ClosingCorp Introduces SmartEngine

first_img in Featured, Headlines, News Tagged with: Bob Jennings SaaS SmartEngine ClosingCorp Introduces SmartEngine The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago ClosingCorp, a provider of residential real estate closing cost data and technology for the mortgage and real estate services industries, announced the release of SmartEngine, an advanced rate management solution that enables title organizations to collect and manage their specific rate and fee data. With this solution, title companies can centralize data processing and connect their rate and fee data to any third-party system, including title production systems, websites and ClosingCorp’s SmartFees, and SmartCalc products to reliably exchange information to produce estimates.“SmartEngine provides title companies and lenders of all sizes a streamlined solution that can optimize the closing cost quoting process and effectively leverage rate/fee,” said Bob Jennings, CEO of ClosingCorp.SmartEngine enables companies to centralize disparate, often outdated rate management tasks, including the administration of tables, templates or other systems, and optimize the overall closing process. The software as a service (SaaS) solution was designed specifically for underwriters and title companies seeking to create and manage special lender pricing, as well as standard rates for lender use nationwide. This advanced rate and fee management solution also enables lenders to connect to their service providers and reliably exchange information real-time—improving speed, accuracy, and compliance with regulations, as well as their own internal processes.“We are committed to investing in and developing a best-in-class suite of products and services for our clients,” said Jennings. Home / Featured / ClosingCorp Introduces SmartEngine The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Staff Writer Bob Jennings SaaS SmartEngine 2017-06-14 Staff Writer  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily June 14, 2017 1,435 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: NMSA Sets Sights on Solving Vacant and Abandoned Property Issues Next: NTC’s Dave LaRose Contributes to MISMO’s New Business Glossary Subscribelast_img read more

Hammer time: ‘No better time to sell by auction’ with homes set to fetch at least $200k more

first_imgThis house at 62 Victoria St, Balmoral, sold under the hammer for $1.73m at the weekend.The data also reveals properties that go to auction in Brisbane sell in less than half the time (33 days) of properties that are put on the market for private sale (83 days).And the average sale price of a home sold at auction in metropolitan Brisbane is $229,000 more than one sold privately, with an auction sale of a house or townhouse fetching $832,038 on average compared to $602,778 achieved through a private sale. This cottage at 18 Woolcock St, Red Hill, sold at auction at the weekend for $864,000.Brisbane couple Hannah and Anthony Perry are taking their renovated, two-bedroom cottage in Red Hill to auction at 10am today.Mrs Perry said they decided to sell the property at 17 Ella Street via auction on advice from their real estate agent.“Because of the location, they figured there would be quite a bit of interest and it was the cleanest way to get a good result,” Mrs Perry said.“From what we’ve been told, it seems to be a good time for auctioning.“And having seen the amount of interest in the property, the pure logistics of trying to negotiate out of auction with that many interested parties would be pretty much impossible.” Hannah Perry at the house she is taking to auction this Saturday in Red Hill. Image: AAP/John Gass.THERE has never been a better time to sell at auction, with new data showing homes sold under the hammer in Brisbane can fetch at least $200,000 more than those sold privately.The data from reveals properties sold at auction deliver higher prices and spend less time on market than those sold via private sale. It comes as agents say Brisbane homeowners thinking of selling should do so now, with low stock levels pushing sale prices up. New data shows there has never been a better time to sell a home at auction. Photo: Chris Pavlich.With spring selling season just around the corner, agents are crying out for more property listings to meet buyer demand, with the latest figures from SQM Research showing new listings in Brisbane were down 1.9 per cent in July.The research shows properties taken to auction in metropolitan Brisbane sell for $54,800 above the asking price, on average, compared to only $12,800 more through private sale. This home at 25 Cramond St, Wilston, fetched $660,000 at auction at the chief economist Nerida Conisbee said that in recent weeks, clearance rates had increased, interest rates had dropped, and buyers were back, signalling increased confidence in the auction market. “There’s no better time to sell by auction,” Ms Conisbee said. REA chief economist Nerida Conisbee.Ms Conisbee said that the data showed that sellers who took their homes to auction consistently achieved higher sale prices than those who listed by private sale.“We know the buyers are back and the market is changing rapidly, so sellers should get in now to name their price while stock levels remain low,” she said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThis three-bedroom house at 14 Bale St, Albion, sold under the hammer for $760,000.“We’re in really unique conditions where listings are so far down that sellers would have the market to themselves. “Buyers are back in a big way, creating increased competition, and we know that properties that go to auction return better results for sellers, and on average are sold in half the time of those listed for private sale.” This house at 17 Ella St, Red Hill, goes to auction on Saturday, August 24, at 10am.Judi O’Dea of Ray White Paddington, who is marketing the property at 17 Ella Street, sold a similar house in the same suburb last weekend for $864,000 under the hammer.The auction of the cute, three-bedroom cottage at 18 Woolcock Street attracted 12 registered bidders.Ms O’Dea said there were at least 80 people in the living room on the day, and the winning buyers would move from nearby Petrie Terrace.“They are over the moon with their new home. The seller has done an incredible renovation,” Ms O’Dea said. “Confidence is heating up.”Data from SQM Research reveals property listings in the Brisbane suburbs of Heathwood, Albany Creek and Rochedale have tightened significantly over the past month, meaning increased competition for stock in these areas and good opportunities for sellers to achieve higher sale prices.TOP FIVE BRISBANE SUBURBS WITH BIGGEST DROP IN NEW LISTINGSPostcode Suburb4110 Heathwood4035 Albany Creek4123 Rochedale4209 Coomera4506 Morayfield(Source: SQM Research, based on the past 30 days) Auction vs private sale. Average difference above asking price. Source: read more

