Speaking to attendees at a mortgage industry event in Kansas City, Missouri, today, Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman expressed optimism about the trajectory of the housing market but raised concerns about the declining number of community banks remaining in the consumer real estate mortgage market.
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While the economic outlook in the near term remains positive, persistently low interest rates and continued economic growth could encourage investors to take chase yield by taking on more risk, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President and CEO Eric Rosengren cautioned today.
The Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council has approved a waiver request from appraisal licensing requirements for the state of North Dakota.
The human touch continues to be a driver of mortgage borrower satisfaction, according to PwC’s home lending experience study released today.
In a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday, the American Bankers Association joined several financial and real estate trade organizations in calling for amendments to the loan originator compensation rule that would ensure greater consumer protection while reducing regulatory burden on lenders.
In a recent letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, more than 100 bankers from across the country called on the bureau to revise the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule to exempt single-family residential construction loans from onerous disclosure requirements that have created confusion for consumers and caused many banks to exit the market.
The share of current and performing first-lien mortgages rose to 95.6 percent for the first quarter, up from 94.9 percent a year earlier, according to the Mortgage Metrics Report released today by the OCC.
The FDIC today released the third installment of its guide to affordable single-family home loan programs, which collects information about programs to expand access to affordable mortgage credit, including programs targeted in rural and low- and moderate-income communities and to Native Americans and veterans.
An overwhelming 95 percent of bankers agreed that regulation has had a negative impact on business production and consumer credit availability, according to the American Bankers Association’s Real Estate Lending Survey released today during the association’s annual Real Estate Lending Conference in Orlando, Fla.