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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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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Texas Housing Insight – June 2021 Summary

Total Texas housing sales fell 2.0 percent during the second quarter as inventories remained relatively low in June. Most of the quarterly decline can be attributed to the lack of existing homes priced less than $400,000, offsetting elevated luxury-home sales…

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MISMO RON-Certified Platforms Increase 40 Percent

MISMO®, the real estate finance industry’s standards organization, today announced that 14 technology platforms have now successfully completed MISMO Remote Online Notarization (RON) certification. DocuTech, OneNotary, Pro Notary and SimplySecureSign join 10 previously certified platforms, representing a 40 percent increase in the number…

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