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Mtg Loan Rate APR
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15-yr Fixed 4.01% 4.22%
1-yr Adj 2.76% 3.42%
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Mortgage News Daily Feed & Christian Science Monitor:
Mortgage Rates Bounce Back
5/21/2019 3:50 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates had a fairly decent day yesterday as far as most lenders are concerned. A few lenders saw fit to bump rates up in the afternoon following a day of weakness in the bond market (which directly affects the rates lenders can offer). Because a majority of lenders did NOT ...Read More
Home Sales Stall; Sellers Need to be Realistic
5/21/2019 3:48 PM
Posted To: MND NewsWireThis one might smart a bit. There were big hopes for home sales in April, with interest rates continuing at unexpectedly low levels, unemployment at a 50-year low, and the spring market supposedly in full swing. Analysts polled by Econoday expected that the existing home sales number would jump fro...Read More
Fueled by Low Rates, Prepayment Rate Continues to Rise
5/21/2019 9:46 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireWith interest rates remaining at 2019 lows and spring market home sales kicking in, the rate of prepayments continues to rise. Black Knight, in its "first look" at April mortgage performance data, says the rate is up 17.54 percent from March and 17.65 percent year over year. Over the last three mon...Read More
Budgeting, Comp Products; Sales, Government Investigation Webinars
5/21/2019 8:33 AM
Posted To: Pipeline PressWhat’s the banter, and in the unverified rumor mill, at the MBA’s Secondary Conference? Fannie, Freddie, and FHA are all concerned about being adversely selected against by lenders, and F&F are rumored to be ending pilot programs under FHFA direction....Read More
MBS Day Ahead: Without Help, Bonds Face Uphill Battle
5/21/2019 8:31 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryIn the day just past, bonds weakened moderately amid the lightest volume in more than 3 weeks and a relative absence of market moving data/events. The losses are somewhat logical in the sense that momentum measurements have increasingly suggested this month's rally momentum was...Read More
MBS RECAP: Bonds Skittish After Stocks Find Bottom
5/20/2019 5:25 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryBoth stocks and bonds have been edging back into less panicked territory after trade war drama fizzled out last week. In other words, stock prices and bond yields were moving higher together. To be fair, bonds got one last rally push from Italy/EU drama mid-week (stocks didn't ...Read More
Mortgage Rates Mostly Hold Near Lows, But Things Could Change Tomorrow
5/20/2019 4:18 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates moved microscopically higher today, depending on the lender. In terms of underlying movement in the bond market, however, rates should have risen a bit more than they did. This has to do with the timing of the bond market weakness and the amount of movement lenders t...Read More
New Data Prompts Freddie Mac to Upgrade Their Forecast
5/20/2019 9:06 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireFreddie Mac"s May Forecast continues to look for a downward trending interest on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. The company"s economists are project an average rate of 4.3 percent this year with a small increase to 4.5 percent in 2020. Coupled with a strong labor market, low unemployment, and "mo...Read More
MBS Day Ahead: Holiday-Shortened Trading Week Promises Little Inspiration
5/20/2019 8:42 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryIn the week just past, bonds managed to extend the already unexpected gains that began on May 6th following a sharp escalation in US/China trade war rhetoric. Trade-related news continued to be a market mover throughout that two week period, and markets remain susceptible to "...Read More
Training, Reno, Appraisal Products; Compliance Warning; FHFA, Fannie, Freddie News
5/20/2019 7:28 AM
Posted To: Pipeline PressTony H. sent, “A conference is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.” Not at this MBA event, right!? Here in New York there’s a lot to talk about. Ellie Mae laying off 10% of its workforce...Read More

