Trump froze a move that could have saved some lower-income borrowers money, prompting criticism that it was too cautious and burdensome.
Refinance volume now stands at its lowest level since June 2009.
Landlord alert: Seattle is hot, but not the hottest opportunity for home-rental investing.
A slight decrease in mortgage interest rates last week helped put some energy back into the market.
Rising mortgage rates, bigger jumps in home prices and still-moderate income growth are adding up to a triple threat for the housing market.
Blackstone's Invitation Homes opened slightly higher than its IPO price on Wednesday morning.
A new study is out showing which cities have the best bargains for rents, and which are budget killers.
Mortgage applications were hurt by a 13 percent drop in FHA applications, a direct result of a Trump administration move.
A Trump factor? Searches coming from Russia topped the list of international interest in the website of the Miami Association of Realtors.
Despite a sharp rise in interest rates after the election, pending home sales were up in December.
New Trump administration policy, and reaction to that policy, have made borrowing costs more expensive for homebuyers.
Fannie Mae will back $1 billion in debt collateralized by rental homes at Blackstone.
Mortgage rates moved solidly higher last week, but lenders saw no letup in loan demand.
At the current sales pace, it would take only about three and a half months to exhaust the supply of homes.
The Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills Mall was bought by Wells Fargo, which foreclosed on the property last year.
By reversing a cut to insurance on government-backed mortgages, the Trump administration may have discouraged homebuyers, say officials.
Steve Mnuchin had a highly unusual name-drop during his confirmation hearing Thursday: the Octomom.
The new year brings new challenges for the homebuilding industry, specifically higher mortgage rates.
Refinance volume rose 7 percent for the week, spurred by HUD saying the FHA would lower its insurance premium by 25 basis points.
Small investors are getting a boost from firms using extensive data to help them become owners of rental homes in cities across the country.