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U.S. Economic Outlook: September 2016

Multifamily Mortgage Lending at All-Time High - 2016 On Track to Set New Dollar-Volume Record

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

Dr. Nothaft Video Blog


 

A comparison of the rental apartment industry with the single-family home sector is like a tale of two cities. The rental market continues to show historic strength while single-family housing activity remains subpar. Rental vacancy rates are at 30-year lows, rents are up, and apartment property values are at new highs. These robust fundamentals, coupled with...

U.S. Economic Outlook: August 2016

Americans Are Keeping Their Homes Longer - Home Sellers in 2015 Had Owned Their Homes for 10 years

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

Dr. Nothaft Video Blog

Buying a home is an important decision and one that incurs large transaction costs – financing charges, moving expenses, recordation and settlement fees are just some of the costs. Because of these, buyers generally plan to own their home for many years.

Prior to the Great Recession and home-price crash, the typical length of ownership had been fairly...

U.S. Housing Policy Update: August 2016

Examining the Party Platforms

Terry Theologides    |    Housing Policy, Videos

US Housing Policy Update August 2016


 

Now that Congress has gone home and the country is in the thick of the political convention season, this month we’d like to take a look at what the parties and their presidential nominees have to say about housing policy.

To be candid, so far, housing has not rated as a first-tier issue for either party. Discussion of housing...

U.S. Economic Outlook: July 2016

Home Mortgage Lending Outlook: Large Annual Swings May Be Less Likely - Purchase Volume More Steady Year to Year Than Refinance

Frank Nothaft    |    Videos

Dr. Nothaft Video Blog

For most of the last 25 years, large annual swings in home mortgage originations have been common, driven by a refinance boom-and-bust cycle. And while refinance will continue to be an important segment of the market, home purchase is expected to dominate the lending landscape in the coming years. What this means for the lending industry is that mortgage volumes will likely...

CoreLogic U.S. Housing Policy Update: June 2016

CFPB Changes Its Tactics Over TRID - More Clarity (Maybe More Cooperation?) To Come

Faith Schwartz    |    Housing Policy, Videos

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has softened its approach to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure.

After months of informal dialogue between the industry and CFPB on issues related to TRID, the CFPB chief broke his silence and released a letter to industry trades, saying that it will issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on TRID to provide greater...

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