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NABE Economic Policy Survey August 2017

Business Economists Expect Interest Rates to Rise, Have Concerns on Health Care, Immigration and Foreign Trade Policies - NABE respondents opine that GSEs should be partly or fully privatized

Frank Nothaft    |    Housing Trends

Federal Reserve

The National Association for Business Economics’ (NABE) semiannual Economic Policy Survey focused on some of the critical fiscal and monetary issues that policy makers currently face (NABE Economic Policy Survey August 2017).  Conducted July 18-August...

Borrower Equity Update: Second Quarter 2017

Three-quarters of a Million Borrowers Achieved Positive Equity Over the Past 12 Months

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

25 States with Largest YOY Change
  • National share of homes with negative equity fell to 5.4 percent in Q2 2017.
  • Homeowner equity more than doubled in the past five years.
  • Nevada saw the largest improvement in the negative equity share over the past year, falling 4.8 percentage points.

The amount of equity in mortgaged real estate increased by $403 billion in Q2 2017 compared with Q1...

The How, What and When of Mortgage Fraud Discovery: 6 Touchpoints Over the Life of a Loan

Part II of III in a series

Bridget Berg    |    Mortgage Performance

Six Touchpoints

Based on my discussions with industry participants over the years, it’s safe to say most people believe that discovering fraud is mainly an origination workflow event. However, the truth is fraud can be discovered at a number of events in the life of a loan. Here’s a quick summary of where and when fraud can occur within your current workflow.

1. Prior to loan closing in...

Five Reasons Why Mortgage Fraud is Hard to Detect

Part I of III in a series

Bridget Berg    |    Mortgage Performance

House

“It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain.

Unlike most common forms of financial fraud, mortgage fraud takes a long time to present itself, and as a result can lull lenders into a false sense of security....

A Closer Look at Freddie’s Single-Family Loan-Level Dataset

Freddie Mac Data Shows Underwriting Policy Has Not Eased Too Much

Michelle Wu    |    Mortgage Performance

FICO Percentile by Orig Year

Recently Freddie Mac released its fixed-rate, loan-level data to increase transparency into the agency’s mortgage practice1. A new analysis from CoreLogic shows that underwriting policy has eased only a little bit since the depths of the financial crisis.

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