Mon, Nov 21 2011, 10:05 AM
people in the real estate & mortgage businesses make a lot of money. As we
head toward Thanksgiving, sometimes it is a good thing to remembe...
Mon, Nov 21 2011, 4:31 PM
Freddie Mac's November Economic Outlook
holds some good news for the economy as a whole, but the housing picture
remains relatively bleak. Thir...
Fri, Nov 18 2011, 1:28 PM
Fannie Mae's November Economics and
Mortgage Market Analysis released this morning cites the depressed sentiments
from the Conference Board consume...
Wed, Nov 9 2011, 12:47 PM
to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) home sales rose in every state during
the third quarter compared to the same period one y...
Mon, Nov 7 2011, 10:50 AM
For the second consecutive month the
Home Price Index (HPI) published by CoreLogic posted a decline. The September HPI decreased 1.1 percent com...
Thu, Nov 3 2011, 5:18 PM
The Departments of Treasury and Housing
and Urban Development have released their joint October 2011 Housing
Scorecard . The report is essentially...
Fri, Oct 28 2011, 9:39 AM
out there that like maps, who are Native American or Alaskan, or who live in
Native American areas, here is a nifty illustration (Oklahoma...
Thu, Oct 27 2011, 12:19 PM
Pending home sales fell for the third
consecutive month in September according to data released today by the National
Association of Realtors ® (N...
Thu, Oct 27 2011, 10:10 AM
have $100, maybe you can buy a house. For the next year, in some states buyers need a down payment of only $100 to purchase a
HUD-owned REO ...
Wed, Oct 26 2011, 10:29 AM
homes: personal or real property? This may shed some light on the issue.
First RMIC, then PMI, now...Genworth ? And at some point eve...
Mon, Oct 24 2011, 11:30 AM
(Sorry so late this AM, busy morning oversight!)
Key Events This Week:
9:00 - Richard Fisher , president of the Dallas Federal R...
Mon, Oct 24 2011, 11:18 AM
song that studies the demographics of the East Coast? "I want to
find myself relaxin' with the other Anglo Saxons." http://biggee...
Fri, Oct 21 2011, 11:18 AM
is college football day. For you college football fans out there: http://www.robchrisman.com/references/a_and_m_letter.pdf .
And yes, ...
Thu, Oct 20 2011, 4:10 PM
The seasonal decline in home prices that always proceeds the holidays
and continues through the cold winter months has already begun, appearing
Thu, Oct 20 2011, 1:15 PM
Existing home sales including single-family
houses, townhouses, condos, and co-ops posted a decline in September according
to data released today b...
Mon, Oct 17 2011, 10:43 AM
For bank closures on Friday, and I am simplifying
things, in NC the depositors of Blue Ridge Savings Bank were warmly embraced by
Bank of North Ca...
Wed, Oct 12 2011, 4:18 PM
The chief economist of the Mortgage Bankers
Association (MBA) told association members Tuesday that they are in for yet
another tough year. Jay B...
Thu, Sep 29 2011, 10:51 AM
business days left in this month, and companies scrambling to fund either high
balance loans or Streamline loans where rates have dropped e...
Thu, Sep 29 2011, 2:10 PM
The August Pending Home Sales Index issued by the National
Association of Realtors slipped
slightly from July's numbers, portending a few more ...
Tue, Sep 27 2011, 11:05 AM
things you just can't make up. Arch West died last week of natural causes at
the age of 97, and when he is buried this weekend, Arch West will ...
Tue, Sep 27 2011, 3:39 PM
Freddie Mac's September 2011 Economic Outlook is focused on the recent Federal Reserve Bank announcement of its Maturity
Extension Program (aka Ope...
Mon, Sep 26 2011, 11:48 AM
Sales of new single-family homes continue to drag along the bottom of their all-time range. In the most recent estimate released jointly by the Censu...
Mon, Sep 26 2011, 10:27 AM
ever heard of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council? I must
admit that I hadn't, until it released its latest report which...
Thu, Sep 22 2011, 10:32 AM
things aren't always what they seem. For example, http://www.wimp.com/sweetride/ .
hope that a major US bank is what it seem...
