No flood of foreclosures to come in pandemic's wake. Here's why
Anyone believing but there will be a flood of homes that will be foreclosed on either toward the end of this year or in 2022 is likely to be disappointed. Here's a closer look
by Matthew Gardner Jul 27
Pending-home sales take 4.4% hit in April
In a reversal from the previous month, pending-home sales decreased in all regions except the Midwest, which saw gains of 3.5% from March to April
by Lillian Dickerson May 27
How agents can help clients avoid foreclosure
Though for some the current landscape might feel reminiscent of the 2008 housing crisis, there's a lot that's different today. Here's how you can best serve your clients during this time
Mortgages in forbearance drop again, but that trend could reverse
As Congress continues to be at a standstill in passing a second stimulus bill to support Americans who have become unemployed as a result of the pandemic, it's likely forbearance rates could increase in upcoming weeks
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 14
Making sense of the headlines: What you should know about the Case-Shiller Index
Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dives deeper into the lesser known components of the Case-Shiller Home Price Index and what they can tell us about the health of the market
by Matthew Gardner Aug 4
Mortgages in forbearance drop for sixth week in a row
The number of mortgage loans in forbearance declined by 6 basis points, from 7.80% the previous week to 7.74%, marking the sixth consecutive week loans in forbearance dropped
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 28
Making sense of the headlines: Will home prices rise in 2020?
Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner takes a look at home sales and gives his outlook on home prices for the remainder of 2020
by Matthew Gardner Jul 28
Mortgages in forbearance decline for fourth consecutive week
The total number of mortgages in forbearance declined for the fourth consecutive week, from 8.39% of servicers' portfolio volume to 8.18% during the week ending July 5, 2020
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 14
COVID-19-related forbearance volumes decline for first time since pandemic hit
Active COVID-19-related forbearance volumes declined by a net 34,000 for the week ending on June 2, the first weekly decrease since the CARES Act went into effect
Making sense of the headlines: Is mortgage forbearance a good idea?
Will the mortgage forbearance help or hurt the US housing market? Homeowners who are thinking of using the program should read the fine print
by Matthew Gardner May 5
How to talk to distressed homeowners about their options
During difficult times, agents need to step up and help homeowners facing a mortgage crunch due to COVID-19. Here are the right resources your clients need now.
by Bernice Ross Apr 22