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  • 5 tips for finding the right mortgage lender for you January 20, 2021
    Before shopping for a new home, you should shop around for the right mortgage lender. The type of mortgage you qualify for is just as important as the mortgage lender you work with. The post 5 tips for finding the right mortgage lender for you appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Biden’s executive order will extend foreclosure moratorium January 20, 2021
    President Biden plans to sign 17 executive orders his first day in office, including an extension of the eviction and foreclosure moratorium. The post Biden’s executive order will extend foreclosure moratorium appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Don’t let COVID crisis mask affordable housing opportunity January 20, 2021
    Though the pandemic is causing pain throughout the housing sector, it also creates an opportunity to enact common-sense industry reforms that address the root causes of the affordable housing crisis that has beset the market for over a decade — even amid a period of strong economic expansion. The post Don’t let COVID crisis mask […]
  • Housing industry welcomes President Joe Biden January 20, 2021
    The housing industry welcomed President Joe Biden after he was sworn in as the 46th president of the U.S., and Vice President Kamala Harris, who became the first woman to serve in the office. The post Housing industry welcomes President Joe Biden appeared first on HousingWire.
  • HUD declares FHA once again backing DACA mortgages January 20, 2021
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development declared Wednesday that the Federal Housing Administration will once again back mortgages for immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The post HUD declares FHA once again backing DACA mortgages appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Here’s how to find property owners ready to sell January 20, 2021
    In today’s low-inventory environment, complicated by external factors such as forbearance and foreclosure moratoriums, it’s crucial for real estate agents and brokers to be proactive in order to grow their business. PropStream offers them the ability to find prospective sellers, gain insight into their property and situation, and contact them to get started in one […]
  • CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger resigns at Biden’s request January 20, 2021
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger announced Wednesday she is resigning from her post at the request of President Joe Biden’s administration. The post CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger resigns at Biden’s request appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Rising costs, COVID cases dip builder confidence January 20, 2021
    Homebuilder confidence fell in January as builders expressed concerns about higher house prices, COVID-related supply chain issues and construction costs. The post Rising costs, COVID cases dip builder confidence appeared first on HousingWire.
  • FHFA ponders climate risk for Fannie and Freddie January 20, 2021
    The FHFA announced Tuesday that it is requesting input on the current and future risk of natural disasters and climate change on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The post FHFA ponders climate risk for Fannie and Freddie appeared first on HousingWire.
  • Mortgage applications decrease as rates move higher January 20, 2021
    Mortgage applications decreased 1.9% for the week ending Jan. 15 from one week earlier, per data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly survey. The drop comes after a robust 16.7% jump in applications the prior week. The post Mortgage applications decrease as rates move higher appeared first on HousingWire.