mortgages

Democrats seek forgiveness on flood program's $25 billion debt

03/09/17

The debt is costing taxpayers $4 billion a year, but rather than forgive it Republicans remain focused on creating a private flood insurance market.

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Banc of California cutting costs after years of rapid growth

03/08/17

The company also seems to be shifting the narrative to operational performance after addressing claims of questionable insider dealings.

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Once-skittish investors warming up to Ginnie Mae servicing rights

03/06/17

Rising interest rates have slowed a recent run of unexpectedly high prepayments of government-insured mortgages, making servicing rights for loans held in Ginnie Mae securities more attractive to investors.

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Community Banks with the Largest First Mortgage Portfolios

03/06/17

On Dec. 31, 2016. Dollars in thousands.

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Housing market could test new HUD secretary

03/03/17

Ben Carson is facing a turbulent housing market as he takes the reins of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, with mortgage rates rising, inventories tight and home prices higher.

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Lenders scramble to educate homebuyers about changing mortgage conditions

03/03/17

Simultaneous spikes in home prices and mortgage rates have put an unusual squeeze on borrowers' purchasing power and require lenders to be proactive about protecting their loan pipelines.

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Banc of California to sell mortgage business to Caliber Home Loans

03/03/17

Caliber will also buy about $36 million of mortgage-servicing rights in a deal that is expected to close at the end of March.

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Give all creditworthy borrowers mortgage loans, regardless of race

02/28/17

Biased housing finance practices perpetuate the wealth gap between whites and communities of color.

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Will rising mortgage rates force loosening of credit standards?

02/27/17

With mortgage rates and housing prices both expected to go up this spring, lenders are facing a decision on how they will adjust to the decline in refinancings and overall lending volumes.

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Delinquency uptick a red herring in argument over FHA premium cuts?

02/22/17

Republican lawmakers are citing a recent report that delinquencies rose for loans guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration as a reason to delay a premium cut, but economists suggest the uptick is related to seasonal issues.

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