Mortgage & Finance

Fannie, Freddie Reform Unlikely This Year
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Fannie, Freddie Reform Unlikely This Year

The new administration may focus instead on allowing the GSEs to rebuild depleted... More

Mortgage Rates Ease
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Mortgage Rates Ease

30-year rate drops to 4.29%. More

Rising Interest Rates Both a Blessing and Curse for Mortgage-Bank Profits
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Rising Interest Rates Both a Blessing and Curse for Mortgage-Bank Profits

While production profits are falling, net servicing financial income is on the rise. More

Tensions Rise at House Hearing on CFPB Constitutionality
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Tensions Rise at House Hearing on CFPB Constitutionality

House Republicans profusely thanked the witnesses for coming as House Democrats... More

MBA: Mortgage Apps Drop 2.7%
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MBA: Mortgage Apps Drop 2.7%

Government Refinance Index falls 12%, down to its lowest level since December 2014. More

Private-Label Mortgage Bonds Are Making a Comeback
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Private-Label Mortgage Bonds Are Making a Comeback

Remember the sliced and diced mortgage-backed bonds that brought down the U.S.... More

Doctors Can Get Their Own Kind of Home Loan
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Doctors Can Get Their Own Kind of Home Loan

One lesser-known benefit of becoming a physician is that there is a special... More

Tax Overhaul Threatens Affordable-Housing Deals
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Tax Overhaul Threatens Affordable-Housing Deals

The possibility of a tax-code overhaul is casting a shadow over the $10 billion... More

MBA Says a Lot Can be Learned From Trump’s Budget
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MBA Says a Lot Can be Learned From Trump’s Budget

The Mortgage Bankers Association explained President Donald Trump’s proposed... More

Government Sides With PHH, Calls CFPB Structure Unconstitutional
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Government Sides With PHH, Calls CFPB Structure Unconstitutional

Recently, the U.S. government began to give off indications that it might be... More

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