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Fannie Mae Increasing Debt-to-Income Ratio to Expand Mortgage Lending

Posted by Kelsey Ramirez

Jun 14, 2017 11:06:30 AM

This article was originally published on HousingWire by Kelsey Ramirez. 

Fannie Mae announced it is increasing debt-to-income ratio, the No. 1 reason that mortgage lending applicants get rejected, according to an article by Kenneth Harney for The Washington Post .

The largest population rejected due to high DTI ratios is Millennial borrowers, who often stretch to pay their rent early in their careers, according to

the article.

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Topics: Mortgage Lending, fannie mae

Mortgage Lenders' Challenge: Find New Sources For Lien And Judgment Data

Posted by Ann Fulmer

May 31, 2017 2:40:01 PM

This article was originally posted on MortgageOrb, written by Ann Fulmer.

In less than a month, the nation’s top credit-reporting agencies (CRAs) will drop most civil judgment and tax lien data from consumer credit reports. It’s a change that will boost millions of consumers’ credit scores – and one that raises major concerns for employers, landlords, mortgage bankers, and other lenders and service providers that use FICO scores as a primary means of determining consumer creditworthiness.

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Topics: credit reports, Credit Score, mortgage changes, Liens and judgment data

Fannie Mae Moves to Accommodate Student Loan Debt

Posted by Jann Swanson

Apr 26, 2017 9:00:40 AM

Data Facts periodically shares external information to educate our lending clients on upcoming industry changes, shifts, and relevant news that affects them. 

~Originally posted at Mortgage News Daily by Jann Swanson. 

At $1.4 trillion, student loan debt represents the U.S.'s second largest debt market behind mortgages and, in several recent surveys, younger respondents have said those loans are a large reason they are unable to save up a downpayment to buy a home. The debt won't easily go away, but Fannie Mae now says it would like to make those loans a slightly little less painful presence in borrowers' lives.

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Topics: fannie mae, Student loan debt

Credit Report Changes May Result in Credit Score Increases for Many Consumers

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 20, 2017 3:07:27 PM

The three credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and Transunion, will be making changes to two types of information currently reported on credit reports. These alterations could show credit score increases for an estimated 1 in 12 consumers. 

Tax liens and civil judgments are the two pieces of information on the hotseat. The change is scheduled for July 1, 2017. It's estimated that up to half of civil judgment information and most of tax lien data will be removed. 

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Topics: credit reports, Credit Score, mortgage news, Mortgage lenders

2017 Mortgage Trends that Can Disrupt A Mortgage Pro's Success

Posted by Susan McCullah

Feb 28, 2017 11:07:34 AM

Several components play into the fact there's no easy sailing for mortgage professionals.

 2017 poses especially unique challenges. Being prepared with the right tools and education is key to being successful in today's mortgage industry. 

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Millennials, Mortgage Lending, Potential Millennial homebuyers

Millennial Home Buyers: Will 2017 Be the Year?

Posted by Matt Scott

Feb 16, 2017 1:19:40 PM

Mortgage professionals are wondering when the Millennial generation will finally fly the coop and purchase their first home. When they do, loan officers who effectively connect with Millennial home buyers will reap big, profitable benefits of business.

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Topics: Data Facts, Mortgage lenders, Potential Millennial homebuyers

Are You a Lender Concerned About the Cost of Lending Compliance?

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jan 31, 2017 3:24:51 PM

 

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Topics: Mortgage compliance, Compliance, CFPB

Updated! DU Day 1 Certainty: Twelve FAQs from the Trenches

Posted by Susan McCullah

Dec 1, 2016 8:20:36 AM

If you are a lender, you have most likely heard about DUs new initiative, the Day 1 Certainty™, going live Saturday, December 10th.

Like any change, there are tons of questions regarding the process. Data Facts Account Executives are often the first to field questions from our clients, and we have compiled the ones we are hearing over and over, as well as those that have been addressed by Fannie Mae, to help you stay informed. 

Here are the main questions we, as well as Fannie, get about DU Day 1 Certainty.

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Topics: Data Facts, fannie mae, Mortgage lenders, DU Day 1 Certainty

Lenders Get the Full Picture with Portfolio Monitoring Solutions

Posted by Susan McCullah

Nov 9, 2016 10:01:00 AM

When it comes to consumer credit portfolios, the only constant is change. And, unfortunately, when lenders attempt to keep a good grasp on their consumer credit portfolios, change can be a major challenge.

The good news is there are tools to help proactively review consumer credit profiles faster and more frequently. With this type of information in hand, you can now make better risk-management decisions for your portfolio as a whole. 

These tools are lending portfolio monitoring solutions. Employing such a system allows lenders to quickly identify, segment and prioritize accounts that meet designated risk levels to improve profitability.

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What do lending portfolio monitoring solutions do for you?

They realize deeper insights to optimize strategies. The more in-depth information lenders gain, the better able they are at managing their portfolios in a way that meets goals and gain opportunities. Consistent lending portfolio review provides this. 

Such as...

#1: Predicting a consumer’s capacity to pay so you can improve: 

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Topics: Mortgage Lending, Lending portfolio review, Portfolio monitoring

Six Scary Mistakes Turn an Approved Mortgage into a Denied Mortgage

Posted by Susan McCullah

Oct 13, 2016 9:15:00 AM

 

Are you dreaming of dressing your new home with spiderwebs, jack-o-lanterns, and scary Halloween music while you pass out candy to hungry zombies and beautiful princesses? Then be sure to avoid these mistakes during the home buying process.

Once you find the perfect home, secure financing, and sign the contract, you may think it's a done deal. Be careful, though. There are several mistakes you may make during the mortgage process that will drive your interest rate higher, or derail your closing completely. 

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Topics: credit reports, Data Facts, Mortgage loan, Mortgage

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