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How To Get, And Give, Paycheck Protection Program Loans Through The SBA
...can be found . Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced last night that any FDIC bank, credit union and FinTechs will be allowed to make a loan, in addition to existing SBA lenders. The......

Number of Homes for Sale Has Dropped, But Prices Have Risen
...days faster than a year ago, realtor.com® reports. "The U.S. housing market had a good start to the year,” says Danielle Hale, realtor.com®’s chief economist. “Despite still-limited homes......

NAR Funds Telemedicine for Members in Need
...Members’ health coverage is one of dozens of concerns—arguably the most pressing—that NAR leaders have been grappling with since the COVID-19 pandemic began tightening its grip on the United......

Mortgage Rates Move Lower This Week
...consecutive week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.33%, Freddie Mac reports. “Mortgage rates have drifted down for two weeks in a row and that drop reflects improvements in market......

NAR Releases Guidance on Unemployment Assistance Eligibility
...out through each state and the U.S. Department of Labor. The NAR FAQ provides an overview of the program to see what individuals might be eligible for. “States are taking different approaches......

The 'forgotten cog' in the real estate machine during coronavirus
...procedure. But counties need to have remote capabilities or stay open, otherwise title insurance can't be obtained. If title insurance, can't be obtained, the flow of capital in the mortgage......

Certain mortgage jobs are bearing up as coronavirus spreads
...loans over the next several months, given the record low level of mortgage rates," Michael Fratantoni, chief economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association, said in an email. At the same time......

List Of Banks Offering Relief To Customers Affected By Coronavirus (COVID-19)
...or skip making loan payments for a finite period of time. The FDIC has since added to its website consumers’ about the impact of COVID-19 on their banking relationships. These FAQs are being......

Jumbo mortgage market disappearing as lenders shun risk
...of temporary relief. One reprieve prevents lenders from beginning the process of foreclosures only on federally backed loans for 60 days starting March 18. The other reprieve allows homeowners......

Should you pay off credit card debt before applying for a mortgage?
...refinance to a lower rate. This can be a riskier strategy since mortgage rates could climb, the price of real estate could drop or both. What about debt-to-income ratio? Having credit card......

Current refi market a strong opportunity for bank mortgage lenders
...during December thanks to a rise in the average 30-year fixed rate. Mortgage rates then hit an all-time low to start 2020, hinting that the ride is not over yet and suggesting that banks and......

Zillow, Opendoor And Other iBuyers Are Out, But This Homebuying Business Is Still Going Strong
...virtual consult if selling their house is a priority. “Nearly half of home sales annually occur between March and June, but the safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and......

Mortgage servicers teeter near crisis that regulators saw coming
...to stave off bankruptcy and a potential collapse of the U.S. housing market. Any rescue might not come quickly, as regulators are holding off on providing additional help to see if policies......

Will COVID-19 Kill Cities?
...the chaos and dislocation to impose excessive and destructive controls of the housing market now, because when people want to come back to the life they need and love in cities, we will need......

Thanks To COVID-19, FHA Mortgage Lending Gets Stricter
...coronavirus outbreak—and the fears that it will set off a wave of foreclosures—that’s no longer happening. Paulino applied to refinance his FHA mortgage loan on March 4 and was approved—with......

Three Real Estate Investments For Diversifying Your Portfolio In 2020
...I’ve written extensively about . Here, I’ll just add that with mortgage rates continuing to hover around all-time lows, owning a rental property will continue to be an attractive investment in......

Successful mortgage originators move the discussion away from rates
...their thinking.) "I focus the conversation on the competitive nature of the housing market and what it will take for them to be successful in owning a home, period," said Umar Gebril, area......

Home lenders brace for up to 15 million mortgage defaults
...to buy time works, they may avert an even worse crisis: mass foreclosures and mortgage market mayhem. Borrowers who lost income from the coronavirus — already a skyrocketing number, with a......

Space Startups Are About To Go Through A Great Winnowing
...new restrictions on lending – leading to substantial, deleterious impacts on the housing market here and elsewhere.  The analogy is clear: Perhaps New Space and its longtime partners in the......

Mortgage loan-officer hiring was up at banks before coronavirus
...s because the government is lending some support to the market and mortgage rates — while volatile — have generally fallen, creating demand for refinancing that is expected to offset a decline......

Numerated Inundated As Banks Get Ready To Issue Small Business Loans Under CARES Act
...that passed, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday,” any FDIC bank, credit union, and fintech lender will be authorized to issue the small business loans. “Non-bank online......

Best No-Penalty CD Rates for April 2020
...are safe if they are either at a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) bank or at a National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) credit union and within insurance guidelines and limits. Both......

Home Showings Allowed To Continue In New York, Though Confusion Remains
...stay in their homes, the more damage there will be to the housing market,” Miller said....

Mortgage rates fall, but purchasers are staying away
Mortgage rates dropped for the second consecutive week, falling 17 basis points, but that is not attracting homebuyers back into an uncertain market, according to Freddie Mac. "Mortgage rates......

Coronavirus Casts A Dark Cloud Over The Outlook For The Spring Home Buying Season
The U.S. housing market got off to a bright start this year, but as the coronavirus crisis grips the country, dark clouds are hovering over the spring home buying season. And home sales......