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Knox Financial announces new partnership with Better Mortgage
Knox Financial announces new partnership with Better Mortgage

Knox Financial has teamed up with Better Mortgage to help customers save time and money on investment property financing.

Mortgage rates remain flat at 2.88%
Mortgage rates remain flat at 2.88%

“The net result for housing is that these low and stable rates allow consumers more time to find the homes they are looking to purchase,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said.

Knox Financial announces leadership team expansion
Knox Financial announces leadership team expansion

The fintech company has hired three new vice presidents of user design and experience, engineering and marketing.

Real Influencers: Sherry Fonseca
Real Influencers: Sherry Fonseca

As Market Leader of Movement Mortgage, Sherry Fonseca is spreading the word about making the homebuying process a much smoother experience for all.

Compass, Guaranteed Rate launch loan origination company OriginPoint
Compass, Guaranteed Rate launch loan origination company OriginPoint

Two of the largest leaders in the real estate market are joining forces to form a new mortgage origination company.

Flyhomes secures $150 million series C funding plan, will expand Boston operations
Flyhomes secures $150 million series C funding plan, will expand Boston operations

The startup that allows buyers to make cash offers on homes while trying to secure a mortgage is expanding to new markets while growing existing ones.

The trouble  with appraisals: How the wild market is making it harder to get financing
The trouble with appraisals: How the wild market is making it harder to get financing

Homebuyers lucky enough to win a bidding war for a property are increasingly running headlong into appraisals that don’t match — or even come close to — the agreed sales price, leaving them with limited ways to close the sale.

Mortgage applications dip as rates increase in latest MBA survey
Mortgage applications dip as rates increase in latest MBA survey

“This is a sign that the competitive purchase market, driven by low housing inventory and high demand, is pushing prices higher and weighing down on activity.” — Mortgage Bankers Association Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan

Guaranteed Rate’s Shant Banosian: ‘It’s getting easier to get a mortgage.’
Guaranteed Rate’s Shant Banosian: ‘It’s getting easier to get a mortgage.’

The pandemic caused the mortgage market to tighten up, but as the economic recovery gains an increasingly solid foothold, lenders are starting to return to pre-pandemic practices.

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.

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