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Freddie’s Forecast; Short and Sort of Sweet

Freddie Mac’s end-of-the-month forecast for October was exceptionally brief, perhaps in recognition that it has all been said before.  The economy is strong but slowing, the labor market is tight and so is the housing inventory. Instead, Freddie’s Economic and Housing Research Team concentrates their commentary on areas they might see as a little less …

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ACRAnet is Teaming up with Rent Manager!

We are excited to announce that we have integrated with Rent Manager! Rent Manager is known in the industry as an “all-encompassing software hub” for property managers. This new integration combines Rent Manager’s Best-in-Class property management software with ACRAnet’s in-depth, accurate, and detail-oriented background screening. This integration provides both flexibility and control to property managers, …

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5 Signs You Might be Ready to Switch Background Check Vendors

HR departments or other business functions that initially chose a background check vendor, for instance, may have gone through a detailed review of vendors that took a lot of time and effort. Even if the service has become a bit poor or there are some gaps in what’s offered, the temptation might be to stick …

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HA’s Montgomery: Several banks have committed to return to FHA lending

Could big banks doing FHA loans be on the way back? When the Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced Monday that HUD reached an agreement with the Department of Justice to decrease the use of the False Claims Act as a means of punishing Federal Housing Administration lenders, Carson said that HUD wants the big banks to return to …

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MBA 2020 Forecast: Purchase Originations to Increase 1.6 Percent to $1.29 Trillion

AUSTIN, TEXAS  – The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced today at its 2019 Annual Convention and Expo in Austin, Texas, that purchase originations are expected to increase 1.6 percent to $1.29 trillion in 2020. After a surge in activity in 2019, MBA anticipates refinance originations will slow next year, decreasing by 24.5 percent to $599 billion. MBA forecasts …

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