Last week, Treasury Department Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell appeared before Congress to give their quarterly CARES Act update. On Tuesday, HUD announced FHA’s temporary allowance of endorsement of loans in forbearance will not be renewed and will expire on March 31.
While the U.S; economy shrank by 3.5 percent in 2020, spending on home improvements and repairs grew more than 3 percent, to nearly $420 billion, as households modified living spaces for work, school and leisure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Improving America's Housing 2021, a new report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.
As pandemic-related economic uncertainty loomed last year, investors looked to single-tenant net-leased properties for financial security and less volatility, said Colliers International, Toronto.
In this Chart of the Week, we compare in basis points the average quarterly credit spreads between the 30‐year mortgage rate (as surveyed by Freddie Mac) and the 10‐year Treasury yield to production revenues (fee income, secondary marketing income and warehouse spread).
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Spring Summit--four conferences in one--is less than a month away.