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Wells Fargo’s head of retail home lending to join Home Point
...Flagstar Bank’s mortgage unit – to replace him. While the lower mortgage rates the policymakers instituted to offset the impact of the coronavirus have bolstered originations, higher loan-loss......

Adverse market fee backlash, Wells Fargo lawsuit, soaring mortgage rates and the rest of the week's top news
Delinquencies in the commercial sector lay low for......

A New Housing Market Report Disputes Trendy Pandemic Narratives
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, numerous headlines have drummed up the rise of the suburbs as the new hot destination for virus-leery city-dwellers, looking for larger houses to......

Want To Refinance Your Home Loan With Record Low Rates? Get Ready For A Hefty Fee
...the pandemic and economic crisis, there's more risk of defaults and foreclosures. The entities also stress they are not charging the fee on home purchases so as not to hurt home sales......

JV Completes Largest Student Housing Market Sale
Serving Georgia Southern University, the 1,087-bed community, Cottage Row is the......

Moratoriums Keep Foreclosures Nearly Nonexistent
...firm. “It’s inevitable that there will be a significant increase in foreclosures once these moratoriums have expired, although it’s unlikely that we’ll see default rates reach the levels we......

30-Year Mortgage Rates Stay Below 3% This Week
...please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . August 14, 2020 © REALTOR® MAGAZINE Mortgage rates inched up slightly this week but still remained near historical......

New Listings Climb for the First Time Since the Pandemic's Start
...for realtor.com®. “After five long months, sellers are back in the housing market; while encouraging, the improvement to new listings is only the first step in the long road to solving low inventory......

This Week In Credit Card News: Pandemic Brings Huge Drop In Credit Card Debt And Spending
...on the front end by Google while partner banks handle the infrastructure, FDIC insurance, and other backend technology. The banking feature is slated to go live sometime in 2021. [ The Verge...

Obstacles mount for passage of CMBS relief bill
...Barr, R-Ky. — who have warned of a growing wave of delinquencies, foreclosures and further job losses in the hotel and retail industries if CMBS obligors cannot meet their debt service payments......

A Closer Look at Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Market
Ryan von Weller, Managing Director, Wendover Housing Partners. Image courtesy of Wendover Housing Partners Although Atlanta is deemed more affordable than most of the coastal cities, due to......

What Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Home Purchase Shows Us About Financial Planning For The Wealthy
...to how to purchase a home while keeping it private.  Low Mortgage Rates, High Mortgage Balances For the wealthy, the choice of mortgage product is unique. It has been reported that Meghan......

If you've been watching a lot of 'comfort TV,' you're not alone
..." I may have initially told myself that I was an excited home buyer, but I know I'm just a nostalgic Angeleno. A nostalgic human. Taking Hill's advice, if any moment calls for the removal of......

Portland home shoppers feel the pinch
...has active listings that range from $465,000 to $1.63 million. "Mortgage rates are low, and we're seeing rising inventory and falling demand, and sellers are getting motivating." July's housing......

Charlotte home sales start to recover, but inventory still shrinks
Home sales in the Charlotte, N.C., area are rebounding after taking a major blow from the novel coronavirus pandemic, even as the shortage of homes is worsening. Sales in the......

Current Mortgage Rates, August 14, 2020 | Rates trend higher
karamysh/Shutterstock Multiple closely watched mortgage rates cruised higher today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages both cruised higher. The average rate on......

The Best Places To Retire In 2020
...far-flung realtors to chat about their markets. While he’s still looking, home sales have started to come back, thanks in part to record low mortgage rates and a stock market rebound.  Daryl......

Instant Reaction: Mortgage Rates, August 13, 2020
Mortgage rates bounced up lightly this week to average 2.96% from 2.88% the prior week, but this should have virtually no impact on......

Avoiding that new mortgage refinance fee won’t be easy
Mortgage rates are near record lows and American homeowners have been refinancing en masse. In a move that might slow the refi frenzy , the mortgage giants who hold most of America......

Advisory Board to Discuss Emerging Tech Affecting MLSs
...fair housing The MLS Standards Work Group RESO standards Clear Cooperation Policy NAR’s MLS Grant Program The new MLS compliance process CMLS’s move to engage over national MLS Policy We......

Saving money during quarantine? Here's how to make sure your habits stick
...accounts are typically offered by online institutions that are insured by the FDIC, and feature annual interest rates of around 0.75% to 1%. Though 1% might not seem like a lot, that's over 10......

Foreclosures fall in July but starts rise in five states: Attom
...RealtyTrac. "It’s inevitable that there will be a significant increase in foreclosures once these moratoria have expired, although it’s unlikely that we’ll see default rates reach the levels......

New Refinancing Fee Could Roil Mortgage Market
...0.5% of the loan amount. The new fee, which does not affect mortgage applications for home purchases, was added “in light of market and economic uncertainty,” a bulletin from Freddie Mac notes......

Lending Giant Rolls Out 1.99% Mortgage Rate
...please download Firefox , Chrome , or Edge . August 13, 2020 Remember when 3% mortgage rates seemed low? Last week, Freddie Mac reported a new record low average......

The trouble ahead for commercial mortgages
...at the end of July looking to put a hold on commercial foreclosures. The bill's sponsors said businesses with CMBS debt have a particular challenge since loan covenants are governed by multiparty......