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  • Bureau Launches New Effort to Promote Competition and Innovation

    Bureau Launches New Effort to Promote Competition and Innovation

    The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the creation of a new office, thus forth called “the Office of Competition and Innovation,” to “spur innovation in financial services by...

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  • Pending Home Sales Slide for 11th Consecutive Month

    Pending Home Sales Slide for 11th Consecutive Month

    Month-over-month, pending sales of homes in the U.S. continue to decline, as escalating rates have bumped up the cost of purchasing a home by more than 25% year-over-year. The post Pending Home...

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  • Mortgage Rates Fall for a Second Straight Week

    Mortgage Rates Fall for a Second Straight Week

    A slight drop in mortgage rates may be a sign of market normalization, but lingering economic instability and inflationary issues remain hurdles that prospective buyers are still unable to...

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  • Home Sales Fall, Price Growth Slows as Mortgage Rates Soar

    Home Sales Fall, Price Growth Slows as Mortgage Rates Soar

    The housing market turned a corner in April as the inventory crisis showed signs of subsiding, according to a new report from Redfin. The 9% year-over-year decline in homes for sale was the...

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  • Rate Volatility and Economic Instability Drive Down Mortgage Apps

    Rate Volatility and Economic Instability Drive Down Mortgage Apps

    Consistently rising mortgage rates are forcing many refi borrowers to reconsider, as refinance activity is down 66% year-over-year according to the MBA. The post Rate Volatility and Economic...

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  • Sandra Thompson Officially Named Head of FHFA

    Sandra Thompson Officially Named Head of FHFA

    U.S. Senate confirms Thompson to formally lead supervision, regulation, and oversight of the GSEs and the Federal Home Loan Bank System. The post Sandra Thompson Officially Named Head of FHFA...

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  • Planet Home Lending Expands Team to Portland

    Planet Home Lending Expands Team to Portland

    Planet Home Lending, LLC, has announced the launch of its new team in Portland, Oregon, led by Area Sales Manager Tim Hattan, Sales Manager Tom Bond, and Loan Officer Dalton Clark. The team's...

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  • Home Value Growth Heightens in Suburbs

    Home Value Growth Heightens in Suburbs

    Woodinville, Washington, is Zillow's most popular market of early 2022, leading a list of fast-growing suburbs as the most in-demand places to start off the year. As more data emerges that remote...

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  • Wells Fargo Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Build Affordable Homes

    Wells Fargo Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Build Affordable Homes

    As homeownership remains out of reach for many families, Wells Fargo has announced an effort to support new home construction, renovation, and repair of more than 350 affordable homes across the...

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  • New-Home Sales Continue Downward Trajectory

    New-Home Sales Continue Downward Trajectory

    The price of new home sales experienced a near 17% decline in April, hitting its lowest level in two years. The post New-Home Sales Continue Downward Trajectory appeared first on theMReport.com.

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  • Op-Ed: Ukrainian Crisis Reminds Us That Our Heroes Remain Underserved 

    Op-Ed: Ukrainian Crisis Reminds Us That Our Heroes Remain Underserved 

    As Ukranian heroes continue to fight for their land, many of our own nation’s heroes are battling affordability issues to get into the home of their dreams.  The post Op-Ed: Ukrainian Crisis...

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  • Renters Struggling to Stay Afloat Amid Rising Costs

    Renters Struggling to Stay Afloat Amid Rising Costs

    According to the Realtor.com Monthly Rental Report, new data indicates that rental competition remained persistent in April, as the U.S. median rental price hit a new high —$1,827— for the 14th...

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  • Locals Priced Out by Homebuyer Migration Trends

    Locals Priced Out by Homebuyer Migration Trends

    Home prices in many once-affordable metros have surged and priced out many would-be buyers —a dynamic that’s being exacerbated by rising mortgage rates— but a handful of popular migration...

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  • Housing Inventory, Prices on the Rise in April

    Housing Inventory, Prices on the Rise in April

    During a month that typically sees increasing sales in the lead up to the summer busy season, April 2022 saw sales remain essentially flat from March, increasing by less than 1% throughout the...

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  • Mid America Mortgage Promotes Gary McKiddy to CFO

    Mid America Mortgage Promotes Gary McKiddy to CFO

    After serving as Chief Risk Officer, 40-year industry vet transitions to CFO role to manage financial operations and strategy for full-service mortgage lender. The post Mid America Mortgage...

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  • DocMagic Partners With Black Knight on Document Generation Solution

    DocMagic Partners With Black Knight on Document Generation Solution

    New agreement will provide lenders with access to DocMagic’s document generation solution and compliance support for enhanced data integrity. The post DocMagic Partners With Black Knight on...

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  • Homebuyer Demand Slips While New Listings Surge

    Homebuyer Demand Slips While New Listings Surge

    Homebuyers may begin to notice signs that the market is shifting toward their favor, as more sellers came to the market during the four weeks ending May 15 —according to a new report from Redfin....

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  • Mortgage Coach Appoints Duniphin, Bowser to VP Roles

    Mortgage Coach Appoints Duniphin, Bowser to VP Roles

    Mortgage Coach, a borrower conversion platform empowering mortgage lenders to educate borrowers with interactive presentations that model home loan performance over time, announced the advancement...

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  • Existing-Home Sales Tail Off in April

    Existing-Home Sales Tail Off in April

    A rise in mortgage rates over the 5% mark, and an increase in prices has impacted April buyer activity, as buyers wait for the market to show signs of stability. The post Existing-Home Sales Tail...

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  • The Week Ahead: Examining the Second Half of 2022

    The Week Ahead: Examining the Second Half of 2022

    WFG’s Patrick Stone and Dr. Bill Conerly share their insights and forecast for the mortgage market for the remainder of 2022 during an upcoming webinar. The post The Week Ahead: Examining the...

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