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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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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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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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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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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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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All loan types continued to experience drop in forbearance

Housing Wire

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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Forbearance loans decrease, but new requests are highest since August

Housing Wire

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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Share of mortgage loans in forbearance ticks up for second week

Housing Wire

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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2020 ends with 3.4 million loans in delinquency

Housing Wire

With nearly 2 million extra overdue loans in the pipe, that’s approximately 3.4 million loans in total at December’s end. million loans in delinquency appeared first on HousingWire.

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Conventional loan home requirements: Is an inspection required?

The Mortgage Report

Conventional loans have a few basic property standards, but no in-depth home condition requirements. You likely want a home inspection anyway.

UWM offering 61 bps on conventional loans through March 8

Housing Wire

To generate buzz for its upcoming independent public offering , United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) is offering a special deal on conventional mortgage loans to select borrowers for the next two months.

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FHA loan limits increase for single-family and multifamily loans

The Mortgage Report

Current FHA loan limits for every U.S. Check your local FHA loan limit for 1-unit, 2-unit, 3-unit, and 4-unit homes. FHA Home Buying Mortgage News FHA Housing Loan Limits Mortgage mortgage ratescounty. Limits start at $350K.

IMBs nearly triple their net gain per loan in second quarter

Housing Wire

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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JPMorgan Chase tightens standards for jumbo loans in Manhattan

Housing Wire

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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New year sees 2.74 million loans in forbearance

Housing Wire

After three consecutive weeks of increases , the number of mortgage loans in active forbearance fell by 92,000 the first week of 2021, according to a Friday report from Black Knight. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance fell 3.3%

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USDA home loans: USDA loan requirements & rates for 2020

The Mortgage Report

USDA loans allow zero down payment and have lenient requirements. Plus, USDA loan rates are below average. Mortgage Products USDA Loans Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate USDASee if you qualify for a USDA mortgage.

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UWM to knock 50 bps off VA IRRRL loans

Housing Wire

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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VA Home Loans: Helping Heroes Find a Home

Keeping Current Matters

In the United States, there are many valuable benefits available to Veterans, including VA home loans. For over 75 years, VA home loans have provided millions of Veterans and their families the opportunity to purchase their own homes.

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Student loans hinder saving for a down payment, NAR finds

Housing Wire

According to the National Association of Realtors 2020 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 47% of potential homebuyers said student loan debt was the biggest obstacle in saving for a downpayment. The post Student loans hinder saving for a down payment, NAR finds appeared first on HousingWire.

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Reali Loans Review for 2021

The Mortgage Report

Reali Loans mortgage review showing how Reali compares to other top mortgage lenders for mortgage rates, loan options, and customer service. Mortgage Lender Reviews

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Renovation loans get pandemic boost as homeowners want home offices

Housing Wire

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.

Quicken Loans’ Austin Niemiec on Rocket Pro TPO rebrand impact

Housing Wire

On the heels of going public, Rocket Companies’ broker channel, Quicken Loans Mortgage Services (QLMS), made waves throughout the industry when it announced it would be rebranding to Rocket Pro TPO in an effort to closer align itself with the brand that has become ever-present in the lending space. Dan Gilbert started Quicken Loans as a small brokerage in the Detroit area 35 years ago and grew it into the nation’s largest mortgage lender.

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Here’s how Quicken Loans and the Rock FOC create impactful change

Housing Wire

Quicken Loans and the Rock Family of Companies are built on 19 carefully thought out philosophies, or as they call them, ISMs, that compile all of their values into active ways they plan to inspire change. Team member volunteer event collaborating with muralist Philip Simpson.

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How one lender is tackling demand for jumbo loans in 2021

Housing Wire

We wanted to introduce a program that provides borrowers with the larger loan amounts they need to purchase or refinance a high-value property. The Jumbo Prime program is designed for qualified borrowers who may have larger loan amounts than allowed under conventional loan terms.

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How to refinance your USDA home loan

The Mortgage Report

Learn how to refinance your USDA loan into a lower rate and payment. Or refinance a USDA loan to cash-out equity or remove mortgage insurance. Refinance USDA Loans

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LOs are only human — Tech is necessary to keep up with max loan volumes

Housing Wire

One of the drivers for a pivot to profit is that loans are expensive. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, it costs an average of $7,535 to produce a loan. It also helps position LOs to better educate and advise customers on the right loan products for their needs.

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DACA home loans — FHA will now approve home loans for ‘Dreamers.’ Here’s how to get approved

The Mortgage Report

Thanks to a new policy, FHA is now accepting DACA home loans. Learn about the pros and cons of FHA loans and whether you qualify for financing.

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

Housing Wire

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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Mortgage industry provides commentary on CFPB’s proposed changes to QM loan definition

Housing Wire

In June, the bureau released two proposals regarding the QM Patch, which allows loans sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac to exceed the 43% debt-to-income ratio the Bureau had established in its Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule.

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Everything You Need to Know About Construction Loans


Are you wondering how construction loans work? It all comes down to circumstances, and in this case, if you're constructing your own home, you're going to need a particular type of loan: a construction […]. Do you want to build your own home?

How home construction loans work

The Mortgage Report

If you want to build your own home, you'll likely need a construction loan. Learn how construction loans work and why they're different from mortgages. Buying a home Mortgage Products Mortgage Strategy

The VA home loan: Benefits, requirements, and rates for 2020

The Mortgage Report

VA home loan benefits are unmatched by other mortgage programs. See VA loan requirements, benefits, and interest rates here. Military Corner Mortgage Products VA Loans mortgage rates Refinance U.S. Housing VA Loan

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Quicken Loans Mortgage Review for 2020

The Mortgage Report

Review of Quicken Loans showing how the company compares to other top lenders. Mortgage Lender Reviews Mortgage Products quicken loans customer service quicken loans mortgage lender review quicken loans mortgage rates quicken loans mortgages should i get a mortgage from quicken loansIncludes mortgage rates, service, complaints, operations and products offered.

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