MBA: September Builder Applications Fall 5% But Rise by 38% from Year Ago
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Builder Applications Survey data for September shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 38.2 percent from a year ago, unadjusted, but fell by 5 percent from August.
ATTOM Data Solutions, Irvine, Calif., reported just 27,016 properties with foreclosure filings in the third quarter, down by 12 percent from the previous quarter and down by 81 percent from a year ago to the lowest level since it began tracking quarterly filings in 2008.
S&P Global Ratings, New York, said commercial mortgage-backed securities special servicers are working through a “surge” in borrower requests for relief, primarily on lodging and retail properties.
As COVID-19 and government responses continue to drive uncertainty around outcomes and outlooks, MBA Newslink interviewed senior professionals from a credit rating agency and several highly rated servicers to get their perspective on forbearance, loan workouts and portfolio management challenges for agency and non-agency CMBS.
Despite the lowest 30-year fixed rates in the history of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Applications Survey, mortgage applicants appeared to step back for the week ending Oct. 9.
We focused on the importance of pricing along the customer journey: during the hunt for a loan, when comparing lenders before completing an application, and (given the ease of comparing prices online these days) whether consumers continue to shop once their application is underway. From this, we identified five insights that will guide lenders as they evolve and enhance their pricing capabilities.
The mPower event, Protocol: The Power of Diplomacy and How to Make it Work for You, takes place Tuesday, October 20 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET and features Capricia Marshall, who will share from her best-selling book of the same title and relate why protocol is important in everyone’s day to day lives.
Lenders are seeing record-breaking volume month over month, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. One thing that has slowed down across the industry, however, is appraisal turn times. As the volume of loans requiring appraisals goes up, the number of appraisers seems to be going in the opposite direction.
Cristy and I sat down on October 13th and discussed the current state of the market and the trends we are observing in default management servicing.
With eClosings on the rise and remote online eClosings in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, many lenders and settlement providers are eager to extend these services to their customers. There are many important factors to consider when selecting an eClosing technology service provider.
FormFree, Athens, Ga., has been granted Patent Number 10,769,723 for its proprietary ‘Systems and Methods for Electronic Account Certification and Enhanced Credit Reporting’ by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides transactional, advisory and litigation legal services to clients worldwide.
Turnbridge Equities, New York, acquired Tower at Mutual Plaza, a 15-story Class A office tower in Durham, N.C., for $37.2 million.