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The New Refi Borrower Profile

A new analysis shows that the needs of homeowners who refinance in a rising rate environment is different from those that dominated the market during the refinance boom. Watch this video to see the new refi borrower profile.

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Refis at Fannie, Freddie Decline in Q2

In its quarterly refinance report, the FHFA revealed that refinances at the GSEs had decreased in the second quarter. However, borrowers are still applying through HARP, a program that is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2018. Here's why.

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Fannie Mae’s Mark Palim on the State of Housing

As a Deputy Chief Economist at Fannie Mae, Dr. Palim is responsible for overseeing the Economic and Strategic Research Group’s forecasting functions. He also manages multi-disciplinary partnerships across the company to address specific business issues facing Fannie Mae. Dr. Palim ...

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Can Online Lending Decrease Risk?

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Technological innovation is changing the way the mortgage industry works, and the model followed by lenders who have embraced technology such as end-to-end online mortgage application and approval processes have made lending a less risky prospect, according to a report ...

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Refis Rise on Low Purchase Market

Refinance loans saw more closings than any other mortgage loan in January, with refis representing 45 percent of all closed loans, according to the monthly Origination Insight Report published by Ellie Mae on Wednesday. The percentage of FHA refinances increased to 28 percent of ...

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HARP Refinances Recover from Previous Spike

The drop in HARP refinance volume follows a spike in Q3 and Q4 2016. The FHFA reports that borrowers completed 13,425 refinances through the Home Affordability Refinance Program (HARP) in Q1 2017, bringing the total amount of HARP refinances to 3,461,096. Of all refinances that quarter, HARP represented 3 percent.

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