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When it comes to real estate, Millennials have been the perpetual under-class. But recent evidence suggests this cohort may be finally settling down and buying homes.
As we rapidly approach the end of the first quarter of 2017, we find ourselves in a dynamic marketplace.
Housing starts, regulatory reform a source of optimism for homebuilders at the end of Q1.
Alternative mortgages will present investors a $150 billion minimum choice versus agency product in 2017, even if the overall origination market declines, according to one executive whose firm is starting to securitize non-QM loans.
In an exclusive interview with GoRion, David Stevens, president and chief executive officer, of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), discussed the state of the mortgage finance market as the industry transitions to the new Trump Administration, continues to await Congressional reform of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), and seeks to divine the final fate of the embattled Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
America’s trend toward renting pushed homeownership rates to 50-year lows in 2016, casting further doubts about the long-term sustainability of the recovery.
The post-crisis RMBS market ended 2016 looking like a model child in the credit markets, driving down delinquency rates on multifamily and commercial mortgages to levels well below 5% among the five major investor groups. 
Technological innovation is disrupting every aspect of the financial industry. Experts say the $14 trillion mortgage market could be next. 
Investors heaving a sigh of relief that the foreclosure crisis isn’t an imminent danger to their collateral any more are mostly right. 
The Federal Reserve is on course to end reinvestments of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) holdings next year, as policymakers attempt to shrink a balance sheet that swelled following the financial crisis, analysts at Morgan Stanley recently predicted.