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Category Archives: Mortgage industry of the United States

Millennials Have Never Been More In Debt, And It Is Creating A Major Risk For The Economy

There is a seemingly unlimited number of disconnects in financial markets these days, not the least of which is the shocking divergence in recent years between the ever plunging unemployment rate in the United States and stubbornly rising delinquencies on consumer debt. In fact, according to a note published earlier today by UBS strategist Matthew […]

“Innovative Mortgages”: Lennar Lures Millennials With Offer To Repay Student Loans

Homebuilder Lennar has come up with a genius strategy to partially eliminate the massive bubble in student loans that has crippled recent graduates and forced them into a life devoid of the American dream of home ownership…it’s a “two birds with one stone” kind of solution.  Yes, rather than struggle to make those monthly student […]

Fannie, Freddie Would Need $100BN Bailout In New Financial Crisis

While the latest Fed stress test found that all US commercial banks have enough capital to survive even an “adverse” stress scenario, a severe recession in which the VIX hypothetically soars to 70, the two US mortgage giants would not be quite so lucky: according to the results from the annual stress test of Fannie […]

UBS Explains Who’s Most At Risk In The Next Consumer Deleveraging Cycle

In their 2Q 2017 survey, UBS found that, for the first time since at least 2014, the trajectory of financial health of low-income households has started to diverge from that of more affluent households.  Per the graph below from UBS’ credit strategy team led by Matthew Mish, while a firming job market has helped households […]

These Are The US Cities Where Graduates Struggle The Most With Student Debt

With tuition at private colleges routinely eclipsing the $60,000 mark, it’s more important than ever for recent graduates to settle in cities where circumstances allow them to start paying down their massive debt piles as quickly as possible. That means a city with strong job offers, but where the cost of living isn’t so high […]

Are US Taxpayers Now On The Hook For Risky Wall Street Real-Estate-Backed Bonds?

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I’m fairly certain very few of you have heard of broker price opinions, or BPOs, but it’s something I think we should all become aware of given the influence of BPOs in the market for valuing residential real estate securitized bonds. Before we get to that, let’s revisit […]

Home Capital Uses Up $1 Billion “Lifeline”, Seeks Additional Funding

That didn’t long. Just one week after Canada’s largest alt-mortgage lender Home Capital Group sent shockwaves across the Canadian financial system, when it confirmed that long-running allegations about its liar-loan business were true, and suffered a spectacular bank run necessitating emergency loans which yield a stunning 22.5%, the company is now “actively seeking expanded sources […]

This Is What A Bank Run Looks Like: Home Capital Loses 70% Of Deposits In One Week

In the beginning it was a slow pace, then it became a casual jog. Then, starting early last week, the jog morphed into a full-blown run, and – as of the past 3 days – the withdrawal of deposits at Home Capital Group’s high interest savings accounts has mutated into a full blown mad dash […]

Canada’s Housing Bubble Explodes As Its Biggest Mortgage Lender Crashes Most In History

Call it Canada’s “New Century” moment. We first introduced readers to the company we said was the “tip of the iceberg in Canada’s magnificent housing bubble” nearly two years ago, in July 2015 when we exposed a major problem that we predicted would haunt Home Capital Group, Canada’s largest non-bank mortgage lender: liar loans in […]

Fannie Introduces “Innovative Solutions” Allowing Student-Debt-Laden Millennials To Buy A Home

So what do you do when a massive student loan bubble results in crippling leverage for an entire generation of your population rendering them financially unqualified to obtain mortgage financing and their 'God-given right' to a slice of the 'American Dream'?  Well, you simply change the rules to allow mortgage lenders to ignore all that […]