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Real Estate and Housing News from Mortgage & Finance News magazine

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Real Estate and Housing News from Mortgage & Finance News magazine

News: DocMagic’s Jonathan Kearns Appointed to MISMO Residential Standards Governance Committee

Mortgage and Finance News: (TORRANCE, Calif.) DocMagic, Inc., the premier provider of fully-compliant loan document preparation, regulatory compliance and comprehensive eMortgage services, announced that Jonathan Kearns has been appointed to the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) Residential Standards Governance Committee.

News: Coalition for Responsible Community Development Expands Executive Leadership Team

Mortgage and Finance News: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) The Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD), a South LA based non-profit serving the community through youth, workforce and economic development initiatives, is proud to announce the addition of two members to their executive leadership team, Chief Operating Officer Angela LoBue and Chief Real Estate and Economic Development Officer Alejandro Martinez. The increase in senior staff will allow CRCD to develop new programs and initiatives while expanding their footprint.

31 Jurisdictions Across Eastern U.S. Join Simplifile E-recording Network

Mortgage and Finance News: (PROVO, Utah) Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that 31 additional recording jurisdictions throughout the Northeast, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic have signed on to Simplifile's e-recording platform.

NAMB Releases Housing Outlook: Congress Needs to Make Key Changes

Mortgage and Finance News: (WASHINGTON, D.C.) NAMB, an association that represents the interests of individual mortgage loan originators and small to mid-size mortgage businesses, has announced its housing outlook and its plans to advocate for change.

Pendo hires VP of Sales and a Regional Account Executive for Appraisal Management

Mortgage and Finance News: (LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo.) Pendo, a nationwide appraisal management company (AMC), announced that Paul Wholley has been hired as VP of Sales, responsible for leading the company's national sales team. The company's proprietary QC technology boasts numerous unique features that assure the highest levels of quality and compliance.

Pendo Makes Enhancements to Its Appraisal Review Tool with over 100 Automated Checks

Mortgage and Finance News: (LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo.) Pendo, a nationwide appraisal management company (AMC), has made enhancements to their Appraisal Review Tool, which is part of their proprietary technology solutions for appraisal management. Pendo's Appraisal Review Tool assists their quality review team in managing the process of checking each and every appraisal, ensuring reports are accurate, complete and most of all compliant.

EXPERTS AVAILABLE: ReverseVision Experts Available to Discuss HUD Changes to HECM Reverse Mortgage Program

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) The following ReverseVision experts, whose expertise on the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) ranges from HUD guideline interpretation to market analysis to education, are available for interviews regarding HUD's planned changes to the HECM program.

Title Guaranty of Hawaii and Simplifile Complete First-Ever E-recording of Hawaii Land Court Document

Mortgage and Finance News: (HONOLULU, Hawai) Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that Title Guaranty has completed the first-ever e-recording of a Land Court document in the state of Hawaii using Simplifile's E-recording service. The document, a mortgage, was submitted into the public record on July 26 in a process that took only minutes.

17 Counties Across Midwest, Western United States Join Simplifile E-recording Network for Summer 2017

Mortgage and Finance News: (PROVO, Utah) Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced today that 17 additional counties throughout the Midwest and Western United States have joined the Simplifile e-recording network.

EPIC’s National Real Estate Practice Makes Investment to Upgrade Computer Lab for Residents of Mercy Housing Lakefront

Mortgage and Finance News: (DENVER, Colo.) The National Real Estate Practice of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has contributed $32,000 to Mercy Housing Lakefront to upgrade the computer lab at the Pullman Wheelworks Apartments, offering residents state-of-the art online tools to advance their educational and career goals.

Kara Lamphere named Chief Operating Officer at Mid America Mortgage Inc.

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) announced today it has promoted former Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Correspondent Lending Kara Lamphere to Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Vicki DiPasquale of Simplifile Named to 2017 MPA ‘Elite Women in Mortgage’ List

Mortgage and Finance News: () Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, today announced that Vice President of Sales Vicki DiPasquale is one of Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine's 2017 Elite Women in Mortgage.

Lender Price, the Leading Mortgage Lending Analytics and Digital Mortgage Provider Announces Integration with Ernst Publishing

Mortgage and Finance News: (PASADENA, Calif.) Lender Price, the emerging leader in digital mortgage interface technology and real-time, competitive mortgage analytics and product pricing & eligibility (PPE) solutions complete with full mobile functionality and advanced business intelligence, announced that it has integrated with Ernst Publishing, the leading provider of mortgage fee data for the real estate and home finance industry.

Real Estate Industry Veteran Jake Seid Joins Qualia Labs Advisory Board

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) Qualia today announced that Jake Seid will join the company's board of advisors. In addition to his time as president of Ten-X (formerly known as Auction.com) and Managing Director at Lightspeed Venture Partners, Seid is an investor and advisor to a myriad of companies touching the real estate sector.

Simplifile Adds 14 Counties in American Northeast to Its E-Recording Network for Q2-2017

Mortgage and Finance News: (PROVO, Utah) Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, has added more than a dozen new recording jurisdictions in five states across the American Northeast to its e-recording network, the nation's largest.

