Bill to clarify rules to prevent need to file both paper, electronic building permits

A new bill would clean up an existing law that, amid confusion, has led some local governments to require contractors to file both paper and electronic copies of building permits.

Multifamily permits up, single-family down in May

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Half of Live Well Financial’s suddenly fired employees land at Open Mortgage

When Live Well Financial abruptly shuttered operations earlier this month, approximately 100 of the company's employees were suddenly left without a job. But thanks to Open Mortgage, about half of those folks won't be out of a job for long.

SunTrust to relocate mortgage execs pending BB&T merger

BB&T announced in February its pending merger with SunTrust Banks in a $66 billion deal that marked the largest big bank merger since the financial crisis. Now, SunTrust is sharing some details on what the deal – which combines two massive regional entities to create the sixth-largest retail bank in the U.S. – will mean for its employees.

Goldman Sachs valuation exec joins Consolidated Analytics

Consolidated Analytics has hired Josh Fuchs as senior vice president of product development and sales for its residential valuations division. Fuchs joins Consolidated Analytics from Goldman Sachs, where he served as vice president, head of residential valuation for its real estate management division.

Wells Fargo hires away JPMorgan Chase’s head of mortgage lending technology

Both Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase are in the middle of digital revolutions of their respective mortgage businesses. And apparently Wells Fargo liked Chase’s approach so much that the company is hiring away one of the leaders of Chase’s mortgage tech transformation.

FHFA appoints new director of Legislative Affairs as Calabria hiring spree continues

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has named Sarah Dumont Merchak its new director of Legislative Affairs – marking FHFA Director Mark Calabria's fourth appointment this month.

Tornadoes leave trail of destruction in Ohio, Indiana

A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, coming so close together that one crossed a path carved by another.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity hits record pace fueled by Bremer mortgages

Shena Idoko is about to trade rent of $1,110 per month for a new house being built in St. Paul’s North End that will cost her about $1,200 per month to cover principal, interest, taxes and insurance. “It will double the size of our living space, including …

Adolfson & Peterson Construction Tops Out the Brush Middle and…

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