Are record-low interest rates masking high-cost mortgage lending?

Are record-low interest rates masking high-cost mortgage lending?

Five leading economists weigh in and the answer may surprise you

Auction.com partners with Google to predict housing trends

Nowcast will predict in real time

The New York Times rambles, and mangles mortgages along the way

Mortgage finance and mortgage regulation aren’t the paper’s strong suits
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Changing Y-bother into Y-not

Student debt...housing's future pitfall?
Brena Swanson
Student debt is becoming too big to just toss under the rug and forget. At its current pace, it could be the next greatest pitfall to housing.
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Powerless: Market lessons from Superstorm Sandy

Sandy exposes housing and mortgage market vulnerabilities
Amy Macintosh
Anecdotes abound after natural disasters displace businesses.After Hurricane Sandy walloped the East Coast, there was talk of mortgage bond traders, unable to enter Lower Manhattan in the...
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Two things that likely will be missing from the Treasury's GSE report

Jacob Gaffney
As the American Securitization Forum comes to a close, the private-label side of the secondary market reached a clear consensus that mortgage servicing is, in fact, really important. The other consensus is that mortgages are going to cost more. More for borrowers, more for originators, more for servicers — and ultimately less yield for investors. This is somewhat of a breakthrough. Mortgage servicing remained largely ignored by the secondary side for so long, and this new desire to work together is indicative of transformation.
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