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Homebuyers’ Mortgage Payments Rising Faster Than Prices

“Typical Mortgage Payment” Up Nearly 14 Percent Year Over Year

Andrew LePage    |    Housing Trends

Low mortgage interest rates helped soften the blow of rising prices for homebuyers over the past six years. But with prices still rising and mortgage rates running about half a percentage point higher than last summer the mortgage payments that many homebuyers face have increased at roughly double the rate of home prices over the past year.

One way to measure the impact of inflation,...

The Delay in Discovering Mortgage Fraud - Or What You Don’t Know for Too Long Can Hurt You

Part III of III in a series

Bridget Berg    |    Mortgage Performance

Mortgage Fraud SAR Activity

Unlike other types of financial fraud, mortgage fraud is rarely identified quickly. The problem with the lag in discovery is that by the time a financial institution gets the feedback, it’s often too late to mitigate the situation. Another issue is that the lag time gives management a false sense of security about their true fraud risk. As a result, poor practices or an undetected scheme...

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...

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