Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

Shaky housing market about to get even shakier

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Mortgage applications jump 9.5% in mid-March

Refinances fuel surge in apps for week
Trey Garrison
After just downright depressing lows for much of the first quarter, mortgage applications surged ahead last week. Here's what happened.
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CFPB plows ahead with public consumer complaint database

Industry vows to halt publishing unverified, anonymous gripes
Trey Garrison
The CFPB says publishing consumer complaints is a win-win for the industry and consumers. People in the industry aren't so sure. In fact, a war is brewing, and it is starting to get ugly.
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Mortgage applications drop again, down 3.9%

Refinancings now at lowest share since October 2014
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications continue to disappoint, dropping again in the second week of March after a rough patch through February. Here’s the break down.
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Average mortgage loan size outpaces home prices

MBA: Strength in market remains at high end
Trey Garrison
The increase in average loan sizes for purchase mortgage applications has outpaced the recovery in house prices. Here’s what it means.
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MBA releases guide for lenders to conquer TILA-RESPA

Written by two compliance experts
Brena Swanson
The industry is bracing itself for the upcoming compliance rules set to go into effect at the start of August. This newly released guide from the MBA is designed to help.
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New home purchase applications rose in February

Builder survey shows big increase for new home construction
Trey Garrison
Some good news for builders and lenders – February wasn’t as bad as it could have been, and there’s increasing demand for new homes. Here’s how it broke down.
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Mortgage applications slip slightly in first week of March

Still largely holding steady after big February losses
Trey Garrison
No big news is good news in terms of mortgage applications. After a big start in January and a big fall in February, March starts with a minor decline. Here’s what happened.
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Supreme Court ruling makes mortgage loan officers eligible for overtime

MBA "disappointed" in ruling
Ben Lane
A ruling by the Supreme Court is set to change how mortgage loan officers are paid. Here's what the court ruled, why it matters and how it will impact the industry.
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Supply of affordable multifamily housing doesn’t match demand

MBA: Here’s a look at the problem
Trey Garrison
What modest income households needs and what's on the market is out of sync. The MBA warns to mind the gap. Here's the latest low-down.
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Mortgage credit got more available in February

Jumbos, 97% LTVs lead the way
Trey Garrison
Mortgage credit got more available in February, but not in the primary lanes. When will 97% LTV mortgages begin to take off? Perhaps sooner than we think.
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