Senior Mortgage Executives' Non-GSE Outlook Strong
Senior mortgage banking executives are expecting that demand for non-agency programs will intensify. At the same time, the group expects requirements on such programs to ease.
Mortgage Credit Risk Rises as Rates Increase
After declining to the lowest level of any quarter during the prior 16 years, credit risk on new single-family loans rose. Rising rates contributed to the deterioration.
Radian Relaxes LTV Ratios
Radian Guaranty Inc. has increased the allowable maximum loan-to-value ratio on some of its mortgage insurance products.
Genworth Relaxes Jumbo Credit Scores, LTVs
Relaxed jumbo requirements at Genworth Mortgage Insurance include higher loan-to-value ratios and lower credit scores. Some premiums were lowered.
Fannie Addresses Credit Report Changes
Changes next month by the credit reporting agencies aren't expected to have a significant impact on Fannie Mae's policies or requirements.
Mortgage Credit Tightens Again, Gov Programs Most
For the second month in a row, home lending institutions have made it harder to get a loan. Constriction was driven by government mortgage programs.
Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Increase
Last month, the number of consumers who resorted to bankruptcy moved up on a month-over-month and year-over-year basis.
Relaxed Requirements With Fannie DU Updates
This summer, the Federal National Mortgage Association is updating its automated underwriting system with more relaxed requirements for ratios, credit and adjustable rates.
Mortgage Turn Times Improve as Refi Share Drops
As the refinance share of mortgage originations continues to deflate, the amount of time it takes to process a loan from application to closing continues to decline.
Genworth Relaxes M.I. Guidelines
Among other things, Genworth Mortgage Insurance has loosened loan-to-value ratios and jumbo guidelines on some programs.