Click n’ Close, Addison, Texas, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, launched SmartBuy, a suite of loan programs designed to give low and moderate-income homebuyers an advantage.
HUD announced $28,625,000 available to fair housing organizations across the nation working to fight housing discrimination. The funds will support a variety of activities, including fair housing education and outreach, testing and enforcement, through the Department’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program.
In the mortgage industry’s current environment of rising rates, shrinking volumes and tight-enough-to-choke margins, lenders are faced with making tough decisions in their efforts to “right the ship,” according to mortgage advisory firm STRATMOR Group, Greenwood Village, Colo.
Fannie Mae, Washington, D.C., said mortgage lenders appear to be adapting their business priorities to meet what they believe are a new set of challenges, including weakened mortgage demand and rising rates.
Limited English Proficiency technology provider Talk’uments, Chevy Chase, Md., now offers digital language services to mortgage lenders in English, Spanish and Mandarin (Chinese), and plans to introduce services in Vietnamese, Korean and Tagalog by the end of the year.