Forbearance pace slows, highlighting the mortgage market’s health
In today’s Daily Download episode, HousingWire covers the share of loans in forbearance falling for the first time since March.
For some background on the story, here’s a summary of the article:
The share of mortgage loans in forbearance plans fell to 8.48% last week from 8.55% the week prior, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Forbearance and Call Volume survey. This marks the first time the total number of loans in forbearance decreased since the survey’s inception in March.
The MBA approximates 4.2 million homeowners are now in forbearance, a decline from the almost 4.3 million estimated the prior week.
Broken down by investor type, Ginnie Mae mortgages – primarily backed by the Federal Housing Administration and the Veterans Administration – had the largest overall share of loans in forbearance at 11.83% for the third week in a row, the MBA reported.
Following the main story, HousingWire covers a forecast from the Mortgage Bankers Association that claims mortgage lending will surge to a 14-year high this year, and an announcement from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about limiting the DTI requirement as part of qualified mortgage standards.
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