Optimal Blue promotes Nadia Aziz to chief commercial officer --

Optimal Blue, a provider of cloud-based enterprise lending services to the mortgage industry, announced the promotion of Nadia Aziz from executive vice president to chief commercial officer. In her new role, Aziz will be responsible for Optimal Blue’s key functions of product management, marketing, and sales, and will focus on creating a stronger integration across these areas.

These are the 20 hottest housing markets right this minute --

The summer seller’s market is started to swing a little more in favor of buyers as of August, according to the research from realtor.com looking at the number for the first three weeks of August. Here’s what it means.

Fannie Mae: 3 reasons why this oil glut won’t crash housing --

Although oil prices are expected to be lower for longer, the negative impact on home prices is estimated to be less severe for most oil-producing states than in the 1980s for these three reasons.

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: When will mortgage lending pick up? --

The Federal Reserve has the whole world (of inflation and interest rates) in its hands, and the tea leaves right now are a tempest in a teapot. Plus MBA’s Stevens weighs in on Fannie and Freddie future, a change in mortgage bond investing and more. Read on if you dare.

The Wrap: Appraisal activity continues to pick up in second week of August --

Appraisal activity is picking up and so is interest in this weekly feature, as this week HousingWire welcomes a weekly addition to the column that should give appraisers more tools for their toolbox. Read on to find out what happened this week and what’s in store for the future.

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