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Schedule for Week of Aug 20, 2017
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Schedule for Week of Aug 20, 2017

The key economic reports this week are New and Existing Home sales for July. Fed Chair Janet Yellen will speak at the Jackson Hole Economic...

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MBA: Mortgage credit loosens as conventional programs become more available
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MBA: Mortgage credit loosens as conventional programs become more available
Source HousingWire

The trend continues as mortgage credit availability once again loosened in July as more conventional programs became available. The Mortgage...

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Orange County’s housing bubble, 10 years later
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Orange County’s housing bubble, 10 years later

I’m not sure anyone popped any bubbly to remember the 10th anniversary of one particular peak of the housing bubble. In June 2007, Orange County...

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ARMs Drive Slight Improvement in Underwriting Standards-MBA
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ARMs Drive Slight Improvement in Underwriting Standards-MBA

While adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) make up only a fraction of mortgage originations (just over 6 percent in the most recent Mortgage Bankers...

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MBA: Mortgage applications swing back up
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MBA: Mortgage applications swing back up
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications swung back up and increased 3% from one week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage...

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New Bank; Wholesale Products; LIBOR and ARM Investor News
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New Bank; Wholesale Products; LIBOR and ARM Investor News

Production folks should know that Senators announced the introduction of S. 1753, the SAFE Transitional Licensing Act, which would amend the SAFE...

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It starts with rental housing: 3 key considerations for housing finance reform
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It starts with rental housing: 3 key considerations for housing finance reform

Housing finance reform may be making its long-awaited comeback on Capitol Hill. In recent weeks, the Senate Banking Committee has held a series of...

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Orange County's housing bubble, 10 years later
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Orange County's housing bubble, 10 years later

I'm not sure anyone popped any bubbly to remember the 10th anniversary of one particular peak of the housing bubble. In June 2007, Orange County...

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New Chief at Flagstar; LO Survey Results; Down Payment News
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New Chief at Flagstar; LO Survey Results; Down Payment News

“You never realize how many people you hate until you have to name a baby.” Plenty of folks in their 20s and 30s are, of course, having babies and...

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Rates Mixed but Mortgage Apps Fall Across The Board
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Rates Mixed but Mortgage Apps Fall Across The Board

The volume of mortgage applications declined during the week ended July 28. There were fewer applications for both purchase mortgages and...

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Refinancing Gains Ground on Lower Rates
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Refinancing Gains Ground on Lower Rates

Refinancing performed well during the week ended August 4, pulling the Mortgage Bankers Association's Market Composite Index higher.  The Index, a...

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MBA Expects Nosedive in July New Home Sales
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MBA Expects Nosedive in July New Home Sales

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) expects there will be a sharp downturn reported in July sales of newly constructed homes.   While its...

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Home prices down in Chatham Twp., up in borough in 2017
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Home prices down in Chatham Twp., up in borough in 2017

THE CHATHAMS – The residential real estate market in the Chathams continues to be strong despite rising interest rates. Statistics show the median...

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Housing demand strengthens through summer, but here’s why some buyers are giving up
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Housing demand strengthens through summer, but here’s why some buyers are giving up

Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Prospective home buyers tour a house for sale with their realtor in Machinaw, Illinois. There is still...

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MBA: Mortgage applications post slight decline
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MBA: Mortgage applications post slight decline
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications recorded another quiet week and decreased 2.8% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association...

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Urban Institute: Here’s how rising interest rates will impact the mortgage market
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Urban Institute: Here’s how rising interest rates will impact the mortgage market
Source HousingWire

Interest rates have fallen not just since 2007, but consistently over the past 35 years, according to a new report from Laurie Goodman, Urban...

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Mortgage applications slide 2.8%, even as interest rates stay low
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Mortgage applications slide 2.8%, even as interest rates stay low

Both homeowners and homebuyers are taking a step back from the mortgage market, as stagnant interest rates give them no particular reason to act...

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Low-Downpayment Mortgages Becoming the Norm
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Low-Downpayment Mortgages Becoming the Norm

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's (the GSE's) low downpayment loans are apparently beginning to cause some pain for FHA lending. Black Knight's Mortgage...

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LOIS WEISS: A Banking Rule Change Puts $350 Trillion In Debt In Limbo
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LOIS WEISS: A Banking Rule Change Puts $350 Trillion In Debt In Limbo

A widely used index used to calculate floating interest rates that affects $350 trillion in global deals is being dumped at the end of 2021. It is...

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U.S. home refinancing applications rise to a near two-month high: MBA
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U.S. home refinancing applications rise to a near two-month high: MBA

NEW YORK (Reuters)- U.S. applications for home refinancing climbed to their highest level in nearly two months last week with their share of total...

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Purchases Drag Down Mortgage Application Volume
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Purchases Drag Down Mortgage Application Volume

A decline in applications for home purchases nearly overwhelmed the gain made by refinancing activity during the week ended August 11.  The...

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MBA: Housing shortage boosts demand for new home purchases
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MBA: Housing shortage boosts demand for new home purchases
Source HousingWire

The demand from consumers who are looking to buy an existing home is spilling over into new home purchases, according to a new report from the...

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Stated-income loans are back     
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Stated-income loans are back     

What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. Rate news summary From Freddie Mac’s weekly...

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MBA: Mortgage applications show little movement
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MBA: Mortgage applications show little movement
Source HousingWire

Mortgage applications were mostly stagnant in the latest application report from the Mortgage Bankers Association. For the week ending Aug. 11,...

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Housing demand strengthens, but here’s why some buyers are giving up
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Housing demand strengthens, but here’s why some buyers are giving up

Housing demand strengthens through summer, but here’s why some buyers are giving up While buyers in June were still requesting tours at the same...

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New mortgage rules raise privacy concerns
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New mortgage rules raise privacy concerns

What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. Rate news summary From Freddie Mac’s weekly...

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MBA Reform Proposal Will Have Little Impact on Consumer Costs
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MBA Reform Proposal Will Have Little Impact on Consumer Costs

In April, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) published its proposal for reform of the housing finance system. This week Mike Fratantoni, MBA's...

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What SBA Form 413 Is and How To Fill It Out
Blog 6 days ago
What SBA Form 413 Is and How To Fill It Out

This article is for SBA loan applicants looking for instructions on how to fill out SBA Form 413 – the Personal Financial Statement (download form...

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The Monday Rundown with Justin Beck – Episode 24
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The Monday Rundown with Justin Beck – Episode 24

The Monday Rundown with Justin Beck – Episode 24 07 Aug The Monday Rundown with Justin Beck – Episode 24 Posted at 22:01h in CRE, News by Maggie...

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LEASES: This week’s leases under 20,000 s/f
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LEASES: This week’s leases under 20,000 s/f

LEASES: This week's leases under 20,000 s/f By REW •   August 3, 2017 REW 0 Likes 0 Comments Print NEW YORK Joseph P. Day Realty Corp announced...

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