Tag: Housing

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Foreclosure Inventory Rate Drops to Below Pre-Recession Levels

DSNews  By: Brian Honea With nearly a 30 percent year-over-year decline in June, the nation’s foreclosure inventory rate—the share of residential homes with a mortgage in some state of foreclosure—is at 1.2 percent, the lowest level since 2007, according to CoreLogic‘s June 2015 National Foreclosure Report released Tuesday. The foreclosure inventory rate has now declined year-over-year […]

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 […]

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