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Mortgage News Daily Feed & Christian Science Monitor:
Pending Home Sales Just Hit a New All-Time High
9/30/2020 9:04 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireContracts for existing home purchases rose for the fourth straight month in August and more than doubled the increase expected by most analysts. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) says its Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) rose from 122.1 in July to 132.8 in August, an increase of 8.8 pe...Read More
Servicing, MLO, Ops Jobs; Compliance, Jumbo Products; Webinars and Training; Housing, Jobs, and Stable Rates
9/30/2020 8:58 AM
Posted To: Pipeline PressWelcome to the start of Fat Bear Week in Alaska. (There’s even a Park Service bracket with the favorites... expect upsets!) It’s probably easier to forecast the fattest bear than it is to predict forbearance trends, although MCT’s “ MSR Forbea...Read More
MBS Day Ahead: Clear Reaction to Presidential Debate, But There"s a Catch
9/30/2020 8:45 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryThere has been an uncanny amount of sideways momentum in the bond market for months. The range has grown even narrower over the past 3 weeks with this week being the narrowest in decades (since February 15th, 1991 to be exact. This isn't pictured on the following chart due to s...Read More
Mortgage Applications Slowed as Many Rush to Beat the Adverse Market Fee
9/30/2020 7:34 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireMortgage application volume has fallen into an up and down pattern over the last few weeks and last week went to the negative side. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its Market Composite Index decreased 4.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis during the week ended September 25 and lost 5 per...Read More
MBS RECAP: Treasury Consolidation Runs Out of Room, But MBS Keep Gaining
9/29/2020 3:00 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryTreasury Consolidation Runs Out of Room, But MBS Keep Gaining MBS continue to outperform due to favorable supply vs demand. Treasuries continue sideways. In fact, they found a way to express even more uncertainty than the prevailing sideways range of .63-.73 in 10yr yields. Today&#...Read More
Mortgage Rates Still Sideways to Slightly Lower
9/29/2020 2:59 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchThe average mortgage lender continues to offer top tier conventional 30yr fixed rates in the "high 2% to low 3%" neighborhood. Exactly where any given quote will reside in that neighborhood depends on several factors. The most important of those is the re-introduction of the new ad...Read More
Perfect Storm For Home Prices?
9/29/2020 10:35 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireThe growth of home prices nationally continued to accelerate in July according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index. The National Index, which covers all nine U.S. census divisions, rose 4.8 percent in July on an annual basis compared to a 4.3 percent year-over-y...Read More
MBS Day Ahead: Presidential Debate Could Offer Hints at Bonds" Election Game Plan
9/29/2020 8:37 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryThe absence of volatility in the bond market cannot be overemphasized at the moment, or during most any moment since mid August. Rather than drift toward a more committed stance--as they often do when a sideways trend drags on for too long--bonds have instead doubled down on the pa...Read More
Ops Jobs Coast to Coast; Re-Branding, Finance, Digital Tools
9/29/2020 7:56 AM
Posted To: Pipeline PressHere"s a brief video refresher of our tax code if anyone needs it. If eight months ago someone had told you to pick a country where there is a mudslinging election for the highest office in the land, the reliability of the post office would be called into question by...Read More
MBS RECAP: Jobs Week. Now Can We Break The Range?
9/28/2020 2:49 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryJobs Week. Now Can We Break The Range? The end of the week brings the first Friday of the month (of October!) and thus the big jobs report--the economic data that has ruled all others throughout bond market history. The post-covid bond market dynamic means the jobs report would hav...Read More

