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5 mortgage and real estate trends for the second quarter of 2020
[embedded content] The housing market is in uncharted waters as COVID-19 continues to upset every aspect of the industry , from see-sawing mortgage rates to canceled open houses due to social......

Survey: Experts see solid rebound in rattled markets following ‘two-quarter’ coronavirus contraction
...a benchmark for other types of credit in the economy such as mortgage rates — has held below 1 percent for most of the past month. But don’t expect that to last for much longer. The average......

In The Middle Of A CMO Search? Here Are 5 Key Considerations For Candidate Care In Today’s Environment
...of time. Also, should the candidate require a relocation, uncertainty in the housing market may be a more significant factor, so be clear early on program details and how flexible you can be......

Expert poll: Mortgage rate predictions for April 1-7, 2020
...rates will go up None of the experts predict a rise in mortgage rates. 78% say rates will go down Michael Becker Branch manager, Sierra Pacific Mortgage , White Marsh, Maryland Mortgage......

San Diego home prices were among the fastest rising. What now?
...Francisco was up 3%. "Homebuyer demand (in January) was supported by low mortgage rates and rising income, leading to a further rise in home prices," wrote Frank Nothaft, chief economist for......

6 Ways The Coronavirus Can Infect Your Divorce – And Simple Steps To Protect Yourself
...The pandemic just added a huge wrinkle to those calculations. With the housing market in a temporary freeze, it is much harder to predict what the near and long-term impacts will be on home prices......

Benchmark mortgage rate edges down as markets stabilize
...2020 and the effect on monthly payments for a $165,000 loan: Mortgage rates have been volatile, jumping some 32 basis points in just two weeks prior to this to 3.88 percent, according to Bankrate......

Fannie, Freddie Tighten Some Mortgage Standards
...of attorney and remote online notarizations, and a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. Access information from Freddie Mac on guidance to home sellers. Access information from Fannie...

Online Notaries Come to the Rescue on Transactions
...U.S. Senate introduced a federal bill on electronic notarization. Read more: NAR Urges Swift Passage of Remote Notarization Bill The real estate industry is finding ways to ......

How does mortgage refinancing work?
...information about every financial or credit product or service. Share this page Mortgage rates hit an all-time low recently. That has prompted a flurry of homeowners to refinance......

Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Grew in the Fourth Quarter of 2019 – What Will 2020 Bring?
...Reserve Board of Governors, Wells Fargo Securities LLC, Intex Solutions Inc. and FDIC Strong property markets, low interest rates, and low mortgage delinquencies continue to draw more capital......

It’s Census Day. Responses Are More Critical Than Ever
...information, make industry growth projections, and evaluate generational housing population demands. The NAR research team also can use the results to analyze migration trends—identifying potential......

How to buy or sell a home during the pandemic
...entering the spring selling season, the explosion in coronavirus cases is crimping home sales. In other circumstances, this spring would have been booming – the economy had been running strong......

FHFA chief: Coronavirus-related delinquencies could outnumber subprime
...a coronavirus-induced financial crisis could possibly give rise to more delinquencies and foreclosures than the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis. In an interview with CNBC, Calabria said that......

GSE Reform Remains Important
...Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored entities that help inject liquidity the housing market by purchasing, packaging, and then selling the mortgage-backed securities, to retain capital......

Mortgage application volume rises as refinancings perk up
...the second consecutive week, as the coronavirus is taking a toll on home sales. The MBA's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 27 found that on a seasonally adjusted......

Nobel prize-winning economist: The relief package turned out better than I thought it would
...enough: It should have included a stay on all evictions and mortgage foreclosures, credit cards and car repossessions. The stay for credit cards is especially important, given the high interest......

COVID-19 And Eviction: Uneven Actions Across The Country
...Agency (FHFA) directing “ Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days due to the coronavirus national emergency. The foreclosure and......

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Apr 1, 2020
) -  Mortgage applications increased 15.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending......

A Bitcoin Bastion For The Wild West
...at preventing bank failures, get in the way. Long will end-run the FDIC by not having FDIC insurance. Instead, her bank will keep customers’ dollar assets safe by investing them entirely in deposits......

Want To Keep An Eye On Local Housing Trends? Try These 16 Strategies
...estate.  The members of are constantly on the pulse of the housing market, and they know where both professionals and laypeople can find the best, most relevant information. Below, they share......

A PR Agency's Guide For Addressing A Crisis
...our clients in the title industry, for example. Right now, 30-year fixed mortgage rates are the , and lenders are with the demand. We have to think: How does that affect our current marketing......

That's Not How You Get A Mortgage Anymore
...were the age of millennials. However, the most surprising statistic in the NAR report is that millennials bought of all homes in 2018 — more than the 32% of homes bought by boomers. It could......

8 best long-term investments in April 2020
...matures. It’s about as safe an investment as exists, and the FDIC can guarantee your account at any individual insured institution up to $250,000 per depositor. The real risk on an IRA CD is......

7 best short-term investments in April 2020
...and to set one up . Risk: Savings accounts are insured by the FDIC at banks and by the NCUA at credit unions, so you won’t lose money. There’s not really a risk to these accounts in the short......