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April 13, 2016

Commercial/Multifamily Originations Rise to $504B

Commercial and multifamily originators closed $504 billion in loans last year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.  The MBA’s Commercial Real Estate/Multifamily Finance Annual Origination Volume […]
April 12, 2016

Low-Income Families’ Budgets are Stretched to the Limit

Low-income Americans are experiencing a staggering price hike in housing costs – a change that makes it sometimes impossible to afford basic necessities.  A new Pew Charitable […]
April 7, 2016

The Challenge to Obtain a Post-Crisis Mortgage

Millions of Americans are struggling to get home loans – something Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen calls a “headwind” for the economy: Bad mortgages were at the […]
April 5, 2016

Low-Priced Homes Still Struggle With Negative Equity

While the percentage of properties with negative equity decreased during 2015, the lowest-priced homes continued to struggle to regain value, according to Black Knight Financial Services. […]
April 4, 2016

Housing Market Could Soar if Wages Grow

The housing market is poised to post its best year in a decade, although employers’ resistance to giving workers a raise is a major concern, said […]
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 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 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 […]