The U.S. housing finance market may be poised for a historic shift away from a long trend of primarily refinancing existing real estate loans to primarily funding new real estate purchases.
A former boss used sailing analogies to describe the mortgage market, saying things like, “A rising tide floats all boats.” With refinance loans falling and demand far exceeding supply, it’s hard not to look like an industry captain. Whether it is government subsidized programs, wide margins or vehicles to invest...
CUNA economist on panel of industry experts selected by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) to discuss finance reform legislation.
CUNA Chief Economist Bill Hampel will be among panelists at a congressional discussion on plans to reform the secondary mortgage market.
Jerry Reed, chief lending officer from the $5.3 billion Alaska USA FCU, told lawmakers during a June 18 hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s qualified mortgage rule that products and product features were responsible for the mortgage market meltdown, not underwriting standards.
Lending officer to tell House panel on Tuesday that CFPB qualified mortgage rule severely restrict lending.
Mortgage bankers trade group says 1st quarter figures show slight increase in 30-day delinquency rate.
Credit unions facing a lack of available and affordable mortgage loan professionals should not look for the staffing challenge to ease anytime soon, according to housing finance executives and consultants.
Despite what almost everyone agrees is the deep importance of the topic, credit unions have become largely ambivalent about reforming the secondary mortgage market and uncertain about potentially disrupting a system which seems to be working well, according to executives with credit union organizations familiar with the issue.
Credit unions may have their best opportunity ever to boost the portion of mortgage loans that actually go to purchase homes as opposed to loans that refinance previous notes.