Mason City council approves solar development services for new arena, wastewater treatment plant, airport

first_imgMASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City last night approved a contract with a Dubuque company for solar development services for the multi-purpose arena as well as the city’s wastewater treatment plant and airport. Blue Sky Solar submitted the most competitive proposal, which will likely provide over $2 million in savings over a 25-year period. City Administrator Aaron Burnett says the power purchase agreement between the city and Blue Sky Solar is done since the city cannot capture the tax credits offered by the federal government for solar power installations.  “So by going through an investor arrangement where you’re actually purchasing power off the installation from them, they’re able to capture that and then the city is actually able to utilize that to its benefit. In the end it does create a result that produces a great benefit for the taxpayers and a reduction in carbon footprint.” Burnett says there is no cost for the city to purchase and install the solar equipment.  “The power purchase agreement says that they will essentially create this installation, and then we commit to buying that power from them once they put the installation in place. The proposal has the cost for the per kilowatt-hour listed in it, and that’s what we’re committing to. Really, the only time you could see up a possible lose scenario here is if you actually thought power was going to go considerably cheaper than it is today over the next 25 years, and I don’t believe we’re going to see that.”Burnett says by the city not owning the equipment, it means the city doesn’t have to worry about maintenance either.  “Just knowing my limitations and staff limitations and expertise on a solar installation, I think that this is really a great model for ensuring that we’re operating in our core competency and not trying to do something we might not know how to do very well. So by bringing Kinect Energy on and having them do the RFP process, and having those maintenance costs rolled into the installation, again that just takes us out of the picture when it’s something that’s not our strength.” The solar power developments are scheduled to start next spring.last_img read more

Salah penalty sends ‘mature’ Liverpool seven points clear again

first_imgBrighton, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed his side’s maturity as Premier League contenders after breaking down an obdurate Brighton thanks to Mohamed Salah’s 50th-minute penalty in a 1-0 win on Saturday.Klopp’s men had lost their last two games in very contrasting fashion as Manchester City inflicted Liverpool’s only Premier League defeat of the campaign nine days ago before a much-changed side lost in the FA Cup to Wolves.Liverpool were far from their fluent best on England’s south coast, but ground out a vital win to move seven points clear of City at the top of the table thanks to a 13th clean sheet in 22 league games this season.“The headline before the game was ‘be ready’, the headline after the game is ‘very mature’,” said Klopp.“It’s so important. On the good days everybody can win; on average days not a lot of teams can win football games and, on a bad day, only a few can win.“Today was not a bad day but it was a difficult day because Brighton is doing really well.”Salah was just one a number of first-team regulars to return from Monday’s defeat by Wolves, but the Egyptian and the rest of Liverpool’s forward line were starved of service before the break as Brighton sat deep and the visitors dominated possession without any cutting edge.“It was very hard but that is how it is,” added Klopp. “I liked the performance. It wasn’t an opera of football but it was a really nice song.”– Salah’s signal of intent –Salah immediately signalled a change in Liverpool’s intent after half-time as his powerful shot at the end of a purposeful run was well saved by David Button. Brighton, though, were architects of their own downfall moments later. Salah was given too much room inside the area to turn and Pascal Gross then hauled down last season’s Premier League player of the year.“I feel for Pascal because Mo Salah is probably the most dangerous player once he gets in those positions one on one,” said Brighton boss Chris Hughton, who had no complaints over the penalty award.Salah stepped up to blast the penalty past Button and move level with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Harry Kane as the league’s top-scorer on 14 goals for the season.One moment of madness from Gross undid Hughton’s gameplan to defend and frustrate the league leaders.Yet, the German midfielder had a chance to make amends almost immediately with Brighton’s best opportunity to level, but his shot was bravely blocked by Fabinho.From then on Liverpool looked more likely to add to their lead than concede as Firmino’s fierce strike from outside the box was placed too close to Button before Georginio Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane fired wide.Salah passed up a glorious chance two minutes from time when he turned James Milner’s driven cross wide from point-blank range.That could have proved costly when Florin Andone escaped in behind the Liverpool defence in stoppage time, but his low cross found no takers.And Liverpool held out to ensure a largely forgettable 90 minutes could be remembered as another important step on course to the title come May.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more