Morning Roundup (6/2/2022) – Foreclosures Rising, Loan Applications Fall

Good Morning! Today is Thursday, June 2. A man carrying a rifle and a handgun killed four people and wounded several others inside a medical office building in Tulsa. The U.S. will airlift baby formula from Europe. Doctors transplanted a 3-D printed ear made from human cells.

The Mortgage Note Reports

Foreclosure Bump: Zombie foreclosures rose 3% from Q1 to Q2 2022, the first increase in a year, as overall foreclosure activity jumped 13%.

Apps Down: Mortgage loan application volume dropped another 2.3%, the fourth decrease in five weeks and the lowest level since December 2018.

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And in other mortgage and housing news…

UWM Settlement: UWM will pay up to $2.75 million to settle arbitration claims involving overtime, though it denies any wrongdoing.

Overpriced Markets: Four U.S. housing markets are overvalued by more than 60%, while 11 others are overvalued by more than 50%, researchers found.

“It’s A Hurricane”: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says he is preparing the bank for an economic hurricane on the horizon and advised investors to do the same.

Originations Falling Short: Fitch Ratings says the YTD pace of falling mortgage originations has surpassed its expectations and is likely to fall short of industry forecasts.

Public Comment Request: MISMO is seeking public comment on its latest version of the Life of Loan Process Model through August 1.

Changing Times: Redfin is advising home sellers to list soon and price their homes slightly lower than other similar homes in their market.