Government

November 10, 2016

Has Auto Lending Lost Its Luster?

Regulators have been warning about frothy conditions in the market for automobile loans. But things had to hit close to home – shrinking loan yields and […]
November 9, 2016

Consumer Become Pessimistic on Economy/Housing

Home purchase sentiment fell for the third straight month in October, reflecting the uncertainty consumers face, according to Fannie Mae.  Fannie Mae reported that its Home […]
November 8, 2016

Election Day 2016: Facts & Figures

Many Americans will be heading to the polls at some point today to cast ballots on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. So […]
November 7, 2016

Mortgage Industry Offers Lackluster Support to Candidates

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is far outpacing her Republican rival Donald Trump in campaign contributions from mortgage bankers and brokers, but the industry’s lackluster donation […]
October 18, 2016

High Rents and Student Debt Hinder Homeownership

Higher rental costs and student loan debt continue to prevent many Americans from purchasing a home, according to the results of a survey from NeighborWorks America.  […]
October 14, 2016

Presidential Candidates Need to Focus on Housing

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should face more questions about housing policy according to Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos.  While Mayopoulos declined to endorse any political […]
October 13, 2016

24% of Housing Markets Less Affordable Than Norm

Homes were less affordable than their historic averages in 24% of U.S. markets as prices rose and wage growth slowed, Attom Data Solutions found in its […]
October 11, 2016

Low Rates Support Improving Housing Markets

Low interest rates are keeping the housing market strong even as affordability keeps declining, according to the latest Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi).  July’s index […]
October 10, 2016

Home Loan Modifications on the Decline

Loan modification activity fell again on a monthly basis, but there are still several states where borrowers need assistance, according to the Hope Now alliance.  Hope […]