Good Morning! Today is Wednesday, November 16. Donald Trump announced he is running for president again in 2024 last night at Mar-a-Lago. Representative Kevin McCarthy of California won the Republican nomination for House speaker. A missile hit a Polish village near the border with Ukraine.
The Mortgage Note Reports
Bleak Outlook For 2023: During this month’s presentation and forecasting of home prices in the United States, the director of American Enterprise Institute painted a bleak picture for the rest of this year and all of 2023. Writer Scott Kimbler has the story.
Loans Make A Comeback: Mortgage loan application volume rose last week, responding to the largest single-week decline in rates since July 2022.
Chicagoland Brokerage: A new Motto Mortgage affiliate has opened in Libertyville, Illinois, serving the Chicago metro area.
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In other mortgage and housing news…
Fraud Problems: Every $1 lost to fraud now costs financial firms $4.23 compared to $3.64 in 2020. “Buy now, pay later,” bots and mobile channel fraud are key concerns.
Commanders Fight: Jeff Bezos may squash Mat Ishbia’s dream of owning the Washington Commanders. Matthew McConaughey and Jay-Z are also expected to bid.
Last Lender Standing: Online lenders are struggling to survive as home sales and refinancing demand collapse.
CHLA At FHA: CHLA called for the FHA to end its Life of Loan policy after an MMIF report showed a net worth more than 5.5 times its statutory requirement.
Potential Impact: More than $8.8 trillion in home value is at risk of wildfire and $6.5 trillion in home value is at risk of flood damage over the next 30 years.
Anything Can Be Housing: Adaptive reuse apartments, especially converted offices, are increasing faster than regular apartments, up by 25% in the last 2 years.
“Trickle,” Not “Tsunami”: As house price appreciation decelerates and the labor market loses steam, will we now see foreclosures accelerate? Probably not, FirstAm says.
Thursday Deals: Sellers are most likely to cut their list price on Thursdays, but buyers should expect minor concessions, not door-buster discounts.