Mortgages

New York Legislature Gives Lenders A New Way To Screw Up Foreclosures

Published by Forbes.com | January 16, 2023 In an attempt to correct perceived abuses, the NY legislature may have made the foreclosure process even worse. Between Christmas and New Year’s Day of 2022, New York’s Governor signed legislation designed to correct an alleged potential for “abuse” of the foreclosure process by mortgage lenders. The context …

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Wells Fargo Is Backing Out Of The Mortgage Market – What Does It Mean For Homebuyers?

Published by Forbes.com | January 11, 2023 While not exiting it entirely, they’ll be focusing on only providing mortgages to their existing customers, and those in minority communities. One of the three biggest mortgage lenders (and once holding the number one spot) in the United States, Wells Fargo, is stepping back from the mortgage market. …

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Mortgage Buydowns Are Making a Comeback

Published by REALTOR.com | December 19, 2022 Rising borrowing costs have dramatically increased the cost of buying a home this year, reviving interest in mortgage products like temporary buydowns that fell out of favor after the 2008 financial crisis. Carley Chase found her dream home in Chandler, Ariz., this summer: a three-bedroom ranch, close to work, with a …

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Study: More Than 250K Homebuyers in 2022 are Underwater on Mortgages

Published by WJTV News | December 10, 2022 The findings reflect a real estate market that has seen home prices cool in recent months amid a period of rapidly rising mortgage rates. More than 250,000 borrowers who purchased homes this year now owe more than their house is worth today, according to a new analysis. …

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Affordability Squeezing Homebuyers’ Wallets as Builders Face ‘Worst-Case Scenario’

Published by FOX News | November 17, 2022 Redfin reports homebuyers need to make at least $107K annually to afford typical U.S. home The leader of the nation’s largest trade association for homebuilders has warned of a “worst-case scenario” facing some housing markets as homebuyers get squeezed. “Right now, in almost no market in this …

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Housing Agency Reports Record Financial Cushion as it Braces for Market Downturn

Published by FOX Business | November 15, 2022 FHA’s capital reserves rise to $141.7 billion, up $42 billion from 2021, giving officials room to trim mortgage costs A federal housing agency on Tuesday said its financial reserves have reached record levels and that it was well positioned to weather a mortgage-market downturn. The audit, released …

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Just How Low Will Home Prices Go This Year?

Published by REALTOR.com | November 11, 2022 All eyes have been glued to mortgage rates lately as those all-important fees continue their seemingly inexorable upward march. While average rates for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipped to 6.95% last week, that figure climbed back to 7.08% for the week ending Nov. 10, according to Freddie Mac. And if inflation refuses …

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Report: Mortgage Holders Lost Massive Equity In The Third Quarter

Published by FOX Business | November 8, 2022 The report stated a loss of $1.3 trillion U.S. mortgage holders saw a massive loss of equity in the third quarter, mortgage-lending software and analytics company Black Knight found. Black Knight’s Mortgage Monitor Report, released Tuesday, said the total homeowner equity lost in the three-month period amounted to …

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