Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $5,535 on each loan they originated in the third quarter, up from $4,548 per loan in the second quarter, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning in its Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report.
Ahead of this morning’s weekly Initial Claims report by the Labor Department and Friday’s Employment report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ADP, Roseland, N.J., said private-sector employment increased by 307,000 jobs from October to November.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend the moratoriums on single-family foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) evictions until at least January 31, 2021.
With interest rates continuing to hover at historic lows—the Mortgage Bankers Association yesterday pegged the 30-year fixed rate at a record-low 2.92 percent—Millennials appear to be diverging on loan preferences, said Ellie Mae, Pleasanton, Calif.
As expected, the Federal Housing Administration yesterday matched Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in its single-family and Home Equity Conversion Mortgage insurance programs for 2021.