straight week
Mortgage rates jump for a sixth straight week

U.S. mortgage rates have increased for six straight weeks, a sign the historic low for mortgage rates is becoming a thing of the past.

Guaranteed Rate launches tech company
Guaranteed Rate launches tech company

The new technology streamlines workflow in the mortgage industry.

Boston mortgage delinquency rates on the rise
Boston mortgage delinquency rates on the rise

“The consistent decline in serious delinquency since August is a sign of growing financial stability for families,” said Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic.

Guaranteed Rate Super Bowl ad inspires positivity
Guaranteed Rate Super Bowl ad inspires positivity

The ad is part of their national brand campaign, Believe You Will, which encourages the power of positive thinking and believing you can accomplish your goals.

Loan limit boost of 7.4% good for Boston buyers
Loan limit boost of 7.4% good for Boston buyers

This means homebuyers will be able to borrow up to the new level without triggering higher interest rates.

Renovo Financial locates new office in Massachusetts
Renovo Financial locates new office in Massachusetts

“In the last five months we have expanded into the fast-growing real estate markets of Texas and now Massachusetts.” — Renovo CEO Kevin Werner

Guaranteed Rate’s Shant Banosian shatters record, topping $1B in loans
Guaranteed Rate’s Shant Banosian shatters record, topping $1B in loans

It’s a record-breaking year for a lender that’s accustomed to breaking records. Congratulations to Shant Banosian for funding over $1 billion home loans in under a year.

Will COVID-19 push appraisals toward automation?
Will COVID-19 push appraisals toward automation?

Both the way appraisers approach their work and the adoption of AVMs and other technology-based valuations will likely see major changes in the coming years, according to experts.

Will forbearance backfire? What to tell clients about their options
Will forbearance backfire? What to tell clients about their options

Some homeowners worry that, after a few months of forbearance, they’ll be required to pay everything they owe upfront, in one lump sum.

Eviction and forbearance moratorium could face legal challenge
Eviction and forbearance moratorium could face legal challenge

Landlord association says emergency legislation only protects some landlords and may be unconstitutional.

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