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  • Thu, Aug 25 2016
  • 8:53 AM » Op-Ed: The Fed should stop waiting for ‘everything to be perfect' and hike rates
    Published Thu, Aug 25 2016 8:53 AM by CNBC
    The Fed needs to consider the possibility that hiking interest rates could actually be good for the economy, says Michael Farr.
  • 8:53 AM » Fed's George says it's time for raising interest rates
    Published Thu, Aug 25 2016 8:53 AM by Market Watch
    Kansas City Fed Esther George said Thursday it was time to begin raising interest rates.
  • 8:51 AM » U.S. jobless claims fall for third straight week
    Published Thu, Aug 25 2016 8:51 AM by Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market was continuing to gain momentum.
  • 8:51 AM » Durable goods orders post biggest gain in 6 months
    Published Thu, Aug 25 2016 8:51 AM by CNBC
    New orders for U.S. manufactured capital goods rose for a second straight month.
  • 8:23 AM » America's 20 Hottest Markets for Real Estate in August 2016
    Published Thu, Aug 25 2016 8:23 AM by www.realtor.com
    As September nears, realtor.com data show that we're having the busiest August in a decade, in real estate terms. Learn which are the hottest markets. The post America’s 20 Hottest Markets for Real Estate in August 2016 appeared first on Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com .
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    Source: www.realtor.com
  • 8:22 AM » Bond investors eye auction, Friday's Yellen speech
    Published Thu, Aug 25 2016 8:22 AM by CNBC
    U.S. government debt prices were higher Thursday morning as investors eyed the auction of $28 billion in seven-year notes.
  • 8:22 AM » Masters of the Universe Flummoxed by Fed as Yellen Takes Stage
    Published Thu, Aug 25 2016 8:22 AM by Bloomberg
    Bloomberg Masters of the Universe Flummoxed by Fed as Yellen Takes Stage Bloomberg The world's biggest bond traders are getting fed up with Fedspeak. Weeks of conflicting economic reports have whipsawed investors seeking to handicap the path of interest rates, and money managers overseeing about $6 trillion, including Pacific ... and more »
  • Wed, Aug 24 2016
  • 3:29 PM » How a liquidity crisis could derail the U.S. housing market
    Published Wed, Aug 24 2016 3:29 PM by CNBC
    Prolonged low rates and dwindling liquidity for loans on the secondary market could grind home sales to a halt again.
  • 3:28 PM » Fewer U.S. Workers Report Making Less Money
    Published Wed, Aug 24 2016 3:28 PM by www.gallup.com
    Twenty percent of U.S. workers say they are making less money than they did five years ago, down from 28% in 2013. Also, 23% say their job does not take full advantage of their skills and training.
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    Source: www.gallup.com
  • 3:26 PM » Easiest cities for mortgage borrowers
    Published Wed, Aug 24 2016 3:26 PM by CNBC
    It's not easy to get a mortgage, but a lot depends on where you live, according to the Urban Institute.
  • 1:17 PM » Some investors think a Fed hike could come in September thanks to a spike in Libor
    Published Wed, Aug 24 2016 1:17 PM by CNBC
    The three-month London Interbank Offered Rate - Libor - is around the highest level it's been since May 2009.
  • 11:52 AM » Fine-Print Fortune: Two Ex-Goldman Traders Look for Bonanza in Mortgage Bonds
    Published Wed, Aug 24 2016 11:52 AM by www.wsj.com
    Hedge funds wager that unusual wording in contracts would net them millions in a bank settlement.
  • 11:21 AM » Op-Ed: A rate hike now would be a crushing blow to the economy
    Published Wed, Aug 24 2016 11:21 AM by CNBC
    Global economic policy needs to become more coordinated, more comprehensive, more coherent and more growth-oriented, says Ron Insana.
  • 9:32 AM » Millennials are tapping home equity for vacations and emergency cash
    Published Wed, Aug 24 2016 9:32 AM by Market Watch
    Young people often prioritize leisure and entertainment, but many are going into debt to fund them
  • 9:29 AM » Wednesday's market is watching housing but thinking Fed
    Published Wed, Aug 24 2016 9:29 AM by CNBC
    After Tuesday's surprise new home sales pop, mortgage applications and existing home sales Wednesday should be a focus.
