Tag: Economy

Economist: TRID is Not Affecting Housing Market Potential

Economist: TRID is Not Affecting Housing Market Potential DSNews   by:  Brian Honea   January 19, 2016 While November’s substantial decline in existing-home sales was largely attributed to the impact of the TRID, or “Know Before You Owe” mortgage rule, which went into effect on October 3, one economist said the CFPB’s controversial rule is […]

How Successful Has TARP Been After Seven Years?

DSNews  BY:  Brian Honea  January 2, 2016 Saturday, October 3, 2015, marked the seven-year anniversary of then-President George W. Bush signing the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) into law in order to help stabilize financial markets and restore Americans’ confidence in the economy. TARP became law in 2008 at the depth of the financial […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mortgage Delinquency Rate Declines for 12th Straight Quarter

DSNews:  By Author: Brian Honea February 18, 2015 The nation’s mortgage delinquency rate for loans 60 days or more overdue continued its steady decline in the fourth quarter of 2014, falling to 3.29 percent – representing a 14 percent drop from the same quarter in 2013 (3.84 percent), according toTransUnion‘s latest mortgage report released Wednesday. Q4 was […]

Economists Predicting Good News for Job Market, Housing

DSNews   Author: Brian Honea February 13, 2015 A survey conducted among economists by theFederal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on economic growth in the United States released on Friday revealed that predictions have been revised upward for the labor market – which means good news for the economy and for housing recovery. The Philadelphia Fed […]

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