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Younger generation can’t afford to buy a home
News 10 months ago
Younger generation can’t afford to buy a home
Source HousingWire

We’ve come a long way since the 1950s – 20-somethings just aren’t getting hitched, moving to the burbs and popping out three kids like they used to...

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HELOC use is on the rise
News 10 months ago
HELOC use is on the rise
Source HousingWire

For most homeowners, a good portion of their money is tied up in their house. But a sizable number are no longer content to sit on that nest egg...

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Consumer Confidence Survey reveals Americans fear tariffs
News 10 months ago
Consumer Confidence Survey reveals Americans fear tariffs
Source HousingWire

The threat of international tariffs modestly reduced consumer confidence in June, according to the latest Consumer Confidence Survey conducted by...

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RealPage: Rent growth continues slow slide, but multifamily remains healthy
News 10 months ago
RealPage: Rent growth continues slow slide, but multifamily remains healthy
Source HousingWire

Rents are increasing at the slowest rate in eight years, according to a report from RealPage. Though the run of annual growth has reached a record...

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Fed fails one bank in second round of stress tests
News 10 months ago
Fed fails one bank in second round of stress tests
Source HousingWire

During the second round of the 2018 annual stress tests, the Federal Reserve objected to one bank’s capital plan, but passed the other 34 largest...

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Fannie Mae makes good on its affordable housing promises
News 10 months ago
Fannie Mae makes good on its affordable housing promises
Source HousingWire

Fannie Mae announced Thursday it will invest $26 million in low-income housing tax credit to finance the first phase of construction of the largest...

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San Francisco’s definition of low income is shocking
News 10 months ago
San Francisco’s definition of low income is shocking
Source HousingWire

You’re pulling in more than $100,000 a year to support your family of four, and you think you’re doing pretty well, right? Wrong. Not in San...

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Mortgage rate decline isn’t helping your borrowers
News 10 months ago
Mortgage rate decline isn’t helping your borrowers
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates are currently decreasing, falling in four of the past five weeks, and yet new borrowers are still paying significantly more on their...

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GDP revised down as residential investment falls
News 10 months ago
GDP revised down as residential investment falls
Source HousingWire

Real gross domestic product was revised down once again to an annual rate of 2% as residential investment fell in the first quarter of 2018,...

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates finally settle down
News 10 months ago
Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates finally settle down
Source HousingWire

Mortgage rates have now declined in four of the past five weeks, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market survey. Freddie Mac...

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Chase: Home confidence levels reach four-year high
News 10 months ago
Chase: Home confidence levels reach four-year high
Source HousingWire

Americans still believe homeownership is the best investment a person can make, according to the first Chase U.S. Housing Confidence Survey. Chase...

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New York Department of Financial Services and 7 other states level the regulatory boom on Equifax
News 10 months ago
New York Department of Financial Services and 7 other states level the regulatory boom on Equifax
Source HousingWire

New York’s Department of Financial Services is cracking down Equifax. One day after announcing that additional regulations would be coming for...

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Union Home Mortgage acquires NOIC/Concord
News 10 months ago
Union Home Mortgage acquires NOIC/Concord
Source HousingWire

Union Home Mortgage is on a roll. The Ohio-based lender has made its second asset acquisition in six weeks’ time, announcing today the purchase of...

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Wells Fargo lays off 63 mortgage employees in Maryland
News 10 months ago
Wells Fargo lays off 63 mortgage employees in Maryland
Source HousingWire

Wells Fargo announced its Frederick, Maryland office will lose 63 mortgage employees by Aug. 19, according to an article written by Holden Wilen...

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NAR: Is inventory the biggest threat to Realtors?
News 10 months ago
NAR: Is inventory the biggest threat to Realtors?
Source HousingWire

Pending home sales modestly decreased in May, marking the fifth consecutive month of annual declines, according to the latest report from the...

