We spent three amazing days at this year’s CBA LIVE in Las Vegas discussing "What's NEXT" in challenges, trends and innovations impacting home equity lending. Two of the most complex issues examined during the conference facing home equity lenders today are appraisal bias and fraud protection.
Higher mortgage rates, record levels of home price appreciation, constrained housing inventories and economic inflation have lenders and borrowers on edge this year. Fannie Mae recently found consensus opinion among mortgage executives that both purchase origination and refinance activity will decline. In addition, Fannie Mae’s December 2022 report offered insights into the mortgage... Read more
Letter from Accurate Group's CIOThe year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging years businesses have faced. These challenges forced a tremendous amount of change and innovation in the mortgage and real estate industries – in many cases accelerating trends that were only just emerging a year ago. As a long-time leader... Read more
Don't Defer Appraisals or Valuations to Tomorrow! They Can Still Be Done in Today's Market!On April 14th, the federal banking agencies issued a final interim rule allowing lenders to defer appraisals. But why take unnecessary risk during this crisis by deferring appraisals when Accurate Group has a solution for any inspection assignment?
The best solution, under current... Read more