Morning Minute: Mortgage credit availability eases slightly

The Mortgage Credit Availability Index had a small but positive increase in December, rising 0.6 percent compared to the month before, HousingWire reports today. The index from the Mortgage Bankers Association tracks lending standards and credit availability. In November the index was 110.2 and rose to 110.9 in December.

In other headlines:

U.S. Mortgage Applications Volume Up Last Week – Morningstar

FHFA director delays impending g-fee hike – HousingWire

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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