Industry News

Foreclosures Fall to Lowest Level Since 2000

April 8, 2019

Delinquency rate fell to 4.1% last year, down 1.2% from previous year.
New Housing Legislation Introduced

April 8, 2019

This new legislation addresses temporary tax provisions that expired in 2017.
Home Equity is on the Rise

April 8, 2019

Home equity increased by an average of $9,700 in 2018.
Originations Market Projected to Grow Modestly

April 1, 2019

Employment numbers are expected to slip, but originations are still projected to grow.
FHA Updates TOTAL Scorecard

March 26, 2019

New guidelines will dictate how FHA manages risk with lower credit scores.
Delinquency Rates Fall to Lowest Point Since 2000

March 18, 2019

The strong economy has helped drive the delinquency rate to its lowest point in nearly two decades.
Highest Number of People Buying Homes Since the Recession

March 18, 2019

A total of 8.8 million households bought homes in the two years.
Fannie and Freddie Report 2018 Financial Results

March 18, 2019

Both agencies report strong net incomes.
Does Student Debt Delay Homeownership?

March 18, 2019

A new study show student loan debt may delay homeownership, but it’s not necessarily a deal breaker.
Adjustable Rate Mortgages are Still an Option

March 12, 2019

ARMs might still be the right choice for certain homebuyers.
Fannie Mae HPSI Rises

March 12, 2019

As more Americans increase household income, Fannie Mae’s HPSI rises 1.2 points.
Seniors Staying Put

March 12, 2019

Modern technology is helping people live longer, contributing to the housing shortage.
GSE Patch Set to Expire

March 5, 2019

Any resulting plan must deal with whether GSE-backed loans are still exempt from the CFPB's Qualified Mortgage rule.
Student Loans Affect Homeownership

March 5, 2019

As student debt becomes more common, fewer young people are purchasing homes.
Impatience Grows for HUD Ruling on FHA Financing for Condos

March 5, 2019

Industry groups urge HUD to open up guidelines that would allow FHA funding for condos.
Real Estate as an Investment?

February 25, 2019

Homebuyers ages 35-44 see the stock market as a better investment than homeownership.
Higher Rates Won’t Impact Origination

February 19, 2019

The effect of rising rates on housing affordability will become less pronounced in 2019.
Housing Market to Stabilize

February 19, 2019

Fannie Mae expects home sales to stabilize in 2019 after falling in 2018.
Student Debt Impacts Homeownership

February 19, 2019

Fed reports 400,000 borrowers could have purchased a house but didn’t because of debt.
Homeownership Tenure Longer than Ever

February 11, 2019

Multiple factors are causing homeowners to stay put.