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  • Most Recent
    • Refinery29

      The Real Cost Of TV Apartments — And Who Could Actually Afford Them

      Refinery 29 - September 12, 2014

      TV isn't supposed to be real life. We know that. But, sometimes we see an apartment or sprawling pad in a series that just seems wildly unrealistic for the salaries the characters make.

    • Market Watch

      Is the mortgage credit box finally getting bigger?

      MarketWatch - October 23, 2014

      This week saw a blizzard of planned federal government agency and GSE reforms designed, at least in theory, to increase credit availability, (ie. “the credit box”) that has been plaguing lending at the conforming level (loans under $417,000). While interagency cooperation and coordination in Washington is typically as rare as the Kansas City Royals making the World Series, there was more than enough activity in a three-day period to make it mere coincidence.

    • loanDepot and Origination News

      Many Millennials Planning to Become Homeowners by 2020

      Origination News – October 22, 2014

      A significant number of millennials aspire to become homeowners within the next five years, according to a recent survey, despite income and student debt burdens.

    • Market Watch

      Worries about student-loan debt undercutting homeownership

      MarketWatch – October 22, 2014

      Nearly half of those with student loan debt — 49% of them, to be exact — say that the debt they accrued to pay for their studies is now an obstacle to buying a home, according to a new survey from NeighborWorks America.

    • Market Watch

      30-year mortgage back below 4%, but for how long?

      MarketWatch – October 10, 2014

      Borrowers who thought they’d seen the last of 30-year fixed mortgages with interest rates below 4% got a pleasant surprise this week, as stock market selloffs, fears of another world-wide economic slowdown, and perhaps an Ebola scare helped drive down mortgage rates to their lowest levels in more than a year.

    • Real Estate Economy Watch

      Bernanke Rebuffed

      Real Estate Economy Watch – October 4, 2014

      Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke found out the hard way what millions of average American families are dealing with. Speaking at a recent conference in Chicago, Bernanke said that the lending standards are so tight that he was unable to refinance his own home loan recently.

  • 3rd Quarter 2014
    • loanDepot and The Washington Post

      Housing recovery missing key group: young first-time buyers

      The Washington Post - September 12, 2014

      Although the return of stability to the housing market has helped lift many underwater homeowners back into positive home equity and encouraged other owners to move up to larger or more costly homes, the recovery lacks the robust participation of one important group: young first-time buyers.

    • loanDepot and Forbes

      How Student Loan Debt is Affecting Home Ownership

      Forbes - September 6, 2014

      The quintessential American dream may include graduating college, getting a job and eventually buying a home. However, the increasing cost of student loan debt may be altering that trajectory for many millennials.

    • loanDepot and Origination News

      loanDepot to Expand Consumer Lending Operations

      Origination News - September 4, 2014

      Nonbank mortgage lender LoanDepot is preparing to step into new consumer lending territory in early 2015 when it will start offering personal loans.

    • Nonbank Mortgage Lenders Bounce Back

      The Wall Street Journal - August 27, 2014

      As some banks retreat from the home-loan market, specialized mortgage companies are stepping in to fill the void.

    • FOX Business

      What Happens if Millennials Never Enter the Housing Market?

      Fox Business - August 14, 2014

      Millennials’ supposed lack of interest of becoming homeowners is often blamed for the market’s slowing recovery, but some experts say the generation shouldn’t shoulder all of the fault.

    • The Wall Street Journal

      How Student Loans Are Shaping Mortgage Approvals

      The Wall Street Journal - August 5, 2014

      One of the biggest fears today in the real-estate industry goes something like this: Rising student debt is going to freeze millennials out of the housing market.

    • What it takes to borrow against home equity

      Yahoo! Finance - July 14, 2014

      Breaking into the home equity nest egg is becoming a very real possibility for more Americans as home prices rise.

    • Why banks prefer boomers to millennials

      MarketWatch - July 12, 2014

      An analysis from loanDepot, a private nonbank lender, says that the median age for borrowers of its home-purchase loans of more than $417,000 was 38½ years old in this year’s second quarter, down from a median age of 41 in the same quarter last year. During the last three months of 2011, the median age was a long-in-the-tooth 49½.

    • Big borrowers get younger, but banks still want boomers

      MSN Real Estate - July 12, 2014

      High-end borrowers are looking younger these days.

    • The Youth Movement

      The Wall Street Journal - July 11, 2014

      Younger borrowers are entering the market for large mortgages, but jumbo lenders still depend on baby boomers.

    • Chargers GM Tom Telesco deals for Rancho Santa Fe Estate

      Los Angeles Times - July 7, 2014

      Tom Telesco, the general manager of the San Diego Chargers, has made an upgrade of his own this NFL offseason, purchasing an estate in Rancho Santa Fe for $2.26 million.

    • Kyle Richards buys desert retreat for $2.35 million

      Los Angeles Times blog - July 2, 2014

      Kyle Richards of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and her husband, luxury real estate agent Mauricio Umansky, have bought a getaway in La Quinta for $2.35 million.

  • 2nd Quarter 2014
  • 1st Quarter 2014
    • Six questions to ask before a refinance

      Herald & Review - March 17, 2014

      A home mortgage refinance may sound like a good idea in theory, but it’s not always possible or desirable.

    • Fallout From Refinancing

      New York Times - March 13, 2014

      Homeowners who refinanced when fixed mortgage rates dropped below 4 percent will be less inclined to put their homes on the market as interest rates climb.

    • An Online Lending Executive Expands His Reach

      National Mortgage News - January 3, 2014

      Originators who work for Anthony Hsieh’s company will be fired if they fail to answer a customer email the same day they received it.

  • 2013
    • New Mortgage Rules May Mean Less Choice

      CNNMoney - December 4, 2013

      New rules launching early next year designed to make mortgages safer may result in less choice for borrowers.

    • Smaller Mortgage Lenders Lead Field

      The Wall Street Journal - December 3, 2013

      Big banks have been retrenching from the mortgage business recently, leaving smaller players to pick up larger chunks of business.

    • Initial Claims, Mortgage Rates and Retail Sales

      The Street - November 11, 2013

      Video - "The Street's" Nicole Urken interviews loanDepot CEO Anthony Hsieh

    • Interview with Anthony Hsieh

      Taking Stock - November 11, 2013

      Audio - "Taking Stock" with Pimm Fox and Carol Massar interview loanDepot CEO Anthony Hsieh

    • Shrinking Lenders in Mortgage Hub Cut Into Recovery: Real Estate

      Bloomberg - October 22, 2013, which Hsieh started in early 2010, is his third mortgage-related business. In 2002 he founded Home Loan Center Inc., which was later sold to LendingTree LLC, and in 1994 started LoansDirect.

    • HARP Refinance Demand Shoots Up Due to Drop in Mortgage Rates

      Eastern Morning Herald - October 17, 2013

      Separately, a recent survey by loanDepot revealed that slightly more than half of HARP borrowers (51%) were rejected at least once by their lenders before being able to refinance their home loans.

    • Falling Rates Boost HARP-refi Demand

      Housing Wire - October 15, 2013

      "Requirements have changed, making it possible for loanDepot to give financial relief to more homeowners. If a homeowner is current on their mortgage payments, and the loan is owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, help is available," Svinth added.

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