The percentage of early stage delinquencies, 30 days+ overdue, is 2.6%, down 8.7% from a year ago and the lowest level at year-end since reporting began in January 2008. But the really big changes concern foreclosures.
And doing business as a too-big-to-fail bank means more money transactions by volume, compared to smaller banks. Mix that with a perception that the big bank is too-big-to-fail and investors show favoritism.
Origination volumes are currently at $305 billion in the fourth quarter, down from $460 billion in the quarter preceding. FBR still projects an estimated $1.3 trillion in overall originations for 2014 is achievable.
Discover potential issues from 2009-2011 time frame
January 8, 2014
When it comes to residential mortgage-backed securities litigation, much of it relates to plaintiffs who experienced losses on mortgages sold off before the financial meltdown. But regulators may be looking into a new, less covered leg of the crisis.
People are listening to real estate economists today in a way that anyone who covered the industry a decade or more ago would not recognize. Smoke is one of the members of this new wave of real estate economists. In fact, Smoke is actually the newest one on the block. The upstart economists at places like Trulia and Zillow are still new, Smoke is just the latest player to join the game..