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Conforming Loans Can’t Keep Up

Analyzing data from Ellie Mae’s AllRegs Market Clarity tool, the Mortgage Bankers Association determined that its Mortgage Credit Availability Index increased 3.2 percent in March. However, conforming loans access decreased by 2.6 percent, as mid-priced homes have jumped in price.

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The Week Ahead: Hope For Credit Growth

The Federal Reserve will release its February 2017 Consumer Credit survey. Previous studies have revealed that although ejection rates on credit applications declined, consumers still felt pessimistic. For example, February’s report revealed that consumers were 12.2 percent less likely to apply for a mortgage refinance than before.

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Case-Shiller: Home Prices Fall Short of Market Expectations

In its latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report, S&P Dow Jones Indices recorded an annual price increase of 10.8 percent among both the 10- and 20-city composites. Those figures compare to year-over-year increases of 12.6 percent and 12.4 percent, respectively. A consensus of economists surveyed by Econoday called for a gain of 11.4 percent in the 20-city index.

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Home Price Growth Slows in Q1

Real Estate Market

According to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), year-over-year home price growth continued in most metros, albeit at a slightly lessened pace. The median existing single-family home price increased in 74 percent of measured markets.

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PNC Reports Q1 Income of $1.1 Billion

PNC Financial Services Group released its quarterly earnings, reporting a net income of $1.1 billion, or $1.82 per diluted common share. While net income was positive, it didn't reach as high as the fourth quarter of 2013, when net income was $1.1 billion or $1.87 per diluted common share.

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Industry Modification Efforts Have Matured But Loans Are Harder To Get

Black Knight Financial Service’s Mortgage Monitor Report reports effective loan modification efforts have shown far fewer defaults, which helps those underwater already in homes. However, those looking to get a home that have had some trouble in the past may hit a brick wall, as only 30% of loans last year went to borrowers with credit scores below 720, which isn't even close to the subprime score of 620.

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