Real Estate

March 31, 2016

Homebuyers Say New Mortgage Process More Complicated

Repeat homebuyers don’t seem too thrilled with the impact the Truth-in-Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement (TRID) and Procedures Act integrated disclosure rules have had on the mortgage […]
March 29, 2016

Should Marketplace Lenders Draw on Geographical Data?

The fast-growing online lending business has brought a new twist to one of the most sensitive topics in lending: geography. Lenders, including online services known as “peer […]
March 28, 2016

Fewer Lenders Loosen Credit Standards

Fewer lenders eased their credit standards over the previous 3 , according to Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey for the first quarter.  Doubling down on […]
March 24, 2016

Flashback: Subprime Auto Loans Recall ’90s Bubble

Rising delinquencies in subprime auto lending have drawn comparisons to the mortgage meltdown of nearly a decade ago.  But to get a clear understanding of what […]
March 23, 2016

Commercial Real Estate: A Ticking Time Bomb?

Commercial real estate had a banner year in 2015, and the fundamentals of high demand and low vacancies are still driving rents higher. There is, however, […]
March 22, 2016

Consumer’ Outlook Improves in February

Consumers’ expectations about earnings, income and spending improved in February, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s latest Survey of Consumer Expectations.  Survey respondents also […]
March 16, 2016

First Mortgage Debt Jumps to $8.3 Trillion

The total balance of outstanding first mortgages in January jumped to more than $8.3 trillion, an increase of 2.1% year-over-year, according to data from the February […]
March 14, 2016

Millennial Home Buyers Choose Suburbs

Cities may be the top choice for millennials who rent apartments, but young home buyers are moving in droves to the suburbs, where prices are lower and […]