Industry News

Taxes Impacting the Home Search for Fewer Buyers

June 10, 2019

Despite initial concerns, new tax policy didn’t have much impact on homeowners.
Delinquencies are Up in First Quarter

June 10, 2019

30-day delinquencies rose in the first quarter on a seasonally-adjusted basis across all loan types
FHA to Revise Condo Rules

June 10, 2019

New condominium regulations should provide more flexibility for owners.
Fannie Mae Income Falls

June 4, 2019

First quarter earnings are down from 2018 for Fannie Mae.
55-Plus HMI Hits Record High

June 4, 2019

The housing market is soaring for Baby Boomers.
Is a Recession Still Coming?

May 28, 2019

At the beginning of the year, many experts predicted a recession. Where is it?
Gen Xers Are Lagging in Equity

May 28, 2019

After being hit hardest in the recession, Gen Xers are struggling to keep up in home equity.
FHA Downpayment Documentation Clarified

May 21, 2019

New policy eases concerns about MRI funds coming from another person or entity
Are Small Dollar Loans Really Riskier?

May 21, 2019

Does the myth that small dollar loans perform worse than midsize loans really hold up?
Is Tax Reform Hurting Home Sales?

May 14, 2019

Several factors may be deterring renters from taking the plunge into homeownership.
Licensing Reform Good for Loan Officers

May 14, 2019

New guidelines going into effect soon make it easier for loan officers to move states.
New FHFA Director

May 7, 2019

The Senate voted to confirm Dr. Mark A. Calabria as Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Removing the Government from GSEs Easier Said Than Done

April 29, 2019

Efforts to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will take some time to come to fruition.
Home Improvement Spending Rises

April 15, 2019

A new study shows that people are spending more on renovations as well as staying in their homes longer.
Facebook Eliminates Targeted Advertising Program for Housing

April 15, 2019

Following litigation filed by advocacy groups, Facebook eliminates targeted criteria from housing advertisements.
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.