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loanDepot Brass Get Big Payday While Employees Lose 401(k)

loanDepot Brass Are Getting A Big Pay Raises While Employees Lose 401(k)s. Are Company Executives Cashing Out Before The Company Implodes? It looks like the loanDepot brass are cashing in and sticking it to employees. In an email last week, CEO Frank Martell reminded staffers that in times like these, there are “no easy answers.”…

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Keller Mortgage Does Another Round Of Layoffs

Keller Mortgage Does Another Round Of Mass Layoffs. Is The Mortgage Affiliate Of Keller Williams In Trouble? Keller Mortgage conducted its second round of layoffs in 2022. Th company says the cuts were a result of ‘macroeconomic’ conditions. The Ohio-based lender is an affiliate of real-estate franchiser Keller Williams Keller Williams spokesman Darryl Frost confirmed that…

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Mortgage Applications Hit 25-Year Low

Mortgage Applications Hit A 25-Year Low. As A Result, The Market Composite Index fell 14.2% to the slowest pace since 1997. Mortgage as plummeted by 14.2% last week from the week before. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said this is the slowest pace in 25 years.  It was also the seventh decline in the past…

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Is loanDepot Slowly Imploding?

Industry Insiders Ask, “Is loanDepot Slowly Imploding?” loanDepot Reduces Funding Capacity By $500M For The Second Time In Two Months Is loanDepot slowly  imploding? It certainly looks that way and it appears management is trying to control the coming implosion. For the second time in two months, loanDepot is reducing its funding capacity by $500…

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Average Home Prices Are Plummeting Like It’s 2009

Average Home Prices Are Now Plummeting. Prices Are Posting The Biggest Monthly Declines Since The 2008 Financial Crisis Black Knight is reporting that home prices are now posting the biggest monthly declines since the 2008 financial crisis.  Median home prices in August fell 0.98%, only slightly better than July’s 1.05% monthly decline. The average home…

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Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions Cuts 20% Of Staff

Like Non-QM Lenders, Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions Are Struggling To Sell Loans On The Secondary Market Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions is the latest player to cut a sizable chunk of its workforce amidst widespread market volatility. The company issued pink slips to 75 employees last week. This is about 20% of its workforce. The company…

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AnnieMac Announces It Has Stopped Funding Wholesale Loans

AnnieMac Announced It Has Stopped Accepting Wholesale Loans As Of 5pm On September 27, 2022 American Neighborhood Mortgage Acceptance Co. LLC (AnnieMac) has joined the exodus of mortgage lenders exiting the wholesale mortgage market.  AnnieMac also said all new loan submissions after 5 pm on September 27th would be denied. In addition, the company said…

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Finance of America Plans To Exit Wholesale Lending & Sell Retail Division

Finance of America Plans To Exit Wholesale Lending And Sell Retail Division. Company Will Focus On Reverse Mortgages And Home Improvement Loans. Housingwire is reporting Finance of America (FoA) plans to sell its retail mortgage division. They are also reporting FoA is shutting down its forward wholesale channel. Former top executives and business partners claim…

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Norcom President Tells LOs To Push Loans On Hurricane Victims

Norcom President Phil DeFronzo Told LOs To Push Disaster Loans To Florida Homeowners As Hurricane Ian Began Pummeling The State Norcom President Phil DeFronzo sent out a companywide email to managers and LOs on Wednesday afternoon. But this was no ordinary email. The email told employees to push FHA 203H disaster loans on victims of…

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Santander Withdraws From Mortgage Lending For New Customers

Santander Withdraws From Mortgage Lending For New Customers. Lenders Pull 300 Deals In 24 hours Santander became the latest high street bank to withdraw mortgage products for new customers. As a result, lenders pull nearly 300 mortgage deals in the past 24 hours by banks and building groups. Nationwide Building Society also increased the interest…

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