Segment 1 Patrick Stone, President and CEO of Williston Financial Group (WFG) and WFG National Title Insurance Company, and Brian Bushlach discuss the summer selling season, the first time homebuyer and more. Listen Now! Segment 2 Economic expert Patrick Stone speaks with Brian Bushlach the global and local economies, interest rates, and more Listen Now!… Read More »

Industry veteran to be VP, Underwriting Counsel in Massachusetts   Santa Barbara, CA May 12, 2014      Elizabeth J. (Beth) Barton has joined WFG National Title Insurance Company (“WFG National Title”) as Vice President and Underwriting Counsel for the company’s agency group in northern New England. She will be based in the company’s Lynnfield, Massachusetts office.… Read More »

Agency Sales Consultant will focus on MD, VA, DC and DE Santa Barbara, CA  May 9, 2014    Pandora Nomikos has joinedWFG National Title Insurance Company (“WFG National Title”) as an Agency Sales Consultant serving the Southeast Region of the Agency Division. WFG National Title is a full service provider of title insurance and real… Read More »

19. That’s the number of states in which new foreclosure actions are rising, notwithstanding the downward trend nationwide. Source: RealtyTrac

“This is more than just NSA-style, this is more Gestapo-style collection of data on individual citizens who have no clue that this is happening.” ― Rep. Dan Webster (R-FL), decrying the joint CFPB-Federal Housing Finance Agency “National Mortgage Data Project,” which will collect what critics have described as “the largest amount of data the mortgage… Read More »

Analysts predicted that the Qualified Mortgage rules would produce overly-conservative underwriting policies, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. In fact, the National Mortgage Risk Index indicates that risk levels are rising – and dangerously so, according to the International Center on Housing Risk, which produces the risk barometer.

More than one-third (36 percent) of young adults between the ages of 18 and 31 are living with their parents, according to a Pew Research Center report. That’s the highest number in four decades. It also helps to explain why household formation rates – and some estimates of future housing demand – have been declining.

Homeowners considering selling the mineral rights on their property may want to reconsider. The damage caused by “fracking” (a technique for removing natural gas from underground rock) has led Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to re-emphasize policies prohibiting mortgages on any property that contains hazardous materials – specifically including oil and gas. The GSEs also… Read More »