Groundfloor offers company shares at $15 in new public offering

Groundfloor, an open platform for investing in real estate, is offering shares of its company for $15 in new online public offering.

The next big paradigm shift? Quick appraisals in under 2 weeks

Anow processes more than 50,000 appraisals across the U.S., Canada and other countries each month, but the goal isn’t volume alone.

Title software startup SafeChain cracks down on wire fraud

SafeChain has announced a partnership with Accuity to integrate bank data with SafeChain’s wire prevention platform, SafeWire.

Consumers want an Amazon-like experience when closing

Consumers who are used to being able to buy things with a single click want a similar experience when purchasing real estate — and they’re pushing the industry to innovate in complex areas that have long resisted disruption.

In digital era, consumers want financing first

“Most buyers are seeking financing first as kind of the genesis of their home buying process,” mello Home CEO Chris Heller said Monday at Hacker Connect.

Mortgage originations down among self-employed

Mortgage originations among self-employed households have fallen more than for salaried households. This decline has occurred even though self-employed persons earn more on average than salaried workers. Here we discuss several factors that influence t…

Shutdown prompts Fannie Mae to tweak lender requirements

As the government shutdown drags on with no end in sight, Fannie Mae is tweaking its lending requirements to accommodate people who aren’t currently getting paychecks and whose bosses aren’t around to confirm their employment.

Rising taxes drive up closing costs: What’s a buyer to do?

Closing costs are on the rise (thanks mostly to taxes), so how can first-time buyers on a tight budget make sure they will have enough cash on hand before they sign a contract? Find out here what programs and data are available to help.

FHA, VA hike loan limits in 2019

On the heels of an increase in the conforming loan limits, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have rolled out new limits on the loan they started backing January 1, 2019.

Will Trump’s new housing finance director privatize Fannie and Freddie?

The Trump administration is preparing to nominate Mark Calabria to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the agency tasked with overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.