CFPB Seeking Public Input To Help Homeowners In Mortgage Market

By TMN Editor The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants the public to weigh in on ways to improve the mortgage process for homeowners who would benefit from refinancing. They are especially looking for borrowers with smaller loan balances. CFPB Director Rohit Chopra said in a statement that the mortgage market has not provided products that allow all households to save money by refinancing at a lower interest rate. “We are eager for input on ways that borrowers taking out loans today can refinance to lower rates in the future,” Chopra said. According to a press release, the agency is also looking for input on automatic short-term and long-term loss mitigation assistance for homeowners who experience financial disruptions. For more information,…

Rocket Preps Fans For Super Bowl With Previews Of Homes They Could Win, Teaser Of Big Ad

By KIMBERLEY HAAS With the big football game coming up this weekend, leaders at Rocket are inviting people to take a peek at the homes they could buy if they win the world’s largest official game of Super Bowl Squares and have revealed which stars will appear in their ad. Rocket Mortgage will give two grand prize winners $500,000 each for a home purchase during the game. $50,000 will be awarded every time the score changes. Rocket Homes, their sister company, has published an article highlighting what type of home a potential winner could select in various parts of the country. According to the article, the median sale price of a house in America is $335,212. The average house has…

Morning Roundup (9/14/2021)- Forbearances Drop, Cash-Out Refi Soars

Good Morning! Today is Tuesday, September 14. Californians vote on whether to recall Governor Gavin Newsom today. Chevron pledged to spend $10 billion in its new low-carbon unit, focusing on biofuels and hydrogen production. A Wall Street Journal investigation found that Facebook exempts high-profile users from its content rules. And in mortgage and housing news… Good News For Struggling Borrowers: The total number of loans in forbearance took a nosedive this week, with numbers down in every category. Cash-Outs Soar: Black Knight’s latest Originations Market Monitor report showed cash-out refinancing rose 41% in the last three months, while overall rate locks for mortgage originations increased in August. MHCs: Freddie Mac rolled out new tenant protections for manufactured home owners who rent the land they live on. Breathing Room: Ginnie Mae is…