Mortage News

San Francisco
It may be a new year, but when it comes to the apartment rental market it seems that nothing much has changed.   According to new data from ABODO, San Francisco leads the nation with the highest rent: an average of $3,526 for a one-bedroom... Read more
A new survey by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) of the nation’s top commercial and multifamily mortgage origination firms is offering an optimistic forecast for lending in 2017.   Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of the survey’s... Read more
For the first time since Election Day, fixed mortgage rates took a tumble. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.20 percent for the week ending Jan. 5, down from... Read more
It might be the middle of winter, but Ten-X is heating things up with its new Top Single-Family Housing Markets Report for Winter
It might be the middle of winter, but Ten-X is heating things up with its new Top Single-Family Housing Markets Report for Winter. In an analysis of the nation's 50 largest housing markets, the top 10 consisted (in order) of four Florida... Read more
Buying a home is more cost-effective than renting in two-thirds of the nation’s housing market, according to the 2017 Rental Affordability Report issued by ATTOM Data Solutions. In a data study of 500 U.S. counties, the report concluded... Read more
The delinquency rate commercial real estate loans in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) reached the 5.23 percent level in December
The delinquency rate commercial real estate loans in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) reached the 5.23 percent level in December, an increase of 20 basis points from November and its highest level since October 2015, according... Read more
The Agency Group for WFG National Title Insurance Company (WFG) has named Ned Livornese as assistant vice president, underwriter/account manager for the company’s Chesapeake Region
The Agency Group for WFG National Title Insurance Company (WFG) has named Ned Livornese as assistant vice president, underwriter/account manager for the company’s Chesapeake Region. Livornese will serve as a resource for WFG title agents... Read more
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) has been named the new chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) has been named the new chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. He replaces Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), who is required to step down from the chairmanship due to Senate... Read more
U.S. President-Elect Donald J. Trump is nominating attorney Jay Clayton to be the next head of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
U.S. President-Elect Donald J. Trump is nominating attorney Jay Clayton to be the next head of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Clayton is a partner in the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he has... Read more
A 2013 confidential memo written by lawyers in the office of then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris regarding the foreclosure activities of OneWest Bank has mysteriously appeared ahead of the upcoming Senate confirmation hearings... Read more

Pages