Mortgage News Daily Feed & Christian Science Monitor:
Conflicting opinions, without conflict
5/21/2019 4:21 PM
When clashing political views threatened a longtime friendship, today’s contributor found that learning more about God as Love enabled her to nurture compassion and patience rather than anger and intolerance, and harmony was restored.Read More
Superhero fatigue? Try these alien-free summer movies.
5/21/2019 4:21 PM
If you prefer films where the only special effect is an unexpected laugh or tear, here’s a movie list full of antidotes to all the action and aliens.Read More
Cash for trees: Homegrown carbon offset program bears fruit
5/21/2019 4:21 PM
Carbon offsets are a key part of industrialized nations’ climate action plans. But what do they look like on the ground?Read More
College grads with well-packed parachutes
5/21/2019 4:21 PM
The class of ’19 brings resilient skills into a job market hungry for workers who think critically.Read More
Car trouble: How symbol of freedom became a ball and chain
5/21/2019 4:21 PM
A record 7 million Americans are 90 days or more delinquent on car loans, a new report finds. U.S. auto debt is also at a record: $1.28 trillion.Read More
When it looked as if we’d lose the company
5/21/2019 4:21 PM
Advised by his accountant that saving his business would be impossible, today’s contributor was struck with a conviction that God did not create anyone to toil, suffer, and fail, but instead to thrive and be joyful. Soon after came a business idea that turned the company around.Read More
Seeing red in unfair green deals
5/21/2019 4:21 PM
In Australia, a surprise victory for a pro-coal party shows the need worldwide to ensure economic justice in tackling climate change.Read More
From women’s rights activist to Supreme Court chief: meet Meaza Ashenafi
5/21/2019 4:21 PM
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed Ms. Ashenafi the Supreme Court’s first female chief, one of many women named to Ethiopia’s top positions.Read More
Europe’s sanctuary movement: Why churches enter immigration debate
5/21/2019 4:21 PM
Churches step in to protect asylum-seekers from being deported, embroiling themselves in Europe’s fraught immigration debate. Read More
Uber’s founders have cashed in. How about the drivers?
5/21/2019 4:21 PM
Uber relies on an army of drivers whom it refuses to call employees. But some see its “Partner Protection” plan as a model for the gig economy.Read More

Your Money Articles from New York Times:
Interest Rates on New Federal Student Loans Will Dip Slightly
5/17/2019 9:22 AM
The rates, which will take effect on July 1, won’t make a big difference in monthly payments. But given the cost of college, one expert says, “this is a bit of good news....Read More
Is an Opportunity Zone the Right Investment for You?
5/20/2019 4:21 PM
Offering the chance of outsize returns on the back of a huge tax break, opportunity zones are attractive to investors. But there is a catch...Read More
Why Working Till Whenever Is a Risky Retirement Strategy
5/16/2019 11:46 AM
You’re saving for the day when you’re no longer a full-time worker, but there’s a strong chance that day could come earlier than you expect...Read More
Many Americans Will Need Long-Term Care. Most Won’t be Able to Afford It.
5/10/2019 12:20 PM
A decade from now, most middle-income seniors will not be able to pay the rising costs of independent or assisted living...Read More
Beware of Credit ‘Repair’ Companies, Consumer Watchdogs Say
5/10/2019 1:35 PM
Anything these companies can do, people can do for themselves at no cost. Federal regulators recently filed suit against two of the biggest companies...Read More
How Loopholes Help Trump and Other Real Estate Moguls Avoid Taxes
5/10/2019 10:52 PM
The ability to deduct business losses against income tax is common. But there are myriad other benefits, all legal, created specifically for commercial real estate...Read More
Trash, the Library and a Worn, Brown Table: The 2019 College Essays on Money
5/10/2019 1:02 PM
Each year, we ask high school seniors to submit college application essays they’ve written about work, money, social class and related topics. Here are five that moved us...Read More
A Quirk of the Calendar Is Messing With Stocks
5/9/2019 4:00 AM
Erasing the 2007-2009 bear market from 10-year stock returns has made ‘long-term’ performance look stellar, even though recent returns are unexceptional...Read More
Latest Rash of Scam Calls Come From ‘Social Security’
5/3/2019 1:20 PM
The Federal Trade Commission says it has seen fraudulent calls from Social Security impostors “skyrocket,” overtaking fake I.R.S. calls...Read More
Investing for Social Impact Is Complicated. Here Are 4 Ways to Simplify It.
5/3/2019 6:02 PM
Many organizations measure the effect of investments meant to spur positive change, but the metrics they use, and their results, vary. Several are trying to make it easier...Read More

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