Government

May 25, 2017

First-Time Homebuyers Deterred by Misconceptions

The lack of knowledge around the home purchase process was cited by 39% of mortgage executives as the leading barrier keeping potential first-time buyers from entering […]
May 17, 2017

Majority of Homes Priced Below Pre-Recession Peak

While many reports show that home prices in many markets surpassed their previous peak, Trulia’s new study shows this is just the average, and more homes than […]
May 16, 2017

Millions of Homes Still ‘Seriously Underwater’

Since the housing recovery began a few years ago, millions of homeowners have gotten their heads back above water due to rising home prices.  That said, […]
May 11, 2017

Fannie Mae Changes Affect Borrowers With Student Loans

Fannie Mae has recently outlined changes in the way lenders can qualify potential borrowers who have student loan debt.  The policy change is designed to make it easier […]
May 10, 2017

Foreclosure Process Can Take 5 Years in Some States

A decade ago, a home in Connecticut could be sold to another party about 12 months after a borrower stopped paying a mortgage.  These days, it’s […]
May 9, 2017

Millennials’ Debt Load Could Weigh Down Economy

Millennials — 21 to 34-year-olds — hold an estimated $1.1 trillion of the country’s $3.6 trillion in consumer debt, according to UBS, as rising student and […]
May 8, 2017

Trump Mulling Two-Tiered Regulatory System for Banks

During a meeting of community bankers last week, Trump administration officials made it clear they favored a system with different rules for small and big banks.  […]
May 3, 2017

Foreclosures Continue Descent but Some Cities Still Struggle

ATTOM Data Solutions recently released its Q1 and March 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows first quarter foreclosure activity was below pre-recession levels nationwide and […]
May 2, 2017

Trump to Replace Top Banking Regulator

The Trump administration, looking to make its first major imprint on U.S. banking regulators, is preparing to replace Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry as chief […]