Reform group finds “disturbing pattern” against people of color and low income borrowers
The mortgage delinquency rate for one-to-four-unit residential properties rose 4.80% on a quarter-to-quarter basis during the last three months of 2016, a survey by the Mortgage Bankers’ Association (MBA) revealed
As home inventory and interest rates remain low in many parts of the nation, consumer confidence in housing is beginning to return. This is particularly true in California where supply cannot meet the demand of new homebuyers and investors. It is not uncommon that reasonably priced listings receive a deluge of competing offers. With the additional availability and attractiveness of owning a bank-owned property (more house for less money), some brokers have received more than 80 offers on one REO property. With the level of multiple offers at a record high, managing and securing the best offers while maintaining quality service may prove challenging.
Possible fraudulent lending activity increased last year just as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau prepared to issue new regulations requiring lenders to verify borrowers’ financial records and ability to repay mortgages.