The Mortgage Bankers Association’s monthly Loan Monitoring Survey reported loans in forbearance increased by 1 basis point to 0.70% of servicers’ portfolio volume from 0.69% in the prior month as of October 31.
Homebuyer affordability continued its downward trajectory in October, as the national median payment applied for by applicants increased 3.7 percent to $2,012 from $1,941 in September, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Purchase Applications Payment Index.
HUD on Monday announced it will allow homeowners with FHA-insured mortgage financing to obtain flood insurance policies that conform to FHA requirements from private insurance providers.
Despite a challenging capital markets environment and economic uncertainty, real estate investment trusts continue to post strong earnings performance, with a substantial majority of REITs that have reported to date beating analyst estimates, said JLL, Chicago.
This week’s Chart of the Week highlights data from Kastle Systems for November 3-9, showing the range of daily occupancy rates for 10 major metros. For these metros, the lowest average occupancy rate for a particular day of the week was 32.2 percent, and the highest was 56.0 percent, compared to essentially 100 percent occupancy pre-pandemic for most days.
With just a few races left to be finalized, Republicans secured a narrow House majority in the coming Congress earlier this week. And regardless of the December 6 Georgia runoff outcome, Democrats have retained their Senate majority. Leaders and key committee chairs in both chambers will be determined in the coming weeks.