Posts Tagged ‘originations’

Housing Affordability May Plummet in 2018

Posted on November 21, 2017 by Laura Lam

During the recent CoreLogic and the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance, Affordability and Supply in the Digital Age conference, CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft predicted rising interest rates will cause home prices to rise.  Mortgage interest rates are expected to continue rising over the next couple years as experts predict the Federal Reserve will raise the Federal Funds rate in once more this year in December and up to 4 more times in 2018. As the chart shows, CoreLogic forecasted it will rise to 4.7% by December 2018. Nothaft explained as mortgage interest rates increase throughout 2018, less current homeowners will be motivated…

Multi-Family Lending Led 2016 Commercial Market

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Laura Lam

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were big players in the multi-family sector of the commercial real estate market last year.  According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), 2016 was the third highest on record for commercial real estate originations, and the largest share of those originations were for multifamily properties. Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s Vice President for Commercial Real Estate Research, said that commercial and multifamily bankers closed $490.6 billion in loans in 2016, making the year the third largest on record.  Multi-family originations were responsible for $214.1 billion, of the total, followed by office buildings, retail properties, hotel/motel, industrial and health…

Home Equity Demand Picks Up

Posted on February 06, 2017 by Laura Lam

Thanks to a confluence of factors, many banks and credit unions are predicting a surge in originations of both home equity loans and home equity lines of credit in 2017.  Driving the demand, bankers said, is that homeowners finally seem ready to take advantage of the appreciation in home values and pull the trigger on home-improvement projects they have been putting off, said Logan Pichel, the head of consumer lending at Regions Financial. Another contributing factor is that banks are carrying relatively low balances of home equity loans, so they have plenty of room to originate new loans. Though it…