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Brexit impact makes its way to appraisal volume

Volume surges after Fourth of July holiday
It took a bit longer, but the Brexit impact finally made its way to appraisal volume. Since appraisals are ordered later in the mortgage process, it takes more time to see the true impact. The results are officially in and appraisals fell right in line with mortgage applications.
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Fitch: Brexit to bring another tough round of earnings

Blame MSRs…again
Remember this year's rough first-quarter earnings season thanks to historically low interest rates? Well, according to a new report from Fitch, the market might experience it all over again. This time Brexit is to blame. It's not bad for everyone though. Fitch pinpointed that this group will get hit the worst.
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Appraisal volume remains stubborn despite low interest rates

Brexit impact not yet felt on housing market
Appraisal volume doesn’t appear to be budging for anything. Volume continued to trudge along at a very low volume for the majority of spring and now into summer. According to Kevin Golden, director of analytics with a la mode, it's not the potential low rates from Brexit that will impact housing.
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Will homebuilders fill the void in housing for first-time buyers?

The new top hurdle for entry-level buyers
The ability to save for a down payment is no longer the biggest hurdle for first-time homebuyers. According to a new housing report from Fitch Ratings, there’s a new problem that’s creating an even bigger roadblock—inventory shortages. This is what the report says is being done to fix the problem.
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Appraisal volume recovers from last week's tumble

Spring-buying season coming to a close
The good news is that appraisal volume bounced back from the drop in volume caused by Memorial Day. However, looking ahead, Kevin Golden, director of analytics with a la mode, gives his prediction for the summer-buying season.
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