The Federal Housing Finance Agency house price index rose 0.2% in June, below the low-end forecast for 0.3% but still a respectable gain. Annualized price growth was 5.6%, while prices in the second quarter rose 5.4% compared to the second quarter of 2014.
The darlings of 2014, the single-family housing investment and rental businesses, didn’t dominate like last year, but they still had a strong showing. After snagging four of the top five spots on the 2014 HW Fast50, two SFRs placed in the top five in 2015 and three made the top 50..
Bank loyalty is not a factor for borrowers in shopping for a mortgage loan. Borrowers tend to select a mortgage originator based on product, price and their expectation for a convenient transaction process. Read More