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Mortgage News Daily Feed & Christian Science Monitor:
Critical Questions and Concerns About The Road Ahead For Mortgage Industry
4/8/2020 11:08 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryAny discussion about the challenges faced by a particular industry or even by a particular household requires the same acknowledgement right up front: the most devastating pandemic in modern history has unfortunate consequences for just about everyone. It"s also important to rememb...Read More
Homebuyer Sentiment Takes a Nosedive in March
4/8/2020 10:33 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireAmerican"s attitudes regarding buying and selling homes and about their own financial outlook made an abrupt U-turn last month and Fannie Mae"s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) wiped out more than three years of gains. The index, a distillation of responses to six questions from the monthly Nat...Read More
Correspondent Products; Lender Eligibility for SBA PPP Loans; Dir. Calabria Said What?
4/8/2020 8:22 AM
Posted To: Pipeline PressWhile in captivity it is important to keep calm . “Many parents are discovering that the teacher was not the problem.” One of the kids next door phoned in a bomb threat to his own mother! Speaking of home life, when I’m in a rascally mood, after my ...Read More
Mortgage Applications Retreat as Covid Weighs on Markets
4/8/2020 7:24 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireThe negative effects of the COVID-19 epidemic appear to have set in last week as mortgage applications, which had managed to increase even after much of the nation"s business shut down, tumbled. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said its Market Composite Index, a measure of loan application vo...Read More
Low Rates Could Mitigate Some COVID Damage
4/7/2020 3:53 PM
Posted To: MND NewsWireBlack Knight has done an early analysis of the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the housing market . In our summary of the first part of their paper we looked at the condition of the housing market in the early part of the year, before the full extent of what might be coming was eviden...Read More
Forbearance Explosion Beginning to Hit Mortgage Market
4/7/2020 3:37 PM
Posted To: MND NewsWireHomeowners who are either already feeling the financial effects of COVID-19 or anticipate it will happen are being proactive in requesting help from their lenders . A survey conducted by the Mortgage Bankers Association among mortgage services found that requests for temporary forbearance has explo...Read More
After Blockbuster February, Home Prices Face Uncharted Territory
4/7/2020 10:04 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireHome price gains accelerated for the fourth straight month in February with a 4.1 percent annual increase in the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) The 12-month rate of appreciation in January was 4.0 percent. The company said home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, rose 0.6 percent from ...Read More
Warehouse, Broker Products; Webinars Everywhere on Everything; Mr. Cooper"s Early Forbearance Figures
4/7/2020 8:10 AM
Posted To: Pipeline PressIs there good news out there? You bet! Ying Ying and Le Le mated . That aside, Day 98 of captivity. We’ve all found out that really hot water and sudsy soap break down the protective outer layer of the virus. And I found out I have the most loving wife: Last ni...Read More
Why Have "Points" Made a Big Resurgence In The Mortgage Market?
4/6/2020 3:55 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchThe most important ingredient in the mortgage market is the presence of homeowners--prospective or otherwise--with the means and desire to make monthly payments. That fact invites investors to earn solid, predictable returns with almost no risk. After all, most of the mortgage mark...Read More
Covid-Related Job Losses Hit Residential Construction
4/6/2020 10:25 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireThe Jobless Claims Report and the Employment Situation Report and were both pretty devastating last week with more than 6 million new unemployment claims filed on top of 3 million the prior week and 701,000 jobs lost. The unemployment rate jumped nearly a full point to 4.4 percent. Jing Fu, writing...Read More

