Over the past year, U.S. home values rose 6.7 percent, the slowest rate of appreciation since November 2016, said Zillow Inc., Seattle.
FHA Expands Foreclosure Relief for 2017 Disasters
The Federal Housing Administration yesterday announced expanded mortgage relief to FHA-insured homeowners who live or work in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as well as California wildfires and subsequent flooding and mudslides.
Black Knight: January Delinquencies Down Sharply
Black Knight, Jacksonville, Fla., said mortgage delinquencies fell sharply in January, although they remain higher than a year ago.
Leading Indicators Suggest ‘Robust' Growth through 1st Half of Year
The Conference Board, New York, said its Leading Economic Index increased by 1 percent in January, suggesting strong economic growth should continue through the first half of 2018.
Small-Cap CRE Leasing Activity Rebounds
Small-cap commercial real estate leasing activity rebounded "smartly" during the fourth quarter, though overall demand for the year came up short compared with 2016, reported Boxwood Means, Stamford, Conn.
Dealmaker: TruAmerica Multifamily Acquires Three Properties for $217M
TruAmerica Multifamily, Los Angeles, acquired three apartment communities in California, Washington and Colorado for $217 million.
MBA Legal Issues/Regulatory Compliance Conference in L.A. Apr. 29-May 2
The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference takes place Apr. 29-May 2 at the J.W. Marriott L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
Register Today for MBA 2018 Annual Servicing Operations Study/Forum
The Mortgage Bankers Association has begun enrollment for its 2018 Servicing Operations Study and Forum (covering 2017 data).
MBA Education School of Loan Origination II Instructor-Guided Online Course Apr. 3-19
MBA Education hosts its popular School of Loan Origination II Instructor-Guided Online Course Apr. 3-19.
MBA Advanced Risk Management for Mortgage Pros Workshop in Washington June 11-13
MBA Education presents its popular Advanced Risk Management for Mortgage Pros Workshop June 11-13 in Washington, D.C.
Mortgage Rates Move Higher for the Seventh Week in a Row
Washington Post, Feb. 22, 2018--Kathy Orton
More First-Time Buyers Using PMI as 3% Down Mortgages Make Gains
National Mortgage News, Feb. 22, 2018--Elina Tarkazikis (subscription)
Many Lenders are Loosening Requirements for Prospective Home Buyers
Washington Post, Feb. 22, 2018--Michele Lerner
CFPB Wants Firms to Sound Off, But Openness Carries Hidden Risks
National Mortgage News, Feb. 22, 2018--Kate Berry (subscription)
Some Credit Scores Rise After Changes to Reporting
Mortgage Daily, Feb. 22, 2018
Homeowners are Using Rental Income Earned through Airbnb to Refinance their Mortgages
CNBC, Feb. 22, 2018--Diana Olick
Mortgage Insurers Continue Taking Market Share from FHA
National Mortgage News, Feb. 22, 2018--Brad Finkelstein (subscription)
U.S. Jobless Claims Near 45-Year Low as Economic Outlook Brightens
Reuters, Feb. 22, 2018--Lucia Mutikani