January 23, 2018

Homeowner Equity Hits All-Time High

The amount of tappable mortgage equity increased in 2017 to an all-time high, according to Black Knight’s latest Mortgage Monitor report.  Tappable equity, the amount available […]
November 21, 2017

Housing Affordability May Plummet in 2018

During the recent CoreLogic and the Urban Institute’sHousing Finance, Affordability and Supply in the Digital Ageconference, CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft predicted rising interest rates will […]
September 28, 2017

Mortgage Fraud Risk on the Rise

An estimated 13,404mortgage applications, representing 0.82% of all applications, filed during the second quarter contained indications of fraud, according to the Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index released by CoreLogic.  […]
July 12, 2017

Mortgage Risk Hits Highest Level in 2 Years

The frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications increased in May to levels not seen since 2015, according to First […]
June 26, 2017

Delinquencies Down in May; Some States Fare Better Than Others

Delinquencies and foreclosure rates dropped in May, partially reversing the sudden increase in April, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ First Look report.  After rising 13% in April, […]
June 7, 2017

Mortgage Origination Volume Falls 34%

Mortgage origination volume fell 34% in the first quarter compared with the fourth quarter, driven mainly by a 45% drop in refinances, according to Black Knight Financial […]
April 18, 2017

Younger Homeowners Opt for HELOCs

As interest rates increase, hovering higher than rates last year, buyers have little incentive to refinance their mortgages.  But as refis drop, a whole new loan […]
March 16, 2017

Average Mortgage Loan Size Hits All-Time High

The average loan size for purchase mortgage applications hit an all-time high last week, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.  The MBA’s Weekly […]
March 14, 2017

Millennials Locked Out of Housing Market Again

For quite some time, we’ve heard that Millennials have put off buying a home.  These reasons include student debt load, tighter lending standards, and simply not wanting […]