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November 22, 2016

Modest Economic Growth Expected in 2017

The U.S. economy is expected to continue growing modestly in 2017, but the unknown about policies to be enacted by President-elect Donald Trump’s administration pose both […]
November 16, 2016

Is the Future of the CFPB at Stake?

Republican lawmakers and big names on Wall Street have been trying to weaken or abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau since it was created more than five years […]
November 15, 2016

U.S. Mortgage Rates Rise Post Election

The average interest rate on U.S. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to its highest level in five months with rising Treasury yields, according to mortgage finance agency […]
November 14, 2016

How Will Trump’s Win Affect the 2017 Mortgage Industry?

Rising interest rates will trigger a downturn in refinance activity in 2017, while purchase originations will rise, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s most recent industry […]
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 […]
November 4, 2016

What to Buy in November

To buy or not to buy in November? That’s the big question as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks off. Between Black Friday and […]
November 2, 2016

Foreclosure Rate Falls to 9-Year Low

The percentage of foreclosed mortgages reached its lowest point in nine years, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ September First Look report.  The presale foreclosure rate […]