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  • What Omicron, bond market and jobs mean for housing December 3, 2021
    We often have two to three job reports per year that miss estimates badly. However, remember that we have over 10 million job openings. The post What Omicron, bond market and jobs mean for housing appeared first on HousingWire.
    Sarah Wheeler
  • HW+ Member Spotlight: Reina Ramos December 3, 2021
    This week's HW+ member spotlight features Reina Ramos, senior vice president, mortgage market leader at City National Bank of Florida, as she discusses what issues in the housing market keep her up at night. The post HW+ Member Spotlight: Reina Ramos appeared first on HousingWire.
    Sarahi De La Cuesta
  • Residential construction jobs slowly return December 3, 2021
    The construction sector added a total of 31,000 jobs in November, on par with the two prior months, as unemployment overall dropped to 4.2%. The post Residential construction jobs slowly return appeared first on HousingWire.
    Brooklee Han
  • Zillow: Over half of our iBuying inventory is on the move December 2, 2021
    Zillow said Thursday that more than 50% of its remaining iBuying inventory “has sold, is under contract to sell or has reached agreement on disposition terms.” The post Zillow: Over half of our iBuying inventory is on the move appeared first on HousingWire.
    Matthew Blake
  • How lenders can serve the underserved in 2022 December 2, 2021
    It will fall to the mortgage originator to send out a clear message to home loan borrowers, letting them know their options and pushing for unfiltered contact with new homebuyers. If the industry doesn’t step up its new borrower outreach efforts, it could appear to government regulators that the industry isn’t taking the President’s mandate […]
    Jessica Davis
  • Trump comes to the aid of GSE investors December 2, 2021
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders hoping to be made whole in Collins v. Yellen have a new champion: former President Donald Trump. The post Trump comes to the aid of GSE investors appeared first on HousingWire.
    Georgia Kromrei
  • Nonbanks quick to implement 2022 conforming loan limits December 2, 2021
    One day after the FHFA announcement, Homepoint, Guaranteed Rate and UWM announced that they have already implemented the 2022 conforming loan limits The post Nonbanks quick to implement 2022 conforming loan limits appeared first on HousingWire.
    Maria Volkova
  • Fannie Mae revs up its credit-risk transfer machinery December 2, 2021
    Fannie Mae is once again back in the credit-risk transfer market with a $984 million note offering through its Connecticut Avenue Securities real estate mortgage investment conduit The post Fannie Mae revs up its credit-risk transfer machinery appeared first on HousingWire.
    Bill Conroy
  • Housing inventory has never been lower December 2, 2021
    Housing inventory in America is at a crisis level. The number of active listings hit an all-time low last week, according to a report from Redfin. The post Housing inventory has never been lower appeared first on HousingWire.
    RealTrends
  • Mortgage rates remain flat as Omicron fears spread December 2, 2021
    Mortgage rates increased one basis point to 3.11% in the week ending Dec. 2, ignoring the volatility in the financial markets caused by the Omicron Covid variant The post Mortgage rates remain flat as Omicron fears spread appeared first on HousingWire.
    Flávia Furlan Nunes