Mortgage & Finance

Regulators on More 'Skin In The Game:' Never MindRegulators on More 'Skin In The Game:' Never Mind

Washington Post staffer Dina ElBoghdady reports on why regulators are relaxing all... Read more

Apps Up on Refis, Although Purchases EbbApps Up on Refis, Although Purchases Ebb

Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week as refinancing picked up... Read more

The Stressed Mortgage MarketThe Stressed Mortgage Market

National Association of Home Builders economics analyst Natalia Siniavskaia continues a dive into the insights in the Census Bureau's 2013 Survey of Construction, zeroing in on the ways Americans finance their home purchases. Specifically, she spotlights non-conventional mortgage lending. Read more

The Lowdown On the New Mortgage Lending RulesThe Lowdown On the New Mortgage Lending Rules

Not everybody's happy that home borrowers are going to get to put less skin in the... Read more

Bankers Say They Can Live With QM, QRM Bankers Say They Can Live With QM, QRM

HousingWire staffer Trey Garrison report that David Stevens, president and CEO of... Read more

The 7% Solution: Mortgage Demand Outlook Strengthens

MarketWatch staffer Daniel Goldstein reports that the Mortgage Bankers Association forecasts that a base of job-growth will spur a 7% increase in mortgage loan applications in 2015. The biggest portion of the jump is expected to come from new mortgages, which are projected to increase 15% to $731 billion. Read more

Dudley to Banks: Get Right or We'll Break You UpDudley to Banks: Get Right or We'll Break You Up

Wall Street’s main regulator on Monday stepped up his campaign to improve the... Read more

High Hopes for a Mortgage ThawHigh Hopes for a Mortgage Thaw

Wall Street Journal staffer Joe Light covers Federal Housing Finance Agency director Mel Watt's assertion that a break-through in the post-Recession deep-freeze period of mortgage lending is about to happen. Read more

Jumbos Go Low on FICOJumbos Go Low on FICO

Wall Street Journal staffer Anya Martin reports that some banks have begun to accept lower credit scores, some as low as a 680, in approvals for jumbo loan products (paywall). Read more

Watt's Up: MBA Speech a Moment of Truth for FHFA ChiefWatt's Up: MBA Speech a Moment of Truth for FHFA Chief

HousingWire staffer Trey Garrison reports that it’s likely that Federal Housing... Read more

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