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|ATTOM: Mortgage Market Might Not Be Cooling, But it Has Reversed Course|
|12/3/2021 3:25 PM|
|A new report from ATTOM says that the number of mortgage originations dropped sharply in the third quarter. The company says there were 3.59 million residential mortgages originated during that period, a 3,2 percent increase over the 3.48 million during the same quarter in 2020, but an 8.4 percent decline from the 3.92 million originations i...Read More|
|TILA Appraisal Exemption Threshold Moves Higher|
|12/2/2021 10:26 AM|
|Like a rising tide, rising prices are pushing a lot of other financial elements higher. Earlier this week surging home prices drove a near $100K increase in conforming loan limits, now regulators have raised the dollar threshold for an exemption to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) based on rising wages. Section 129H of TILA ...Read More|
|Residential Construction No Longer Dominating Spending|
|12/1/2021 3:55 PM|
|National spending on construction spending rose slightly in October, but for the second month in a row, the increase wasn"t driven by the residential sector. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that construction put in place during the month was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.598 trillion, an 0.2 percent increase from Septembe...Read More|
|Rates Rise, Refi Share Drops to Eight Month Low|
|12/1/2021 10:05 AM|
|Thanksgiving week, a three-day business week for many, saw the usual sharp decline in mortgage activity although purchase applications remained seasonally strong. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) says its Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage application volume, fell 7.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted bas...Read More|
|Mortgage Profits Rebound from Q2 Slide|
|11/30/2021 11:55 AM|
|While the profits were nowhere near 2020 levels, independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported their third quarter 2021 gains did improve on those in Quarter 2. The report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) on mortgage bankers" performance showed an average net gain of $2,594 on each loan t...Read More|
|2022 Conforming Limits Rise 18 Percent to $647,200|
|11/30/2021 11:52 AM|
|The new conforming loans limits for mortgages that can be acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were announced this morning by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). As expected, the changes reflect the nearly unprecedented price gains over the last year. Earlier today FHFA posted third quarter changes in its Housing Price Index (HPI)....Read More|
|Case-Shiller Calls "Deceleration" its September Keyword|
|11/30/2021 10:29 AM|
|The old adage about waiting for the kettle to boil could be applied to the widely predicted deceleration of home price appreciation. It seems to be happening, but it isn"t fast. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller price indexes showed slightly lower monthly and annual gains in September than in August while the Federal Housing Finance Agency"...Read More|
|Pending Sales Shoot Up, Realtors View Increase as Defensive|
|11/29/2021 10:05 AM|
|The number of signed contracts for the purchase of existing homes made another significant about face in October. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) said its Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a measure of those new contracts, increased 7.5 percent from September to a reading of 125.2. The index had recovered from three straigh...Read More|
|Delinquencies Still Double Pre-Pandemic Rate|
|11/26/2021 9:40 AM|
|Freddie Mac reported this week that its total mortgage portfolio increased at an annualized rate of 15.7 percent in October compared to a 17.4 percent gain in September. The portfolio balance at the end of the period was $3.179 trillion compared to $3.137 trillion the prior month and $2.669 trillion a year earlier. Purchases and Issua...Read More|
|Refinance Share Increases as Borrowers Try to Outguess Fed|
|11/24/2021 12:51 PM|
|The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reports that the volume of loan applications submitted during the week ended November 19 increased slightly, continuing the weekly up and down pattern that has prevailed since the beginning of October. MBA says its Market Composite Index, a measure of that volume, increased 1.8 percent on ...Read More|