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Mortgage applications drop as refis level off and purchases drag

Mortgage application volume fell 0.9% last week as the small drop in interest rates slowed refinancing activity, while economic worries likely kept purchasers...
U.S. home values reach a record high of $26.1 trillion in the first quarter, Fed says | 2019-06-06

Are mortgage lenders maxed out? MBA survey shows refinances remain at 3-year high |...

Do mortgage lenders have their hands full right now thanks to the recent surge in refinances? It looks like that may be the...
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MISMO seeks standard ways to handle new IRS tax transcript mandate

The Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization is working with stakeholders to come up with a common means of handling new tax transcript authorization...
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Ginnie Mae and the politics of prepayments

Since 2008, the U.S. mortgage industry has been buffeted by a great many changes and a lot of volatility and risk in the...
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Low rates overcome economic worries to boost new-home mortgage apps

July's low mortgage rate environment encouraged new homebuyers to overcome their fears about the direction of the economy that kept them out of...
Mortgage Bankers Association Refinance Index for past three years

Bankers welcome rush of refis, but it’s no cure-all

Mortgage refinancing activity is back from the dead thanks to declining interest rates, and that's good news for banks that will be starved...
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MBA: Refinances skyrocket as mortgage rates plummet | 2019-08-14

Mortgage applications rose a whopping 21.7% from last week, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 9, 2019. According to...
Refinance fever sweeps U.S., forcing mortgage brokers to scramble

Refinance fever sweeps U.S., forcing mortgage brokers to scramble

Suddenly, mortgage broker Mark Livingstone is working weekends and spending his meager free time reading resumes because he needs help handling the crush...
Lack of housing inventory is weighing down the market | 2019-08-07

Lack of housing inventory is weighing down the market | 2019-08-07

Mortgage applications are up, but home sales are down, and lower rates don’t seem to be making an impact. What gives? Blame a lack...
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...

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