Purchase loans drive mortgage applications higher

Housing Wire

Mortgage rates increased significantly across all loan types last week as the Federal Reserve ’s signaling of tighter policy ahead pushed U.S. Adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity dipped to 3.1 % of total loan applications. Mortgage applications climbed 1.4%

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Conforming loan limits draw scrutiny

Housing Wire

Redwood completed more than $1 billion worth of private-label securitizations involving jumbo and business-purpose loans in the third quarter of this year alone, U.S. High balance loans divert capital and other resources to activity that does nothing to promote affordable housing.”.

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What is a bridge loan?

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If you’re a first-time homebuyer (or you already own a home), you’ve heard of mortgage loans. You have your conventional loans, FHA loans, VA loans, USDA loans and so on. Yes, we’re talking about a bridge loan. The post What is a bridge loan?

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Loan servicing solutions

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The post Loan servicing solutions appeared first on HousingWire. Sponsored Content Loan servicing Loan Servicing Solutions loan servicing special reports Magazine Special Reports

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PennyMac, UWM raise conforming loan limit ceiling

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PennyMac announced this week that it is upping conforming loan limits by almost 14% through broker and correspondent channels. The post PennyMac, UWM raise conforming loan limit ceiling appeared first on HousingWire.

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VA extends deadline for loan deferment

Housing Wire

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced this week that it is extending the timeframe for borrowers to request loan deferment. According to the VA’s circular, servicers may continue offering loan deferment until July 1, 2023, thus pushing the deadline nearly two additional years.

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Nonbanks quick to implement 2022 conforming loan limits

Housing Wire

On Tuesday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency revealed the much-anticipated conforming loan limits for 2022, with the baseline number jumping by 18% to $647,200. It’s the largest-ever annual increase in the size of loans eligible to be bought by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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MAXEX unveils green energy home improvement loans

Housing Wire

MAXEX , a digital exchange platform for buying and selling residential loans, announced on Wednesday the launch of two new lending programs in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase for green energy home improvements. Both programs are offered for loan values from $400,000 to $3 million.

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac conforming loan limits increase for 2021

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced new conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for 2021: $548,250. In 2016, the FHFA increased the Fannie and Freddie conforming loan limit for the first time in 10 years, and since then, the loan limit has gone up by $131,250.

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Knock reverses course on loan officer pay cut

Housing Wire

It is an eventful week within the Slack channels of Knock , and an anxiety-filled one for the company’s about 50 loan officers. Knock loan officers draw a median salary of about $75,000 a year, according to these company sources.

Loans in forbearance gain after 6 weeks of decline

Housing Wire

According to the report, the portfolio-held and private labeled security loans were largely responsible for the recent increase, with forbearance share gaining from 7.1% to 7.3% – a total of 28,000 new loans in forbearance.

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FHFA hikes fees for high-balance and second-home loans

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency introduced new upfront fees on Wednesday for some high-balance and second-home loans sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Upfront fees for high balance loans will increase between 0.25% and 0.75%, tiered by loan-to-value ratio.

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FHA raises loan limit by nearly $25,000 for 2021

Housing Wire

Given massive year-over-year gains in home prices , the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is increasing its 2021 loan limit in most of the U.S. to $356,362, an increase of nearly $25,000 over 2020’s loan limit of $331,760. In 125 counties, FHA’s loan limits will remain unchanged.

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Private-label loan-vetting comes up short

Housing Wire

The process of vetting loan pools assembled for private-label securitization deals is, to a degree, like sausage-making. The concept is simple: A random sample of loans is selected for due-diligence review from a larger pool of loans that often numbers in the thousands.

Caliber Home Loans CEO Sanjiv Das steps down

Housing Wire

Sanjiv Das, CEO of Caliber Home Loans , is stepping down as CEO of the company, less than one year after New Residential Investment Corp. The post Caliber Home Loans CEO Sanjiv Das steps down appeared first on HousingWire.

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Mortgage apps up 2.3% with new record average loan size

Housing Wire

Higher rates led to the “slowest pace of refinance activity in over two years,” mainly among FHA and VA loans, Kan said in a statement. Regarding purchase applications, the average loan size set a record at $418,500. with new record average loan size appeared first on HousingWire.

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Move over Fannie, the non-QM loan is in the fast lane

Housing Wire

In the world of mortgage-financing, there exists a product line defined by what it is not — non-qualified mortgage (non-QM), non-prime, non-agency or an alternative-documentation loan. Angel Oak, through its affiliates, both originates and securitizes non-QM loans.

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Citigroup taps into the red-hot reperforming loan market

Housing Wire

The bank, through its residential mortgage-backed securities conduit, Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust , has securitized some 45,000 reperforming loans valued in aggregate at $6.8 And they are truly scratch-and-dent loans. Global lender Citigroup is capitalizing on a vibrant U.S.

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Loan officers made insane money in Q4 2020

Housing Wire

Over $4 trillion in originations made its way through the housing market last year, and new data from mortgage software firm LBA Ware revealed that by the end of 2020, loan officers played every last card in their deck to get those deals closed by New Years.

