Industry News

Housing Market Surges

December 16, 2020

The current demand in the housing market isn’t expected to let up this winter.
Fannie Mae Increases Growth Forecast

December 16, 2020

After third-quarter results were somewhat higher than projected, Fannie Mae slightly increases its 2020 forecast.
FHA Loan Limits Increase for 2021

December 16, 2020

The FHA’s loan limit increase follows the FHFA increasing annual loan limits by 7.42%.
Strong Market Could Get Stronger

December 16, 2020

The housing market is at its strongest in over a decade and could keep getting stronger.
Credit Availability Rises

December 9, 2020

After falling to a six-year low, mortgage availability is back on the rise.
Changes on the Horizon?

December 9, 2020

The change in presidency could also bring about change for real estate investors.
Conforming Limits Rise Almost 7.5% in 2021

December 9, 2020

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced new conforming loan limits for 2021.
Mortgage Snapshot

December 2, 2020

Quick news from the world of mortgage lending.
Vacation Homes Are Going Fast

December 2, 2020

Resort and vacation home sales are mirroring the fast pace of primary home sales.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Economic Activity Stalls

November 5, 2020

Freddie Mac’s quarterly economic forecast shows that the economy stalled in Q2, though housing remained strong.
Millennials Refinance

November 5, 2020

Millennials continue to take advantage of record-low interest rates.
CFBP Releases TRID Findings

October 27, 2020

Five years after the rule was implemented, the CFPB finds both good and bad effects of TRID.