Mortgage News Daily Feed & Christian Science Monitor:
A(n) historical take on the evolving use of a/an
4/9/2020 5:00 AM
English speakers disagree – sometimes vehemently – about how to use “historic” and “historical” with the indefinite articles a/an....Read More
The web’s a threat to democracy? Think again, Taiwan says.
4/8/2020 5:20 PM
Taiwan’s digital minister Audrey Tang is leading a charge to make technology strengthen democracy, not undermine it...Read More
Home theater: Hunker down with films starring Humphrey Bogart
4/8/2020 5:06 PM
The Monitor’s film critic suggests Humphrey Bogart films for some much-needed movie balm....Read More
Jane Austen’s sister destroyed her letters. ‘Miss Austen’ imagines the reasons.
4/8/2020 4:11 PM
Gill Hornby’s vivid novel introduces Cassandra, Jane’s protective older sister, who has her own ideas about keeping her sister’s reputation intact...Read More
How ad hoc supply workarounds became US pandemic response
4/8/2020 3:59 PM
U.S. manufacturers are adapting to produce medical equipment to help fight COVID-19 amid a fitful federal response....Read More
Bernie Sanders is out, but his influence on Democrats lives on
4/8/2020 3:40 PM
Joe Biden, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, now faces the formidable task of uniting the party after Senator Sanders’ withdrawal from the race...Read More
Why Canadians see themselves in ‘Schitt’s Creek’
4/8/2020 3:12 PM
Fans are heartbroken by the finale of the sitcom that, beneath its double-entendre title, embraces tolerance and community. ...Read More
‘The Other Bennet Sister’ asks ‘What if?’ about bookish Mary
4/8/2020 2:47 PM
Janice Hadlow reimagines Mary Bennet – the overlooked middle sister – as a young woman forging her own path and discovering her intellectual powers...Read More
On lockdown with an abuser: When staying home brings threat of violence
4/8/2020 2:43 PM
The coronavirus pandemic has necessitated stay-at-home orders across Europe, but that is forcing some women to go into isolation with their abusers...Read More
‘Pray for Boris’ and other signs of spiritual revival
4/8/2020 2:18 PM
The global prayers for the British leader are an example of the health crisis forcing a new interest in how spiritual ideas bring healing...Read More

Your Money Articles from New York Times:
For Workers Over 50, a Job Without Benefits Spells Long-Term Trouble
4/9/2020 5:00 AM
A study shows that three out of four U.S. workers ages 50 to 62 didn’t have an employer-provided retirement plan and health insurance — which will be a big blow to their income later...Read More
For Small-Business Owners, Hard Decisions Become Personal
4/3/2020 1:33 PM
As entrepreneurs determine how to keep their businesses afloat, some choices could seriously harm employees who have worked for them for years...Read More
You Have an Extra 3 Months to File Your Taxes. Should You Wait?
4/3/2020 8:00 AM
If you’re owed a refund, it may be better to file quickly. You can also file your return now but wait until July 15 to pay any taxes owed...Read More
Fear of Rejection Is Costing You Money
4/2/2020 3:30 PM
And what to do if you want to see long-term financial gains...Read More
April Bills Loom. The Economy Hangs on How Many Are Left Unpaid.
3/28/2020 2:16 PM
With businesses and personal finances hit hard by a loss of income, the first of the month may mean triage in deciding what to pay...Read More
When Romance Is a Scam
3/27/2020 11:26 AM
More con artists are finding their marks on all manner of social media platforms, knowing that the payoff from older victims can be big...Read More
How Philanthropists Are Helping During the Crisis
3/27/2020 6:06 PM
Their strategies could inspire other donors who want to know the quickest ways to ensure their dollars have the biggest impact...Read More
What Is a Will and What to Know About Making One
3/30/2020 3:48 PM
Estate planning lawyers we talked to this week said they had been getting more calls since the outbreak worsened...Read More
How to Build an Emergency Fund in the Middle of an Emergency
3/20/2020 3:59 PM
Every little bit can help...Read More
Once Scrutinized, an Insurance Product Becomes a Crisis Lifeline
3/20/2020 2:59 PM
The I.R.S. stepped up its crackdown on abuses of “captive insurance” in January, but the vehicle may prove its worth during the coronavirus outbreak...Read More

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