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Mortgage rollercoaster: Originations rise to nearly 2-year high after falling to 4-year low |...

Things looked bleak for the mortgage business earlier this year, as data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic...
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U.S. housing market is “anemic” and “lackluster,” says NY Fed | 2019-08-12

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York described U.S. home sales as “soft,” “anemic,” and “lackluster” in a Monday report. “Housing activity indicators remained soft...
New home sales fall to five-month low as cheaper mortgage rates fail to revive demand | 2019-06-25

America’s debt-burdened Millennials are delaying homeownership by 7 years | 2019-08-09

America’s young adults are sitting on at least $1.5 trillion worth of student loan debt. With such an outstanding balance, it’s no surprise that...
Rates tumble

Significant drop in average mortgage rates as economic doubts thrive

Mortgage rates tumbled to lows not seen since November 2016 as benchmark 10-year Treasury yields continue to decline due to investors' uncertainty over...

Millennial refinances surge, Fed rate cuts could spark more

Millennials jumped to take advantage of low mortgage rates by refinancing at an increased share of 6 percentage points in June, according to...
Refi apps surge

Mortgage refinance applications rise as trade issues cause rate drop

The economic tensions between the U.S. and China drove interest rates down last week, leading to a surge in refinance applications, according to...
Treasury 30-year yield closes in on all-time low, 10-year under 1.6%

Treasury 30-year yield closes in on all-time low, 10-year under 1.6%

U.S. 30-year yields are closing in on their lowest level ever as concern grows about the impact of the escalating trade war on...
Is a recession coming? Yield curve sends loudest warning since 2007

Is a recession coming? Yield curve sends loudest warning since 2007

The latest eruption in the U.S.-China trade dispute pushed a widely watched Treasury-market recession indicator to the highest alert since 2007.Rates on 10-year...
NYT: Lower rates won't boost the housing market. Here's why | 2019-08-05

NYT: Lower rates won’t boost the housing market. Here’s why | 2019-08-05

Last week, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark rate by a quarter percentage point, a move intended to counter signs of a looming...
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Nonbank mortgage employment flattens, but more hiring may lie ahead

June employment by nondepository mortgage bankers and brokers was little changed from the previous month, but later numbers could prove stronger given some...

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This is how childcare and student loans influence housing affordability | 2019-08-14

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Metro Atlanta home sales flat since last year, but prices rise

Sales activity in the metro Atlanta housing market has chilled this summer, but prices continue to rise steadily, according to a report released...

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