New Home Purchase Applications Down in September as Loan Size Rises

October 20th, 2021
Mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 16.2% YoY. Compared to August 2021, applications decreased by 4%., according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2021. This change does not include any adjustment for...

CFPB Issues Final Rule to Facilitate LIBOR Transition

December 13th, 2021
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently finalized a rule facilitating the transition away from the LIBOR interest rate index for consumer financial products. The rule establishes requirements for how creditors must select replacement indices for existing LIBOR-linked consumer loans...

FHFA Raising High Balance and Second-Home Loan Fees

January 6th, 2022
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently announced targeted increases to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s upfront fees for certain high balance loans and second home loans. High balance loans are mortgages originated in certain designated areas above the baseline...

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