Items Tagged with 'mortgage credit'

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  • [Charts] Lenders tighten credit availability in second quarter

    Comes down off first-quarter peak
    Mortgage risk decreased during the second quarter this year, yet data from the Housing Finance Policy Center shows even if the default risk was doubled across all mortgage lending channels, it would still remain within the pre-crisis standard. The drop was due mainly toward a shift away from government channel loans, which are much looser than other lending channels.
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  • Early look: Lenders expect to loosen credit as mortgage demand weakens

    Fannie Mae survey shows competition is driving changes
    In the second quarter of 2017, lenders saw increased competition and decreased purchase demand in the housing market, according to an early look at Fannie Mae's second-quarter 2017 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey. However, lenders also said they have eased credit standards recently and expect further easing in the coming months, giving a slightly more optimistic outlook on the upcoming quarter.
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  • Urban Institute: Where have all the borrowers gone?

    A new report on the shrinking borrower pool
    A recent report from the Mortgage Bankers Association showed that mortgage credit availability is increasing, meaning it’s getting easier to get a mortgage and has been since 2011. Or so it would seem. A new report from the Urban Institute suggests that it’s actually more difficult to get a mortgage now than it was before the crisis.
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  • MBA: Mortgage credit once again loosens in December

    Marks fourth consecutive month of loosening
    The recent upward trend in mortgage credit availability didn’t let up in December, with credit now loosening for fourth months straight. Lynn Fisher, MBA’s vice president of research and economics, explains the driving forces behind the trend.
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  • Here’s the U.S. Treasury’s plan to preserve access to mortgage credit

    In good times and bad
    The financial crisis caused a major shift in the housing market as the credit box pendulum swung too far in one direction. The impact of this left many would-be homeowners with no financial options. The Treasury Department’s latest blog proposes three ways the government can make sure the housing market functions in good times and bad.
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  • [Chart] New from the CFPB: Here are the latest credit trends in mortgages

    5 charts give snapshot of the industry
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau created its first-ever Consumer Credit Trend report, providing a current snapshot of the industry to compare to past years. What does it show? For starters, the mortgage market surged in October, but beyond the snapshot, it’s the charts that are most informative.
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  • Here's "clear evidence" the credit box is way too tight

    Why five years of squeaky clean loans isn’t a good thing
    Borrowers who took out mortgages in the past five years are better at paying their mortgages than any other group of mortgage borrowers in history. But this squeaky-clean performance isn’t a good thing, according to the Urban Institute. In a new blog post, the think tank posits that the interesting data shows the severity of how tight the credit box is.
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