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Oct 07, 2015

Big Banks Accused of Violating Foreclosure Settlement

The nation’s biggest lenders are being accused by some housing counselors and government prosecutors of continuing to violate terms of the 2012 settlement in which five of the nation’s largest banks agreed to pay $25 billion to resolve accusations of deceptive foreclosure practices, Politico reported Sept. 28.


Oct 07, 2015

Ginnie Mae Increases Lender Reporting Requirements

Ginnie Mae will increase oversight of non-bank issuers by adding more reporting requirements and conducting deeper analysis of their capital and liquidity positions, National Mortgage News reported Sept. 29.

Oct 07, 2015

Single-family Homes Can Ease Affordable Rental Shortage

As many as 13 million families will become renters over the next 20 years, according to the Urban Institute, which reported Sept. 28 that single-family homes could be used to help solve the shortage of affordable rental housing if government programs didn’t routinely exclude them.


Oct 07, 2015

RealtyTrac: Mortgage Industry Facing Lender Shortage

New lending rules with stiff penalties for violations, tight credit restrictions, the growth of non-bank lenders and increased use of marketing service agreements could lead to a future shortage of mortgage lenders, analytics firm RealtyTrac reported Sept. 28.

Oct 07, 2015

Mortgage Rates Largely Unchanged

Despite ongoing global economic concerns, average fixed mortgage rates remained relatively unchanged during the past week, Freddie Mac reported Oct. 1 in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey.


Oct 07, 2015

Martha’s Vineyard Has Most Million-dollar Homes

The community of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, has the largest percentage of million-dollar homes in the U.S, reported Sept. 28. Rounding out the top five million-dollar markets: Summit Park, Utah; Santa Maria, California; Napa, California; and Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Oct 07, 2015

New England, West Coast Homes Boast Highest Price per Square Foot

Single-family homes built by contractors in New England and on the West Coast had the nation’s highest median per-square-foot sale price at $159, the National Association of Home Builders reported Sept. 29. Spec homes built in the South were the most economical, with a median sale price of $79 per square foot.


Oct 07, 2015

Fitch: Solid Lodging Fundamentals Nearing End

U.S. lodging fundamentals have remained unusually strong — increasing for 59 consecutive months — but the sector may have entered the final stages of its growth cycle, according to ratings agency Fitch Ratings, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported Oct. 1.

Oct 07, 2015

Survey: CRE Forecast Healthy, Less Bullish

Commercial Real Estate is expected to expand at a healthy and steady pace through 2017, according to the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Consensus Forecast, a semi-annual survey of real estate investment, advisory and research firms, MBA NewsLink reported Oct. 1.


Oct 07, 2015

AI Recognizes 1 Individual as ‘Volunteer of Distinction’ in October

The Appraisal Institute announced Oct. 7, the recognition of one individual as a “Volunteer of Distinction” for October.

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