Rates Fall Again

January 28, 2020

Continuing the trend for 2020, rates fall once again.
A Banner Year?

January 28, 2020

The new year is shaping up to be a good one for homebuyers
Cash-out to a Higher Rate?

January 28, 2020

More and more Americans are cashing out home equity by refinancing to a higher rate.
Despite Loosened Standards, Borrower Credit Scores Still High

January 28, 2020

DTI and LTV ratios have been relaxed, but the average credit score of borrowers is trending upward.
The Election and the Economy

January 28, 2020

How will the upcoming election influence the economy?
CFPB Proposes ATR/QM Change

January 22, 2020

Proposed changes could alter requirements for loans that qualify for the GSE patch.
Housing Wealth for Seniors Reaches New Peak

January 21, 2020

Yet another increase in senior homeowners’ wealth can be attributed to an increase in home values.
New Agreement Stabilizes Materials Cost

January 21, 2020

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will stabilize the prices of materials used in construction.
Rates Remain Steady

January 21, 2020

Interest rates continue to hold low as we move further into the new year.
Tax Breaks Extended

January 21, 2020

The 2020 budget gives numerous tax provisions that will benefit the real estate markets.
Why Predictions Don't Work

January 21, 2020

Despite all the data, outside events frequently throw a wrench in economic predictions.
Use of the Uniform Residential Loan Application Delayed

January 14, 2020

Mandatory use of the Uniform Residential Loan Application has been delayed until November.
Allowing Two Units on Single-Family Lots Could Ease Affordability Crisis

January 14, 2020

As home affordability becomes more difficult, allowing for greater density could be the solution.
Rates Fall Again

January 14, 2020

In just the second week of the year, rates have already dropped twice.
Real Estate to Lead the Economy in 2020

January 14, 2020

The housing market growth will take a leading role in real GDP growth throughout the year.
Jobs and More – The Look Back

January 14, 2020

As jobs creation begins to slow, so does the economy.
Summary of 2019 Finance Changes

January 7, 2020

Last year was a busy one for residential finance changes…
Housing Markets Should Remain Stable in 2020

January 7, 2020

After seeing extraordinary growth in 2017 and 2018, the markets are predicted to stabilize at 2019’s rate.
Fannie Mae Updates Homeownership Education Requirements

January 7, 2020

For 2020, Fannie Mae has updated which borrowers will be required to complete homebuyer education classes.
Rates Tick Lower

January 7, 2020

After an up-and-down 2019, interest rates have stabilized.