Industry News

Economy to Rebound with Vaccinations

February 24, 2021

The Federal Reserve expects the economy to get stronger as more people get vaccinated.
Housing Market to Stay Busy

February 17, 2021

Last year’s housing market momentum should carry through 2021.
Fannie and Freddie Change ARM Purchase Policies

February 17, 2021

The GSEs will no longer purchase ARMs based on Treasury Indices.
New CFPB Acting Director

February 10, 2021

Dave Uejio assumes post of acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director.
Homes More Affordable

February 10, 2021

Though home prices are rising, favorable interest rates make for a lower burden of homeownership.
Tougher Rules for Condos

February 3, 2021

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are tightening rules on buildings with many short-term rentals.
Economy to Grow in 2021

February 3, 2021

Fannie Mae's Economic and Strategic Research Group predicts the economy will grow 5.3% this year.
Rates Should Stay Low

January 27, 2021

Even as we emerge from a chaotic 2020, rates are expected to remain low.
Home Maintenance Surges

January 27, 2021

The pandemic has led to an increase in home improvement and a decrease in inventory.
Housing Will Stay Strong

January 20, 2021

Add a vaccine to an already-strong housing market, and 2021 should be a big year.
Agencies Push for Remote Online Notarization Standards

January 20, 2021

Industry players join for draft model emergency notarization order.
Strong Market to Continue in 2021?

January 20, 2021

Sustained low rates are leading to predict that the strong housing market will continue.
Rates, Time-to-Close, and Borrower Experience All Matter

January 20, 2021

As people enter the market, they look for a variety of qualities from their lenders.
Housing Saves the Economy

January 12, 2021

In contrast to the 2008 financial crisis, housing has been a savior for the economy throughout the pandemic.
Changes for Self-Employed Borrowers as of December 2020

January 6, 2021

What are the implications?
Treasury Secretary Says Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae To Remain Government-Sponsored

January 6, 2021

Privatizing Fannie and Freddie proved more complicated.
Veterans Can Build

December 29, 2020

In addition to purchasing, veterans also have the option to build with the VA loan.
MBA Makes 2021 Predictions

December 22, 2020

All signs point to a sharp falloff in refinances next year.
Urban Housing Resurgence

December 22, 2020

Despite many people moving away from urban areas in 2020, cities now see renewed interest.
Home Prices Rise

December 22, 2020

Behind the increase in loan limits was an increase in home prices.