Highlights of May 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey

Market conditions vary across local markets, but the REALTORS® confidence and buyer traffic indices indicate that market conditions were mainly “strong” rather than “weak” in May 2016, according to the May 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report. The indices...

Regulations Hamper Bank Capital for Commercial Deals in REALTOR® Markets

Based on the Expectations & Market Realities in Real Estate 2016: Navigating through the Crosscurrents report—released by Situs RERC, Deloitte and the National Association of REALTORS®—commercial real estate (CRE) rode a wave of bullish capital markets in 2015. Large...

REALTORS® Are Generally Optimistic Over the Next Six Months as of May 2016 Survey

While local market conditions vary, REALTORS® remained generally confident about the outlook over the next six months, according to the May 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report.[1] The following maps show the REALTORS® Confidence Index—Six-Month Outlook across property types...

Lenders Cautious on FHA’s Overtures to Expand Access to Lower Credit Borrowers

Access to credit has expanded in many ways over the last two years including to borrowers with higher debt-to-income ratios, lower down payments, and even some limited non-QM offerings. But access for borrowers with lower credit scores has shown...

Lenders Make Headway, Reducing Delays and Cancellations rom TRID

The lending industry has struggled with recent changes to the closing process. However, the 1st quarter Survey of Mortgage Originators shows clear improvements in handling the new regulations. The new Know Before You Owe or TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosures...