Mortgage Vendor News & Views With Scott Roller

In this ongoing article series, we report on mortgage and credit union vendor marketplace events and trends, and we then share our viewpoints. The theme for today’s article is a unique set of circumstances that is enlisting homeowners to be an active participant within the appraisal process during the pandemic – and likely into the future.

John Walsh: Tax Service – A New Era

For decades, tax service has gone unchanged. There are many efforts to change this dynamic; layering in new technology for servicers to engage with their tax vendor and improving transparency in a historically monochromatic space.

John Walsh: Tax Service – A New Era

For decades, tax service has gone unchanged. There are many efforts to change this dynamic; layering in new technology for servicers to engage with their tax vendor and improving transparency in a historically monochromatic space.

Mortgage Vendor News & Views With Scott Roller

In this ongoing article series, we report on mortgage and credit union vendor marketplace events and trends, and we then share our viewpoints. The theme for today’s article is a unique set of circumstances that is enlisting homeowners to be an active participant within the appraisal process during the pandemic – and likely into the future.

Mortgage Vendor News & Views With Scott Roller

In this ongoing article series, we report on mortgage and credit union vendor marketplace events and trends, and we then share our viewpoints. The theme for today’s article is a unique set of circumstances that is enlisting homeowners to be an active participant within the appraisal process during the pandemic – and likely into the future.

Paul Anselmo: The Moment Has Arrived for Remote Closings

As the real estate industry eyes its way forward through a new era of social isolation, one of the most pressing challenges has become how to close loans safely. To be sure, the traditional loan closing has gone from a celebratory event that takes place in person between title agents, notaries and borrowers to a legitimate health hazard.

Paul Anselmo: The Moment Has Arrived for Remote Closings

As the real estate industry eyes its way forward through a new era of social isolation, one of the most pressing challenges has become how to close loans safely. To be sure, the traditional loan closing has gone from a celebratory event that takes place in person between title agents, notaries and borrowers to a legitimate health hazard.

Paul Anselmo: The Moment Has Arrived for Remote Closings

As the real estate industry eyes its way forward through a new era of social isolation, one of the most pressing challenges has become how to close loans safely. To be sure, the traditional loan closing has gone from a celebratory event that takes place in person between title agents, notaries and borrowers to a legitimate health hazard.

Paul Anselmo: The Moment Has Arrived for Remote Closings

If our industry has been slow to adopt an online remote closing process, we certainly have good reason to speed things up now. But remote closings are not a simple endeavor. While remote online notarizations, or RONs, are now legal in about three-quarters all U.S. states, many disparate parties and processes must work together in order to make adoption a reality. Many loan aggregators and investors aren’t fully prepared to buy RON deeds either, or even eNotes, for that matter.

Matt Hansen: New-Era ‘What-if’ Scenarios

The pandemic is evolving rapidly, requiring businesses to respond quickly. By this point, most lenders have confirmed employee well-being and transitioned workers to remote environments where possible. For their next move, lenders need to start playing an aggressive game of “what if.”