Is Marketplace Lending a Friend or Foe to Mortgage Firms?
Marketplace lenders seek to disrupt traditional financial services with online platforms that connect borrowers to investors. But in real estate, this burgeoning sector has taken an approach that seeks to co-exist with, rather than supplant, the traditional mortgage market.
Rent Hikes Spark Bidding Wars in Orange County
Bidding wars broke out all over Orange County this summer.
Hawaii Is Worst State for House-Hunting Grads
Hawaii ranks last among all 50 states for college graduates who want to buy a house, according to a new study from OnlineDegrees.com.
How an End to MSAs Will Level the Mortgage Playing Field
As marketing services agreements increasingly fall out of favor, a more level playing field may emerge where loan officers must aggressively compete on their skill and service to win referral business.
Millennials Are Untapped Market for State HFAs: Moody's
State housing finance agencies are well positioned to benefit from the entry of millennials into the housing market, according to Moody's Investors Service.
Home Values in Oil States to Fall With Drop in Crude Prices
Oil-producing states defied the U.S. housing crash by posting gains in home values as the rest of the nation suffered.
Portland-Area Home Prices Climb Year-Over-Year
Portland-area home prices grew faster in June than they did nationwide, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index.
People Movers of the Week: Aug. 28
Mortgage professional hiring and new job appointments for the week ending Aug. 28.
Merced Dubbed 'Most Affordable' in California in Rent Costs
When it comes to rent costs, Merced is the most affordable city in California, according to a new report put together by Zumper, a home and apartment rental search site.
Credit Suisse Marketing $347M Plain-Vanilla RMBS
Credit Suisse is taking advantage of the relative calm in credit markets Thursday to launch its second residential mortgage securitization of the year.
Mortgage Rates Fall Amid Stock Market Volatility: Freddie Mac
Interest rates on fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages fell this week amid stock market volatility, according to Freddie Mac.
Fraud Investigation Halts Seattle Projects
Construction on Path America's $190 million Potala Tower in downtown Seattle ground to a halt Wednesday, two days after a court temporarily froze the firm's assets amid a federal fraud investigation.
Pending Sales of Previously Owned Homes Rose 0.5% in July
Contracts to purchase previously owned homes climbed in July for the sixth time in the last seven months, signaling further momentum in residential real estate.
Sacramento Launches 10,000-Unit Downtown Housing Initiative
Downtown Sacramento's big arena project is well underway. Next up, city officials say: Bring housing back downtown.
Fannie Mae Lowers Origination Projections for Second Half of 2015
Fannie Mae has lowered its projections for single-family mortgage originations for the second half of the year, based on a variety of negative economic conditions.