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  • FHFA extends foreclosure and eviction moratorium to Jan. 31 December 2, 2020
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency extended its moratorium on foreclosures and evictions for borrowers with mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac until Jan. 31. The post FHFA extends foreclosure and eviction moratorium to Jan. 31 appeared first on HousingWire.
  • UWM now offering ultra-low mortgage rates on FHA loans December 2, 2020
    Ahead of its initial public offering, United Wholesale Mortgage is offering mortgage rates below 2% on FHA loans through its Conquest Program. The post UWM now offering ultra-low mortgage rates on FHA loans appeared first on HousingWire.
  • FHA raises loan limit by nearly $25,000 for 2021 December 2, 2020
    Given massive year-over-year gains in home prices, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is raising its 2021 loan limit in most of the U.S. to $356,362. The post FHA raises loan limit by nearly $25,000 for 2021 appeared first on HousingWire.
  • How 2020 raised the stakes for the mortgage industry December 2, 2020
    Digital mortgage isn't a marketing strategy anymore; the reliance on technology has become critical due to COVID-19 and health risks. The post How 2020 raised the stakes for the mortgage industry appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Why are sellers sitting on the housing market sidelines? December 2, 2020
    Why aren’t more homeowners selling in this hot housing market? According to new research from Zillow, a number of factors are at play. The post Why are sellers sitting on the housing market sidelines? appeared first on HousingWire.
  • The housing market outlook for 2021 December 2, 2020
    After an unprecedented year, MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni says there's no place like home. Here is his 2021 housing market forecast. The post The housing market outlook for 2021 appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Holiday week sees drop in mortgage applications December 2, 2020
    Mortgage applications decreased 0.6% during the week of Thanksgiving, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports in its latest weekly survey. The post Holiday week sees drop in mortgage applications appeared first on HousingWire.
  • COVID-19 remains “wildcard” in 2021 housing market December 2, 2020
    As 2020 comes to an end, realtor.com’s economists believe that the housing inventory shortage won't be as dire in 2021. However, it all depends on the course the COVID-19 pandemic takes. The post COVID-19 remains “wildcard” in 2021 housing market appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Online notarizations usher in era of trusted transactions December 1, 2020
    Remote online notarization platforms were designed to prevent fraud and are much more secure than in-person notaries. The post Online notarizations usher in era of trusted transactions appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Share of mortgage loans in forbearance ticks up for second week December 1, 2020
    The U.S. forbearance rate increased for the second consecutive week to 5.54% as all loan types reported gains, according to a report from the MBA. The post Share of mortgage loans in forbearance ticks up for second week appeared first on HousingWire.