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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 […]
April 30, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, April 23-30, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Mortgage Rates Lowest Since Early March, But Not For Everyone (Mortgage News Daily, April 29) Mortgage rates moved down nicely last week and have either maintained or improved upon those levels this week.  The catch is that […]
April 23, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, April 16-23, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Despite pandemic, US home prices could very well hold steady… COVID-19 paused the housing market. What happens next? (Curbed, April 22) Reports suggest home prices are unlikely to move The economic fallout from the spread of […]
April 16, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, April 9-16, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Some banks raise lending standards; Curbside Closings and more… Appraisers are worried about allowing banks to delay appraisals until 120 days after a mortgage closes (HW, April 16) Think appraisal deferral could expand beyond bank portfolio […]
April 9, 2020

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

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Powell says the economic recovery can be ‘robust’ after the coronavirus is contained (CNBC, April 9) “At the Fed, we are doing all we can to help shepherd the economy through this difficult time,” he said […]
April 2, 2020

Guardian Residential Lending Industry News, March 26-April 2, 2020

In the Know: A Roundup of This Week’s Local and National Real Estate Stories  Social distancing appears to be working, officials say (The Oregonian, April 2) A new analysis by Oregon health officials offered the first positive sign that social distancing is helping in Oregon. Sweeping social distancing measures appear […]