Items Tagged with 'Mortgage originations forecast'


  • [Video] MBA chief economist on what to watch for in mortgage lending in 2018

    The future of rates and mortgage volume
    With next year almost here, the Mortgage Bankers Association gave their annual forecast on what they predict to happen in 2018 and beyond. MBA's Mike Fratantoni, chief economist and senior vice president of research and technology, took a break during the association's annual convention and expo in Denver to sit down and chat with HousingWire about the forecast
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  • KBRA: Mortgage lending will peak in 2016, fall off in 2017 and beyond

    Rising interest rates, home price appreciation will slow originations
    To borrow a phrase from Game of Thrones, winter is coming in more ways than just on the calendar. Winter is coming from mortgage lending too, according to a new report from Kroll Bond Rating Agency. KBRA’s new report states that 2016 will likely be the peak year for mortgage originations for “years to come,” as a fall in origination volume will occur in 2017 and beyond.
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  • FBR: Mortgage lending set for best quarter since 2007

    Strong 3rd quarter expected to push total originations above $2 trillion
    Less than one month ago, the analysts of FBR & Co. predicted that 2016 could prove to the best year for mortgage lending since 2013, but a new report from those same analysts suggests that 2016 could be even stronger than they originally predicted. Driving FBR’s increased projection is a strong 3rd quarter, which could prove to be the best for mortgage lending since the 4th quarter of 2007.
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  • Freddie Mac: Mortgage interest rates will hit 40-year low in 2016

    GSE predicts best year for home sales since 2006
    If current trends hold steady, this year could prove to be a banner year for housing, Freddie Mac said in a new report. In Freddie Mac’s new monthly outlook report, the government-sponsored enterprise states that it is currently projecting a “surge” in mortgage originations during the third quarter, further reinforcing its view that 2016 will be the “best year” for home sales since 2006.
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  • FBR: Mortgage market booms, will push $2 trillion in 2016

    Cites continued low rates and stable regulatory environment
    Count the analysts of FBR & Co. among those thinking that 2016 is going to end up being one of the strongest years for mortgage lending in recent memory. In a new report, FBR analysts Paul Miller and Tim Hayes tout a mortgage market that is “continuing to shine” throughout this year, thanks in large part to the continually low mortgage interest rates that are now the norm and the “most stable regulatory environment in years.”
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