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Mortgage News Daily Feed & Christian Science Monitor:
Housing Permits and Starts Hit Highest Levels in a Year
9/18/2019 9:23 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireAugust turns out to have been among the year"s strongest periods for residential construction. While analysts had expected builders to shake off some of the lethargy that has dogged the industry for most of the year, increasing at least the rate of housing starts. However results exceeded expectati...Read More
MBS Day Ahead: Today"s Fed Announcement is More Complicated Than Normal
9/18/2019 8:09 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryIn the day just passed, the bond market managed to add a 2nd day to a friendly correction--a small counterattack against the much larger corrective sell-off that dominated last week's trading (and yes... that weakness was, itself, a counterattack against a MUCH larger downtrend...Read More
Pricing, Capital Markets Products; Vendor Tools and Capital Raise
9/18/2019 7:25 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireThis morning I find myself in Pittsburgh, PA for the MBA of Southwest Pennsylvania . (Yes, I am bound for lunch at Primanti Brothers.) It turns out that the nearest farm to downtown Pittsburgh is only 20 minutes away, which is good for field trips, but it’s that time of year when we’re ...Read More
Higher Mortgage Rates Didn"t Deter Purchase Loan Activity
9/18/2019 7:10 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireThere was a jump in purchase mortgage applications during the week ended September 14 even as interest rates moved higher. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said its Market Composite Index, a measure of applications volume, ticked down 0.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis, as the increas...Read More
MBS RECAP: Fine-Tuning Correction Ahead of Fine-Tuning Rate Cut
9/17/2019 5:24 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryToday saw the narrowest trading range of any day so far this month and by far the calmest day since the big September selling spree began. Drama came in the form of an uncommon and esoteric development in short-term funding markets, which essentially and unexpectedly ran out of liq...Read More
No, The Fed Rate Cut Won"t Affect Mortgage Rates
9/17/2019 4:02 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates have risen rather abruptly from their long term lows 2 weeks ago and are now at the highest levels in more than a month. Fortunately, the average lender is still easily able to quote rates in the high 3% range, which is still a significant savings for anyone who boug...Read More
MBA Says New Home Sales Increased for August
9/17/2019 10:20 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireThe Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is anticipating an increase in new home sales in August. The organization"s Builder Application Survey found the volume of applications to finance the purchase of newly construction homes was 33 percent higher than in August 2018 although there was a downtick ...Read More
Builder Confidence Rises Despite Manufacturing Slowdown, China Fears
9/17/2019 9:41 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireThe National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) increased 1 point in September. Along with an upward revision to the August number, that carried the HMI to its highest level of the year . The September reading was 68 and the August HMI was revised from 66 to ...Read More
MBS Day Ahead: Correction to The Correction. Does it Matter?
9/17/2019 8:27 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryIn the day just passed, bonds saw their first reprieve from the fairly brutal correction that has defined essentially all of September. 10yr yields dropped all the way to 1.81 after having broken above 1.90 in the previous session, but they weren't able to hold all of those gai...Read More
Digital, Sales, Broker Products; Mortgage Compliance, Risk, and Fraud Q&A
9/17/2019 7:53 AM
Posted To: Pipeline PressAs yet another example of a mortgage conference eating into a weekend, leading attendees to travel on a Friday or Saturday, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Regulatory Compliance Conference starts this Sunday. But the scheduling doesn’t detract from the...Read More

Mortgage News Daily Feed & Christian Science Monitor:
Behind the climate hype: Can models be trusted?
9/18/2019 11:31 AM
Models underpin what we know about how climate change affects our planet. They aren’t perfect, but can they be trusted...Read More
A Muslim woman comic walks into a bar: Changing perceptions through jokes
9/18/2019 9:46 AM
Muslim women are entering the comedy scene, using jokes to bust stereotypes and foster understanding....Read More
Perfectly at home with imperfection
9/18/2019 5:00 AM
It’s my home’s imperfections that make it interesting. But it’s not only the house. Everything I own seems to have a glitch, often by my choice....Read More
Diplomacy: When a winner-take-all approach risks losing big
9/17/2019 3:35 PM
US President Trump and British Prime Minister Johnson have raised expectations of diplomatic wins on their terms. But their approach may be shifting...Read More
As China"s National Day approaches, Hong Kong protests cast a shadow
9/17/2019 2:11 PM
National Day celebrations are an opportunity for China’s Communist Party to project strength. But Hong Kong’s ongoing crisis poses a challenge...Read More
The "cry" in El Salvador to clean house
9/17/2019 2:04 PM
A new president with an anti-corruption mandate starts to set up an international investigative body that might help curb violence and reduce emigration...Read More
These dogs get second chances. Just like their inmate caretakers.
9/17/2019 1:56 PM
Pennsylvania nonprofit pairs dogs with inmates. The goal is to help participants land a full-time job within 90 days of their release...Read More
A nuanced critique of ‘soft power’ in ‘A Door in the Earth’
9/17/2019 1:41 PM
Journalist Amy Waldman’s novel explores the idealism of a young Afghan American woman and the downside of American intervention in Afghanistan. ...Read More
Facing US ban, Huawei looks to spread 5G products
9/17/2019 12:56 PM
As Huawei seeks to sell its 5G technologies to U.S. companies, the U.S. is urging other governments to ban the company from 5G networks...Read More
D.C. prepares for 1st House statehood hearing in 25 years
9/17/2019 10:19 AM
The House Oversight Committee will discuss H.R. 51, a bill which seeks to make the District of Columbia the 51st state...Read More

Your Money Articles from New York Times:
Counter Service Tipping: Who Gives?
9/15/2019 10:56 PM
Those customer-facing, touch-screen payment systems in restaurants are confounding customers in the U.S. and beyond...Read More
Wealth Advisory Firms Are Merging, but What’s in It for Clients?
9/13/2019 8:00 AM
The answer may depend on how much money the wealthy have to invest, experts say. Either way, a change in ownership may bring changes in how clients’ money is managed...Read More
Rising Car Prices Are Sending Even Strong-Credit Buyers to the Used Lot
9/13/2019 8:00 AM
Drivers with high credit scores accounted for more than half of used-car financing in the second quarter this year, which was a record, the credit bureau Experian said...Read More
How to Do Better Than Merely Getting Ahead
9/12/2019 8:18 AM
Outracing the pack is overrated. But defining enough and then stopping there? It may be the best life shift you’ve made in ages...Read More
Should You Spend, or Save, as if You’ll Live Forever?
9/14/2019 8:04 AM
How young you feel can influence how you handle your money, research shows...Read More
Andrew Luck Walked Away From $58 Million, but That’s Not Necessarily Bad
9/6/2019 4:34 PM
Professional athletes may have big paychecks for a few years, but what happens when their careers end? Some plan for that day better than others...Read More
After the Hurricane, Dealing With Insurance Claims
9/6/2019 8:00 AM
Homeowners shouldn’t expect the process to be easy. Insurers, one consumer advocate said, are increasingly shifting more risk to customers...Read More
Where to Show Off Your $5 Million Horse
9/4/2019 3:44 PM
At the Hampton Classic, it is a slippery slope between the $6 pony rides and the $50,000 ringside tables...Read More
Pet Spa? Private Elevator? The Amenities Race Heats Up
8/30/2019 9:49 PM
As sales of multimillion-dollar condos and apartments cool, developers are adding more luxuries to lure buyers...Read More
Why Aren’t More Women Working? They’re Caring for Parents
8/29/2019 11:14 AM
The needs of older relatives remove women from the labor force in the United States far more than in other wealthy nations, at a cost to the economy...Read More

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