The Mortgage Bankers Association asked the Federal Housing Finance Agency to restructure the capital framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, moving from past business models to a market utility approach that enables them to meet all of their obligations.
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey reported the percentage of loans in forbearance stayed flat for the second straight week, holding at 7.20% as of Aug. 23.
The coronavirus pandemic had a "dramatic and immediate impact" on delinquency rates for some mortgages backed by commercial and multifamily properties in the second quarter, although most continued to perform well, the Mortgage Bankers Association said today in two reports.
CoreLogic, Irvine, Calif., said its U.S. Home Price Index jumped to a 5.5% year-over-year increase in July, its highest level since 2018. Month over month, the Index rose by 1.2%.
As the U.S. economy works its way through the current pandemic and recession, housing has been a clear bright spot in an otherwise dire time. This week’s chart highlights the “V” shaped recovery exhibited by various measures of housing health.