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Mortgage prepayments jump 58% as refinancings surge | 2019-08-22

Mortgage prepayments jump 58% as refinancings surge | 2019-08-22

Mortgage prepayments jumped 58% in July from a year ago as cheap rates drove refinancings, according to Black Knight. The prepay volume was...
Apps fall

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...
Housing markets in these 3 states are seeing the most home-price growth | 2019-07-22

MBA lowers rate forecast and boosts lending projection | 2019-08-19

Mortgage Bankers Association issued a new forecast that predicts the U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage will average 3.7% in the third...
Builder apps

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...
Plaid Co-Founder William Hockey stepping down | 2019-06-19

Former MBA President David Stevens joins George Mason Mortgage board as advisor | 2019-08-15

Since stepping down as president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association in September 2018, David Stevens has continued to be involved in...
Rush to refi

Refinancings surge, purchase applications rise on sharp rate drop

While last week's large drop in interest rates sparked a surge in refinance activity, purchase mortgage application volume increased for the first time...
Homeownership investment startup Hometap expands into new states | 2019-05-29

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...
Delinquencies

Mortgage delinquencies down in May, but broader data sends mixed signals

The mortgage delinquency rate sits at its lowest point in over 20 years after descending annually for 17 straight months through May, according...

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