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MBS RECAP: Bonds Add Exclamation Point to Yesterday"s Breakout
4/19/2018 4:03 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryThe break outside what we'll call the "Springtime Consolidation" for bonds started taking shape as early as last week. On Thursday and Friday, yields hugged the upper boundaries of that trend, simultaneously shying away from the sort of positive bounce that would typi...Read More
 
Mortgage Rates Jump to Highest Levels in About a Month
4/19/2018 3:35 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates jumped higher today as bonds continued a move away from narrow Springtime range seen in March and early April. Bonds dictate rate movement and yesterday saw the bond market make its first convincing attempt to break what had been a friendly, narrow range. This of cou...Read More
 
Weather Cools Remodeling Perceptions
4/19/2018 1:57 PM
Posted To: MND NewsWireThe Remodeling Market Index (RMI) is to home remodelers as the Housing Market Index (HMI) is to new home builders. Each is constructed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to reflect builder confidence in their particular share of the market. The quarterly RMI is based on responses t...Read More
 
MBS Day Ahead: What Stock Lever? Bonds Tanking Without Any Help
4/19/2018 8:51 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryWe've been increasingly wary about a potential break of the recent consolidation/rally trend --the one that saw yields move sideways to slightly stronger from late Feb through early April. Yields tiptoed to the top of that range as of Tuesday and then fired a more forceful warn...Read More
 
Rates on Closed Loans at 4 Year High
4/19/2018 8:36 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireThe share of refinancing loans dropped to 38 percent of loans closed in March, down from 43 percent in February. Ellie Mae"s Origination Insight Report for the month notes that the 5 percent decline in those loans was consistent across all three loans types, FHA, VA, and conventional. Refinancing s...Read More
 
Home Price Increases Outpace Income Gains - Again
4/19/2018 8:32 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireFewer homes on the market are affordable than a year ago, and fewer households can afford them with their current income. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and the realtor.com website have released a list of the least and the most affordable locations nationwide based on the area"s in...Read More
 
New Lender Products; Freddie and Fannie Updates; Rates Moving Higher
4/19/2018 8:11 AM
Posted To: Pipeline PressRumors continue to swirl about practically every lender out there, and exaggeration is rampant. A company eliminates low producing LOs in Arizona and suddenly the jungle drums are saying it is closing its Southwest division. A middle layer of management is cut, and w...Read More
 
MBS RECAP: More Warning Shots From Bonds
4/18/2018 3:49 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryToday was a more serious version of the same sort of warning shots seen at the end of last week. At that time, bond yields rose to challenge an intermediate ceiling at 2.835%, but didn't go out of their way to break it. This week began with higher yields on Monday morning, but ...Read More
 
Mortgage Rates Inch Higher as Bonds Suggest More Trouble Ahead
4/18/2018 2:25 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates moved higher today as bond markets continued a mildly weaker trend for the month of April. Bonds (which underlie rates) are under pressure for a variety of reasons. The most notable headwinds are longer-term and bigger-picture. Rates responded to these headwinds in a...Read More
 
UI Says Underwriters Should Consider Rent History
4/18/2018 11:01 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireAccess to credit remains tight and the Urban Institute (UI) blames in part that lenders are not measuring the credit risk of borrowers appropriately. Laurie Goodman and Jun Zhu, writing in UI"s Urban Wire blog say that paying rent is the most significant financial commitment of most renters. Yet, w...Read More