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June 9, 2017

Beige Book: Slower Growth, Less Optimism

Economic growth slowed across parts of the U.S. in recent weeks, and some firms have become a bit less optimistic about the future, according to a […]
June 8, 2017

Foreclosure Activity Hits Post-Recession Low in April

ATTOM Data Solutions released its April 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market data, which shows foreclosure filings – default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions – were reported […]
June 7, 2017

Mortgage Origination Volume Falls 34%

Mortgage origination volume fell 34% in the first quarter compared with the fourth quarter, driven mainly by a 45% drop in refinances, according to Black Knight Financial […]
June 5, 2017

Home Prices Not Back To Pre-Crisis Levels

Home prices increase a little more each month, even hitting new peaks in many markets, yet experts insist they are not back at bubble-era levels.  The […]
June 1, 2017

Electronic Communications: A Growing Compliance Risk

The 7th annual Electronic Communications Compliance Survey from Smarsh reveals that finaical firms are struggling to keep up with the multitude of electronic communications channels.  More than half of […]
June 1, 2017

Mortgage Origination Volume Hits 5-Year High

First lien originations jumped in 2016 to $2.1 trillion, the highest point since 2012, according to a report from the Urban Institute.  Of these originations, the share of […]
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, […]