Loan buybacks haven’t disappeared, but they are trending down

As of third-quarter 2023, the most recent data available, Freddie Mac’s repurchase volume was $384 million,…

Will a wider war in the Middle East push mortgage rates higher or lower?

10-year yield and mortgage rates There is nothing good to report on mortgage rates from last…

How the CPI data took one Fed rate cut off the table for 2024 

So far, we have held the line on the market pricing in three rate cuts, but…

What will happen to home prices with more inventory?

Sales are increasing because supply is increasing. We’re slowly emerging from a supply-constrained market. Sales in…

Housing inventory fell last week, but it won’t derail the spring bump

Weekly housing inventory data Active inventory still needs to be faster for my taste. My model…

Mortgage rates stabilize prior to Friday’s jobs report

Mortgage rates remained stable this week as the personal consumption expenditures (PCE) inflation report matched economists’…

Judge sides with trade groups, halts new CRA rules

A federal judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction to banking trade groups that seek…

Weekly active inventory growth still too slow

Weekly housing inventory data Now that we are right in the middle of the spring buying…

What a tech entrepreneur has discovered about reverse mortgages

Anna Frankowska was recognized in 2017 as one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in Europe, having…

NAR wants VA to change rules that prohibit veteran buyers from paying broker commissions

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) urged the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to revise…