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  • Senators reintroduce bill to allow remote online notarizations May 17, 2021
    Bipartisan legislation of SECURE Act would permit "immediate nationwide use" of RON by every notary in the United States. The post Senators reintroduce bill to allow remote online notarizations appeared first on HousingWire.
  • FHFA: Fannie & Freddie Credit Risk Transfers “untested” May 17, 2021
    A Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) report highlighted the perils of low-rates for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s single-family Credit Risk Transfers. The post FHFA: Fannie & Freddie Credit Risk Transfers “untested” appeared first on HousingWire.
  • ALTA Advocacy Summit set for May 18-20 May 17, 2021
    The American Land Title Association (ALTA) will be hosting approximately 400 people at the ALTA Advocacy Summit on May 18-20. The post ALTA Advocacy Summit set for May 18-20 appeared first on HousingWire.
  • The curious case of the enduring sub-3% mortgage rate May 17, 2021
    Most experts predicted U.S. mortgage rates to be above 3% by now. We looked at bond yields across the globe to see why rates are still so low and what happens next. HW+ Premium Content The post The curious case of the enduring sub-3% mortgage rate appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Mortgage forbearance numbers officially half of 2020’s peak May 17, 2021
    Forbearance exits picked up steam last week as the the total number of loans in forbearance dropped 14 basis points to 4.22% of servicers' portfolio share. The post Mortgage forbearance numbers officially half of 2020’s peak appeared first on HousingWire.
  • What if mortgage rates don’t rise this year? May 17, 2021
    With the economic expansion well underway, one big question remains: When will mortgage rates move toward 4% and higher? HW+ Premium Content The post What if mortgage rates don’t rise this year? appeared first on HousingWire.
  • The end of forbearance and the capital markets May 17, 2021
    One of the great questions facing the housing markets in 2021 is what will happen when the forbearance programs expire. HW+ Premium Content The post The end of forbearance and the capital markets appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Homebuilder confidence holds steady in face of rising costs May 17, 2021
    Homebuilder confidence remained unchanged in the latest National Association of Home Builders index report, holding steady at 83 for May. The post Homebuilder confidence holds steady in face of rising costs appeared first on HousingWire.
  • FHFA’s final ‘living wills’ rule ignores industry concerns May 17, 2021
    The FHFA's final rule on the 'living wills' for GSEs ignored the vast majority of industry comments, David Stevens writes. So why is the industry silent? The post FHFA’s final ‘living wills’ rule ignores industry concerns appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Foreclosures down in April as moratorium continues May 14, 2021
    RealtyTrac and ATTOM Data Solutions found the number of properties with foreclosure filings in April are down 1% month over month and 17% year over year. The post Foreclosures down in April as moratorium continues appeared first on HousingWire.