Opinion: how digital closings can help with housing affordability

From the White House and Congress to multiple federal agencies, one of the top concerns is housing affordability. Consumers are worried too. About half of U.S. adults (49%) say the availability of affordable housing is a major problem where they live, up…

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Texas Housing Insight – February 2022 Summary

Texas’ housing market fell slightly in February as supply constraints continued pushing downward on the market, and mortgage rates increased. February sales and active listings were both down, resulting in an inventory level of about one month. Housing starts rose…

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New York state makes remote online notarizations permanent

As more states allow RON, California and North Carolina are among notable holdouts. After allowing remote online notarizations as an emergency measure during the pandemic, New York state has passed a law permanently legalizing the practice in a move welcomed…

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MERS expansion to include RON video storage

ICE Mortgage Technology announced MERSCORP Holdings Inc. is expanding its capabilities to include storage of remote online notarization (RON) videos for lenders, investors and servicers.The MERS RON video storage solution will provide a secure way to store, provide access to,…

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RON: The mortgage industry’s Field of Dreams

In August 2021, Major League Baseball made a lot of dreams come true by building a baseball field in a cornfield and then having the Yankees and White Sox play an actual game. Much like Field of Dreams, remote online…

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