Covius integrates Stavvy for RON and eSign on loan mods

Housing Wire

Technology solutions provider Covius announced Tuesday that it is integrating the Stavvy platform into its loss mitigation and loan modification solutions. Before Ginnie Mae’s announcement, only Fannie Mae , Freddie Mac and loans securitized outside of the GSEs were potentially RON-eligible.

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Why 28% of mortgage applicants never close the loan

Housing Wire

I have a refinance client in California and they own a geodesic dome home,” said Glessner, a senior loan officer at Draper & Kramer Mortgage in Englewood, Colorado. Lonnie Glessner isn’t normally one to turn down business. But with origination volume expected to exceed $3.4

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Making every loan a green loan

Housing Wire

In the decade since Fannie Mae launched the industry’s first multifamily green initiative, the GSEs and FHA have provided over $150 billion in multifamily green loans, conserving energy, water, and reducing carbon emissions in properties across the country.

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loanDepot brings Ginnie Mae loan servicing in-house

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loanDepot announced this week that it will begin servicing Ginnie Mae loans in-house, following a 2021 decision to do the same for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -backed loans. The post loanDepot brings Ginnie Mae loan servicing in-house appeared first on HousingWire.

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Polly to speed up loan originations with new Blend Integration

Housing Wire

The integration will see Polly’s Pricing Engine incorporate Blends POS via API connectivity – giving LOs the capability to capture financial data while simultaneously determining loan pricing and terms.

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Forbearance loans decrease for 18th straight week

Housing Wire

The share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance also decreased three basis points to 1.99%, and Ginnie Mae loans decreased three basis points to 5.10%. The forbearance share for portfolio loans and private-label securities (PLS) decreased five basis points to 7.92%.

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Mortgages in forbearance fall across all loan types

Housing Wire

With more borrowers exiting forbearance in the prior week, the share of loans in forbearance declined across all loan types. Approximately 23.95% of total loans in forbearance are in the initial stage, while 74.49% are in a forbearance extension. The U.S.

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Student loan debt delays homebuying timeline

Housing Wire

Over half of non-homeowning millennials (60%) say student loan debt is delaying them from purchasing a home, making them the population most affected by student debt , according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2021 impact of student loan debt report.

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Fannie Mae’s sales of reperforming loans are on the rise 

Housing Wire

Sales of reperforming loans nosedived in 2020 as the pandemic took root in America, but sales volume appears to have recovered with vigor, based on an analysis of RPL offerings for government-sponsored enterprise Fannie Mae.

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HUD extends COVID-19 forbearance for FHA loans

Housing Wire

Department of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday extended COVID-19 foreclosure and forbearance moratoriums for FHA and USDA loans to June 30, 2021. This announcement follows FHFA action last week to extend moratoriums for loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The U.S.

FHA’s manufactured housing loan program gets a facelift

Housing Wire

With renewed attention towards the manufactured housing space, the FHA moved this week to provide updated guidance to its Title I loan program, making it easier to understand and use for lenders. The post FHA’s manufactured housing loan program gets a facelift appeared first on HousingWire.

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UWM now offering ultra-low mortgage rates on FHA loans

Housing Wire

Ahead of its initial public offering slated for mid-December, United Wholesale Mortgage is offering mortgage rates below 2% on FHA loans through its Conquest Program. on FHA loans, the company announced in a statement on Wednesday.

Should I pay off student loans before buying my first home?

Housing Wire

Do I need to pay off my student loans before buying my first home? What it really comes down to is whether or not you feel comfortable paying a mortgage (and all the other fun expenses that come with having a home), while also paying off student loans.

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ServiceMac’s loan servicing solution predicts loan defaults in real-time

Housing Wire

For servicers and subservicers, compliance with federal and state regulations is a top priority, especially given today’s record high loan volumes driven by historically low rates. It’s critical to quickly evaluate the success rate of a loan by identifying and correcting errors in real time.

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Loan officer wallets flatten as refis dry up

Housing Wire

To the surprise of virtually no one, loan officer commissions started to head south in the third quarter, dropping 17% year-over-year, according to SimpleNexus ’ third quarter mortgage loan compensation report. loans per month in Q3 2021, versus an average of 9.0

Loan origination complaints have spiked during pandemic

Housing Wire

Loan origination-related consumer complaints rose significantly over the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ’s (CFPB) report published last week.

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Caliber Home Loans plans $2B-plus IPO

Housing Wire

Texas-based mortgage lender Caliber Home Loans is the latest mortgage firm to ride the IPO wave, filing paperwork to potentially go public this year at a valuation north of $2 billion, according to a new report. The post Caliber Home Loans plans $2B-plus IPO appeared first on HousingWire.

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FHFA sets extensions and expirations on loan flexibilities

Housing Wire

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Wednesday that due to “low usage” it is no longer extending expirations on certain temporary loan origination flexibilities for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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