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Tax attorney to millionaires, Allie Petrova, warns about new IRS tactics against taxpayers

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 12, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It is official now: The Internal Revenue Service is going after high-income taxpayers who need to be filing returns, reporting income, and coming to terms with overdue taxes, penalties, and interest, cautions renowned tax attorney and national speaker Allie Petrova, founder of Petrova Law PLLC, a premier tax resolution law firm.

NotaryCam Achieves Record RON Growth in 2023

HOUSTON, Texas, March 12, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and leading remote online notarization (RON) provider for real estate and legal transactions, announced significant growth in 2023, expanding its independent notary platform customer base by 46% and the number of loss mitigation-related RON transactions by 115%. The company also increased its medical credentialling remote notarizations by 45%, executing transactions in 160 out of 192 countries worldwide.

Spring Buying Season Kicks Off With an Uptick in Purchase Applications Despite Climbing Interest Rates

PLANO, Texas, March 11, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue released its February 2024 Originations Market Monitor report, which reveals that the spring homebuying season has kicked off with a jump in monthly purchase mortgage locks. The seasonal spike in purchase locks propelled a net increase in origination activity, even as higher interest rates led to steep declines in mortgage refinances.

Floify introduces flexible pricing with the introduction of Lender Edition

BOULDER, Colo., March 11, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Floify, the mortgage industry’s leading point-of-sale (POS), today announced the launch of Lender Edition, a newly badged version of the popular mortgage point-of-sale that introduces a flexible per-loan pricing option for mortgage lenders. Floify Lender Edition is the counterpart to Broker Edition, a one-stop lending platform configured for the needs of mortgage brokers that was introduced in December 2023.

iEmergent brings actionable mortgage market intelligence to credit unions as ACUMA affiliate member

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 7, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iEmergent, a forecasting and advisory services firm for the financial services, mortgage and real estate industries, announced it has joined the American Credit Union Mortgage Association (ACUMA) as an affiliate member. Since its founding nearly a quarter century ago, iEmergent has worked with credit unions and other lenders to identify missed mortgage opportunities and close gaps in market coverage.

Lending execs share top concerns, priorities in The Mortgage Collaborative’s 2024 Pulse of the Network survey findings

AUSTIN, Texas, March 7, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mortgage Collaborative (TMC), the nation’s largest independent cooperative network serving the mortgage industry, announced the completion of its “Pulse of the Network” survey for 2024. The full report features lenders’ top five critical issues for the year, top 10 goals and anticipated strategies for success.

Informative Research Announces Mortgage Lenders Using Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter Can Now Validate Income and Employment with AccountChek

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., March 7, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Informative Research, a leading technology platform that delivers data-driven solutions to the lending community, announced that lenders using Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter® (DU®) can now leverage a 12-month asset verification report to validate income and employment in addition to assets with a single asset report. By using direct deposit banking data to evaluate income and employment, lenders can streamline processes and improve the borrower experience.

MCT Reports a 20.9% Increase In Mortgage Lock Volume Amidst Rising Rates

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, has reported a 20.9% increase in mortgage lock volume in February compared to the previous month. To gain comprehensive insights into the market dynamics, industry professionals and enthusiasts are invited to download the complete report.

Down Payment Resource’s Veronica Khandelwal named to National Mortgage Professional’s 2024 Women of Inspiration list

ATLANTA, Ga., March 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that Vice President, Housing Finance Authority (HFA) Relations, Veronica Khandelwal, has been named to the 2024 Women of Inspiration list by National Mortgage Professional, an American Business Media publication.

Floify’s Sofia Rossato honored with National Mortgage Professional’s 2024 Women of Inspiration award

BOULDER, Colo., March 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Floify, the mortgage industry’s leading point-of-sale (POS) solution, today announced that President and General Manager Sofia Rossato has been recognized as a National Mortgage Professional (NMP) 2024 Woman of Inspiration. The award recognizes women who are trailblazers, visionaries and leaders in the mortgage industry.

