Low Mortgage Delinquency Levels Stabilize Consumer Credit Market

DSNews   BY:  Brian Honea   November 16, 2015 Mortgage delinquency rates continued their trend of year-over-year double-digit declines in the third quarter of 2015, which contributed to the strong performance of consumer credit markets during Q3, according TransUnion’s Q3 2015 Industry Insights Report released Monday. While aggregate revolving credit balances rose by $13.5 billion […]

How are Residential Mortgages Performing at the Largest Banks?

DSNews   BY: Brian Honea   December 14, 2015 Improving overall performance of first-lien mortgages means fewer delinquencies, and fewer delinquencies have in turn means a declining need for loss mitigation, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)’s Mortgage Metrics Report for the Third Quarter of 2015. According to the OCC, […]

Fannie Mae Change Aimed at Helping More Struggling Borrowers Avoid Foreclosure

DSNews  By: Brian Honea  December 7, 2015  The GSEs have made helping families avoid foreclosure one of their top priorities since the start of the housing crisis, and Fannie Mae just announced an update to support a policy change to assist in that initiative. Fannie Mae announced it has updated its Servicing Management Default Underwriter […]

Housing Outlook for 2016: Higher Home Sales and Prices, Falling Refi Volumes

DSNews  By:  Kerri Panchuk  December 7, 2015 The year 2016 is expected to usher in the creation of 1.25 million new households, higher rental demand, increased home sales, and a rise in home purchase loan originations even as refinancing volume plummets, CoreLogic’s Chief Economist predicted Monday. Dr. Frank Nothaft, senior vice president and chief economist […]

Borrower Outreach Events Proving Successful at Preventing Foreclosures

DSNews  BY:  Brian Honea November 17, 2015 Foreclosures have been continually on the decline nationwide for a few years. While much of the decline can be attributed to a recovering economy, another driver of the drop in foreclosures is increased borrower outreach efforts from various organizations. Borrower outreach events include HUD-approved housing counselors and mortgage […]

Why Are Discounted Distressed Sales Not Pulling Down Non-Distressed Home Prices?

DSNews      BY:  Brian Honea  December 3, 2015 Why Are Discounted Distressed Sales Not Pulling Down Non-Distressed Home Prices? When distressed properties account for a large share of all residential home sales, it tends to pull down the prices of non-distressed homes, since foreclosed and REO properties typically sell at a discount to non-distressed […]

Majority of Americans Unconcerned Over Fed’s Rate Increase

Majority of Americans Unconcerned Over Fed’s Rate Increase DSNews   by Scott Morgan   January 20, 2016 In a recent survey which asked consumers how they felt about the effect of the Federal Reserve’s recent rate hike on the economy, more than half of respondents (56 percent) were not concerned—Any worries expressed over the Federal Reserve’s recent […]

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