Wed, Sep 21 2011, 2:22 PM
Despite what they referred to as " headwinds ,"
the National Association of Realtors (NAR)® reported on Wednesday that sales of
existing homes wer...
Mon, Sep 19 2011, 12:50 PM
Home sales may be stagnant but,
according to data released on Monday by Buildfax, homeowners are increasingly
upgrading the homes they already ha...
Mon, Sep 19 2011, 12:39 PM
The Housing Market Index (HMI) release
today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo remained
virtually unchanged for the ...
Mon, Sep 19 2011, 11:46 AM
Talk Like a Pirate Day. Of course, 3.14159...% of sailors are Pi Rates.
Yesterday through next Sunday is "National Singles Week", sta...
Wed, Sep 14 2011, 3:46 PM
Last month the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) asked
for input on a plan it is considering to augment the Real Estate-Owned (REO) disposition...
Tue, Aug 30 2011, 10:44 AM
and mortgage professionals know that divorce
can often lead to the formation of a new household. According to the Census
Bureau, the nat...
Mon, Aug 29 2011, 11:01 AM
After posting two strong consecutive months, pending home sales fell in July
according to information released Monday by the National Association o...
Mon, Aug 29 2011, 10:32 AM
person is someone who understands this joke: "The definition of 'Installation
routine': A process employed by many applications to overwrite a...
Wed, Aug 24 2011, 10:09 AM
Freddie, and the US Government aren't the only entities struggling with debt. The
U.S. Post Office is expected to hit its $15 billion borro...
Wed, Aug 24 2011, 1:16 PM
The Federal Housing Finance Agency ( FHFA )
has released its seasonally adjusted purchase-only house price index (HPI) for
the second quarter of 2...
Tue, Aug 23 2011, 12:16 PM
The sales of new single-family houses fell slightly in July
to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 298,000. The U.S. Census Bureau and the Depa...
Tue, Aug 23 2011, 10:39 AM
Deven Sharma? He is the latest person to quit his job. Ordinarily this wouldn't
be a big deal, but he was the president of Standard & Poor...
Mon, Aug 22 2011, 12:43 PM
The third quarter is shaping up to
be the best in 2011 from the standpoint of mortgage originations according to
the Mortgage Bankers Association (M...
Mon, Aug 22 2011, 10:20 AM
companies are hiring. The Mortgage Bankers Association raised its forecast
for loan production this year to $1.1 trillion in residential ...
Fri, Aug 19 2011, 10:18 AM
month we hear about existing home sales , with the usual quote from
someone at the NAR. (This time around, Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist,...
Thu, Aug 18 2011, 12:17 PM
The National Association of Realtors ®
reported today that existing-home sales in July were down from the previous
month but were significantly h...
Thu, Aug 18 2011, 9:32 AM
seem more crowded around here than ten years ago? Maybe not in Detroit, or in Kansas, but around the world, the
population is expected to h...
Tue, Aug 16 2011, 11:06 AM
Builder confidence in the housing market
remained unchanged in August according to the National Association of Home
Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Hous...
Tue, Aug 16 2011, 2:03 PM
Housing starts in July fell from June
figures but still came in well ahead of predictions. According to information released by the U.S.
Thu, Aug 11 2011, 11:23 AM
night my wife met me at the front door. She was wearing a sexy negligee. The
only trouble was, she was coming home.
The correct perspective ...
Thu, Jul 28 2011, 11:36 AM
the NPR radio show "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" from Michael Feldman:
"If the US defaults on their debt and our rating is downgraded and the...
Thu, Jul 28 2011, 8:28 AM
Markets having seemingly stabilized again following a disastrous day in equities on Wednesday. Political noise in Washington remains the dominant them...
Thu, Jul 28 2011, 2:44 PM
Pending real estate sales had
another strong showing in June according to the Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)
released today by the National Associa...
Wed, Jul 27 2011, 10:03 AM
agent sent me a joke yesterday: "What's the difference between the US
government and a subprime borrower? None - they borrow money that they ...
Tue, Jul 26 2011, 12:04 PM
The Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development have
Residential Sales data for June 2011.
New Residential S...
Tue, Jul 26 2011, 2:31 PM
Home prices in much of the nation
increased in May according to the S&P/Case
Shiller Home Prices Indices (HPI) released on Tuesday. May was the...