Home / Tag Archives: mortgage (page 88)

Tag Archives: mortgage

Fraud Risk Increases Nationwide

Mortgage fraud risk is up across the country, according to the CoreLogic National Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index (FRI) for Q1 2017. The FRI is a measure of loan-application level fraud risk in the mortgage industry, based on residential mortgage loan applications processed by CoreLogic Loan Safe Fraud Manager. The index jumped 8 percent in Q1, up to 132 from 113 a year ago and 122 last quarter.

Read More »

Housing Prices Hit Post-Crisis High

According to a new home price index, national housing prices have appreciated to a new post-crisis high as of February. With an index of $268,000 for the month, the U.S. saw its highest home price growth since June 2006. Prices rose 0.8 percent for the month and 5.7 percent over the year.

Read More »

Home Values Rise 6 Percent, Inventory Dips

New data shows inventory is down 5 percent over the year, with the biggest decreases in Minneapolis, Columbus, and Seattle. Home values are up 6.8 percent year-over-year, hitting $196,500 for the month of March. Values appreciated most in Tampa, Dallas, and Seattle.

Read More »

SunTrust’s Income Boosted by Mortgage Servicing

SunTrust Banks, Inc. reported its Q1 2017 results. The bank posted a net income of $451 million, or $0.91 per average common diluted share. This is a three percent increase over the previous quarter and a four percent year-over-year increase. The bank noted that higher mortgage-related income and investment-related income pushed the noninterest income up by $32 million.

Read More »

Ocwen MSR Block May Soon Be Lifted

According to the latest Consent Order from the New York Department of Financial Services, Ocwen may be one its way to once again acquiring mortgage servicing rights. The financial institution has been blocked from doing so for more than three years, since NYDFS began investigating its portfolio in February 2014. Ocwen is one of the country’s largest non-bank lenders.

Read More »

Servicing Association Announces Leadership Changes

During the recent meeting of the National Mortgage Servicing Association, Ray Barbone was installed as Chairman of the organization. Barbone, EVP of Mortgage Services at BankUnited will be taking the place of J.K. Huey, SVP of Lending Asset Management and Preservation at Wells Fargo.

Read More »

Several Banks Report Declining Mortgage Revenue

PNC, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase all reported optimistic outlooks in their Q1 reports despite some declining revenue. All three banks found that their mortgage revenue has been declining. due to lower gains on residential mortgage servicing rights and lower mortgage loan revenues overall. Overall earnings for JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo were down slightly from the previous quarter.

Read More »

Equity To Borrowers Hits 11-year High

Rising home prices nationally have created the strongest equity economy since 2006, according to a new report by Black Knight. Borrowers have nearly $5 trillion in equity to tap into, and the number of underwater borrowers has dropped dramatically. Refis account for a stronger share of borrowing than they have for years.

Read More »

Wells Fargo Litigation Moves Forward

A New York federal judge said that Wells Fargo must face litigation seeking to hold the bank accountable for billions of dollars in claimed investor losses as trustee of residential mortgage-backed securities, saying the investor funds more than met the pleading the standard. The plaintiffs, including BlackRock Inc, Pacific Investment Management Co, Prudential Financial Inc, and TIAA-CREF, can pursue breach of contract and conflict of interest claims related to 53 trusts, said U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla.

Read More »

GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF DS NEWS

Featuring daily updates on foreclosure, REO, and the secondary market, DS News has the timely and relevant content you need to stay at the top of your game. Get each day’s most important default servicing news and market information delivered directly to your inbox, complimentary, when you subscribe.