Pacific Sunbelt Mortgage Reports Stellar Q4 2016 Customer Satisfaction Results

Mortgage and Finance News: (RIVERSIDE, Calif.) Pacific Sunbelt Mortgage, a division of Finance of America Mortgage, announced today the findings from its Q4 2016 customer satisfaction surveys. Pacific Sunbelt Mortgage is a long-time lender within the home building and REALTOR industry. The latest survey results included 138 responses with an overall average score of 92.9 percent for the lender.

AccountChek by FormFree Automates Asset Verification for Users of Black Knight Financial Services’ LoanSphere Empower

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) FormFree(R) today announced the direct integration of its AccountChek(R) automated asset verification service with the LoanSphere(R) Empower(R) loan origination system (LOS) offered by Black Knight Financial Services, a leading provider of integrated technology, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries.

New Legislation Enables Massachusetts Jurisdictions to Electronically Record Land Court Documents

Mortgage and Finance News: (PROVO, Utah) Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced that it is now electronically recording Land Court documents in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the first time.

Bank of Southern California Provides $5 Million in Financing to OWB Real Estate Holdings, LLC

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL / OTCMKTS:BCAL) announced that it has provided $5 million in financing as senior lender in part of a larger financing arrangement for OWB Real Estate Holdings, LLC. The financing was a combination of bank borrowing, and loans secured through the Federally backed New Market Tax Credit program. The financing provided funds used for the acquisition of land, improvements, and equipment of a shuttered beef slaughter and processing plant in Brawley, Calif., formerly operated by National Beef.

Home-Equity Loans Facts Track seminar for mortgage lenders in Huntington Beach May 11

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) ReverseVision, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is again offering the popular 'Home-Equity Loans Facts Track' seminar for mortgage lenders interested in learning more about the home-equity conversion mortgage (HECM) loan on May 11, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, Sandpiper Room from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Simplifile and Landtech Data Corporation Integration Streamlines E-Recoding Process for Settlement Service Providers

Mortgage and Finance News: (PROVO, Utah) Simplifile, the nation's largest e-recording service provider, has partnered with Landtech Data Corporation to improve recording efficiency and ease payment processing for Landtech's nationwide customer base. The integration will further advance the efficiency of the e-recording process by allowing settlement service providers to submit and pay for their e-recording documents using Simplifile without ever leaving the Landtech system.

Simplifile Q1 2016 Report Reveals Three Out of Four Transactions Eligible to be E-Recorded

Mortgage and Finance News: (PROVO, Utah) Simplifile, a leader in electronic document and data workflow technology for lenders, settlement agents and counties, today released quarterly figures summarizing the organization's activities and achievements from January through March 2016.

ReverseVision Exchange Software selected by NOVA Home Loans to Originate Reverse Mortgages

Mortgage and Finance News: (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) ReverseVision, Inc. announced today that NOVA(R) Home Loans (NOVA), a Tucson, Arizona-based mortgage lender serving the Southwestern United States, has selected RV Exchange (RVX) as its reverse mortgage loan origination software (LOS). NOVA has originated reverse mortgages as a correspondent lender since 2014.

Media Advisory: Reverse Mortgage Expert John Button Available to Comment on Reverse Mortgage Trends

Mortgage and Finance News: (ATLANTA, Ga.) MEDIA ALERT: Reverse mortgage expert John Button, president and CEO of San Diego, California-based software provider ReverseVision, is available for interviews in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

CMG Financial Automates its Entire Appraisal Process Using Global DMS’ eTrac Platform

Mortgage and Finance News: (LANSDALE, Pa.) Global DMS, a leading provider of web-based compliant valuation management software, announced that CMG Financial (CMG), one of the nation's leading lenders, has streamlined the management of its appraisal process from start to finish using Global DMS' eTrac platform.

Platinum Data Solutions Named to the HousingWire HW TECH100 for Third Consecutive Year

Mortgage and Finance News: (ALISO VIEJO, Calif.) Platinum Data Solutions, a provider of valuation data and analytics solutions, has been included on HousingWire's 2016 HW TECH100 list for the third year of the three year old awards program. Since hiring eLynx co-founder Phil Huff as CEO in 2012, Platinum Data been focused on consistent innovation.

IDS Celebrates 30th Anniversary in 2016

Mortgage and Finance News: (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced the company will celebrate 30 years in business in 2016. The company plans to celebrate with various promotions and events throughout the year.

Pavaso’s Vice President of Partner Strategies and Government Affairs Elected to Co-Chair MISMO Workgroup

Mortgage and Finance News: (PLANO, Texas) Nancy G. Pratt, VP of Partner Strategies and Government Affairs at real estate technology company Pavaso, was elected to serve as co-chair of the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO) eMortgage Workgroup at the organization's Winter Summit in January.

Mid America Mortgage Hires Four Account Executives to Serve California, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Midwest

Mortgage and Finance News: (ADDISON, Texas) Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) Owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode announced the firm has hired four new account executives in its wholesale and correspondent lending division.

Titan Offers Trade Transaction Management Services to Mortgage Investors

Mortgage and Finance News: (DENVER, Colo.) Mortgage services expert Titan Lenders Corp. announces it is now offering Trade Transaction Management Services to investors looking to acquire mortgage assets. Through these services, Titan facilitates the administrative tasks and logistical management of acquiring a loan pool. Using its comprehensive mortgage process and compliance foundation, Titan works in collaboration with investors to provide a deeper understanding of the risks the investor is potentially acquiring.