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RealtyTrac: Loan applications up 23% in 2Q from 2Q14

Purchases up 9%, refis up 32% A total of 1,950,267 loans were originated on single-family homes and condos in the second quarter, up 22% from the previous quarter and up 23% from a year ago to the highest level since the third quarter of 2013. So while things are slowing, it's... HOUSINGWIRE.COM [caption id="" align="alignnone"…
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loanDepot expansion plans now include home equity loans

What's next for the major mortgage lender? loanDepot is once again making waves in the industry. After breaking the news that it was moving into personal loans earlier this year, this latest move from the nonbank... HOUSINGWIRE.COM [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="631"] HOUSINGWIRE.COM[/caption]
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Zillow planning to take lead in online transaction revolution

Pays big price, has big plans for DotLoop Are we entering the era of the paperless real estate transaction? Zillow thinks so, and it wants to take the lead in revolutionizing real estate transactions by taking the... HOUSINGWIRE.COM [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="631"] HOUSINGWIRE.COM[/caption]
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Tight credit environment? Fed survey says it’s getting better

Fed survey of senior loan officers shows credit is loosening If anyone thinks that a tight credit environment is holding the mortgage market back, then a new survey from the Federal Reserve shows there may be some light at the... HOUSINGWIRE.COM [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="631"] HOUSINGWIRE.COM[/caption]
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