Content Category: Required Reading
CFPB Expands, Clarifies Rules Related To Foreclosure
on Friday November 21 2014 by print the content item
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing numerous new rules for mortgage servicers to ensure that - in the words of CFPB Director Richard [read more]
GSEs Update Their Rep And Warranty Frameworks
on Thursday November 20 2014 by print the content item
To help ease lender concerns related to loan buybacks - which, in theory, should spur lenders to relax their self-imposed overlays and free up more [read more]
PRIA: Two-Thirds Of County Recorders Now Have E-Recording In Place
on Wednesday November 19 2014 by Patrick Barnard print the content item
If you think a lack of technology adoption among the many rural country recorders' offices is what's slowing adoption of the e-mortgage, you better think [read more]
Housing Starts Dipped 2.8% In October, Single-Family Production Up
on Tuesday November 18 2014 by print the content item
Housing starts dipped 2.8% in October compared to September to reach a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,009,000 units - but unlike previous months, starts [read more]
FHA's MMI Fund Getting Healthier, Won't Need Bailout
on Monday November 17 2014 by print the content item
After fixing the problems with its reverse mortgage program, raising fees, tightening underwriting standards and improving loss mitigation policies, the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) Mutual [read more]
Another Three Years Before Housing Returns To 'Normal,' Zillow Survey Reveals
on Wednesday November 12 2014 by print the content item
At the current rate of recovery, it's going to take another three years before the housing market returns to "normal," a recent survey of more [read more]
RealtyTrac: Institutional Investor Activity Slowed In Q3
on Monday November 10 2014 by print the content item
Sales to institutional investors - defined as entities that purchase at least 10 properties in a calendar year - accounted for 4.3% of all single-family [read more]
First-Time Home Buyers Fall To Lowest Level In Three Decades
on Tuesday November 04 2014 by print the content item
The number of first-time home buyers fell to 33% of all buyers in 2014, down 5% from 2013 to reach the lowest level in three [read more]
Attendees Reflect On The MBA's 2014 Convention And Expo
on Monday November 03 2014 by Patrick Barnard print the content item
Attendees had a lot of good things to say about the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) 2014 Convention and Expo held recently in Las Vegas. Most [read more]
It's Official: Federal Reserve Concludes Its Bond-Buying Program
on Wednesday October 29 2014 by print the content item
Saying that labor market conditions have improved, unemployment is down, household spending is up and that inflation has held below 2%, the Federal Reserve has [read more]
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