Morning Roundup (1/26/2022)– FHFA HPI, Zillow’s Fate

Good Morning! Today is Wednesday, January 26. Federal prosecutors are reviewing fake Electoral College certifications that declared former President Donald Trump the winner of states that he lost. Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Mortgage Note Reports

House Price Index: House prices rose 1.1% nationwide in November, according to the latest FHFA House Price Index.

HUNT COO: HUNT Mortgage Corporation has hired Bindiya Jain of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts as its Chief Operating Officer.

And in other mortgage and housing news…

The Fate Of Zillow: Zillow’s near-term fate “hinges upon a delicate market balance the likes of which we’ve never quite seen,” Laura Forman argues in the Wall Street Journal.

Consumer Confidence: Consumer confidence declined in January as expectations about short-term growth prospects weakened, though big-ticket items are still in many consumers’ futures.

Case-Shiller: The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index saw an 18.8% annual gain in November, down from 19.0% in the previous month.

CREFC Worries :The Q4 2021 CREFC Board of Governors’ Sentiment Index saw a sharp drop in overall sentiment for the second consecutive quarter to 105.2.

Best-Ever: Investors set a record for U.S. commercial-property sales last year, betting that the pandemic is reordering how Americans live, work and play.

Rocket’s Crews: A new Rocket Pro TPO program, “Crews,” offers tailored teams of experts available to answer questions from broker partners regardless of their time zone.

intelliAgent 2.0: Fathom Realty introduced intelliAgent 2.0, an all-in-one tech platform designed to simplify brokerage operations and agent transaction management.