Mortgage News Daily Feed & Christian Science Monitor:
Behind the masks, teachers and students struggle to communicate
9/30/2020 2:02 PM
Back to school in France: How teachers are adapting for deaf students, young children going to school for the first time, and foreign language learners...Read More
The pros and cons of presidential debates
9/30/2020 1:53 PM
Symbol of democracy or shameless partisan carnival? The first debate of 2020 has many wondering whether they"re even worth it...Read More
An apology ricochets in the Koreas
9/30/2020 1:48 PM
Long portrayed as infallible, North Korea’s leader apologizes for the killing of a South Korean. His move from myth-making to truth-telling opens a door for peace...Read More
A Thai village takes a novel approach to save ancestral forest
9/30/2020 10:40 AM
A wetland forest in northern Thailand helped protect the villagers of Ban Boon Rueang from flooding. Faced with the threat of development, they launched a social media campaign to save their ancestral forest...Read More
In Cuba, both entrepreneurs and government get creative
9/30/2020 10:39 AM
Cuba’s entrepreneurial class has always navigated domestic regulations and international sanctions. Now, the island’s government and small-business owners are responding to the coronavirus by finding and – and allowing – new ways to do business...Read More
"This is my home": Black Appalachians find voice in protests
9/30/2020 10:35 AM
Pervasive stereotypes of Appalachia ignore the presence of Black people in the region. But now, Black Appalachians are finding an opportunity in the nationwide racial justice protests to share their history...Read More
Trump-Biden debate defined by interruptions, acrid tone. Who won?
9/30/2020 8:40 AM
President Donald Trump’s and presidential candidate Joe Biden’s opposing views got some airing at Tuesday’s debate, but bitterness and interruptions were the defining characteristics. Moderator Chris Wallace struggled to maintain control....Read More
Biden’s appeal: Is being the ‘anti-Trump’ enough?
9/29/2020 2:43 PM
The former vice president is many things to many people. Perhaps most of all, he’s not Donald Trump...Read More
Heat lamps and hot cider. Can restaurants survive a pandemic winter?
9/29/2020 12:42 PM
Alfresco dining has provided critical relief to the restaurant industry, which has been hit especially hard by COVID-19. But can it survive winter...Read More
Despite pandemic, three LA college students pursue their dreams
9/29/2020 12:23 PM
With plans derailed by COVID-19, students are drawing on reserves of resilience. Meet three who are doing what it takes to complete their degrees...Read More

Your Money Articles from New York Times:
How to Predict Merit Aid in a Strange College Application Season
9/25/2020 10:30 AM
Students may have no test scores, altered grades and compromised extracurricular activities. So how will colleges dole out the discounts...Read More
Coronavirus Pandemic Increases Need to File FAFSA Form Early
9/25/2020 8:13 AM
The new FAFSA form, which is out on Thursday, requires last year’s tax data. But families that have lost income this year may need to take extra steps to qualify for help...Read More
As Donations Shift in the Pandemic, New Databases Aim to Help
9/25/2020 1:06 PM
Donors are giving money in different ways this year, and two new projects are helping them identify the nonprofit groups that can best use their money...Read More
Tax Strategies to Embrace, or Avoid, Before the November Election
9/18/2020 7:59 PM
No one knows the outcome of the presidential race or how Congress could adjust the tax code next year. But there are changes taxpayers can make now, financial advisers say...Read More
$2.50 a Year in Interest? That’s What $5,000 in Savings Gets
9/18/2020 8:00 AM
With the Federal Reserve keeping rates low, home buyers are benefiting. But savers? Their average interest rate is just 0.05 percent...Read More
How Covid Has Altered the Conversation About Money
9/17/2020 4:00 AM
Some women who have let their husbands deal with fiscal matters now recognize that they can no longer bury their heads in the sand...Read More
Help! My Very Direct Flight Added a Stop and So Many More Passengers
9/18/2020 2:45 PM
Sarah Firshein tries to resolve how a nonstop with seat selection became a packed “split flight,” with concerns over proper cleaning and an arrival two hours later than expected...Read More
Teen Stock Trading Seems Dangerous. It Doesn’t Have to Be.
9/23/2020 10:36 AM
Gunslinging young investors are making stock ownership seem like a terrible idea for novices. But owning equities, with limits and guardrails, can teach kids plenty...Read More
Who Gets Hurt When the World Stops Using Cash
9/11/2020 8:00 AM
Some people don’t have credit or debit cards, so a growing number of state and local governments are requiring businesses to accept cash...Read More
Four Questions to Help Demystify Your Relationship With Money
9/11/2020 8:00 AM
An author seeks to prompt critical thinking about money and the status and power that are accrued from it. Several experts offered their own take...Read More

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