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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MAXEX unveils green energy home improvement loans

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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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Loans in forbearance gain after 6 weeks of decline

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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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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac conforming loan limits increase for 2021

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

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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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Student loan debt delays homebuying timeline

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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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Forbearance loans decrease for 18th straight week

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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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Loan officers made insane money in Q4 2020

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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.

Why 28% of mortgage applicants never close the loan

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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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Jumbo vs. conventional loans: Which is better?

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Learn all you need to know about jumbo vs. conventional loans. Explore interest rates, requirements, and who should use which loan type.

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

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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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Caliber Home Loans plans $2B-plus IPO

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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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Mortgages in forbearance fall across all loan types

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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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HUD extends COVID-19 forbearance for FHA loans

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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.

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

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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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Loans in forbearance flat ahead of CFPB regulations

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The number of loans in forbearance stood unchanged from last week at 3.25% for the week ending on Aug. The share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance remained the same, at 1.66%. million loans.

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Residential Construction Loan Growth

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The second quarter of 2021 marked the second consecutive quarter of loan growth for residential construction loans. These gains have lifted the year-over-year growth rate, marking an expansion of outstanding loans for home builders.

UWM now offering ultra-low mortgage rates on FHA loans

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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.

FHFA sets extensions and expirations on loan flexibilities

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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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All loan types continued to experience drop in forbearance

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forbearance rate measuring the share of mortgages with suspended payments fell 16 basis points to 5.67% last week, with four of the five loan types dropping by double-digit basis points, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The U.S.

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Finance of America now offers renovation loans

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announced today the launch of Finance of America Home Improvement , a new business division offering non-mortgage financing options, including renovation loans. Homeowners in 2020 turned to renovation loans roughly as much as they did in 2019, originating $51.7

First American Mortgage Solutions’ loan modification process addresses workflow volume spike

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Secondly, the coronavirus pandemic has created a critical need to provide timely and compassionate borrower relief in the form of forbearance and loan modifications. Today’s servicers are working in a challenging environment due to several compounding factors.

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IMBs nearly triple their net gain per loan in second quarter

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Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $4,548 on each loan they originated in the second quarter of 2020 – nearly tripling the average first-quarter gain of $1,600 per loan, according to a report by the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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Share of mortgage loans in forbearance ticks up for second week

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While the rate of forbearance increased across all loans and servicer types, for the first time in 25 weeks, the share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance increased to 3.36% — a 1-basis-point gain. The U.S.

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UWM to knock 50 bps off VA IRRRL loans

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United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) announced on Wednesday that it would offer a 50 bps discount on all VA interest rate reduction refinance loans (IRRRL) through Veterans Day on Nov. With interest rates at historic lows, UWM has been offering a variety of loans under 3% to borrowers.

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Forbearance loans decrease, but new requests are highest since August

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The total number of loans in forbearance decreased from 5.54% to 5.48% as of Dec. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance decreased to 3.26% – an 8-point improvement. Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance decreased 21 points to 7.68%.

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JPMorgan Chase tightens standards for jumbo loans in Manhattan

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JPMorgan Chase has tightened mortgage terms on jumbo loans for co-operatives and condominiums in Manhattan amid shrinking buyer demand, Bloomberg reported on Friday. Chase announced that, beginning this week, it would limit jumbo loans to 70% of the sale price.

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Guide to HFA loans: What is an HFA loan and who qualifies?

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Guide to HFA loans: What is an HFA loan and who qualifies?

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Ginnie Mae loans lead drop in forbearance to 4.66%

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Servicers’ total number of loans in forbearance fell a whopping 24 basis points to 4.66% of portfolio volume during the first full week of April, according to a survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association – one of the biggest drops in the history of the series.

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Veterans United Home Loans to host virtual career showcase Sept. 2

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Mortgage Research Center , which does business as Veterans United Home Loans , is holding a virtual career showcase Wednesday, September 2, for all interested job applicants. The post Veterans United Home Loans to host virtual career showcase Sept.

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MBA Data Indicates Large Declines for Past Due and Seriously Delinquent Loans

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According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) fourth quarter National Delinquency Survey (NDS), on a seasonally adjusted basis, the percentage of loans past due decreased from 6.38% in the first quarter to 5.47%.

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Renovation loans get pandemic boost as homeowners want home offices

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For over 40 years with Section 203(k) of the National Housing Act, FHA has been protecting lenders with fully-insured mortgage loans even as renovations are underway. The post Renovation loans get pandemic boost as homeowners want home offices appeared first on HousingWire.

Conventional Loans: Greatest Share of New Sales Since 2008

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Census Bureau reveals that conventional loans financed 76.3% The share of sales backed by conventional loans in Q2 2021 increased 5.1 NAHB analysis of the most recent Quarterly Sales by Price and Financing published by the U.S.

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