Is it Already December?

December 2, 2020

Time flies when you’re having fun – or are in the middle of a pandemic.
Vacation Homes Are Going Fast

December 2, 2020

Resort and vacation home sales are mirroring the fast pace of primary home sales.
Downpayments Still a Barrier to Homeownership

December 2, 2020

Though interest rates are still historically low, many buyers still struggle to make a downpayment.
Biden Proposes First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

December 2, 2020

Though details aren’t yet clear, the president-elect promises a first-time homebuyer tax credit.
Record Year for Origination Volume

November 24, 2020

Quarterly origination volume is expected to reach record levels across both purchase and refi.
Loan Officer Commissions Increase

November 24, 2020

As loan officers see more volume, their commissions increase.
Mortgage Snapshot

November 24, 2020

Quick news from the world of mortgage lending.
Homeowners Are Getting Younger

November 24, 2020

Homeownership rate grows for people under 35.
Lucky Number 13

November 24, 2020

Rates fell back to a record low for the 13th time this year.
What Will Happen with Real Estate?

November 24, 2020

Real estate will likely continue to lead the economy into 2021.
Climate Change and the Housing Industry

November 19, 2020

While climate change has been debated for years, its effect on housing hasn’t been examined as closely.
Back to The Real World

November 19, 2020

With the election in the rearview mirror, we can focus on the pressing issues again.
Refinance Window Closing?

November 19, 2020

With rates poised to begin climbing, the window for refinancing may be coming to an end.
FHFA Looking for MBA Input on Fannie/Freddie Rule

November 19, 2020

The FHFA wants MBA member comments on rule regarding new Fannie/Freddie products.
Rates Begin to Rise

November 19, 2020

With the recent vaccine announcements, rates have begun to creep higher.
Fewer Appraisals

November 12, 2020

One lasting effect of the pandemic could be that fewer home loans will require appraisals.
“Lost Decade of Formation” to End

November 12, 2020

Millennials are expected to continue moving out of cities, stimulating suburban growth.
CFPB Issues Final Patch Rule

November 12, 2020

In a final ruling, the CFPB extends the Government-Sponsored Enterprise Patch until the mandatory compliance date.
Rates Set New Low

November 12, 2020

Yet again, interest rates hit lowest point on record.
Aftermath of the Election

November 12, 2020

Now it’s time for a country divided to pull together.