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Mortgage Rates Lowest Since April

Home-lending interest rates retreated again and now stand at their lowest level since April. Average rates on hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages...

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Mortgage Refi App Slump Overcomes Purchase Bump

A few more applications that were completed for house-purchase loans were more than offset by a decline in the volume of refinance applications....

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Over 100 Mortgage Jobs Being Created in NM

Less than a month after hiring a new president, Waterstone Mortgage Corp. announced plans to add more than a hundred people to its staff in the...

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Record Low Rate-Term Refi Business

Prospective rate-term refinance business descended to the lowest level in at least six years. Still, overall refinance activity moved higher even...

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30-Yr Mortgage Rates Down 4 Out of Last 5 Weeks

For four out of the last five weeks, 30-year fixed rates have retreated. Meanwhile, an index used on pre-crisis adjustable-rate mortgages is in...

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Fed Conducts Stress Test on U.S. Households

A report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York indicates that while the household sector is still vulnerable to severe home-price declines, it...

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Purchases Drive Down Risk of Mortgage App Fraud

A significant improvement in application fraud on loans to finance home purchases pulled down overall risk from a month earlier and a year earlier...

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South Drives Down Pending U.S. Home Sales

Despite an improvement in the other three regions, pending home sales in the South sank-- sending the overall national level lower. The drop was...

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10-Week High for Refi Share As Mortgage Apps Fall

Even as overall weekly mortgage applications decelerated, refinance share reached a 10-week high. The spread between conforming and jumbo interest...

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Rising Home Prices Exacerbated by Tariffs

Just as relief was in sight for rapidly escalating home prices, new tariffs from the Donald Trump administration added more fuel to the fire.A...

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Supreme Court Could Hear CFPB Constitutionality Case

A decision by a federal judge in New York could bring the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before the nation's highest...

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ARM Biz Rises as Share Balloons, Fixed Biz Falls

Adjustable-rate mortgage business climbed as ARMs accounted for one-in-five new transactions. But weekly fixed-rate business was lower. The jumbo...

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Weekly Mortgage Rates Down, Monthly Rates Up

Although interest rates on consumer mortgages were higher on a monthly basis, a week-over-week reduction was recorded. Most industry economists see...

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Acceleration in Weekly Mortgage Applications

A nice improvement in the volume of mortgage applications was recorded for last week. Even more impressive was the rise in applications for loans...

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Drop in 1st Mortgage Delinquency

Even though first-mortgage delinquency stands higher than it did a year ago, residential loan servicers made gains on a month-over-month basis....

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Q3 Refi Outlook Raised

A modest boost to the expected volume of third-quarter refinance production has a small bump being made to the overall annual origination outlook...

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Heavy Lumber Costs Weigh Down Builder Confidence

After making a lackluster comeback last month and led by the South, home builders grew less confident this month. Hurting conditions are recent...

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Escalation for Weekly Mortgage Market Index

Data that provides a peek into potential production came in strong this past week. Refinance business saw an improvement that was double that of...

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Mortgage Rates Jump, Could Ease Next Week

Interest rates on single-family loans turned sharply higher this past week as the Federal Reserve raised rates. But at least one forecast has a...

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Mortgage Applications Fall as Gov Share Widens

A weekly reduction was recorded for the volume of mortgage applications. Jumbo rates grew more attractive, and government share widened.A...

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Mortgage Credit Eases 1st Time in 4 Months

For the first time in four months, home lenders eased up on credit conditions. Leading the loosening were jumbo mortgage lenders.A standardized...

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Mortgage Delinquency Sinks to 12-Year Low

It has been more than a decade since the monthly rate of mortgage delinquency was as low as it is now. The foreclosure rate hasn't risen in seven...

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Mortgage Business Still Stuck in Holiday Slump

The mortgage market has failed to recover from the slump in new mortgage business that accompanied the holiday week. But government and purchase...

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