The Rise and Fall of Serial Refinancers

Home / Featured / The Rise and Fall of Serial Refinancers About Author: Xhevrije West Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Black Knight Financial Services Mortgages Serial Refinancers 2016-04-04 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Monday 4/4/2016 Next: New Opportunities in the Evolving REO Landscape Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago April 4, 2016 1,712 Views Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Services Mortgages Serial Refinancers Subscribe in Featured, News The Rise and Fall of Serial Refinancers  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Homeowners eager to lower their mortgage payments by refinancing their home more than once have returned to the housing market. Their last debut occurred during the housing boom.Black Knight Financial Services February 2016 Mortgage Monitor report found that serial refinancers played a large role in the rise and fall of refinance volumes throughout 2015 driven by interest rate fluctuations.According to the report, rate and term refinances from borrowers who’ve had their prior mortgage for less than 2 years rose by 800 percent from the first quarter of 2014 to the first quarter 2015 as interest rates dropped. Of these borrowers, two-thirds of these refinances in the fourth quarter were from borrowers who had their mortgage from less than four years.During the housing peak from 2005 to 2006 nearly all refinance volume was coming from borrowers who held their prior mortgage for less than 4 years, Black Knight reported.Although interest rates have been on a roller coaster of fluctuations over the last year,rate and term refinances from borrowers who’ve held their mortgage for less than six years have remained steady.”Term reductions remain popular among borrowers taking advantage of low rates; not surprisingly they are more popular among more aged loans, as borrowers don’t want to restart the clock on their mortgage,” the report said.Black Knight found that 37 percent of rate and term refinances in the fourth quarter of 2015 included a term reduction. The average loan age of term reduction refinances is 81 months (nearly 7 years) compared to 60 months for those with the same or an increased term. Meanwhile, only 3 percent of rate and term refinances included a term increase, which is historically low.As term reduction refinances grow in popularity, the active mortgage sector shifts as well: 5 percent of all active mortgages had 20-year original terms (highest share in over 10 years); 16 percent are 15-year original term; and 2.5 percent are 10- year original term (down slightly from last year), according to Black Knight.Click here to view the full report. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles read more

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Scorpions script dramatic 7-run win over defending Champs

first_img–Chanderpaul lauds team batting spirit despite narrow lossBy Clifton Ross IT was a dramatic end to an early morning of action as Jamaica Scorpions bowled their way to one of the most upsetting, yet courageous wins, over defending champs Guyana Jaguars who lost their way by a mere 7 runs.The Final day at Providence was mixed with emotions after Guyana were left clinging on for dear life at 155-9 when day 3 ended, with Anthony Bramble ending innings number 2 as the top-scorer with 32.The home team failed to pull off what would have been a daring heist, being restricted to 174 all out in their second innings; thanks in part to the failures of their top and middle-order batsmen.The instrument of the Jaguars demise was the lanky debutant spinner and Man-of-the-match, Peat Salmon, who grabbed 7-57, all of which came in the latter half of the penultimate day.It was a rather heroic effort from the last pair of Veerasammy Permaul and Keon Joseph, who, for the last session of day 3 and the hour of play on the final day, provided the most entertainment.Permaul scored a defiant 28 from 101 balls with 2 fours while the pacer, Joseph, showed application and grit for a number 11 as he chipped in with 11, batting for hours in an attempt to rescue the champs.The pair survived a number of scares but remained firm throughout the hard times. Both batsmen were keen to negate deliveries and deny possible wicket-costing runs, which in the end might have been another reason they came up short.After no inroads were made by Salmon and company on day 4, the wearing of the ball made way for the introduction of seamer Derval Green (1-14) who put the final nail in the coffin two delivers into his first over.The celebrations were taken to the dressing room where the last placed team celebrate beating the defending champions and table-leaders in their own back-yard, to possibly get their momentum going this season.The last wicket stand of 49 was crucial to the Jags response and following the match, batting coach Shivnarine Chanderpaul told Chronicle Sports that he was proud of the effort as it showed the Champs are slowly becoming an 11-man team capable of producing runs down to the last batter.Guyana will now fix their attention on the Windward Volcanoes who they face in the next round.last_img read more

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