We apparently haven’t seen a bottom in mortgage interest rates—and it got a lot of borrowers off their couches, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported this morning in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 2.
Fitch Ratings, New York, said while remote working in the U.S. accelerated as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and is reducing the importance of proximity to offices and causing migration from urban to suburban and exurban areas, it does not expect any material effect on the credit quality of its rated U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities pools.
Real estate investors have expanded their climate risk analysis to explore market-level impacts, said the Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C.
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey reported loans now in forbearance decreased by 6 basis points to 6.81% of servicers’ portfolio volume as of Sept. 27, from 6.87% the prior week. MBA now estimates 3.4 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.