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  • A Mortgage Best Fit

    A Mortgage Best Fit

    Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the February issue of MReport, out now. There’s no doubt the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is the American housing market’s most used—and most...

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  • The Future of Lending Can be Found in Fintech

    The Future of Lending Can be Found in Fintech

    Technological innovation is changing the way the mortgage industry works, and the model followed by lenders who have embraced technology such as end-to-end online mortgage application and approval...

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  • FHA Announces Expanded Mortgage Relief for Disaster Victims

    FHA Announces Expanded Mortgage Relief for Disaster Victims

    The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has provided additional relief to victims of the natural disasters that hit the nation in 2017. On Thursday, FHA announced expanded mortgage relief to...

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  • San Francisco Wins the Homebuilding Race

    San Francisco Wins the Homebuilding Race

    San Francisco has been known to have an acute shortage of housing inventory. But the Golden Gate City surprised its critics by nearly doubling its historic average number of permits for new homes...

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  • Will Rising Mortgage Rates Ruin the Homebuying Season?

    Will Rising Mortgage Rates Ruin the Homebuying Season?

    Mortgage rates continued their upward climb this week, with 30 year fixed mortgages reaching their highest point since 2014 according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market survey released on...

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  • Eye on the Industry: Updates on Ellie Mae, Blend, and More …

    Eye on the Industry: Updates on Ellie Mae, Blend, and More …

    From new appointments and awards to technology partnerships, learn more about the latest in the mortgage industry in this weekly update. The former VP of Human Resources for Walmart US eCommerce...

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  • Treasury Doubling Down on Financial Crisis Mistakes?

    Treasury Doubling Down on Financial Crisis Mistakes?

    Former White House Counsel and Senior Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute Peter J. Wallison put in an appearance Thursday on CNBC’s The Santelli Exchange, where...

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  • Forecasting the Future of Home Values

    Forecasting the Future of Home Values

    Housing forecasts can be tricky, especially in the present market conditions where values change by the day. According to CoreLogic’s latest House Price Index (HPI) Validation Report released on...

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  • Mortgage Applications Decrease as Rates Rise

    Mortgage Applications Decrease as Rates Rise

    Mortgage applications decreased 6.6 percent from a week earlier as rising interest rates made the prospect of buying a home more costly for potential homebuyers. According to data from the weekly...

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  • Trigger Leads Are Hurting Borrowers

    Trigger Leads Are Hurting Borrowers

    The National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB) wrote to Congress on Wednesday seeking a ban on the sale of trigger leads for mortgages through the PROTECT Act of 2017, which was passed after...

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  • More Borrowers Opt for Refis

    More Borrowers Opt for Refis

    Refinance loans saw more closings than any other mortgage loan in January, with refis representing 45 percent of all closed loans, according to the monthly Origination Insight Report published by...

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  • Existing-Home Sales Hit Biggest Slump in Three Years

    Existing-Home Sales Hit Biggest Slump in Three Years

    Existing-home sales dropped both month-over-month and year-over-year in January 2018, experiencing their largest annual decline in over three years, according to a report from the National...

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  • Will Housing Finance Reform Ever Get Done?

    Will Housing Finance Reform Ever Get Done?

    As the 115th United States Congress begins its second session Stuart Pratt, Global Head of Public Policy and Industry Relations at CoreLogic discusses the way forward for Housing Finance Reform...

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  • New York Homeowners Exceed Their Initial Housing Budget

    New York Homeowners Exceed Their Initial Housing Budget

    It isn’t easy living in the Big Apple, ask any homeowner in the metropolis and they’ll agree. But, they’ll also agree that there’s no place like New York. Even though New Yorkers are more likely...

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  • Top 10 State Capitals to Live in

    Top 10 State Capitals to Live in

    They’re not only the seat of power, but the right state capital can also be a great place to live, according to a survey on the Best State Capitals of 2018 by WalletHub. The website compared the...

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  • Survey Says: Consumers Wary of Embracing Digital Identity

    Survey Says: Consumers Wary of Embracing Digital Identity

    Digital identity is an electronically verified set of attributes that uniquely describe a person and can be beneficial in providing simplified application processes, swift transaction approvals,...

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  • How Will Home Values Fare in 2018?

    How Will Home Values Fare in 2018?

    The housing market has been growing at a consistent pace, but it will take another five years for it to emerge from the shadow of the Great Recession, according to experts surveyed by Zillow in...

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  • These U.S. Regions Would Feel GSE Reform the Most

    These U.S. Regions Would Feel GSE Reform the Most

    For 2018-2020, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have set a goal of 24 percent for the number of mortgages they must purchase from low-income borrowers, defined as those earning less than 80 percent of...

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  • Average Mortgage Debt on the Rise

    Average Mortgage Debt on the Rise

    The consumer credit market showed an overall strong performance at the end of 2017, according to the Q4 Industry Insights Report published by TransUnion on Tuesday. According to the report,...

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  • U.S. Luxury Housing Market Prices Stabilize

    U.S. Luxury Housing Market Prices Stabilize

    The luxury residential market remained stable, consistent, and solid in 2017 according to “The Report” a bi-annual analysis of the U.S. luxury market released by Coldwell Banker. The study...

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