  • Tue, Aug 23 2016
  • 2:27 PM » World's Most Important Bond Market Is Stuck in a Fed-Induced Rut
    Published Tue, Aug 23 2016 2:27 PM by Bloomberg
    Bloomberg World's Most Important Bond Market Is Stuck in a Fed-Induced Rut Bloomberg Traders in the $13.5 trillion Treasuries market may as well just stay home for the next two days. Treasury 10-year notes are stuck in their tightest monthly trading range in a decade as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on ... and more »
  • 1:18 PM » Attention, Jumbo-Mortgage Shoppers: Deals Ahead
    Published Tue, Aug 23 2016 1:18 PM by www.realtor.com
    With more lenders offering jumbo loans, borrowers have more bargaining power to negotiate the best terms. The post Attention, Jumbo-Mortgage Shoppers: Deals Ahead appeared first on Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com .
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    Source: www.realtor.com
  • 10:11 AM » US new home sales race to near 9-year high in July
    Published Tue, Aug 23 2016 10:11 AM by CNBC
    New U.S. single-family home sales unexpectedly rose in July, brightening the housing market outlook.
  • 9:40 AM » Pond: Fed Is Gaming the Data to Fit Its Narrative - Bloomberg
    Published Tue, Aug 23 2016 9:40 AM by Bloomberg
    Bloomberg Pond: Fed Is Gaming the Data to Fit Its Narrative Bloomberg Michael Pond, head of global inflation markets strategy at Barclays, talks about inflation expectations and the Federal Reserve's perspective on its economic targets. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg) ...
  • 9:03 AM » Freddie Mac Announces Redesigned U.S. Residential Mortgage Loan Application
    Published Tue, Aug 23 2016 9:03 AM by freddiemac.mwnewsroom.com
    Freddie Mac Announces Redesigned U.S. Residential Mortgage Loan Application
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    Source: freddiemac.mwnewsroom.com
  • 8:22 AM » CoreLogic Announces Enhancements to Leading Home Price Index Products
    Published Tue, Aug 23 2016 8:22 AM by www.corelogic.com
    —CoreLogic HPI Now Offers Expanded Geographic Coverage; Introduces New 30-Year CoreLogic HPI Forecast— CoreLogic ® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced several enhancements to its CoreLogic HPI™, CoreLogic HPI Forecasts™ and Market Condition Indicators products. CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) has been enhanced with nearly one million additional repeat sales records from proprietary data sources that will provide greater transparency into home price changes nationwide. The increased transparency is particularly useful in 14 non-disclosure states (e.g., Texas and Missouri) where sales data is limited or unavailable. Also, a new modeling methodology has been added to weight outlier pairs, ensuring increased consistency and reducing month-over-month revisions. In addition, CoreLogic HPI Forecasts have been refreshed with the improved CoreLogic HPI indices and updated macroeconomic drivers. The forecast horizon has also been expanded from five to 30 years to enable modelers to estimate expected credit losses or provide loan and portfolio-level analytics over the entire life of a typical mortgage. Subscribers to CoreLogic HPI or CoreLogic HPI Forecasts, also receive Market Condition Indicators, an enhanced analytic that identifies individual geographic markets as “overvalued,” “at value,” and “undervalued,” relative to the long-term equilibrium determined for each market. This release expands the coverage provided by Market Condition Indicators, adding 41 new Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs). The underlying econometric models have also been refreshed in current estimates of market conditions. Additionally, the Market Condition Indicators forecast period has been extended from five to ten years providing a longer view on potential market movements. “Home prices are a key driver...
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    Source: www.corelogic.com
  • 8:22 AM » Investors skeptical of Fed's rate policy ahead of Yellen speech
    Published Tue, Aug 23 2016 8:22 AM by Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may struggle later this week to convince financial markets she can steer a divided U.S. central bank to raise interest rates at least once in 2016 after it started the year with four hikes on its radar.
  • 8:22 AM » Court denies U.S. request to reconsider tossing Bank of America fine
    Published Tue, Aug 23 2016 8:22 AM by Market Watch
    An appellate court on Monday declines to reconsider its decision to throw out a mortgage-fraud case against Bank of America Corp., a blow to the Justice Department as it tried to rescue one of its highest-profile cases tied to the financial crisis.
  • 8:22 AM » Toll Brothers revenue jumps 23.5 percent
    Published Tue, Aug 23 2016 8:22 AM by Reuters
    (Reuters) - U.S. luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc reported a 23.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue, boosted by an increase in home sales and prices.
