03.22.18

Investing Back into Your Home with HELOC

http://blog.docutech.com/enhancing-the-mortgage-process-with-edocumentsSpring is around the corner, and for many homeowners, it’s time to shake off the winter doldrums and freshen up the home. Often, this means tackling a major remodeling project – possibly a new bathroom, updated kitchen or that dream landscaping project. As the economy remains strong, the appetite for remodeling is growing quickly. The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University’s Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) projects that homeowner spending on improvements and repairs will approach $340 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 percent from estimated 2017 spending.

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02.22.18

Tapping into the Rising Tide of Home Equity

Part One of a Series on HELOC Lending

What is the most significant generator of wealth for Americans right now? According to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, it’s the increasing appreciation of their homes and real estate. The survey found that the median net worth of home owners increased 15 percent since the previous report in 2013, largely due to the rebound in housing values across the country. On the other hand, renters saw their net worth decline five percent in the same period.

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01.25.18

Empowering Your Lending Process with Dynamic Documents

One of the key areas of focus for the Mortgage industry in 2017 that is carrying into 2018 and beyond is the importance on delivering a better overall borrower experience. Lending success in the future will greatly depend upon the ability to deliver a streamlined and digital experience to the customer – one that enables the borrowers to feel more knowledgeable and empowered in the process. That’s what building a more powerful lending enterprise will mean in the year ahead.

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01.18.18

What Does it Take to Generate One Billion Mortgage Documents

How much is one billion? 

One billion seconds would take 31.7 years to pass. A stack of one billion-dollar bills would stretch nearly 68 miles into the sky.

 And for us at Docutech, one billion is the number of mortgage lending documents ConformX, our dynamic document generation engine, has generated since launching in 2004.

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06.29.17

Originations Trends, Will They Continue to Decline?

Recently published data reflects declining originations, however; is a different story beginning to emerge? For example, the Monitor Report recently published by Black Knight Financial Services, showed that overall mortgage originations took a dive by nearly 35 percent in the first quarter of 2017. The report also disclosed other statistics of potential concern, including the fact that refinance originations dropped by 45 percent (a 20 percent drop from last year) and the amount in first-lien mortgages originated decreased by 9 percent to settle at the lowest point since the end of 2014.

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08.30.16

How to Ensure a Solid eSignature Experience

For most industries in which signing on the dotted line concludes the transaction, putting a solid eSignature experience in place is pretty straightforward. Many companies simply push a signature pad across the desk instead of a paper document. Things aren’t quite that simple in the mortgage business. Here, we ask borrowers to sign many documents throughout the entire mortgage process. Some of the docs must be executed early in the process, others at least three days prior to close and then even more at the closing table. Establishing a consistent, easy-to-use, seamless eSigning experience for the borrower across the entire mortgage origination timeline has been problematic in the past. Not anymore.

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08.09.16

3 Things Consumers Demand for an Optimal Signing Experience

In every person’s life there are significant moments that will stick with them forever--graduating high school, moving out of Mom and Dad’s house, purchasing their first car and of course buying their first house. While the process of buying a home can be one of the most exciting times in a person’s life, today’s complicated home buying process can quickly put a damper on the situation.

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