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Apr
20
2017
2 Solid Quarters of Home Purchase Financing Ahead
Overall Q2 mortgage originations projected at $443 billion April 18, 2017 By Mortgage Daily staff The current quarter and the following three months are likely to see solid production of loans to finance the acquisition of single-family properties.Secondary...
Apr
20
2017
First American: Potential Home Sales Market Flat, But Inventory Shows Promise
Mike Sorohan msorohan@mba.org April 20, 2017 First American Financial Corp., Santa Ana, Calif., said potential home sale models showed improvement in March, despite tight housing inventories and rising interest rates. The company's Potential Home Sales Model for...
Apr
20
2017
Purchase Projection Pared, Refi Forecast Lifted
Q2 total originations expected at $459 billion April 20, 2017 By Mortgage Daily staff Home lending economists have improved their expectations for this year refinances. But the boost came at the expense of expected purchase financing.During the second quarter,...
Apr
19
2017
Redfin: March Home Prices, Sales Post Strong Gains Amid Low Inventories
Mike Sorohan msorohan@mba.org April 17, 2017 Redfin, Seattle, said its March monthly survey showed U.S. home prices rose by 7.5 percent to a median sale price of $273,000. The survey (https://www.redfin.com/blog/2017/04/march-2017-real-time-housing-market-tracker...
Apr
19
2017
VA Considering Mortgage Fee Changes
April 14, 2017 By Mortgage Daily staff The Department of Veterans Affairs is considering making changes to its fee limitations so that veterans can be more competitive in bids for homes.VA's Loan Guaranty Service is reviewing its regulations governing the...
Apr
19
2017
Kenneth Harney: Cash-out refinancings on the rise, just like 2008
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM By Ken Harney WASHINGTON — They’re either a valuable financial tool for homeowners or a harbinger of trouble on the horizon: Cash-out refinancings, which were wildly popular during the housing boom years...
Apr
19
2017
The Fed raised interest rates. Why are mortgages getting cheaper?
by Kathryn Vasel   @KathrynVaselApril 14, 2017: 11:51 AM ET Looks like the homebuying frenzy isn't going anywhere, at least for now. After the Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate nearly a month ago, many people expected mortgages rates to creep up....
Apr
19
2017
April Builder Confidence Dips But Remains Solid
Mike Sorohan msorohan@mba.org April 18, 2017 Builder confidence for newly built single-family homes fell by three points in April, the National Association of Home Builders reported in its Housing Market Index yesterday. The national Index fell to 68 after an "unusually...
Apr
19
2017
2017, 2018 Home Purchase Lending Forecast Raised
April 17, 2017 By Mortgage Daily staff The estimate of refinances originated last year was revised up, while the forecast for purchase financing has been nudged up for this year and next year.Total home-lending activity, including refinancing and purchase financing,...
Apr
19
2017
All about the “closing” – what should you expect at your closing?
Once you’ve gotten through arguably the hardest parts of the home buying process (finding a home, getting pre and final mortgage approval from a lender, negotiating the sale of the home including final price and any conditions associated with your purchase) you are finally...
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