Shadow inventory not a threat to housing, analysts say

A housing market recovery appears to be on the horizon, but some real estate experts warn that the existing shadow inventory could be a significant obstacle in the future.
A housing market recovery appears to be on the horizon, but some real estate experts warn that the existing shadow inventory could be a significant obstacle in the future. [More]


Specialized mortgage servicers in the spotlight

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a number of new regulations pertinent to the mortgage industry so far this year, and to cope with the added responsibilities, some lenders are planning to outsource the work.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a number of new regulations pertinent to the mortgage industry so far this year, and to cope with the added responsibilities, some lenders are planning to outsource the work. [More]


CMBS delinquency rate falls following surge in development

The commercial real estate sector has been a symbol of prosperity in a struggling economy, and continued to make significant gains so far this year.
The commercial real estate sector has been a symbol of prosperity in a struggling economy, and continued to make significant gains so far this year. [More]


Payroll expansion spurs mortgage rate gains

As the job market continues to build momentum, fixed mortgage rates recently edged higher for the second consecutive week.
As the job market continues to build momentum, fixed mortgage rates recently edged higher for the second consecutive week. [More]


CFPB announces new servicer standards

The federal agency tasked with regulating the mortgage industry, among other sectors, recently proposed new rules to prevent future foreclosure abuse.
The federal agency tasked with regulating the mortgage industry, among other sectors, recently proposed new rules to prevent future foreclosure abuse. [More]


Mortgage activity edged lower this month

Overall mortgage application activity declined during the week ending August 3, but one government refinance initiative proved to be very successful so far this year.
Overall mortgage application activity declined during the week ending August 3, but one government refinance initiative proved to be very successful so far this year. [More]


Fewer borrowers falling behind on mortgage payments

The mortgage delinquency rate declined significantly during the second quarter, as more borrowers managed to stay on top of their home loan payments.
The mortgage delinquency rate declined significantly during the second quarter, as more borrowers managed to stay on top of their home loan payments. [More]


Mortgage insurers focus of new federal probe

The federal regulator tasked with protecting consumers in the mortgage industry, among other sectors, announced it is widening a probe to determine if mortgage insurers violated real estate law during recent years.
The federal regulator tasked with protecting consumers in the mortgage industry, among other sectors, announced it is widening a probe to determine if mortgage insurers violated real estate law during recent years. [More]


Federal regulators allow more time for foreclosure reviews

In an effort to help even more households across the country, the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently announced they will extend the deadline for the foreclosure review process.
In an effort to help even more households across the country, the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently announced they will extend the deadline for the foreclosure review process. [More]


Unemployment rate increases in July

Although the real estate market continues to build momentum, economic woes could hold back homebuying activity in the near future.
Although the real estate market continues to build momentum, economic woes could hold back homebuying activity in the near future. [More]