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  • Ocwen2.26-0.03 -1.31%
  • Zillow38.62+1.03 +2.74%
  • Trulia47+0 +0%
  • NationStar16.17-0.08 -0.49%
  • CoreLogic42.68+0.72 +1.72%
  • RE/MAX59.95+0.60 +1.01%
  • Fannie Mae2.95+0.11 +3.87%
  • Freddie Mac2.77+0.09 +3.17%
  • Wells Fargo54.54-0.02 -0.04%
  • CitiMortgage60.10-0.11 -0.18%
  • Bank of America23.89-0.09 -0.38%
  • Fidelity National Financial40.90+0.40 +0.99%
  • First American40.77+0.30 +0.74%
  • Black Knight Financial Services41.50+0.95 +2.34%
  • AUDUSD=X0.7487+0.0012 +0.1646%
  • USDJPY=X111.2780+0.1930 +0.1737%
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Conforming Loans Can’t Keep Up

Analyzing data from Ellie Mae’s AllRegs Market Clarity tool, the Mortgage Bankers Association determined that its Mortgage Credit Availability Index increased 3.2 percent in March. However, conforming loans access decreased by 2.6 percent, as mid-priced homes have jumped in price.

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Industry Leaders Meet in D.C.

This week, top figures from the mortgage servicing industry and the government met in Washington, D.C., at the National Mortgage Servicers Association member meeting and the Five Star Government Forum. As part of their mission to advance growth in the industry, The NMSA met with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray.

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VA Home Loan Guarantee Program Faces Appraisal Problems

NAR’s 2016 Veterans and Active Military Home Buyers and Sellers Profile found that 18 percent of all recent homebuyers were veterans, and over half of those veterans used a VA loan to finance their home purchase. However, a number of roadblocks get in the way of appraisers giving veterans fair prices, such as compensation.

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The State of Household Debt and Homeownership in America

Household debt reached a peak of $12.7 trillion in Q3 2008. Following the peak, debt declined for several years until recently. The past three years have seen a gradual increase in debt, reaching $12.6 trillion by Q4 2016. Borrowers have shifted away from housing-related debt into student loan and auto debt.

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Home Prices Won’t Drop Anytime Soon

A new report shows the likelihood of drops in housing prices—for all states and major cities—is pretty low over the next two years. This is because of low interest rates, short supply, and a tightening job market. If pricing declines do occur, they’re most likely in North Dakota, Wyoming, and Alaska, as well as Oklahoma City.

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Cleveland, Detroit Top Rental Investment Markets

A recent report revealed that the nation’s top grossing single-family rental markets are mostly noncoastal, Midwestern states, with Cleveland, Ohio, taking the top spot. At No. 2 and 3 were Detroit and Dayton, Ohio, respectively. Memphis and Toledo rounded out the top five.

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Equity To Borrowers Hits 11-year High

Rising home prices nationally have created the strongest equity economy since 2006, according to a new report by Black Knight. Borrowers have nearly $5 trillion in equity to tap into, and the number of underwater borrowers has dropped dramatically. Refis account for a stronger share of borrowing than they have for years.

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The Week Ahead: Hope For Credit Growth

The Federal Reserve will release its February 2017 Consumer Credit survey. Previous studies have revealed that although ejection rates on credit applications declined, consumers still felt pessimistic. For example, February’s report revealed that consumers were 12.2 percent less likely to apply for a mortgage refinance than before.

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