  • Mon, Aug 22 2016
  • 5:44 PM » U.S. appeals court declines to reconsider Bank of America ruling
    Published Mon, Aug 22 2016 5:44 PM by Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday refused to reconsider its decision to overturn a $1.27 billion penalty against Bank of America Corp and a jury verdict finding it liable for mortgage fraud leading up to the 2008 financial crisis.
  • 3:03 PM » Economists not willing to give hawks like Fischer benefit of doubt
    Published Mon, Aug 22 2016 3:03 PM by Market Watch
    Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer's speech Sunday was seen as supporting a rate hike this year but doubts remain over whether the central bank will follow through with a rate hike.
  • 3:01 PM » Exclusive: Former Fannie Mae CEO settles crisis-related lawsuit with SEC
    Published Mon, Aug 22 2016 3:01 PM by Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - In one of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's biggest cases tied to the 2008 financial crisis, former Fannie Mae Chief Executive Daniel Mudd has reached a settlement for $100,000, according to court papers filed on Monday.
  • 1:46 PM » The 15 best cities for first-time home-buyers
    Published Mon, Aug 22 2016 1:46 PM by CNBC
    SmartAsset determined the best cities for young people to buy a home, based on affordability, mortgage access, and market stability.
  • 11:49 AM » Chicago Fed's national economic activity index improves to 12-month high
    Published Mon, Aug 22 2016 11:49 AM by Market Watch
    Factories power Chicago Fed's National Activity index to highest reading in 12 months in July, a continued recovery from May's plunge.
  • 11:46 AM » Goldman Says It's Too Late to Chase the Booming Real Estate Sector
    Published Mon, Aug 22 2016 11:46 AM by Bloomberg
    Bloomberg Goldman Says It's Too Late to Chase the Booming Real Estate Sector Bloomberg Real estate stocks were a buying opportunity a few years ago, but at this point Goldman Sachs Group Inc. says the area is too risky for investors. At the end of this month, Real Estate will separate from Financials to become its own sector in the S&P 500.
  • 9:23 AM » New Multifamily Rental Share Remains Strong
    Published Mon, Aug 22 2016 9:23 AM by eyeonhousing.org
    An elevated market share for new rental multifamily homes is holding typical apartment size below levels seen during the pre-recession period. However, as multifamily developers build more for-sale housing units in the years ahead, the average size of multifamily homes is likely to rise. The recent pattern of change in the size of new multifamily units stands in contrast to the post-recession increase in the size... Read More ›
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    Source: eyeonhousing.org
  • 8:26 AM » Black Knight's First Look at July Mortgage Data
    Published Mon, Aug 22 2016 8:26 AM by Calculated Risk Blog
    CR Note: The month-to-month increase in delinquencies is mostly seasonal (happens every July). I'm in NYC, and posting will be intermittent. Best to all. From Black Knight: Black Knight Financial Services' First Look at July Mortgage Data: Delinquencies Continue Seasonal Climb; Prepayments Defy Historically Low Interest Rates, Growing Refinanceable Population JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Aug. 22, 2016 -- The Data & Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: BKFS) reports the following "first look" at July 2016 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database representing the majority of the national mortgage market. Total U.S. loan delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure): 4.51% Month-over-month change: 4.78% Year-over-year change: -3.38% Total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate: 1.09% Month-over-month change: -1.68% Year-over-year change: -28.36% Total U.S. foreclosure starts: 61,300 Month-over-month change: -11.54% Year-over-year change: -14.27% Monthly Prepayment Rate (SMM): 1.26% Month-over-month change: -11.98% Year-over-year change: -1.00% Foreclosure Sales as % of 90+: 1.99% Month-over-month change: -13.65% Year-over-year change: 1.05% Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 2,286,000 Month-over-month change: 108,000 Year-over-year change: -70,000 Number of properties that are 90 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: 695,000 Month-over-month change: 3,000 Year-over-year change: -147,000 Number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory: 550,000 Month-over-month change: -8,000 Year-over-year change: -214,000 Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure: 2,836,000 Month-over-month change: 100,000 Year-over-year change: -284,000Ca
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    Source: Calculated Risk Blog
  • 8:13 AM » Fed, oil and auctions in spotlight as US bonds remain cautious
    Published Mon, Aug 22 2016 8:13 AM by CNBC
    U.S. government debt prices were lower on Monday, as investors remained cautious in anticipation of the Fed's Jackson Hole meeting, due later this week.
