The first legislative reform to the Internal Revenue Service in nearly two decades took a major step last week in Congress.
NAHREP: Hispanics Largely Responsible for Increase in Homeownership in Past Decade
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals said Hispanics accounted for nearly 40 percent of U.S. household formation and nearly 63 percent of the increase in homeownership in the past 10 years.
ATTOM: Foreclosure Activity at Lowest Levels Since 2008
ATTOM Data Solutions, Irvine, Calif., said U.S. foreclosure activity fell by 15 percent in the first quarter to its lowest level since first quarter 2008.
CMBS Delinquency Rate Increases For a Change
The commercial mortgage-backed securities delinquency rate did something rarely seen recently: it increased.
'More Gray Skies Ahead' for Retail Sector
As the retail sector's shakeout continues, a number of retail real estate markets face more vacancies and falling rents, said Reis Senior Economist Barbara Byrne Denham.
Grocery Stores Defy Retail Sector Slump
New grocery store openings increased 30 percent in 2018 compared to 2017 as grocers added more than 17 million square feet of space in the U.S., reported JLL, Chicago.
MBA Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference in New Orleans May 5-8
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference takes place May 5-8 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.
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.
CEOs of 7 Mega Banks Challenged by House Committee
Washington Post, Apr. 10, 2019--Renae Merle
Mark Calabria Takes Over as FHFA Director, Begins Push for Housing Finance Reform
HousingWire, Apr. 15, 2019--Ben Lane
Will Reg Relief Plan Bring Back Failure-Related Risks?
American Banker, Apr. 15, 2019--Hannah Lang (subscription)
Agencies Near Consensus on Key Elements of CRA Reform
American Banker, Apr. 9, 2019--Rachel Witkowski (subscription)
Mortgage Fraud Risk is Growing and Lenders Can't Be Caught Off Guard
National Mortgage News, Apr. 10, 2019--Bridget Berg (free article)
Chipping Away at the Mortgage Deduction
Wall Street Journal, Apr. 9, 2019--William G. Gale (subscription)
How Far Will the CFPB Go to Modernize Debt Collection Rules?
American Banker, Apr. 14, 2019--Kate Berry (subscription)
Ben Carson Bashes 'Imaginary Belief' that HUD Aims to Dismantle Fair Housing Protections
HousingWire, Apr. 9, 2019--Jessica Guerin
Warren, Tillis Looking to Enforce GSE Salary Caps
American Banker, Apr. 12, 2019--Neil Haggerty (subscription)
GE to Pay $1.5 Billion Fine over Subprime Mortgage Misdeeds
MarketWatch, Apr. 12, 2019--Andrea Riquier
House Flipping Is Back to Pre-Crisis Levels. Here's Why It's Less of a Concern
Wall Street Journal, Apr. 9, 2019--Laura Kusisto (subscription)
Caliber Home Loans Fined for Allegedly Steering...
HousingWire, Apr. 10, 2019--Ben Lane
Non-QM Lending on the Rise with Two More Lenders Expanding their Offerings
HousingWire, Apr. 11, 2019--Ben Lane
Trump's Tax Overhaul Is Curbing Housing Activity, Fed Researchers Say
Bloomberg, Apr. 15, 2019--Shelly Hagan