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MBA: Mortgage application activity declines again, decreases 4.9%
News 10 months ago
MBA: Mortgage application activity declines again, decreases 4.9%
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications decreased 4.9% from last week's increase, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage...

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FHLBank of San Francisco issues $65.9 million in grants for affordable housing projects
News 10 months ago
FHLBank of San Francisco issues $65.9 million in grants for affordable housing projects
Source HousingWire

FHLBank of San Francisco is issuing $65.9 million in grants for 70 affordable housing projects across seven states. “Everyone deserves a place to...

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CBC: Canadian lumber producers tell U.S. consumers 'You can take your tariffs back, eh!'
News 10 months ago
CBC: Canadian lumber producers tell U.S. consumers 'You can take your tariffs back, eh!'
Source HousingWire

According to an article from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian lumber companies are seeing record revenues despite heavy tariffs from...

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Fannie Mae announces winner of 13th community impact pool of non-performing loans
News 10 months ago
Fannie Mae announces winner of 13th community impact pool of non-performing loans
Source HousingWire

Fannie Mae announced it has named VRMTG ACQ, a minority, woman-owned business, as the winning bidder of the company’s 13th Community Impact Pool of...

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Case-Shiller reaction: Will Americans be able to afford homes?
News 10 months ago
Case-Shiller reaction: Will Americans be able to afford homes?
Source HousingWire

After Tuesday's Case-Shiller report showed a 6.4% increase in home prices, experts in the housing market say wage disparities and lacking inventory...

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Case-Shiller: Home prices continue upward trend
News 11 months ago
Case-Shiller: Home prices continue upward trend
Source HousingWire

Today, S&P Dow Jones Indices and CoreLogic released results for the Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices, which showed an annual increase of 6.4% in...

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RENTcafé: 83% of renters can't afford to live where they want
News 11 months ago
RENTcafé: 83% of renters can't afford to live where they want
Source HousingWire

A RENTcafé survey of more than 2,000 renters found that less than 17% lived close to their desired location, meaning that 83% of renters have to go...

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New York imposes new consumer protection regulations on credit reporting agencies
News 11 months ago
New York imposes new consumer protection regulations on credit reporting agencies
Source HousingWire

New York announced today that it is requiring credit reporting agencies with significant operations in the state to register with its Department of...

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New home sales increase 6.7% in May
News 11 months ago
New home sales increase 6.7% in May
Source HousingWire

New home sales significantly increased in May, revising last month's rate, according to the new report from the Census Bureau and the Department of...

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Wells Fargo lays off 100 mortgage employees in North Carolina
News 11 months ago
Wells Fargo lays off 100 mortgage employees in North Carolina
Source HousingWire

Wells Fargo announced its Fort Mill mortgage office will lose 100 employees, according to an article written by Caroline Hudson for Charlotte...

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CFPB declared unconstitutional, again
News 11 months ago
CFPB declared unconstitutional, again
Source HousingWire

For the second time in less than a year, a federal court has ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is not constitutionally structured...

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Joe Cartellone joins BBVA Compass as director of mortgage banking and home equity
News 11 months ago
Joe Cartellone joins BBVA Compass as director of mortgage banking and home equity
Source HousingWire

BBVA Compass appointed Joe Cartellone as its director of mortgage banking and home equity. 'His innovative mindset, coupled with his proven success...

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Property values will rise modestly in this MSA
News 11 months ago
Property values will rise modestly in this MSA
Source HousingWire

The third-largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States covers portions of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. According to the most...

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174 Congress members pressure Carson to finalize FHA condo rules
News 11 months ago
174 Congress members pressure Carson to finalize FHA condo rules
Source HousingWire

Congress members and National Association of Realtors teamed up to put pressure on Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson...

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Zillow: Mortgage payments biggest financial burden since 2009
News 11 months ago
Zillow: Mortgage payments biggest financial burden since 2009
Source HousingWire

The share of median income needed for monthly mortgage payments on the median U.S. home increased to 17.1%, which is the largest share of income...

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