  • 8:13 AM » Rate Hike or No, Bank of America Calls Treasuries a Winning Bet
    Published Mon, Aug 22 2016 8:13 AM by Bloomberg
    Bloomberg Rate Hike or No, Bank of America Calls Treasuries a Winning Bet Bloomberg While Treasuries traders spent this week sorting through a cacophony of communications from Federal Reserve officials hinting at the path of interest rates, Bank of America Corp. reached a conclusion that cuts through that noise. Even if the Fed pulls ... and more »
  • 8:09 AM » The Single Security: Testing the Pipes
    Published Mon, Aug 22 2016 8:09 AM by Freddie Mac
    By Mark Hanson, SVP Securitization Before this year ends, a new chapter in the way capital supports homeownership in this country will begin. If all goes as planned, Freddie Mac will be the first company to issue fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities through the Common Securitization Platform (CSP). We also plan to move all existing fixed-rate Freddie Mac Participation Certificates (PCs) to the CSP, which will support their administration as well as new issuances. Read More
  • Fri, Aug 19 2016
  • 2:01 PM » Hard-Core House Collectors
    Published Fri, Aug 19 2016 2:01 PM by www.realtor.com
    Self-diagnosed house addicts like Ben Stein are a rare category of buyers who acquire homes out of a love of real estate rather than a practical need. The post Hard-Core House Collectors appeared first on Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com .
    Click Here to Read the Full Article

    Source: www.realtor.com
  • 2:01 PM » Will D.C.'s Housing Ever Be Affordable Again?
    Published Fri, Aug 19 2016 2:01 PM by The Atlantic
    D.C.'s affordability problem arrived and grew-rapidly. For low-to-middle income households, average monthly rent in the District has gone up by between about $50 to nearly $400, adjusted for inflation, between 2002 and 2013. The number of apartments that cost less than $800 per month, adjusted for inflation, was nearly cut in half in that same time period . Incomes, meanwhile, have remained largely the same. Now, D.C.'s government is trying to ramp up efforts that would ease some of the pressure on the housing market and help more middle and low-income residents stay put. To do this, they're relying on a mix of tax dollars from their own coffers and federal housing funds. Already, in the past two years, the District has significantly ramped up its own spending on affordable-housing projects in an attempt to create and rehabilitate more housing. The District anticipates that its largest federal funds will come in the form of an annual $13.7 million infusion from the Community Block Grant Development program. Another effort, known as the HOME program, will provide $3.7 million each year, and a grant from the National Housing Trust will dole out around $3 million a year for programs targeted toward residents who make less than 30 percent of area median income. The federal funds provided will be used for things such as grants and subsidies for housing, for improving public facilities and amenities in poor communities, rehabilitating old buildings so they can be put back into use, making much needed upgrades to housing stock, and erecting additional affordable housing units. Still, the gaps between what policies and plans can provide and what is actually needed are vast. Claire Zippel, a housing associate at the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute, says that despite the fact that the city has spent a record amount on affordable housing in recent years, housing still accounts for only 3 percent of the city's total annual budget. "That's an absolutely tiny...
  • 12:48 PM » Treasuries Fall as Traders Gauge Fed Path After Williams Remarks
    Published Fri, Aug 19 2016 12:48 PM by Bloomberg
    Bloomberg Treasuries Fall as Traders Gauge Fed Path After Williams Remarks Bloomberg Treasuries declined, with 10-year notes set to halt a two-day rally, as investors weighed hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials this week against the more benign tone of the central bank's July meeting minutes. Yields rose after San Francisco ... and more »
  • 11:22 AM » Fed guessing game moves up a gear as Yellen takes stage
    Published Fri, Aug 19 2016 11:22 AM by Reuters
    MADRID (Reuters) - Will they or won't they? The debate over whether the U.S. Federal Reserve is readying an interest rate hike will get its umpteenth airing over the coming week, with all eyes on Chair Janet Yellen to provide some clarity.
  • 10:24 AM » Jump in Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction
    Published Fri, Aug 19 2016 10:24 AM by eyeonhousing.org
    The number of single-family homes built-for-rent has posted solid gains over the last year. However, the built-for-rent market is a small portion of the total single-family development, so care must be taken when identifying trends. According to data from the Census Bureau's Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design and NAHB analysis, the market share of single-family homes built-for-rent, as measured on a... Read More ›
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    Source: eyeonhousing.org
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