LenderLogix Announces POS Integration with Informative Research’s AccountChek to Enhance the Mortgage Borrower Experience

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 5, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LenderLogix, a leading provider of mortgage point-of-sale and automation software for banks, credit unions, independent mortgage banks and brokers, announced the integration of AccountChek by Informative Research into its point-of-sale system LiteSpeed. This integration blends AccountChek’s pioneering verification technology into LiteSpeed to seamlessly enhance the borrower experience and optimize the loan origination process to ensure a smooth experience for borrowers and users alike.

Optimal Blue’s Mike Schommer Honored as a 2024 HousingWire Finance Leader

PLANO, Texas, March 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced its vice president of finance, Mike Schommer, has been honored as a 2024 HousingWire Finance Leader. The award program celebrates senior finance executives who have exhibited exceptional leadership in corporate finance, capital markets, and accounting within the mortgage and real estate sectors.

MCT Releases Custom TBA Indications to Provide Price Discovery for Illiquid Coupons

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, today announced the release of pricing indications for the to-be-announced mortgage-backed securities (TBAs) used by mortgage lenders to hedge their open mortgage pipelines. TBA indications improve transparency in illiquid market segments and act as a key reference point on lenders’ unique executions – critical data for generating accurate front-end borrower pricing.

Secured Signing Unveils Cutting-Edge Features and Enhancements in Latest Announcement

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Secured Signing, a leading provider of digital signature solutions, today announced the release of its latest version, featuring a range of innovative features and enhancements designed to make the signing process smoother and more efficient than ever. These updates benefit users of the We Sign, Form Filler templates, and Remote Online Notarization (RON) platforms.

Click n’ Close Welcomes Polly Cracchiolo as Wholesale Loan Division Expands

ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 26, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Click n’ Close, a multi-state mortgage lender serving consumers and mortgage originators through its wholesale and correspondent channels, today announced Polly Cracchiolo has joined the organization’s third-party originator (TPO) sales team as an account executive. In this new role, Cracchiolo will be under Ken Weislak’s leadership, the National TPO Business Development Manager at Click n’ Close.

Dark Matter Technologies unveils Horizon User Conference agenda

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dark Matter Technologies (Dark Matter), an innovative new leader in mortgage technology backed by time-tested loan origination software and leadership, today announced the agenda for its Horizon User Conference. Open to Dark Matter clients and partners, the conference will take place at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel on April 24-25.

ACES Quality Management Releases Call Monitoring Audit Pack to Enhance Mortgage Quality Control and Compliance Programs

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 15, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, has announced its newest product offering, ACES Call Monitoring Audit Pack. The pre-built, configurable Call Monitoring Audit Pack enables lenders and servicers to establish an additional layer of protection quickly and seamlessly within their QC program. ACES Call Monitoring Audit Pack includes custom data fields, ACES managed questionnaires and custom reports configurable to the individual organizations’ business needs.

IRS Solutions Releases IRS Advance Notice, Innovative Tax Resolution Platform Feature that Tracks and Alerts Users to IRS Transcript Changes

VALENCIA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — IRS Solutions® announces the addition of IRS Advance Notice™ (IAN) to the industry’s favorite tax resolution platform. The new feature detects and alerts tax professionals to changes on client IRS transcripts, often months in advance of official notification by mail. CPAs, Enrolled Agents, Attorneys and other tax specialists can work less, earn more, and enjoy steady year-round income with IAN.

Agile Selected as 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Winner for the Third Consecutive Year

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Agile, a groundbreaking fintech bringing mortgage lenders and broker-dealers onto a single electronic platform, is excited to announce Agile Trading Technologies was selected for the 3rd consecutive year as a winner of the HousingWire Tech100 Award. The list is comprised of the most innovative technology companies in the housing market and provides housing professionals a look into the most impactful organizations that can be leveraged to identify partners and solutions.

