Aged Foreclosure Population Sees Significant Improvement

Aged foreclosure inventory, which is comprised of residential mortgage loans in active foreclosure that are at least two years delinquent, has seen significant improvement in the last seven months, according to Black Knight Financial Services' May 2015 Mortgage Monitor released Monday. Black Knight examined approximately 468,000 active foreclosures at least two years delinquent and discovered … Continue reading Aged Foreclosure Population Sees Significant Improvement

Freddie Mac Offers Distressed Homeowners a Complete Guide to Foreclosures and Alternatives

Freddie Mac is now offering distressed homeowners a complete guide to foreclosure and how to avoid it, from assessing your situation to what to do when your home has been foreclosed on, as part of a new website launched this week as a one-stop resource for homeowners. The "MyHome by Freddie Mac" site offers homeowners … Continue reading Freddie Mac Offers Distressed Homeowners a Complete Guide to Foreclosures and Alternatives

10 tips for first-time homebuyers: How to navigate the real estate market

Homebuyers are caught in a storm of low inventory, high demand and tight credit availability. In these market conditions, even simple tactics or connections a potential homebuyer can have could make the difference between owning a home or not. Ray Brousseau, executive vice president of Carrington Mortgage Services’ mortgage lending division, outlined 10 tips to help … Continue reading 10 tips for first-time homebuyers: How to navigate the real estate market

Mortgage rates dip slightly after last week’s high

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates eased this week after hitting their highest levels this year in the previous week. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 4 percent this week from 4.04 percent a week earlier. The rate on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages slipped to 3.23 percent … Continue reading Mortgage rates dip slightly after last week’s high

Completed Foreclosures Decline But Remain At Double Pre-Recession Levels

While completed foreclosures on residential homes totaled 40,000 for April and have been steadily falling monthly for the last four years, they are still nearly double their pre-recession average per month, according to CoreLogic's April 2015 National Foreclosure Report released Tuesday. Completed foreclosures, which are a measure of homes actually lost to foreclosure, declined by … Continue reading Completed Foreclosures Decline But Remain At Double Pre-Recession Levels

Representative Waters Asks HUD For More Transparency For Non-Borrowing Spouses on HECMs

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (D-California) has written a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro asking for relief and more transparency for seniors participating in HUD's Home Equity Conversion Program (HECM). At the center of the issue is the fate of surviving non-borrowing spouses upon the death of the last … Continue reading Representative Waters Asks HUD For More Transparency For Non-Borrowing Spouses on HECMs

Report: Foreclosure Rate in Judicial States More Than Triple That of Non-Judicial States

While 36 states reported a level of foreclosure inventory below the national average of 1.4 percent in January, the rate remained high in some states – namely in judicial states where the foreclosure process has to pass through the courts, according to CoreLogic's January 2015 National Foreclosure Report released on Tuesday. The foreclosure rate in judicial states … Continue reading Report: Foreclosure Rate in Judicial States More Than Triple That of Non-Judicial States

Foreclosure Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since ’08

Author: Brian Honea January 14, 2015 About 1.5 percent of all homes with a mortgage in the United States were in some state of foreclosure in November 2014, the lowest foreclosure rate since March 2008, according to CoreLogic's November 2014  National Foreclosure Report released Wednesday. Foreclosure inventory, which includes homes in any state of foreclosure, plummeted … Continue reading Foreclosure Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since ’08

Report: Falling Negative Equity Rate Nearing Single Digits

Author: Tory Barringer January 8, 2015 0 The third quarter of 2014 saw more than a quarter of a million American homes return to positive equity, leaving about one in 10 still underwater, CoreLogic said in its Q3 2014 Equity Report released Thursday.According to the company's latest estimates, an additional 273,000 U.S. homes recovered to … Continue reading Report: Falling Negative Equity Rate Nearing Single Digits

Zillow: Mortgage rates stay far below 4%

Daily rate was volatile due to holiday Ben Lane December 30, 2014 6:10PM 30-year mortgage30-year, fixed-rate mortgageInterest ratesmortgage lendingZillowZillow Mortgage Marketplace The interest rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell last week, continuing a trend of sub-4% interest rates, according to a new report from Zillow (Z). Current rate borrowers were quoted an average interest rate of … Continue reading Zillow: Mortgage rates stay far below 4%