Blend, valued at $3.3B, plans to go public

Blend Labs filed a confidential registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, signaling its intent to enter the public markets. The dropping of the S-1 closely follows the mortgage tech firm’s big venture capital raise in January, in which it raised $300 … Continue readingBlend, valued at $3.3B, plans to go public

M&A in the title industry? Don’t make these mistakes

As Housing Wire reported earlier this year, 2021 will be a year of heightened M&A activity — and not just for mortgage lenders and originators. As the refinance wave gives way to a purchase market, consolidation is already upon us. This means that, after tremendously … Continue readingM&A in the title industry? Don’t make these mistakes

2 million refi candidates eligible after mortgage rate drop

Another 2 million borrowers could save an average of nearly $300 a month on a refinance thanks to last week’s 10-basis-point drop in mortgage rates. Recent data from Black Knight found the number of high-quality refi candidates moved back up to 13 million last week … Continue reading2 million refi candidates eligible after mortgage rate drop

2 million refi candidates eligible after mortgage rate drop

Another 2 million borrowers could save an average of nearly $300 a month on a refinance thanks to last week’s 10-basis-point drop in mortgage rates. Recent data from Black Knight found the number of high-quality refi candidates moved back up to 13 million last week … Continue reading2 million refi candidates eligible after mortgage rate drop

Higher mortgage rates symbolize an economy rejuvenated

In 2020, housing was an economic bright spot for a nation shuttered inside. Globally speaking, things look much different roughly a year later –  jobs are returning by the millions, a series of viable vaccines are being deployed across America, stimulus checks have hit bank … Continue readingHigher mortgage rates symbolize an economy rejuvenated

Higher mortgage rates symbolize an economy rejuvenated

In 2020, housing was an economic bright spot for a nation shuttered inside. Globally speaking, things look much different roughly a year later –  jobs are returning by the millions, a series of viable vaccines are being deployed across America, stimulus checks have hit bank … Continue readingHigher mortgage rates symbolize an economy rejuvenated

Want to boost your home’s property value? Plant a tree

There’s no denying shopping for a home is time-consuming. You have to pay attention to everything – the neighborhood, floorplan, proximity to work, school district and cost. Even if you plan to live in the home for years, you want features that’ll increase your property’s … Continue readingWant to boost your home’s property value? Plant a tree

Want to boost your home’s property value? Plant a tree

There’s no denying shopping for a home is time-consuming. You have to pay attention to everything – the neighborhood, floorplan, proximity to work, school district and cost. Even if you plan to live in the home for years, you want features that’ll increase your property’s … Continue readingWant to boost your home’s property value? Plant a tree