Category Archives: California Real Estate

Equifax Reports First Quarter Mortgage Origination Balance Hits $466 Billion

Equifax report –  First quarter mortgage originations soar! (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – According to the Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends Report, total mortgage origination balances hit $466 billion in the first quarter, a 74.4% increase from the same time a year ago. These are  a few key takeaways from the report: First mortgages led the growth, […]

CFPB Publishes Consumer Complaint Narratives About Financial Companies

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published its enhanced public-facing consumer complaint database  (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – In June 2012, the CFPB launched its Consumer Complaint Database, which is the nation’s largest public collection of consumer financial complaints. In March 2015, the Bureau finalized a policy to empower consumers to publicly share their stories when they submit […]

OnlineEd Releases New 2015 NMLS Course for Dual Real Estate and Mortgage License Continuing Education

OnlineEd is awarded dual California BRE and NMLS approval for its new 2015 NMLS continuing education course (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd)  – OnlineEd today received California Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) approval for its all-new-for-2015 NMLS approved continuing education course. This makes the course offering available for 8 hours or NMLS license renewal AND 8 hours […]

CFPB Moves TRID Implementation to October 3rd

CFPB issues proposed amendment to move TRID implementation date from August 1, 2015 to October 3, 2015 BREAKING NOW – – – (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd)  – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued a proposed amendment to the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule, which proposes to move the rule’s effective date to October 3, 2015. […]

CFPB Proposes to Delay TRID Until October 3, 2015

The CFPB will be issuing a proposed amendment to delay the effective date of the Know Before You Owe rule until October 3, 2015  DEVELOPING STORY – – –   (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray issued the following statement on the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule: […]

Builder Confidence at Highest Level This Year

“Builders are reporting more serious and committed buyers at their job sites” (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) –  The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released June 15, 2015, shows that builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in June rose five points to a level of 59 on the […]

Judge Says Gov. Brown and Legislature Illegally Raided Homeowners Fund

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) SF Gate is reporting that a judge has ruled Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature illegally raided a state fund that was created to help distressed homeowners and took $331 million to balance the budget. The article alleges that money was taken from a fund that contained California’s share of a $5 […]

How Real Estate Brokers Can Train for TRID Before the October 3rd Deadline

Free online orientation and training course for real estate agents who still need to get ready for October 3, 2015 TRID (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – When it comes to TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, training is key for your real estate company’s successful transition, and to avoid delayed closings. To help get you up to date, OnlineEd is offering an […]

CFPB and Other Agencies Issue Final Standards for Assessing Diversity Policies and Practices of Regulated Entities

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – Federal agencies today issued a final interagency policy statement establishing joint standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the entities they regulate. Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) required the Federal Reserve Board, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the […]

Down Payments at 3-year Low Indicating First Time Buyers Enter Marketplace

IRVINE, Calif. – June 4, 2015 — RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its Q1 2015 U.S. Home Purchase Down Payment Report, which shows the average down payment for single family homes, condos and townhomes purchased in the first quarter was 14.8 percent of the purchase price, down from 15.2 percent […]