Cuando las tasas de interés son las más altas de los últimos 20 años, los propietarios de viviendas muy probablemente recibirán ofertas, o buscarán alternativas de hipotecas con tasa fija, que les ayuden a reducir sus pagos hipotecarios mensuales.
With mortgage interest rates elevated to levels not seen in many years, homebuyers are more likely to be offered, or seek out, alternatives to fixed-rate mortgages to help lower their monthly mortgage payments. Mortgage applicants should be aware of how these programs work to select the best option for their financial situation.
Office of Research blog: Higher interest rates leading to higher debt burdens for mortgage borrowers
Mortgage interest rates have been rising sharply in recent months, impacting mortgage borrowers and applicants. Using quarterly HMDA data on closed-end home-purchase loans, we find that monthly payments and debt burdens (as measured by DTI) have increased, with a higher percentage of mortgage application denials reporting DTI as a reason for not qualifying.
We’ve published a Beginner’s Guide to Accessing and Using Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data, a resource for those interested in using these comprehensive data on the U.S. mortgage market. The Guide covers the basics of what HMDA data are and how to access them, as well as a step-by-step guide for creating certain data summaries.
Challenging the Model Minority Myth: A closer look at Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the mortgage market
This analysis investigates how characteristics of mortgages, borrowers, and lenders vary across AAPI subgroups, based on the 2020 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data.
In this blog, we explain the data source and analytical approach, as well as key findings from the report ‘A Brief Note on General Lending Patterns of Small to Medium Size Closed-end HMDA Reporters’
In 2020, the CFPB issued new rules to help ensure borrowers can afford the mortgages they take on. To ensure consumers have the options they need, the CFPB will extend the mandatory compliance deadline for the Qualified Mortgage rules until July 1, 2021.
Homeowners who are struggling to make mortgage payments because of a COVID-19 related hardship, or who got a mortgage forbearance that is coming to an end, should talk to their mortgage servicer or a HUD-approved housing counselor about options and next steps.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a new Market Snapshot that explores first-time homeownership. For households attempting to transition from renting to owning, shifts in the housing and mortgage markets can play a large role in whether they can afford to buy a home. This report investigates the prevalence and ease of first-time homeownership today by comparing current and historical market trends.
Your Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure explain the specific costs and terms of a mortgage loan that you have applied for – here’s what you should know and how to read them.
La Estimación del Préstamo y la Declaración de Cierre. Las guías que necesita mientras elije el préstamo hipotecario que más le conviene
La Estimación del Préstamo y la Declaración de Cierre le detallan los costos y términos específicos de cada préstamo al que usted haya aplicado. Le mostramos lo que debe saber sobre ellas y cómo leerlas correctamente.
Cerrar el trato de una vivienda puede ser intimidante, saber que esperar en el proceso, le ayudará a hacerlo más fácil. Le ofrecemos los pasos más importantes para que cierre el trato y obtenga su hipoteca.
The essential steps for closing on a new home.
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