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May 2015

RealtyTrac: Share of Seriously Underwater Homes Ticks Up

The share of seriously underwater homes increased for the first time since 2012, and now represents 13.2 percent of all homes with a mortgage, according to the U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report released April 25 by real estate data firm RealtyTrac.

 

May 2015

Treasury: Fannie, Freddie Bailout Not a Loan

The U.S. Department of the Treasury responded to questions from Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, about the $187.5 billion taxpayer bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008 by reporting it wasn't a loan but an investment on which taxpayers are now being compensated, The Wall Street Journal reported April 21.

 

May 2015

Single-family Rentals on the Rise

Single-family rentals make up one in eight households, and the segment is expected to keep growing, according to experts speaking April 2 at the Mortgage Bankers Association's Single-Family Rental Finance Summit, MBA NewsLink reported.

 
May 2015

Vacation Home Sales Soared in 2014

Vacation home sales reached an eight-year high in 2014, with a 57.4 percent increase in sales between 2013 and 2014, accounting for 21 percent of all transactions in 2014, according to a National Association of Realtors survey released April 1.

 

May 2015

House Payments Cheaper than Rent in Many Areas

Renting a home is more expensive than buying one in 76 percent of the counties studied in the Residential Rental Property Analysis released by data firm RealtyTrac April 9. The report compared monthly payments on median-priced homes to fair-market rent for a three-bedroom property in 461 counties.

 
May 2015

Credit Program Expected to Impact Millions of Consumers

Financial data firms FICO, LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Equifax announced a pilot program April 1 that potentially could help millions of consumers qualify for mortgages, HousingWire reported.

 

May 2015

Survey: Mortgage Lenders Unprepared for TILA-RESPAIn Memoriam

Forty-one percent of mortgage lenders said they are not prepared to meet the August deadline to comply with the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure Rule, according to a Mortgage Bankers Association survey, HousingWire reported April 15.

 
May 2015

US Sues Quicken Loans over FHA Loan Violations

The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against Quicken Loans alleging it improperly originated and underwrote loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration from September 2007 to December 2011, HousingWire reported April 23.

 

May 2015

Report: Appraisers, Homeowners Not Aligned on Home Values

Home prices were down in March, and as a result, the disparity between homeowners and appraisers on home value perception increased as homeowners’ estimates remained higher than appraiser opinions, according to the Home Price Perception Index released April 14 by Mortgage Lender Quicken Loans.

 
May 2015

Report: Denver Tops List of Hottest Housing Markets

Denver's growing economy, expanding population and low unemployment rate put the city on top of the Spring 2015 Top Single-Family Housing Market report released April 9 by online marketplace Auction.com. Other top markets include San Antonio; Nashville, Tennessee; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Dallas.

 
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