Our Financial Solutions Team’s 2015 Tradeshow Plan – A Perfect Place to Connect with CRS Data

It’s hard to believe that we are already well into 2015, but we wanted to take a quick break to let you know about our travel plans. This year, our CRS Data Financial Solutions team will speak and attend several tradeshows across the U.S. We always enjoy meeting with our customers and those of you considering our CRS Data Banker Suite. Please take a look at the list below and connect with us if you’d like to schedule a time to meet. We greatly appreciate the many banker associations who host these tradeshows and gather inspiring public speakers and educational seminars. We’re proud to partner with many of you and attend these events year after year. One or more of our CRS Data team members will be at the following tradeshows and conferences: April Tennessee Bankers Association - Young Bankers Conference May Tennessee Credit Union Conference June Tennessee Bankers Association - Annual Meeting Florida Bankers Association - Annual Meeting Georgia Bankers Association - Annual Meeting Community Bankers Association of Georgia - Leadership Convention South Carolina Bankers Association - Annual Meeting July Independent Banks of South Carolina Convention September Florida Bankers Association - Bank Directors Conference North Carolina Bankers Association - American Mortgage Conference Community Bankers Association of Georgia’s Annual Meeting & Trade Show October North Carolina Bankers Association - Management Team Conference   As a quick overview, our CRS Data Banker Suite has been specially designed to help you meet interagency requirements that enable your team to take evaluations in-house. Our property tax data can also save your team time and provide an easy route to conduct reliable market research. We’re looking forward to meeting with you this year! If you’d like to setup a meeting, or just have a question, reach out to our financial solutions group manager Jason Pruitt, jpruitt@crsdata.com, or call him at 770.883.6609.


Mortgage changes, government shutdown impact real estate

Real estate is affected by many different things. Home prices, affordability, rates and inventory all play a part, and recently the government shutdown has also taken its toll on the sector.
Real estate is affected by many different things. Home prices, affordability, rates and inventory all play a part, and recently the government shutdown has also taken its toll on the sector. [More]


How Realtors influence the housing, mortgage sectors

Realtors are some if the most influential people when it comes to the mortgage industry, despite not even being closely involved in this financial aspect.
Realtors are some if the most influential people when it comes to the mortgage industry, despite not even being closely involved in this financial aspect. [More]


Federal Reserve holds off on tapering

In the middle of September, the Federal Reserve held a meeting and decided to continue their bond-buyback policy. Instead of tapering, the uncertain state of the economy was cited as a major reason why the current plan would continue.
In the middle of September, the Federal Reserve held a meeting and decided to continue their bond-buyback policy. Instead of tapering, the uncertain state of the economy was cited as a major reason why the current plan would continue. [More]


Mortgage closing costs increase, Hawaii, Alaska top list

Mortgage closing costs are on the rise, and that might mean a more expensive time buying or refinancing a home.
Mortgage closing costs are on the rise, and that might mean a more expensive time buying or refinancing a home. [More]


Despite lower mortgage rates, buyers concerned about sellers' market

The strong sellers' market has some people looking for interesting ways to close a deal, and that may lead to some desperate measures.
The strong sellers' market has some people looking for interesting ways to close a deal, and that may lead to some desperate measures. [More]


Changes in mortgage legislation might help housing recovery

Despite numerous gains, the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. are proposing changes for a bank requirement - the institutions currently have to keep a segment of mortgage securities sold to investors - since it may be slowing market growth.
Despite numerous gains, the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. are proposing changes for a bank requirement - the institutions currently have to keep a segment of mortgage securities sold to investors - since it may be slowing market growth. [More]


Real estate agents put more homes under contract in April

The latest Pending Home Sales Index released by the National Association of Realtors outlined the April uptick, showing that the number of properties put under agreement increased 0.3 percent from March and 10.3 percent from the same month last year.
The latest Pending Home Sales Index released by the National Association of Realtors outlined the April uptick, showing that the number of properties put under agreement increased 0.3 percent from March and 10.3 percent from the same month last year. [More]


Mortgage applications slip, but house flips are on the rise

As rising mortgage rates cause fewer individuals to submit home loan applications, real estate agents nationwide may be able to take a moment to relax and plan ahead for future business.
As rising mortgage rates cause fewer individuals to submit home loan applications, real estate agents nationwide may be able to take a moment to relax and plan ahead for future business. [More]


More new homes sold last month than in March, April 2012

In a joint release, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced sales of new single-family residential units was seen at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 454,000 during April.
In a joint release, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced sales of new single-family residential units was seen at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 454,000 during April. [More]