U.S. lenders eased standards in the second quarter of of this year, expanding access to mortgage loans for more qualified borrowers, according to a new survey of lenders by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Read more in the NAR blog post, “Spring’s Mortgage Market Thaw Continues This Summer.

In other headlines:

MBA: Housing demand to surge over next 10 years – HousingWire

U.S. housing market seen strong enough to handle Fed rate hikes: Reuters poll – Reuters

Housing, Consumer Confidence Are Bright Spots in U.S. Economy – Wall Street Journal