mortgage

April 2, 2019

Income Application Fraud Risk on the Rise

As the housing market becomes more competitive, homebuyers are increasingly pressured to seek out larger loans – leading some to misrepresent their income on loan applications. […]
March 18, 2019

Mortgage Lender Optimism Improves Slightly

In the first quarter of 2019, Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey revealed the net profit margin outlook for mortgage lenders retreated 8% from the previous […]
March 14, 2019

Credit Card Balances End Year At Record High

U.S. credit card debt hit $870 billion – the largest amount ever – as of December 2018, according to the data from the Federal Reserve. Credit […]
February 25, 2019

Foreclosures and Delinquencies at Low Level in 10 Years

Mortgage delinquency rates and foreclosures have dropped to their lowest rates in 10 years, according to a recent CoreLogic Loan Performance Insights report. The report found […]
February 19, 2019

Mortgage Delinquencies Plummet to 18-Year Low

Mortgage delinquencies in the fourth quarter were at their lowest level in nearly 19 years, helped by wage growth, low household debt and low unemployment. According […]
February 5, 2019

Mortgage Defect Risk Rises to 4-Year Peak

In December, defect risk continued to rise across the country, according to the latest First American Loan Application Defect Index. According to the report, the frequency […]
December 18, 2018

Homeowners May Start to Tap Equity in 2019

Mortgage originations are falling and will continue to do so in 2019, but rising home prices could cause an increase in homeowners seeking to tap into […]
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 12, 2018

Americans Have Less Equity to Tap

American homeowners with a mortgage lost about $2,300 in equity this quarter, as tappable equity declined for the first time since the housing market began its […]