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News stories about Mortgage Originations

Feb 22, 2018  8:35 ET
Consumers remain wary of creating digital identities
The digital age may one day lead to a quicker and more affordable home mortgage. A new survey conducted by Fannie Mae suggests, however, that most consumers are wary of giving up personal financial ...
Jan 18, 2018  14:20 ET
Federal regulator calls for turning GSEs into utilities
For the first time, the conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has revealed its preferred blueprint for housing finance reform. In a position document and letter sent to the U.S. Senat...
Jan 11, 2018  8:50 ET
New-home loan applications fall in December
Mortgage applications for newly built homes fell sharply in December from a month earlier, but ran ahead of the pace a year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. New-home...
Jan 3, 2018  12:35 ET
Mortgage activity flags to end the year
Mortgage refinancing activity tapered off significantly to end the year after a late surge in rates, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Over the two weeks ending on Dec....
Dec 6, 2017  8:30 ET
Mortgage applications move up
Mortgage activity bounced back in the week following the Thanksgiving holiday as key rates ticked down slightly, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported For the week ending Dec. 1...
Nov 6, 2017  14:15 ET
GSEs finance fewer loans in 2017
As the demand for refinancing has waned this year, government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been bankrolling fewer mortgages. Through the first three qua...
Oct 25, 2017  11:35 ET
Blog: Industry gathering marked by optimism
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) annual national conference in Denver once again drew the industry’s movers and shakers. Mortgage companies aren’t having a particularly good year in terms of v...
Aug 9, 2017  16:00 ET
Flagging refi market cools GSE loan purchases
The government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac cumulatively purchased a nearly identical number of loans during the first half of the year, compared to the same period a year...
Jul 12, 2017  14:30 ET
Yellen: Fed will shrink balance sheet soon
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed will likely begin to unwind its massive balance sheet later this year, a move that could put upward pressure on long-term interest rates. ...
Jun 23, 2017  13:40 ET
A downsized refi market isn't all bad news
Amid an ultra-competitive home-sellers’ market, mortgages closed in April and May at a breakneck pace, with the time between application and closing, on average, clocking in at the fastest time in mo...
May 23, 2017  18:05 ET
Mortgage market unfolds as predicted
As the midway point of the year approaches, the home mortgage market has unfolded much as expected. Refinance activity has fallen steeply, particularly rate-dependent streamlined refinances that ha...
May 9, 2017  15:05 ET
Refinancing drives Q1 GSE loan volumes
Although 2017 is forecast to be the year that refinancing dries up for the mortgage industry, the first three months of 2017 defied expectations.  Conventional-loan refinancing volu...
Mar 22, 2017  14:25 ET
Mortgage applications drop in weekly survey
Home loan applications fell in the latest weekly survey, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. For the week ending March 17, overall applications fell 2.7 percent from the pr...
Mar 6, 2017  17:35 ET
Mortgage originations hit $2.1 trillion in 2016
The single-family mortgage market had an exceptional 2016 driven by rising home-purchase volume and a surprising surge in refinance activity, Black Knight Financial Services reported. Ov...
Feb 15, 2017  13:15 ET
Mortgage applications fall in weekly survey
Refinance and purchase application activity fell in the latest weekly survey, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported. For the week ending Feb. 10, MBA’s overall adjusted applica...

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