What you should tell clients about Freddie's mortgage survey
It's a useful tool, especially to show clients where rates have been recently and historically, but every agent must understand the lag
by Lou Barnes | Apr 17
VA home loans: A great benefit in need of a major renovation
What happened when a listing (a condo that the seller originally purchased with a VA loan) went under contract
by E.J. Footer | Apr 11
What a wild week meant for bonds (and mortgage rates)
Last night the 10-year broke down to 2.29 percent, pulling mortgages also (some trading is 24/7)
by Lou Barnes | Apr 7
Location Inc. unveils hyperlocal price forecasts for banks
New dataset features predictions at the 'micro-neighborhood' level -- 10 times smaller than a ZIP code
by Teke Wiggin | Apr 5
Why redlining and discrimination are still a problem
It's illegal, and several organizations are fighting it
by Bernice Ross | Apr 3
Pre-qualifier to dish legitimate credit scores in minutes
The program, which also verifies a consumer's identity, will be rolled out at NAR's annual convention in November
by Lew Sichelman | Mar 28
Off the sidelines and into a home: Helping the underserved
Agents are challenged with helping clients find affordable homes, and it all starts with financing
by Ray Brousseau | Mar 28
Will trended credit data result in more mortgage approvals?
How more granular information will change lending behavior
by Steve Cook | Mar 24
Would-be borrowers could be another $150B in business
Professionals at the annual Regional Conference of Mortgage Bankers Associations in Atlantic City discussed what they're doing
by Lew Sichelman | Mar 23
Could Zillow leads to lenders put you in CFPB's crosshairs?
Portal changes language around lender ads in its co-marketing program
by Andrea V. Brambila | Mar 22
Why you can expect mortgage rates to creep toward 5%
Sometime this summer the 10-year treasury note will break 2.60 percent
by Lou Barnes | Mar 15
LoanDepot invests $80M into digital lending platform
Consumers will have access to a 24/7 secure portal while lender can give accurate quotes, pricing, offers and pre-qualification letters in minutes
by Caroline Feeney | Mar 7
The Fed will hike rates by 0.25% at its March meeting
Two speeches this week -- one by the Chair and one by a Fed governor -- illuminate the plans
by Lou Barnes | Mar 3
Wells Fargo plans initiative to boost black homeownership
The company will put $60 billion in loan money where its mouth is
by Marian McPherson | Mar 2
The massive growth of down payment assistance
What's available where and to whom when it comes to a little down payment boost
by Lew Sichelman | Feb 28