TransUnion, Chicago, said personal loan balances increased by $21 billion in the past year to close 2018 at a record high $138 billion, with much of this growth driven by online loans originated by fintechs.
Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise 3.6%, a Sign of Hope for the Spring Homebuying Season
CNBC, Feb. 20, 2019--Diana Olick
MISMO Unveils Remote Online Notarization Standards
The Mortgage Leader, Feb. 20, 2019
Why Kraninger's CFPB is Mandating Fewer Consumer Refunds
American Banker, Feb. 20, 2019--Kate Berry (subscription)
Fed Prepares to End Balance Sheet Runoff Later This Year
Wall Street Journal, Feb. 20, 2019--Nick Timiraos (subscription)
7 Charts Showing Where Mortgage Lending is Headed in 2019
National Mortgage News, Feb. 20, 2019--Elina Tarkazikis (subscription)
Here's Why the Housing Market Should Expect a Cash-Out Refi Boom
HousingWire, Feb. 20, 2019--Jessica Guerin
Chase Guarantees It Will Close a Mortgage in 21 Days or It'll Give You $1,000
HousingWire, Feb. 20, 2019--Ben Lane
Are Lenders Shying Away from the Retail Sector?
National Real Estate Investor, Feb. 20, 2019--Liz Wolf
Wall Street, Seeking Big Tax Breaks, Sets Sights on Distressed Main Streets
New York Times, Feb. 20, 2019--Matthew Goldstein, Jim Tankersley
Redfin: West Coast Seeing Red
Redfin, Seattle, said while the January home price appreciation rate doubled from December, nearly a dozen West coast metros saw home price decreases, putting home buyers in those areas in a stronger position heading into the spring season.
For Homeowners, When to List Can Bring Bigger Payoff
Is there a "sweet spot" for home sellers this spring? According to Zillow, the answer is "early May."
Small-Cap Fundamentals Finish 2018 on Solid Footing
Small-cap commercial real estate fundamentals finished the fourth quarter on solid footing, but some "cracks in the foundation" persist, raising concern about the market's future expansion, said Boxwood Means, Stamford, Conn.
HUD said it will "dramatically" reduce the advance notice it gives to private owners of subsidized apartment properties before their housing is inspected.
Dealmaker: Host Hotels & Resorts Pays $610M for South Beach Hotel
Host Hotels & Resorts, Bethesda, Md., acquired the 429-room 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla. on Feb. 14 for $610 million, or $1.42 million per key.
MBA National Secondary Market Conference & Expo May 19-22
The Mortgage Bankers Association's National Secondary Market Conference & Expo returns to the New York Marriott Marquis May 19-22.
MBA Education Compliance Essentials State Mortgage Servicing Rules Deep Dive Workshop Feb. 25
MBA Education and the Compliance Essentials program present State Mortgage Servicing Rules Deep Dive Workshop on Feb 25 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in conjunction with the MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo.
MISMO Seeks Input on New Standardized Loan Application Dataset
MISMO®, the mortgage industry standards organization, seeks industry participants to collaborate on developing a standardized loan dataset that will correspond with the new Uniform Residential Loan Application.
MBA Compliance Essentials UDAAP & FTC MAP Rule Resource Guide Available
The MBA Compliance Essentials program offers a new Resource Guide: Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts and Practices (UDAAP) & FTC Mortgage Acts and Practices Advertising (MAP) Rule.