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MortgageOrb.com 03/26/2020 21:49
In these difficult times, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is providing flexibility for mortgage lenders by temporarily waving the requirement to report Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) and Regulation C data on a quarterly basis. However, the CFPB stresses that lenders should continue to collect HMDA and Regulation C data as required, in anticipation […]. .
MortgageOrb.com 03/26/2020 09:46
In light of forbearance-related risks stemming from the economic impact of coronavirus, Fitch Ratings has placed Freedom Mortgage Corp.’s BB- Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and B+ senior unsecured debt rating on Rating Watch Negative. The ratings firm says Freedom “could experience meaningful strains on its liquidity given the consumer mortgage forbearance programs being proposed […]. .
MortgageOrb.com 03/25/2020 21:16
Low mortgage rates haven’t been enough to counter the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. housing market. ”The U.S. housing market has entered truly uncharted territory, shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic and a corresponding, sharp economic contraction that has already caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs,” says Jeff Tucker, an […]. .
MortgageOrb.com 03/25/2020 19:02
Mortgage bankers realized a net gain of $1,182 on each loan they originated in the fourth quarter, down from $1,924 per loan in the third quarter, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report. Despite the quarterly decline in net production profits, lenders had the most profitable fourth quarter since 2012, […]. .
MortgageOrb.com 03/25/2020 14:11
According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI), U.S. house prices rose 0.3% in January month over month and 5.2% from January 2019 to January 2020. Also, the FHFA’s previously reported 0.6% increase for December 2019 was revised upward to 0.7%. For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly house price […]. .
MortgageOrb.com 03/25/2020 13:57
LendingTree’s latest report on U.S. home refinancing activity finds that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented volatility in mortgage interest rates and, in turn, a huge surge in borrower demand. The volume of refinance mortgage applications that channeled through LendingTree’s marketplace has tripled from a year ago in each of the 50 largest […]. .
MortgageOrb.com 03/25/2020 11:09
The economic impact of coronavirus resulted in mortgage application volume plummeting 29.4% on an adjusted basis during the week ended March 20, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Applications Survey. Applications for refinances fell 34% while applications for purchases decreased 15%. Applications for purchases decreased 14% on an unadjusted basis and were down […]. .
MortgageOrb.com 03/23/2020 22:23
The U.S. mortgage delinquency rate inched up 1.95% in February compared with January but was down about 15% compared with February 2019, according to Black Knight’s First Look report. As of February about 1.737 million properties were delinquent (30 days or more past due), an increase of about 32,000 compared with the previous month but […]. .
MortgageOrb.com 03/20/2020 14:37
Selma Hepp has joined CoreLogic, a provider of property information, analytics and data-enabled services, as deputy chief economist. Most recently, Hepp served as chief economist and vice president of business intelligence at Compass and Pacific Union International. Other prior positions include chief economist at Trulia, senior economist for the California Association of Realtors, and economist […]. .
MortgageOrb.com 03/19/2020 12:05
Anna Klombies has joined Total Expert, offering marketing, sales and compliance software for the mortgage industry, as chief people officer. Klombies has more than 25 years of experience in developing high-performance cultures and operational excellence. She most recently served as senior vice president of human resources at SportsEngine (recently acquired by NBC). In her new role, […]. .
MortgageOrb.com 03/18/2020 21:41
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to offer mortgage assistance to borrowers impacted by the coronavirus national emergency. That includes suspending foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days and offering forbearance plans to reduce or suspend mortgage payments for up to 12 months. In […]. .

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