CoreLogic: Foreclosure inventory tumbles 35%

CoreLogic: Foreclosure inventory tumbles 35%

But don't celebrate just yet

Only “Number Jesters” report 2Q economic growth at 4% pace

Economic revisions infuriate

4 factors weighing down housing in the second half of 2014

Will housing collapse?

Items Tagged with 'MBA'


Multifamily, commercial mortgage loans jump 34% in 2Q14

But still down 2% from 2013
July 31, 2014
Multifamily originations were down 10% over 2013's second quarter, but up 32% over the first quarter of 2014.
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The housing market’s new normal?

2 things will have to change if we want the old market back again
July 23, 2014
What if the market the way it is now is the new normal?
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Mortgage applications rise 2.4% as roller coaster continues

Refinance share of mortgages reaches four-month high
July 23, 2014
Mortgage applications increased 2.4% from one week earlier, after a series of drops and a few peaks over the last few weeks, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 18, 2014.
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KBW, FBR relatively bullish on mortgage originations

Expectations down from start of 2014 but optimistic on 2Q bounce
July 21, 2014
Despite a rough start to 2014, two major research and analysis firms are bullish on mortgage banking despite diminished expectations for overall volumes in 2014.
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Financial trades oppose making unvetted CFPB complaints public

MBA, NAFCU say proposal would cause more harm than good
July 18, 2014
Two leading banking trade groups are not pleased with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal to make public unverified consumer complaints against financial institutions.
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Wells Fargo originations up 31%, executive excitement not

Results defy industry trends
July 11, 2014
Despite beating analyst expectations for its second-quarter earnings, Wells Fargo executives are less than thrilled about the origination results. But not everyone in the industry shares that opinion.
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Millennial housing problems hit MBA's Stevens close to home

Even those who can buy won’t buy
July 11, 2014
Top housing expert and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association doesn’t have to look too far to see the impact of the financial crisis on millennials, with his own daughter choosing to forgo buying a home right now.
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New-home purchase applications dip slightly

Fall by 5% in June
July 10, 2014
Mortgage applications for new-home purchases fell by 5% compared to the previous month, while new single-family home sales ticked higher.
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Mortgage applications reverse decline, tick up 1.9%

After weeks of heavy declines activity picks up
July 9, 2014
Mortgage applications halted their ongoing downward trend, with applications rising 1.9% from one week earlier.
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Mortgage credit slightly more available in June

FHA, VA loosening LTV, credit score criteria drives index up
July 8, 2014
Mortgage credit loosened somewhat in June as a result of a slight expansion of lender criteriafor minimum credit scores and maximum loan-to-value ratios in FHA and VA loans.
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