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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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. Presented by: Citi Mortgage.

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Mortgages in forbearance fall across all loan types

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forbearance rate measuring the share of mortgages with suspended payments fell seven basis points to 5.83% last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Approximately 23.95% of total loans in forbearance are in the initial stage, while 74.49% are in a forbearance extension.

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Why 28% of mortgage applicants never close the loan

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trillion this year, stretching the capacity limits of lenders and everyone else in the housing ecosystem, some mortgage applicants simply haven’t been worth his while. “I Lonnie Glessner isn’t normally one to turn down business. But with origination volume expected to exceed $3.4

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Loan servicing solutions

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the mortgage industry, and servicers are dealing with an increased call volume as borrowers transition in and out of forbearance and make decisions regarding the future of their homes. The post Loan servicing solutions appeared first on HousingWire.

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Loans in forbearance gain after 6 weeks of decline

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After six weeks of steady declines, the number of mortgages in active forbearance rose by 21,000 last week, according to a new report. to 7.3% – a total of 28,000 new loans in forbearance. The post Loans in forbearance gain after 6 weeks of decline appeared first on HousingWire.

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Why VA mortgage loans go to the bottom of the stack

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Since the client began the search for her dream home earlier this year, her Veterans Affairs mortgage loan offers have been rejected over a dozen times. Williams, the broker-owner of We Save Loans , said her client has all but given up on buying an existing home with VA financing.

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Share of mortgage loans in forbearance ticks up for second week

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forbearance rate measuring the share of mortgages with suspended payments increased for the second consecutive week in nearly five months from 5.48% to 5.54%, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The U.S.

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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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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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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. Mortgage Tech Demo Day.

Mortgage applications decrease 4%

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After two straight weeks of increases , mortgage applications dropped 4.2% for the week ending May 21, 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association ‘s weekly mortgage applications survey. of total mortgage applications from 63.3%

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. That placed Caliber just behind United Wholesale Mortgage.

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Making every loan a green loan

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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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Mortgage applications rebound as mortgage rates drop

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After two weeks of decreases, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported that mortgage applications increased 1.1% 11 amid mortgage rates that hit a new survey low. The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 72.7%

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.

Watersone Mortgage’s COO on finding a way to “yes” for each loan file

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Mortgage operations were a make or break component of every lender’s 2020 strategy, putting operational professionals in the housing economy to test in a turbulent market. Rich Tucker: Our Loan Operations team is pivotal to our success as a company. Awards Mortgage

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Mortgage applications rise 4.6%

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the week prior , mortgage applications almost completely rebounded last week, gaining 4.6%, according to a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. Refinances continued to hover around two-thirds the share of mortgage activity as they increased to 65.4% After faltering 4.8%

Applications drop, despite falling mortgage rates

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Following an almost 9% jump in mortgage applications last week , the Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 2.5% The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 60.6% of total mortgage applications from 60% the previous week.

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

Mortgage applications rebound following drop in rates

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After six consecutive weeks of dips , mortgage applications rose 8.6% in the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. “Borrowers acted on the decrease in rates for most loan types, with both conventional and government refinance applications showing gains,” Kan.

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

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Prior to the deadline for public commentary on Tuesday, housing industry trade groups, companies and organizations responded to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rulemaking for the general qualified mortgage definition and the expiration of the QM patch in January 2021.

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Mortgage applications increase for second straight week

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Mortgage applications increased for the second straight week , this time jumping 1.2% for the week ending May 14, 2021, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. All loan types hit their highest levels in two weeks.

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

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For one, the mortgage industry is experiencing historically low interest rates, which have set in motion a refinancing boom that has dramatically increased lien release volume processing. Today’s servicers are working in a challenging environment due to several compounding factors.

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Mortgage applications decrease as rates move higher

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Mortgage applications decreased 1.9% 15 from one week earlier , per data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly survey. “The average loan size for purchase loans jumped to $384,000, the second highest level in the survey.”.

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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Mortgage applications dip as home prices climb

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Mortgage applications decreased for the third straight week – this time down 2.5%, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. He added that mortgage rates have moved higher in tandem with Treasury yields.

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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Nonbank lenders profited $4,200 per loan in 2020

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Across the mortgage industry, revenues swelled to record highs in 2020. Nonbank lenders and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reaped the rewards – they nearly tripled their profit per loan last year. billion (16,198 loans) per company in 2020, up from $2.7

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Mortgage applications are thinning as summer approaches

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For the third week in a row, mortgage applications decreased. Mortgage applications fell 3.1% in the week ending June 4, and refis took the biggest dip, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. of total mortgage applications from 61.3%

New-year optimism reflected in mortgage applications jump

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Mortgage applications jumped 16.7% drop last week , according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate climbed two basis points to 2.88%, but the 15-year fixed rate fell to 2.39% — a survey low. after a 4.2%

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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Refinance wave boosts mortgage applications 3.8%

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With mortgage rates continuing to hover near record lows, mortgage applications jumped 3.8% last week according to a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Mortgage rates continue to hover at record lows this fall.

Mortgage applications recover as winter storms pass

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Mortgage applications recovered slightly from last week , increasing 0.5% 26, 2021 according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The refinance share of mortgage activity decreased to 67.5% The FHA share of total mortgage applications increased to 12.1%

Mortgage applications jump as rates fall to 2.96%

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After weeks of decreases , mortgage applications rose 2.1% for the week ending May 7, 2021, according to the most recent report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. Aiding the jump in mortgage applications was another sub-3% week of mortgage rates , which fell officially to 2.96%.

Mortgage applications fall for fourth week

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Mortgage applications decreased for the fourth straight week – this time down 2.2%, according to the latest report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The FHA share of total mortgage applications decreased to 11.3% The VA share of total mortgage applications increased to 10.3%

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. 6, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance decreased to 3.26% – an 8-point improvement.

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Mortgage forbearance drops as expiration date nears

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Mortgages in forbearance fell for the 15th consecutive week last week to 4.04% of servicers portfolio volume ? a 12 basis point decline , according to a survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association. resulted in a loan deferral/partial claim and 24.3%