Capital Economics: Will President Trump’s regulation changes boost housing starts?

Given the recent drought in housing inventory across the nation, the industry welcomed the recent news that homebuilder confidence surged in March due to President Donald Trump’s actions on regulatory reform.   The news, while positive, isn’t guaranteed to turn into increased housing starts though, a new report from Capital Economics explains. The executive order…

Ten-X predicts increase in existing home sales

Ten-X, an online real estate transaction marketplace, released its latest Residential Real Estate Nowcast showing that existing home sales will increase slightly. According to the report, March sales will fall between seasonally adjusted rates of 5.41 and 5.77 million with a targeted number of 5.59 million. This is an increase of 2% from the National…

Here are the 25 markets with the biggest rent hikes

The latest list is out on the top 25 rental markets with the highest returns. Interestingly enough, this time around the list doesn’t feature the usual frontrunners, with a heavy focus on non-coastal markets. RentRange, a provider of market data and analytics for the housing industry, released its latest ranking of the 25 U.S. metropolitan…

Refinance mortgage rate ticks higher for Thursday

bbernard/Shutterstock Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate ticked up. The average for a 30-year fixed-rate refinance trended upward, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed were flat. The average rate on 10-year fixed refis, meanwhile, sunk lower. Compare refinancing rates in your area now. 30-year fixed refinance The average 30-year fixed-refinance rate…

Mortgage rates don’t move for Thursday

wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com Multiple benchmark mortgage rates held firm today. The average rates on 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed mortgages held steady. Meanwhile, the average rate on 5/1 adjustable-rate mortgages slid lower. Mortgage rates are constantly changing, but they have remained in a historically low range for quite some time. If you’re in the market for a…

Dear lenders, we critically need more young talent in mortgage finance

Lenders and vendors of the tech world filled the expo hall at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago for the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo. But there was one element that was clearly lacking after scanning the room of attendees. There were few young professionals, also commonly dubbed Millennials. HousingWire…

Dear lenders, we need more young talent in mortgage finance

Lenders and vendors of the tech world filled the expo hall at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago for the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference and Expo. But there was one element that was clearly lacking after scanning the room of attendees. There were few young professionals, also commonly dubbed Millennials. HousingWire…

Lending to Hispanics – a whole new ballgame

This week, Hispanic lenders and those seeking to lend within Hispanic communities gathered together at the nation’s capital to hear about the latest trends from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. At the 2017 NAHREP Housing Policy and Hispanic Lending Conference, experts explained some of the differences that come with lending to the…