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Buyer and Seller Optimism Falls Year-Over-Year
July, 15 2019

Buyer and Seller Optimism Falls Year-Over-Year

In its February National Housing Survey Monthly Indicators report, Fannie Mae revealed that its Home Purchase Sentiment Index had dropped [...]

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Low-Income Housing Opportunity Zones For Investors
July, 12 2019

Low-Income Housing “Opportunity Zones” For Investors

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 contained a considerable number of changes to monetary effects of real estate [...]

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Refinances Rose to 35 Percent of All Loans in January
July, 11 2019

Refinances Rose to 35 Percent of All Loans in January

When loan rates fall, as they did in January and as they have done in minor measure since, it is [...]

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Affordability of Homebuying This Spring
July, 10 2019

Affordability of Homebuying This Spring

Recently The National Association of Realtors’ Chief Economist Lawrence Yun presented his outlook for the real estate economy going into [...]

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How A.I. May Play into Default Servicing in the Near Future
July, 09 2019

How A.I. May Play into Default Servicing in the Near Future

We live in an era at the dawn of an Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) evolution. While A.I. can actually refer to [...]

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Freddie Mac’s New Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Fund
July, 08 2019

Freddie Mac’s New Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Fund

In early March, Freddie Mac announced that it had begun a new Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Fund, its fifth, [...]

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How Today’s Housing Stock Stacks-up Against Demographics
July, 05 2019

How Today’s Housing Stock Stacks-up Against Demographics

In an exhibition from late 2018-January 2019 titled “Making Room: Housing for a Changing America,” the National Building Museum in [...]

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How Freddie Mac Manages Today’s Loan Risks
July, 04 2019

How Freddie Mac Manages Today’s Loan Risks

In a March Q&A with DSNews, Freddie Mac’s Chief Risk Officer Donna Corley described how technology is changing the way [...]

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Where Renting is Cheaper Than Owning
July, 03 2019

Where Renting is Cheaper Than Owning

The question of whether to buy or to rent is a perennial one among certain age-groups: particularly among younger people [...]

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One of Our Service Areas Among the Top 3 States For Retiring Seniors
July, 02 2019

One of Our Service Areas Among the Top 3 States For Retiring Seniors

In 2017, the Baby Boomer generation passed a median age of 53. This means that a great number of that [...]

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How One Report Suggests Lenders Might Remain Profitable
July, 01 2019

How One Report Suggests Lenders Might Remain Profitable

Stratmore, a data-driven advisory group designed to improve the real estate market for lenders and borrowers alike, released a report [...]

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Conventional Loans Fall in Veteran Estimation Over a Decade
June, 28 2019

Conventional Loans Fall in Veteran Estimation Over a Decade

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s quarterly consumer credit trends report released in early March, the loans that servicemembers [...]

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