The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.17 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported yesterday.
MBA Economic, Housing Forecast Stays Positive
DALLAS--The outlook for the economy and the real estate finance market is relatively positive for the next several years, said Joel Kan, MBA Associate Vice President of Industry Surveys and Forecasting.
First American: Affordability Crisis 'Overstated'
Defying conventional views about the housing market, First American Financial Corp., Santa Ana, Calif., says home buyers today have historically high levels of house-purchasing power--an important reason why talk of an affordability crisis is "overstated" for now.
Redfin Housing Demand Index Flat In December As Supply Continues To Fall
Redfin, Seattle, said its monthly Housing Demand Index remained nearly flat into the end of 2017, falling by 0.6 percent from 128.3 in November to 127.6 in December.
Hotel Lenders See Peak But Stay Positive
Hotel lenders think asset values are approaching a peak, but their short-term outlooks are less cautious today than one year ago, the STR/RobertDouglas Hotel Lender Survey reported.
Dealmaker: Google to Pay $2.4B for New York Office Space
Google plans to buy even more office space in Chelsea on Manhattan's West Side.
MBA Commercial/Multifamily Servicing/Technology Conference in Miami May 20-23
The Mortgage Bankers Association's annual Commercial/Multifamily Servicing and Technology Conference takes place May 20-23 at the Intercontinental Miami.
MISMO Course 2 Implementation Framework Case Study Part 1 Available Feb. 13-16
MISMO presents its popular Course 2 Implementation Framework Cast Study Part 1, either as a self-study program or as an Instructor-Guided Online Course taking place Feb. 13-16.
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 Compliance Essentials Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Resource Guide Available
MBA Education and MBA Compliance Essentials announce availability of the Compliance Essentials Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Resource Guide.
MBA: Interest Rates to Increase Four Times in 2018
HousingWire, Feb. 8, 2018--Caroline Basile
Mortgage Rates Hit 14-Month High as Bonds Sell Off
MarketWatch, Feb. 8, 2018--Andrea Riquier
Easing Mortgage Standards Are Resulting in More Late Payments
Bloomberg, Feb. 8, 2018--Prashant Gopal
The Key To Preventing Foreclosure After a Natural Disaster
National Mortgage News, Feb. 8, 2018--Brad Finkelstein (free story)
Lenders to Allow Airbnb on Mortgage Forms
MarketWatch, Feb. 8, 2018--Laura Kusisto
Mortgage Rates at 11-Month High, Could Rise More
Mortgage Daily, Feb, 8, 2018--Sam Garcia
Originations Fall, Servicing Grows at PennyMac
Mortgage Daily, Feb. 8, 2017
U.S. Threatens to Dump Lenders From Veterans Loan Program
Bloomberg, Feb. 8, 2018--Joe Light
House Clears Bill to Ease Limits on QM Points and Fees
National Mortgage News, Feb. 8, 2018--Brian Collins (subscription)
Fed Is 'A Long Way Away' From Having to Raise Interest Rates Due to Wage Pressure: Kashkari
MarketWatch, Feb. 8, 2018--Greg Robb