Mon, Apr 18 2011, 11:11 AM
This Friday is Good Friday. But today is not so "good" for our government,
as S&P cut its US debt rating outlook to a "negative"
given the debt & ...
Tue, Apr 5 2011, 2:00 PM
The March edition of the Obama Administration's
Housing Scorecard again remarks on the fragility of the U.S. housing market and
the need to cont...
Tue, Mar 29 2011, 3:30 PM
The January S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices , released
by Standard & Poor's this morning, show further deceleration in the growth
rates of ho...
Mon, Mar 28 2011, 10:30 AM
anyone from your county move in 2008? It is not my job to keep track of them -
but someone does. Privacy issues aside, Realtors may find this in...
Thu, Mar 24 2011, 9:46 AM
Six Federal agencies have to sign
off on the QRM provisions, and apparently the first will be early next week. Early
next week the FDIC opines on, "...
Wed, Mar 23 2011, 2:06 PM
he Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development have released New Residential Sales data for February 2011. Here is a Quick Re...
Wed, Mar 16 2011, 10:34 AM
Lenders that act as both mortgage brokers and mortgage bankers need to pay
attention to this recent court ruling, noted by law firm BuckleySandler .
Wed, Mar 16 2011, 8:32 AM
U.S. equity futures are relatively
stable this morning as stocks in Japan rebounded 5.7% after crashing 10.6%
Monday. Uncertainty remains key and is...
Wed, Mar 16 2011, 4:18 PM
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have released New Residential Construction statistics for February 2011...
Mon, Mar 14 2011, 11:44 AM
old days, Realtors' advertising was simple and straightforward. Maybe
even "old fashioned." Now? RealtorRap
Wouldn't it be somethi...
Wed, Mar 2 2011, 11:44 AM
Merrill Lynch/BofA's analysts
took a look at HARP, and whether or not it should be extended. The FHFA
has a number of choices regarding HARP. "We se...
Tue, Mar 1 2011, 12:49 PM
The Census Bureau and Commerce Department have released Construction Spending data for January 2011.
Residential construction spending in...
Tue, Mar 1 2011, 9:49 AM
These 13 pages should
help in answering some of the compensation questions out there: MBAQ&A
The Q&A document noted above was
published by ...
Mon, Feb 28 2011, 10:21 AM
"Qualified Residential Mortgages" is not an everyday topic of conversation but perhaps should be .
Who is going to have "skin in the game"? Here is ...
Thu, Feb 24 2011, 12:36 PM
of new single-family houses in January 2011 were at a seasonally
adjusted annual rate of 284,000, according to estimates released jointly
Thu, Feb 17 2011, 9:52 AM
They've barely cleaned up the confetti from the Super Bowl parade, and already baseball's spring training is upon us. Here is something non-mortgage r...
Wed, Feb 16 2011, 11:06 AM
The jumbo market is taking baby steps in the right direction. Redwood Trust Inc .
is marketing a $280 million residential mortgage-backed security,...
Wed, Feb 16 2011, 9:00 AM
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have released New Residential Construction statistics for January 2010....
Wed, Feb 16 2011, 8:18 AM
The benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield rose one basis points to
Tuesday. Treasuries weakened in early overnight trading amid light
Mon, Feb 14 2011, 10:19 AM
Valentine's Day...Opinions differ as to who was the original
Valentine but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was
Tue, Feb 1 2011, 9:52 AM
Well, not that the market has turned, but the amount of chatter out
there in the ranks about ARM loans is increasing by the day. Maybe folks
Mon, Jan 31 2011, 9:38 AM
It is the last day of January already? Time flies. This year we have 4
unusual dates: 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11 and 11/11/11. Is it a
Wed, Jan 26 2011, 12:05 PM
Month over month gains look large relative to recent months. This is a positive from a "here and now" perspective. But when we zoom out and see the bi...
Thu, Jan 20 2011, 10:59 AM
Realtor Influenced Settlement Costs; The Future of Fannie and Freddie; New Mortagee Letters; Wells Fargo Q4 Loan Production
Wed, Jan 19 2011, 11:34 AM
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have released New Residential Construction statistics for December 2010.
