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Democratic senators propose 20-year mortgage for low-income, first-time homebuyers
Democratic senators propose 20-year mortgage for low-income, first-time homebuyers

The Low-Income First Time Homebuyers Act (LIFT) establishes a program to sponsor 20-year mortgages that would build equity at twice the rate of a conventional 30-year mortgage.

Mortgage rates remain flat at 2.88%
Mortgage rates remain flat at 2.88%

“The net result for housing is that these low and stable rates allow consumers more time to find the homes they are looking to purchase,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said.

Compass, Guaranteed Rate launch loan origination company OriginPoint
Compass, Guaranteed Rate launch loan origination company OriginPoint

Two of the largest leaders in the real estate market are joining forces to form a new mortgage origination company.

New-home mortgage applications drop 9% in May
New-home mortgage applications drop 9% in May

On a year-over-year basis, new-home mortgage applications were down 5.9% in May, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported, citing its Builder Application Survey.

The trouble  with appraisals: How the wild market is making it harder to get financing
The trouble with appraisals: How the wild market is making it harder to get financing

Homebuyers lucky enough to win a bidding war for a property are increasingly running headlong into appraisals that don’t match — or even come close to — the agreed sales price, leaving them with limited ways to close the sale.

Mortgage applications dip as rate increases in latest MBA survey
Mortgage applications dip as rate increases in latest MBA survey

“This is a sign that the competitive purchase market, driven by low housing inventory and high demand, is pushing prices higher and weighing down on activity.” — Mortgage Bankers Association Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan

Guaranteed Rate launches tech company
Guaranteed Rate launches tech company

The new technology streamlines workflow in the mortgage industry.

The Lending Issue: Ready, Set, Close!
The Lending Issue: Ready, Set, Close!

To help you best serve clients in these uncertain times, we consulted with three of the city’s top lenders to find out their expectations for 2021 and what changes caused by the pandemic are here to stay.

Bridge financing for developers takes a new form
Bridge financing for developers takes a new form

There’s no shortage of people borrowing money these days. The real challenge is matching up the right client with the right project, according to Gary Williams of Rothschild Capital Solutions.

Mortgage delinquency rates higher than 2019, but dropping
Mortgage delinquency rates higher than 2019, but dropping

“The consistent decline in serious delinquency since August is a sign of growing financial stability for families,” said Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic.

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