Black Knight: Rising Rates Push Refi Candidates Down to 7.1M

Black Knight, Jacksonville, Fla., said rapidly rising mortgage interest rates have shrunk the number of “high-quality” refinance candidate households to just 7.1 million, the lowest total since November 2019.

Industry Briefs Jan. 18, 2022: First American Acquires Mother Lode Holding Co.

First American Financial Corp., Santa Ana, Calif., signed an agreement for its acquisition of Mother Lode Holding Co., a California-based provider of title insurance, underwriting and escrow services for residential and commercial real estate transactions with 17 operating subsidiaries throughout the U.S., including its principal subsidiary Placer Title Co.

Industry Briefs Jan.12, 2022: nCino Completes Acquisition of SimpleNexus

nCino Inc., Wilmington, N.C., completed its acquisition of SimpleNexus, a cloud-based, mobile-first homeownership software company, for total consideration of 12.76 million shares of nCino common stock plus cash consideration of $270 million, on a cash-free, debt-free basis and excluding transaction expenses.

Freddie Mac: Leverage Existing Rental Housing Stock

As states and localities seek to provide economic incentives to create new housing supply, they must also consider how to leverage the existing rental housing stock, said Freddie Mac, McLean, Va.

FHFA: GSE Delinquency Rate Falls to 1.55%

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its third quarter Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report, showing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 180,566 foreclosure prevention actions during the quarter, raising the total number of homeowners who have been helped to 6,210,485 since the start of conservatorships in September 2008.