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NAHB: Homebuilder confidence hits 9-year high

Builders optimistic even with mortgage apps at 14-year low
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications and home sales figures aren't deterring homebuilders, who think they have some solid reasons to be confident in the market going forward — as confident as they were in 2005, no less.
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New home mortgage apps free-fall in August, down 9%

August new home sales down 2.1% from July based on MBA data
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications for new home purchases plunged 9% in August from the July level, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association Builder Application Survey.
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Mortgage applications plummet, down 7.2%

Refinancing share drops 11%
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications decreased 7.2% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 5, 2014.
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MBA opposes any arbitrary increases in g-fees

Stevens: G-fee increase won’t bring in private capital
Trey Garrison
The Mortgage Bankers Association has responded to request for input from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on proposed raises in g-fees and loan-level price adjustments, saying it opposes increases in either.
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MBA: Mortgage credit availability drops in August

Credit tightens but some loosening in home improvement, new construction
Trey Garrison
Mortgage credit availability decreased in August according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index, a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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FHFA changes for Federal Home Loan Banks could cripple housing

Local banks, affordable housing and economic development at risk
Trey Garrison
The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s proposal to change membership requirements in the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks will devastate housing finance far beyond its affect on real estate investment trusts, some bankers are saying.
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Mortgage applications rise 2.8% after weeks of low interest rates

Refinance share continues to grow hitting 56%
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications increased 2.8% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 22, 2014.
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Closing a mortgage finally makes money

Breaks 6 quarters of straight losses
Brena Swanson
After mortgage banker costs skyrocketed the past 6 quarters, well out of the realm of profitability, the latest Quarterly Mortgage Bankers Performance Report from the Mortgage Bankers Association reports the landscape shifted from losing money to making money, as costs came more under control.
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HousingWire asks if immigrants can save housing, Fannie Mae answers yes

Immigrant ownership grew as native ownership dropped in the 2000s
Trey Garrison
Immigrant homeownership rates grew through the 2000s even as native-born homeownership declined after the bubble burst.
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Mortgage applications rise 1.4% even as government mortgages drop

Refinancings increase to 55% share of mortgage application activity
Trey Garrison
Mortgage applications increased 1.4% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 15, 2014.
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