Morning Roundup (6/28/2022) – Abortion Access, Home Price Growth

Good Morning! Today is Tuesday, June 28. Judges in Louisiana and Utah temporarily stopped their states’ trigger laws, allowing abortion clinics there to remain open for now. The Jan. 6 panel scheduled a hearing for today to present “recently obtained evidence.” The bodies of at least 46 migrants were found in an abandoned trailer near San Antonio.

The Mortgage Note Reports

Abortion Access: At least four industry leaders will cover the travel expenses for employee abortions after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.

Price Growth Softens: Annual home price appreciation dipped slightly in April, the first decline in months and a sign that the housing market is finally pumping the brakes.

Dodd Officially Takes Charge: Patrick Dodd has been named president and chief executive officer of CoreLogic after serving as its interim leader since January.

And in other mortgage and housing news…

Consumer Confidence: Consumer confidence fell in June following a decline in May, and now stands at its lowest level since February 2021.

Fighting The Housing Crisis: The CEO of the NHP Foundation, a non-profit affordable housing provider, discusses how business leaders can help solve the crisis.

Florida Housing: HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge will be stopping by Southern Florida this week to discuss its affordable housing crisis.

Slowdown Impact: Orders of home building construction materials, appliances, furniture, and decorations are declining as the housing market slows.

Elections To Watch: Here are the New York elections that could impact real estate.

Volume Summary: Freddie Mac released its May volume summary, with info on its mortgage-related portfolios, risk management, delinquencies, and other investments.