Findings in the News

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 12/19/14

    Mortgage Financing for Home Purchases Gaining Share from Cash Financing on a Yearly Basis

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 11/21/14

    Lower-Downpayment Mortgages Seen As Useful Products For First-Time Homebuyers, Though Fees are a Concern

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 10/23/14

    FHA Share of Home-Purchase Financing Falls to Five-Year Low, Borrowers Shift to GSEs and VA

  • Inside Mortgage Trends - 9/19/14

    Slowing Investor Purchases Boost Mortgage Share

  • Inside Mortgage Trends - 8/22/14

    Real Estate Agents Strongly Prefer Local Lenders

  • IMFnews - 8/22/14

    Realtors Prefer ‘Local’ Mortgage Lenders Over Call Centers

  • IMFnews - 8/21/14

    First-Time Homebuyer Share of Home Purchases Rises Significantly

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 7/25/14

    First-Time Homebuyer Share of Purchase Market at High Levels, GSEs Account for Growing Share

  • Inside Nonconforming Markets - 7/18/14

    Jumbo Borrowers Often Use Their Primary Bank

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 6/27/14

    Purchase-Mortgage Closing Process Improves With Shorter Timelines, More Accurate Disclosures

  • - 6/23/14

    First-time Homebuyers Are Trickling Back

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 5/23/14

    Mortgage Financing Gaining Market Share From Cash Buyers for Home Purchases

  • Inside Mortgage Trends - 4/18/14

    Mortgage Hassles Prompt Cash House Purchases

  • Wall Street Journal - 4/3/14

    When Shoppers Say No to the Jumbo

  • Inside Mortgage Trends - 3/21/14

    Homebuyers Having Problems with Short Sales

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 2/21/14

    Delays in Closing Are Common on Purchase Mortgages With Private MI, FHA Loans

  • Inside Mortgage Trends - 1/24/14

    FHA Losing First-Time Homebuyer Market Share

  • The Street - 12/23/13

    Investor Share of Home Purchases Continues to Tick Up

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 12/20/13

    Buyers Increasingly Using Cash to Purchase Homes, Some then Get a Mortgage as a Refi

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 11/22/13

    Cash Share of Home-Purchase Financing Increases, Driven Not By Investors But Current Homeowners

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 10/25/13

    Prompt Closing Timelines, Smoother Pre-Approvals Would Improve Purchase-Mortgage Originations

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 9/20/13

    Interest Rate Increases Expected to Impact the Purchase-Mortgage Market in the Long Term

  • Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics Blog - 7/22/13

    Five Takeaways From the Existing Home Sales Report

  • Real Estate Economy Watch - 7/22/13

    Homeowners Surge, Investors Slump

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 7/19/13

    Rising Interest Rates Having Mixed Effects on Home Purchases, Affordability Remains High

  • MarketWatch - 7/9/13

    The housing-recovery myth

  • Wall Street Journal - 7/3/13

    Surveys Highlight Changing Role for Investors in the Housing Market

  • HousingWire - 6/24/13

    Real estate investor pullback continues to rise

  • The Street - 6/24/13

    Investors Pulling Back From Housing Market, Survey Shows

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 6/21/13

    Investors Reducing Home-Purchase Activity, Increasing Opportunities for Purchase-Mortgage Originations

  • Profit Confidential - 6/06/13

    Best Explanation on the Fake Housing Market Recovery I’ve Seen

  • The New York Times - 6/03/13

    Behind the Rise in House Prices, Wall Street Buyers

  • Windermere Florida Real Estate - 5/30/13

    Housing Market, HousingPulse Results - Non Distressed Homes Have Been Strong in the Past Quarter

  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek- 5/28/13

    In Hot Housing Markets, Are Investors Fanning Flames?

  • DS News- 5/24/13

    Survey: Distressed Sales Fall, Investors Increase Short Sale Activity

  • HousingWire - 5/24/13

    Distressed inventory as share of home purchases declines

  • The Street- 5/24/13

    44% of Homeowners With a Mortgage Can't Sell: Zillow

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 5/24/13

    First-Time Homebuyer Share of Home Purchases Declines as FHA Premium Prices Head Higher

  • Real Estate Economy Watch - 5/24/13

    Banks Seen Holding REOs for Higher Prices

  • DS News- 4/26/13

    Non-Investor Homebuyers also Driving Market Recovery, Survey Finds

  • Real Estate Economy Watch - 4/25/13

    Investors No Longer in the Driver’s Seat

  • HousingWire - 4/18/13

    Agents control 45% of homebuyers lender choice

  • Real Estate Economy Watch - 4/15/13

    Agents Demand Faster Closing Times

  • Inside Mortgage Finance - 4/12/13

    Lender Recommendations from Real Estate Agents Tied to Closing Timing and Costs

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