Items Tagged with 'refinance market'

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  • Is Manafort-style mortgage fraud more common than we think?

    Mortgage fraud is on the rise as more consumers use false claims to jump hurdles to homeownership
    Last week, Paul Manafort was slapped with charges by New York for a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme, accused of inflating his company's income and failing to disclose his debts in to secure $20 million in loans. Manafort's drama may be extreme, but in the current climate, where home prices are cooling off and the refi market is a fraction of what it used to be, are we likely to see more cases of mortgage fraud emerging?
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  • Is the refinance market bouncing back? Number of refi candidates jumps 75%

    Refinance demand dried up in the last year, but could a comeback be afoot?
    Refinance demand has essentially dried up in the last year, but could things finally be turning around? Maybe, according to the latest data from Black Knight, which revealed that there are now 3.27 million homeowners who could reduce their mortgage rate by at least 0.75% by refinancing their mortgage. That's the greatest number of potential refi candidates since January 2018.
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  • MBA: Lender profits to hit negative numbers in Q1

    Refi market served as blanket for seasonality drops
    It’s no secret mortgage refinance volumes are falling, leaving lenders to make up for the loss through purchase mortgages. Profit margins are expected to go negative in the first quarter as the blanket that helped with seasonality drops is now being lifted.
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  • Refinance well drying up? Rising interest rates shrink pool of eligible borrowers, again

    New Black Knight report shows impact of another week of higher rates
    A recent report from Black Knight Financial Services showed that the pool of borrowers who had incentive to refinance shrank over the last several weeks as mortgage interest rates rose above 4%. Now, thanks to another increase in interest rates last week, the pool of borrowers with incentive to refinance is now even smaller.
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  • Five things we learned from the 2016 home-buying season

    And what it all means for 2017
    [EXPERT COMMENTARY] With vacations over and the holidays coming fast, home buying is beginning to slow down. So, given all of the predictions for 2016, let’s review the better part of the 2016 home-buying season and see what we’ve learned, with an eye toward 2017.
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  • Black Knight: Mortgage originations surge to highest level in three years

    Purchase demand booms as refinance demand disappoints
    The purchase market is booming, fueling the overall mortgage market and helping set the highest volume of first-lien mortgage originations in a single quarter since the second quarter of 2013. Black Knight Data and Analytics Executive Vice President Ben Graboske explains what spurred the growth, along with what's going on in today's mortgage credit box.
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  • MBA: Purchase applications surge to new high

    Highest level since October 2015
    Purchase applications took front and center in the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association, with applications reaching their second-highest level since May 2010. However, refinance applications weren't too far behind, reaching their highest level since February 2016.
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