As part of its Know Before You Owe initiative, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking consumer feedback regarding mortgage closing processes.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Direct Service recently offered its projections for 2014, focusing specifically on housing-related sectors.
Newly appointed Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt, D-N.C., recently announced his decision to delay planned increases to mortgage loan guarantee fees, much to the relief of credit unions and their trade organizations.
The number of U.S. homes in the process of foreclosure is about a third of what it was a year ago, according to recent data from CoreLogic.
At least one member of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions is already expressing dissatisfaction with the business effects of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new qualified mortgage standards.
U.S. housing starts fell nearly 10 percent from November to December of 2013 but did increase slightly on a year-over-year basis, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau data.
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions recently issued its public support for legislation designed to delay flood insurance premium costs triggered by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions recently published a list it dubbed "The Dirty Dozen" - 12 regulations it feels are in need of amendment or outright elimination.
The Federal Reserve recently released the latest incarnation of its Beige Book, offering evaluations of the current economic conditions and how they will affect individual sector growth as the new year finds its rhythm.
The traditional offseason for home sales was evidently exacerbated by extreme cold weather in December, when real estate contracts slowed significantly.