Morning Roundup (12/2/2022) – Guild Acquires Inlanta, Rates Cool Again

Good Morning! Today is Friday, December 2. The Biden administration will give three Native tribes $75 million to move away from areas with high climate risk. The Senate passed a bill to avert a nationwide rail strike. Elon Musk suspended Kanye West from Twitter after he posted an image of a swastika.

The Mortgage Note Reports

Potential Prison Time: Two Kentucky real estate professionals who allegedly conspired to rig bids for farmland and timber rights each face up to 10 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Editor Kimberley Haas has the story.

Guild Swoops In: “Growth-oriented” Guild Mortgage announced it is acquiring Inlanta Mortgage just after the Wisconsin-based lender said it would close next year.

Rates Cool Again: Mortgage rates fell again last week, giving buyers some breathing room and adding to analysts’ arguments that they’ve peaked.

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In other mortgage and housing news…

Employment Report: Employers created 263,000 jobs in November, only a slight drop from October, even as a wave of layoffs in the tech industry made headlines.

More Job Cuts: Wells Fargo laid off hundreds more mortgage employees yesterday, with reductions occurring across the country.

Hike Slowdown Incoming: Jerome Powell said the Fed may slow the pace of interest rate increases as soon as December, sending stocks up.

Cooper Under Fire: An Ohio couple is suing Mr. Cooper, claiming a mortgage servicing subsidiary wrongly denied their request for a pandemic-related loan modification.

Homes Delisted: A record number of homes for sale were delisted in November as both buyers and sellers pulled away from the market.

“Stop Wall Street Landlords”: House Democrats introduced a bill to deter institutional landlords from buying homes.