Industry Briefs Aug. 23, 2021

Fannie Mae, Washington, D.C., revised its full-year 2021 real GDP growth forecast modestly downward due in part to the expectation that COVID-related disruptions to consumer spending and supply chains will more greatly hinder economic activity in the second half of the year than previously forecast.

CFPB: Refi Loans Drove Increase in 2020 Closed-End Originations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued another report of its analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data on Thursday, noting closed-end mortgage originations, as well as applications, increased substantially between 2019 and 2020.

CFPB Report: Refi Loans Drove Increase in 2020 Closed-End Originations

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued another report of its analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data on Thursday, noting closed-end mortgage originations, as well as applications, increased substantially between 2019 and 2020.

CFPB: Rental Assistance Available as Eviction Moratorium Expiration Approaches

As the July 31 federal eviction moratorium expiration approaches, the Biden administration, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Mortgage Bankers Association and industry groups are working together to inform apartment owners and renters about the rental assistance programs available to them.