FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

FHFA announces 2016 conforming loan limits

Much of U.S. left unchanged; limits increase in 39 ‘high-cost’ counties

Game changer? Quicken Loans takes mortgage lending fully digital

Launches Rocket Mortgage

Google launches mortgage comparison tool with Zillow

LendingTree will also bring mortgages to Google

Items Tagged with 'housing forecast'


Is the mortgage industry ready for TRID and more next year?

TRID, rising interest rates, MSAs take center stage
As we head into the end of the year, there is always much discussion around what the next year will bring for the mortgage industry. But before you predict next year, you must look at what the mortgage industry can expect for the rest of this year. The greatest challenge, however, may be the industry’s perception of itself.
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San Francisco exhibiting potential signs of a housing bubble

But not the entire nation
The San Francisco Bay Area is showing some warning signs of a possible bubble. However, this isn't to say the entire nation is on the verge of a bubble. Collateral Analytics noted that some economists and real estate observers are trying to sensationalize an issue that doesn't exist.
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Clear Capital: Housing the second half of 2015 not so hot

Reaffirms this is a "non-growth year"
This year is already halfway over, and according to a new market report from Clear Capital, the rest of the year doesn't not look too bright. "With a first full look of the spring buying season and six-month update to the forecast, our data through June confirms our initial projection that 2015 would be a non-growth year," said Alex Villacorta, vice president of research and analytics at Clear Capital.
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Zillow: Housing won’t normalize for at least 3 years

“The only real cure-all is time”
“We’ve reached a point in the recovery where the only real cure-all is time,” said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries. “The market remains very challenging for younger, first-time homebuyers who face an uphill battle saving for a down payment, qualifying for a mortgage and finding an affordable home to buy.”
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5 awesome facts impacting California's housing future

It's not all good news
California and the nation's future are looking bright, according to a new report, with next year projected to be the best year yet for the economy since the start of the recovery. However, there are some key factors playing into California's future that could alter its course.
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