Government

January 24, 2019

Government Shutdown Increases Mortgage Lender Risk

As the partial government shutdown drags on and 800,000 federal workers remain unpaid, experts at Moody’s Investors Service issued a note of caution to mortgage lenders […]
January 23, 2019

Government Shutdown Could be ‘Fodder for Recession’

American consumers could lose faith in the economy if federal workers don’t go back to work soon, warned Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi. “If this […]
January 22, 2019

Foreclosures Fell to 13-Year Low in 2018

Foreclosure activity has reached its lowest point since 2005, falling 8% from the previous year, according to ATTOM Data Solutions.  Foreclosure filings – which include default […]
January 8, 2019

U.S. Housing Market Worth $33.3 trillion in 2018

In 2018, the total value of the U.S. housing market increased $1.9 trillion, propelling its value to a whopping $33.3 trillion, according to new data from […]
January 4, 2019

HELOC Volume Down 11% from 2017

After soaring to a near 10-year high, HELOC originations took an unexpected tumble in the third quarter, falling 14% from the previous quarter and 11% from […]
January 3, 2019

Recession Indicator Stumbles Lower in New Year

Traders return to their desks in the new year with a familiar warning signal flashing even more strongly than before — the Treasury yield curve got […]
December 17, 2018

What Will the Changes in Lease Accounting Affect Banks?

Banks are bracing for the impact – on two fronts – of a new federal rule that will change how companies account for the cost of […]
December 13, 2018

Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies at Historic Low

Delinquency rates on commercial and multifamily mortgages stayed nearly historic lows during the third quarter, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported.  “Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquency rates […]
December 11, 2018

Home for the Holidays: Foreclosure Evictions Stalled

Though legal and administrative proceedings may advance, evictions for units owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be halted between Dec. 17 and Jan. 2. […]