The Federal Housing Finance Agency on Wednesday announced Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will implement a new refinance option for low-income borrowers with government-sponsored enterprise-backed single-family mortgages.
In its latest forecast, the Mortgage Bankers Association said purchase originations are expected to grow by 8.5% to a record $1.54 trillion in 2021. And after a substantial 70.9% jump in activity in 2020, MBA anticipates refinance originations to slow next year, decreasing by 46.3% to $946 billion.
A new survey from LendEDU, Hoboken, N.J., finds more than half of new homeowners regret taking out a mortgage during the coronavirus pandemic, with most of them citing a job layoff as the reason for their angst.
ATTOM Data Solutions, Irvine, Calif., released its second-quarter U.S. Residential Property Mortgage Origination Report, showing 1.69 million refinance mortgages secured by residential properties (1 to 4 units) originated, up nearly 50 percent from the prior quarter and more than 100 percent from a year ago, to the highest level in seven years.