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  • Natural disasters and forbearance: What borrowers and mortgage servicers need to know September 17, 2021
    The United States is grappling with a sharp rise in natural disasters, including wildfires, an active hurricane season, floods, tornadoes and mudslides. The mortgage industry needs to be proactive in examining programs to help borrowers recover. The post Natural disasters and forbearance: What borrowers and mortgage servicers need to know appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Market volatility persists despite Fed’s commitment to ZIRP September 17, 2021
    While the Fed’s interest rate policy certainly has an influence on mortgage rates, there is by no means a one-to-one correlation between the two. The post Market volatility persists despite Fed’s commitment to ZIRP appeared first on HousingWire.
  • These are the hottest housing markets in America September 17, 2021
    A housing market report from RE/MAX found that 36 of 51 metro areas had double-digit year over year sale price increases in August. Boise led the way. The post These are the hottest housing markets in America appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Support for Thompson to permanently lead FHFA grows September 17, 2021
    Influential Congresswoman Maxine Waters has waded into the growing debate about who should lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). And her pick – though she doesn't get a vote – is the acting director, Sandra Thompson. HW+ Premium Content. The post Support for Thompson to permanently lead FHFA grows appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Defects decline as mortgage lenders self-correct September 17, 2021
    Mortgage lenders have been making strides to right their wrongs, with critical defects falling to a rate of 2.01% in the first quarter of 2021 The post Defects decline as mortgage lenders self-correct appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Mitch Kider to speak at HW Annual on Sept. 27 September 17, 2021
    Companies in mortgage and real estate are prime targets for malicious actors. That’s why we invited Mitch Kider, chairman and managing partner of Weiner Brodsky Kider PC to HW Annual Sept. 27-28 in Dallas. The post Mitch Kider to speak at HW Annual on Sept. 27 appeared first on HousingWire.
  • How Freddie Mac is addressing affordable housing challenges September 17, 2021
    Freddie Mac recognizes that effective housing solutions should not follow a one-size-fits-all approach. As part of its mission to provide liquidity, stability, affordability and equality to the housing market, Freddie Mac created its Housing Solutions team in 2020 to reduce barriers to homeownership and provide solutions to some of the nation’s toughest housing challenges.  The […]
  • Inside Look: RealTrends 2021 Brokerage Compensation Study September 17, 2021
    Steve Murray, senior advisor to RealTrends, gives an exclusive first look at the 2021 RealTrends Brokerage Compensation Report. HW+ Premium Content The post Inside Look: RealTrends 2021 Brokerage Compensation Study appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Bidding wars – the scourge of buyers – slowed in August September 17, 2021
    The bidding wars that put smiles on the faces of sellers and simultaneously drove buyers to rip their hair out weren't as frequent in August. The post Bidding wars – the scourge of buyers – slowed in August appeared first on HousingWire.
  • HW+ Member Spotlight: Kris Kully September 17, 2021
    Every week, we're featuring an HW+ member and asking them for their input on the housing industry. For our first HW+ member spotlight, Kris Kully shares the trends that she is closely watching. HW+ Premium Content. The post HW+ Member Spotlight: Kris Kully appeared first on HousingWire.