Posts Tagged ‘House Financial Services Committee’

Number of One-Person Firms in the Construction Industry Totals 2 Million

June 15th, 2016

Today’s News Synopsis: The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 2.4% decrease in mortgage applications from last week.  The NAHB reported the number of one-person firms in the construction industry totals over 2 million.  Republicans in the House of Representatives revealed their plan yesterday to replace Dodd-Frank as well as help

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Jeb Hensarling and Republicans Reveal Plan to Replace Dodd-Frank with Financial CHOICE Act

June 8th, 2016

Today’s News Synopsis: Consumers are being warned by HUD to be on the lookout for scammers making false promises of giving a housing grant in exchange for a fee.  In an update on the situation with Dodd-Frank, the House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling and the Republican party presented

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Bruce Norris Believes Lender Hesitancy Holding Back Real Estate Growth

June 7th, 2016

Today’s News Synopsis: In a story featuring our very own Bruce Norris, he believes one thing holding back growth in the real estate industry is lenders being selective about who they give loans.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported delinquency rates for commercial/multifamily mortgages are still relatively low while CMBS loans

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RentRange Releases List of Cities With Highest Rent Increases

May 13th, 2016

Sources: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac mortgage modification interest rate falls to new record low Distressed sales continue to drop CFPB’s rule to limit arbitration opens door to class action against banks Freddie Mac: 30-year mortgage rate falls to lowest level in 3 years Morning Briefing: Hot markets slowing, slow markets heating up More Distressed Borrowers are

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Remodeling Shows Upward Trend This Years

May 2nd, 2016

Today’s News Synopsis:   The NAHB reported an upward trend in remodeling projects for this year.  The Know Before You Owe Rule, set up under TRID, is undergoing heavy reconsideration by the CFPB.  A new bill was passed this week by the House Financial Services Committee that did away with some

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California in Housing Crisis Due to Lack of Inventory According to Christopher Thornberg

April 15th, 2016

Sources: Mortgage rates hit 3-year low Applications for New Home Purchases Increased in March Commercial, multifamily lending hits near-record level Mortgage Credit Availability Tightens Up Mortgage Credit Access Reverses Course Morning Briefing: Wells Fargo to pay $1.2 billion for hiding bad loans Big bank settlement for loan origination is largest in FHA history Goldman Sachs officially reaches $5B

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Housing Starts for Single-Family Homes Increase to Highest in 9 Years

March 16th, 2016

Today’s News Synopsis:   Housing starts for single-family homes increased by 5.2% to 1.178 million, their highest in nine years.  More people are choosing to rent as opposed to buy over the next three years despite the increases in rents.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 3.3% decrease in mortgage refinance

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Builder Confidence Remains The Same at 58

March 15th, 2016

Today’s News Synopsis:   The latest housing market index from the NAHB showed builder confidence remained relatively the same at 58.  Regarding real estate developments considered more risky, fewer lenders are willing to take those risks and are becoming more picky.  A  large mortgage bond deal totaling almost $2 billion is

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Las Vegas Showing More Stability in their Housing Market

December 7th, 2015

Today’s News Synopsis:   More landlords are forming mergers with each other in hopes this will help increase profit on single-family rentals.  CoreLogic’s predictions for next year’s housing market include an increase in home sales and prices but a decrease in the volume of refis.  One market that seems to be

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New Bills Passed by House Financial Services Committee to Give Regulators More Accountability

November 4th, 2015

Today’s News Synopsis:   The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications decreased 0.8% in their latest survey.  CoreLogic reported a decrease in distressed home sales by 2.3 percentage points, putting them at their lowest in 8 years.  Several new bills were passed by the House Financial Services Committee today aimed at

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