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July 9, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, July 2-9, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories 6 Reasons Why This Is Actually the Best Time in Years To Sell a House (realtor.com, July 9) Talk about a strange summer. Between the continued threat of the novel coronavirus, a wobbly economy, and layoffs […]
July 2, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, June 25 – July 2, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories   Mortgage rates fall to new all-time low this week (HW, July 2) The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage was 3.07%, down from 3.13% last week, Freddie Mac says READ MORE…   Virus surge […]
June 25, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, June 18-25, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories NAR’s plan to help increase Black American homeownership (Realtor.com, June 19) 5 ways to close the gap in homeownership rates between white and Black American homeowners The National Association of Realtors laid out a five-point plan […]
June 18, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, June 11-18, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Mortgage Rates Tumble to Another All-Time Low (HW, June 18) Mortgage rates in the U.S. tumbled to another all-time low this week as bond investors reacted to reports showing the economy is struggling amid the COVID-19 […]
June 11, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, June 4-11, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Inventory Problems, Mortgage Volume explosion and more news… Quarantines Lift, Mortgage Volume Explodes (Mortgage News Daily, June 10) The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) says that mortgage application volume rose significantly during the week ended June 5 […]
June 4, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, May 28-June 4, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories Removing barriers to Black Homeownership, Summer home buying, interest rates and more... NAREB issues call to action removing barriers to black homeownership (HW, June 3) NAREB president Donnell Williams takes on lending discrimination The National Association […]
May 28, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, May 21-28, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Is the housing market already rebounding? Mortgage applications jump and home sales rise… Kudlow says there are encouraging signs from reopening states, sees very strong economic rebound (CNBC, May 28) National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow […]
May 21, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, May 14-21, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Mortgage refinances; forbearance and the latest on home listings and prices… Weekly mortgage applications point to a remarkable recovery in homebuying (CNBC, May 20) If mortgage demand is an indicator, buyers are coming back to the […]
May 14, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, May 7-14, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  New mortgage deferral option, low interest rates, buying in a downturn and more articles… Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac: Borrowers in forbearance can defer all missed payments until the end of their loan (HW, May 13) GSEs […]
May 7, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, April 30-May 7, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Warren Buffett says the economy will overcome coronavirus: ‘Nothing can basically stop America’ (CNBC, May 2) Warren Buffett said Saturday he is optimistic that the U.S. economy will re-emerge even after being dealt a body blow […]