MCT Awarded HW Tech100 Mortgage Award for the 5th Consecutive Year

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, was announced as a 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage Winner for the 5th consecutive year. For more than a decade, HousingWire’s Tech100 program has identified and recognized the most innovative technology companies serving the mortgage and real estate industries.

Optimal Blue Originations Market Monitor: Lock Volume Rises 36% Month Over Month in January, Falling Rates and Slowing Decline in Purchase Counts May Signal Lending Relief in 2024

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 12, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced the release of its Originations Market Monitor report, looking at mortgage origination data through January month-end. Leveraging daily rate lock data from the Optimal Blue PPE – the industry’s most widely used product, pricing, and eligibility engine – the Originations Market Monitor provides a comprehensive and timely view into origination activity.

Avenu Insights & Analytics Announces Strategic Acquisition of Judicial Innovations

CENTREVILLE, Va., Feb. 12, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Avenu Insights & Analytics (“Avenu”), the global leader in revenue recovery and administrative solutions for state and local governments, is excited to announce its acquisition of Judicial Innovations, a pioneering provider of cloud-based payment and case management solutions. This acquisition marks Avenu’s second payment solution acquisition in 2024, underscoring its commitment to investing in government payment technologies and expanding its Justice Solution set including Avenu | Court, Avenu | Jury, and Avenu | Payments.

Deacon Jones Automotive expands reach with acquisition of Sale Auto Mall in Kinston, North Carolina

SMITHFIELD, N.C., Feb. 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Deacon Jones Automotive, a leading dealership group based in Smithfield, North Carolina, is proud to announce its recent acquisition of Sale Auto Mall Stores (BMW, Chevrolet, GMC & Ford) located in Kinston, North Carolina. By combining the strengths of both organizations, Deacon Jones Automotive aims to elevate the car-buying experience for its customers and continue its tradition of providing unparalleled value and service.

MMI Earns Second HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage Award

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mobility Market Intelligence (MMI), a leader in data intelligence and market insight tools for the mortgage and real estate industries, announced its inclusion in the 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage list. This year marks MMI’s second appearance on the HW Tech100 list, which serves as a guide for identifying partners and solutions that address the daily challenges mortgage lenders and real estate professionals face every day.

ACES Quality Management Achieves a Decade of Distinction on HousingWire TECH100

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, has been selected for the tenth consecutive year by HousingWire magazine for its annual TECH100 awards program. The magazine chose ACES for the continual innovation of its flagship quality control (QC) auditing platform, ACES Quality Management & Control® software.

Matrix Advises on the Sale of Hicks Oils’ Lubricants Business to Schaeffer Manufacturing Company

RICHMOND, Va. and BALTIMORE, Md., Feb. 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces that it has advised Hicks Oils & Hicksgas, Incorporated (“Hicks” or the “Company”) on the sale of its Hicks Oils lubricants business to Schaeffer Manufacturing Company (“Schaeffer”). Hicks Oils is a premier independent lubricant blending and packaging business in southern Illinois that produces automotive and industrial lubricants.

NotaryCam makes its 6th appearance on HousingWire’s annual Tech100 list of innovative technology

HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 7, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NotaryCam®, a Stewart-owned company and a pioneering provider of remote online notarization and identity verification/authentication technology for real estate and legal transactions, today announced its inclusion in the prestigious Tech100 awards program by HousingWire, a leading industry publication.

Seven Corners Travel Insurance Plans Now Available Through Travellinsurance.com Marketplace

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TravelInsurance.com is pleased to welcome Seven Corners Travel Insurance to its leading travel insurance comparison marketplace. Travelinsurance.com offers travelers the easiest way to compare and buy travel insurance from top global travel insurers online. Seven Corners’ award-winning trip protection plans represent a valued addition to TravelInsurance.com’s product offerings.

ACES Quality Management Executive Vice President of Compliance, Amanda Phillips, to Speak at 2024 MBA Servicing Solutions Conference and Expo

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced the Executive Vice President of Compliance Amanda Phillips will be speaking at the 2024 Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Servicing Solutions Conference taking place February 20-23, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla.