Wed, Jan 19 2011, 9:57 AM
Freddie Mac Eliminates Streamline Refi Product; Wells Fargo & U.S. Bank Earnings Recap; Plan B for 2011; Lender Bulletins
Tue, Jan 18 2011, 10:30 AM
Quality Control Review Requirements; JPM Chase Mortgage Banking Earnings; Safe Act Reminder; Loan Officer Comp. Conference Call; Lender Updates
Wed, Jan 5 2011, 12:47 PM
112th Congress Seated; Primary Dealer List Expected to Grow; Bearish Home Price Outlook; Preparing for CMBS Issuance; New Mortgagee Letter
Tue, Jan 4 2011, 10:36 AM
Four Housing Issues to Watch in 2011; Quarterly NMLS Call Reports; Budget Debate Looms; BoA Buyback Resolution Feedback
Mon, Jan 3 2011, 4:18 PM
Residential construction spending includes remodeling, additions, and major replacements to owner occupied properties subsequent to completion of orig...
Tue, Dec 28 2010, 9:18 AM
David Blitzer summed up the October data with this statement, “The double-dip is almost here, as six cities set new lows for the period since the 2006...
Thu, Dec 23 2010, 11:34 AM
New Home Sales rose to an annualized rate of 290,000. This is better than the previous month (275,000) but a bit short of the consensus of 300,000. ...
Wed, Dec 22 2010, 12:01 PM
Fannie Mae's economists expect matters to improve only slightly in 2011. Sales of homes are projected to increase 4.9 percent over the year but price...
Fri, Dec 17 2010, 10:52 AM
GSEs Update Loan Delivery and Appraisal Data Requirements; MERS Phase Out; Amtrust Name Change; MBA on Compensation
Thu, Dec 16 2010, 8:23 AM
Benchmark interest rates spiked yesterday afternoon following the Senate's passage of the tax cut extension bill. About half of those losses were reco...
Thu, Dec 16 2010, 3:44 PM
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have released New Residential Construction statistics for November 2010.
Mon, Dec 13 2010, 11:45 AM
GSE Layoffs Loom as Fannie and Freddie Prepare for Reform; Ginnie & MISMO; FHA Short Refi Program Conference Call; Lots of Lender Updates
Thu, Dec 2 2010, 10:31 AM
New Technology Helps Prevent Failed MBS Trades; Originator Commission vs.Set Salary; FICO LLPAs; NMLS Identifier
Wed, Dec 1 2010, 2:32 PM
The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during October 2010 was estimated at a seasonally adju...
Mon, Nov 29 2010, 12:19 PM
The Next Buyback Problem to Face the Industry; Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule; Home Loan Interest Tax Deductibility Feedback;
Wed, Nov 24 2010, 2:09 PM
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have jointly released NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES for October 2010.
Fri, Nov 19 2010, 5:04 PM
Despite the anticipation for sluggish growth into the first part of 2011, Fannie Mae, in their November 10th Economic Outlook, sees GDP growth driven...
Wed, Nov 17 2010, 12:40 PM
Data on building permits, housing starts, and housing completions in October was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housi...
Wed, Nov 17 2010, 8:26 AM
Two keys events will hit the market this morning, the consumer price index and housing starts. In addition, General Motors is expected to raise more t...
Wed, Nov 17 2010, 1:56 PM
Walkthrough of Loan Paper Transfer Process; Fed Explains Credit Scores; Fannie CFO Calls It Quits; Ginnie Mae Guarantee Stats
Tue, Nov 16 2010, 9:11 AM
Originator Compensation Feedback; Two New Mortgagee Letters; Flagstar Selling NPLs; Several Investor Updates; More on Buying a Bank
Mon, Nov 15 2010, 9:05 AM
Wholesaler Perspective on Originator Compensation; Empty Housing Units; TBW Impact on Delinquency Rates; Investor Updates
Mon, Nov 15 2010, 8:34 AM
There’s no shortage of data in the week ahead. Key events include retail sales, industrial production, housing starts, plus key inflation data and a f...
Fri, Nov 5 2010, 1:08 PM
Pending home sales retreated after two monthly gains, signaling an uneven recovery entering 2011 with some near-term disruptions from the foreclosure ...
Mon, Nov 1 2010, 9:31 AM
MERS & Commercial Loans; 82 FDIC "Actions"; GSEs Working with HFAs; Lender Updates