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  • Online Auction Unites Mortgage Companies to Support Veterans

    Online Auction Unites Mortgage Companies to Support Veterans

    The Veterans Financial Services Advisory Council auction calling for mortgage industry professionals to support military veterans and their families. Click here for all the details. The post...

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  • The Week Ahead: Banking in the Fintech Age

    The Week Ahead: Banking in the Fintech Age

    In the coming week, the House Financial Services Committee will host a virtual hearing by the Task Force on Financial Technology (Fintech) on digital banking. The hearing entitled “License to...

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  • Home Sales Report Indicates Recovery Despite Recent Dip

    Home Sales Report Indicates Recovery Despite Recent Dip

    A recent Redfin report indicates the new-homes market is on its way to recovery, but August saw a bit of a bump in the road. Specifically, after experiencing a significant rebound in sales in...

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  • Homeownership Affordability in Q3

    Homeownership Affordability in Q3

    Homeownership became less affordable for average wage earners during the third quarter, according to the latest U.S. Home Affordability Report published by ATTOM Data Solutions. The report...

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  • COVID-19’s Impact on Homeowners vs. Renters

    COVID-19’s Impact on Homeowners vs. Renters

    Almost half of homeowners who missed mortgage payments this year reported being at least $2,000 behind on their mortgage, a new study revealed. The post COVID-19’s Impact on Homeowners vs....

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  • Waters Calls for Examination of Disparate Impact Rule

    Waters Calls for Examination of Disparate Impact Rule

    Waters said, "Disparate impact claims have been critical to holding industry and private actors accountable for the discriminatory impacts of their policies and practices." Click through to read...

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  • New Home Sales: ‘Making Up for a Weak Spring Season”

    New Home Sales: ‘Making Up for a Weak Spring Season”

    While mortgage rates move upward, more new homes have sold so far in 2020 than did in all of 2019. Experts dig into the most current data and what factors are in play. The post New Home Sales:...

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  • Black, Hispanic SFR Investors Face Disproportionate Financial Risk

    Black, Hispanic SFR Investors Face Disproportionate Financial Risk

    Several reports have identified the needs of renters amid a nationwide pandemic. Now information is beginning to emerge  related to its impact on investors. In fact, a new Urban Institute report...

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  • Housing Policy From Trump and Biden

    Housing Policy From Trump and Biden

    On topics ranging from Opportunity Zones to the GSEs, economist Tendayi Kapfidze explores policies and promises from President Donald Trump and former VP Joe Biden. The post Housing Policy From...

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  • iBuying Transactions to be Brokered In-House at Zillow

    iBuying Transactions to be Brokered In-House at Zillow

    The company says it will help its own agents secure the required licenses. The post iBuying Transactions to be Brokered In-House at Zillow appeared first on theMReport.com.

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  • More Mortgage Applications in Face of Increased Rates

    More Mortgage Applications in Face of Increased Rates

    New mortgage applications increased 6.8% this week from one week prior, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Weekly Survey analyzing mortgage activity. Joel Kan, MBA's Associate...

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  • Existing-Home Sales Hit Highest Mark Since 2006

    Existing-Home Sales Hit Highest Mark Since 2006

    According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing home sales are sizzling as the summer closes out. As sales in this genre continued to climb during August, the lion’s share of the...

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  • FHFA: New Data Will Enhance GSEs’ ‘Duty to Serve’ Program

    FHFA: New Data Will Enhance GSEs’ ‘Duty to Serve’ Program

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has revised the datasets for the Public Use Databases​ (PUDBs) of single-family and multifamily mortgage acquisitions by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The...

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  • Quicken’s Move to Support Third-Party Originators

    Quicken’s Move to Support Third-Party Originators

    Rocket Pro TPO will provide an “origination hub" designed to improve visibility into loan statuses and allow applicants to directly upload loan documents. The post Quicken’s Move to Support...

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  • 6 Ways to Build Your Facebook Following 

    6 Ways to Build Your Facebook Following 

    In the last several months, it’s become more crucial than ever to find meaningful, effective ways to connect with your real estate agent partners and customers without face-to-face interactions....

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  • Housing Market Potential Performs at Highest Level Since 2007 

    Housing Market Potential Performs at Highest Level Since 2007 

    The arrow is pointing up when it comes to potential existing homes sales, which spiked to a 5.92 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Firstam.com. It was an increase...

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  • Pandemic Changing Homebuyers’ Priorities

    Pandemic Changing Homebuyers’ Priorities

    According to a recent Redfin report, homebuyers’ priorities are shifting due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, more homebuyers are looking to move away from the cramped and more expensive...

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  • CFPB Announcement to Impact QM Deadline

    CFPB Announcement to Impact QM Deadline

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced a three-day extension on the comment period on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to create a new category of seasoned qualified...

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  • Calabria Invites Industry Feedback on New FHFA Plan

    Calabria Invites Industry Feedback on New FHFA Plan

    Amid this year's challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic fallout, one of the more significant industry stories of 2020 has been the FHFA's ongoing push to bring Fannie...

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  • The Biggest Threats to Mortgage Industry Health

    The Biggest Threats to Mortgage Industry Health

    Realtor.com's Senior Economist George Ratiu spoke in this video spotlight about a variety of economic numbers reported last week. He said while single-family permits and starts remained on an...

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