SOC 1 and 2 reports confirm the reliability and security of Dovenmuehle’s mortgage subservicing processes

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc., a leading mortgage subservicing company, announced today that Plante Moran, PLLC, a public accounting and business advisory firm, has published the findings of its annual review of Dovenmuehle’s subservicing operations via Service Organization Control (SOC) 1® Type 2 and SOC 2® Type 2 reports.

Down Payment Resource CEO Rob Chrane honored as 2024 RISMedia Newsmaker

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 6, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that its Founder and CEO Rob Chrane has been named a RISMedia 2024 Real Estate Newsmaker. Newsmakers are recognized for their contributions to the real estate industry and their efforts to positively impact the consumers and communities they serve.

Argyle makes its debut on HousingWire’s Tech100 list of the most innovative companies in mortgage

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Feb. 5, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Argyle, a platform providing automated income and employment verifications for some of the largest lenders in the United States, today announced its debut on HousingWire’s annual Tech100 Mortgage list of the most innovative companies in the housing finance industry. Argyle was recognized for modernizing the way lenders verify borrower income and employment, resulting in documented business outcomes that include higher conversion rates, 80% cost savings over legacy providers and a reduction in loan processing time of up to 5-7 days.

Down Payment Resource presents Housing and Education Alliance Founder and Executive Director Sylvia Alvarez with 2023 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 5, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry’s leading technology for connecting home buyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced that it selected Sylvia Alvarez, founder and executive director of Housing and Education Alliance (HEA), as the winner of its 2023 Beverly Faull Affordable Housing Leadership Award.

FormFree celebrates its 10th appearance on the HousingWire Tech100

ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 2, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FormFree® today announced it has been honored as a HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage award winner for a tenth year. The fintech was recognized for the launch of its Residual Knowledge Income Index(tm) (RIKI(tm)), an innovative method for measuring consumers’ ability to pay for mortgages and other loans based on cash-flow analysis.

LenderLogix Celebrates its Third Appearance on HousingWire’s annual Tech100 List of Innovative Mortgage Technology Firms

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 2, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LenderLogix, a leading provider of mortgage automation software and application programming interfaces (APIs), today announced it has been named to HousingWire magazine’s annual Tech100 list. The Tech100 award seeks to highlight the most innovative technology companies across the housing sector.

Monthly Mortgage Volume Increases 13.96% In Latest MCT Indices Report

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 2, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, announced today an increase of 13.96% in mortgage lock volume compared to the previous month. To gain comprehensive insights into the market dynamics, industry professionals and enthusiasts are invited to download the complete report.

Optimal Blue Clinches 2024 HousingWire Tech100 Mortgage Award

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 2, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Optimal Blue announced its selection by HousingWire as a Tech100 Mortgage award winner. Now in its 12th year, HousingWire’s Tech100 award program spotlights the most innovative and impactful tech organizations in housing.

Floify named a 2024 HW Tech100 Mortgage honoree

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 2, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Floify, the mortgage industry’s leading point-of-sale (POS) solution, announced that it has been named a HW Tech100 Mortgage award honoree. Floify was recognized as an exceedingly user-friendly point-of-sale (POS) whose easy-to-configure platform and rule-based automations have made it beloved among small and midsize lenders and mortgage brokers.

KROST Is Ranked Among CalCPA’s Top 150 Firms

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KROST CPAs and Consultants has been named one of the Top 150 Firms for 2023-2024 by CalCPA. This award recognizes the firm, with 100% membership. The company is ranked 33rd on the list. The recognition reflects KROST’s dedication to professional development and the CalCPA organization.

Beach Automotive Acquiring Jud Kuhn Chevrolet Dealership

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 1, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a buy-sell by the dealer group, Beach Automotive has purchased the dealership formally known as Jud Kuhn Chevrolet. The dealership was renamed to Beach Chevrolet on finalizing the purchase, January 24, 2024. The dealership, same as the dealer group, will be digitally represented by Sokal, an automotive advertising agency based in North Carolina.