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With volume growth elusive, mortgage companies look for partners

Mortgage company merger and acquisition activity, on the upswing over the past three years, is expected to intensify as originations stay flat and...
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Mortgage refinance candidates swelled by 2 million in May

The most borrowers in three years currently qualify for refinancing as the average for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped below 4% for the...
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Economic uncertainty dragging down mortgage application volume: MBA

Consumer worries over the direction of the U.S. economy affected mortgage application activity this past week even as interest rates remained flat or...
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Mortgage investors’ refinance concerns rise with rate rally

Mortgage prepayment speeds may rise with the strong U.S. rate rally, and that may be cause for alarm for mortgage investors.Aggregate prepayment speeds...
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Lowest mortgage rates in over a year drives rise in refi applications

With mortgage rates falling to their lowest level in over a year, refinance volume drove this week's increase in application activity, according to...
Acting Ginnie Mae Acting President Maren Kasper

How acting Ginnie Mae chief is trying to get to the bottom of VA...

Soon after acting Ginnie Mae Acting President Maren Kasper took the helm of the agency in January, she and other officials decided to...
MBA Economy

Mortgage refinance booms are a thing of the past: MBA chief economist

The era of plentiful refinance volume is over for the foreseeable future, the result of mortgage rates remaining in a very narrow band...
FHFA report on refi activity May 2019

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are refinancing fewer mortgages than at any point since...

Recently released data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data revealed that the first quarter of this year...
Deborah Sturges

Holistic approach needed to fix vital federal mortgage programs

In late March, the Trump administration sent a memo asking the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Treasury to develop plans and...
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Slower growth doesn’t dim Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage outlook

Even if the U.S. economy slows during the rest of 2019, the outlook for the housing and mortgage market remains strong, said economists...

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