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Freddie Mac: Mortgage interest rates will hit 40-year low in 2016

GSE predicts best year for home sales since 2006
If current trends hold steady, this year could prove to be a banner year for housing, Freddie Mac said in a new report. In Freddie Mac’s new monthly outlook report, the government-sponsored enterprise states that it is currently projecting a “surge” in mortgage originations during the third quarter, further reinforcing its view that 2016 will be the “best year” for home sales since 2006.
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FBR: Mortgage market booms, will push $2 trillion in 2016

Cites continued low rates and stable regulatory environment
Count the analysts of FBR & Co. among those thinking that 2016 is going to end up being one of the strongest years for mortgage lending in recent memory. In a new report, FBR analysts Paul Miller and Tim Hayes tout a mortgage market that is “continuing to shine” throughout this year, thanks in large part to the continually low mortgage interest rates that are now the norm and the “most stable regulatory environment in years.”
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Black Knight: Mortgage originations surge to highest level in three years

Purchase demand booms as refinance demand disappoints
The purchase market is booming, fueling the overall mortgage market and helping set the highest volume of first-lien mortgage originations in a single quarter since the second quarter of 2013. Black Knight Data and Analytics Executive Vice President Ben Graboske explains what spurred the growth, along with what's going on in today's mortgage credit box.
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Moody’s: New GSE mortgage application positive for mortgage bonds

"Will lead to stronger loans"
Despite some disagreement in the industry, the recently announced redesigned Uniform Residential Loan Application, the standardized form used by borrowers to apply for a mortgage, should be a strong benefit to the industry. Although the industry is divided on the positive impact of the redesigned form, this new reports explains why it is, in fact, a good thing.
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Whither Mr. Cooper? When is Nationstar's rebranding actually going to happen?

Company noticeably silent on rebranding efforts in earnings materials
Earlier this year, Nationstar Mortgage confirmed that the company would be launching a massive rebranding effort, combining its originations and servicing business under the name Mr. Cooper, with a plan to begin using the new name in the summer of 2016. Well, as the calendar ticks towards fall with little movement on the Mr. Cooper front, at least officially, it begs the questions: Is Nationstar actually going to rebrand to Mr. Cooper or not? And if so, when?
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Hot Seat: Kim Hoffman of Sutherland Mortgage Services

Bringing down origination costs with creative solutions
Being creative, thinking outside the box, and working with partners who can provide customized solutions such as outsourcing non-core functions offshore to capitalize on the highly educated work force, lower salary requirements, and ability to work shifts around the clock, can really be a productivity and expense game-changer.
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Mortgage lending on track for best year since 2013

First mortgages, home equity loans all up in first quarter
While a recent report from Fitch Ratings suggested that 2016 could be a rough year for mortgage servicers due to persistently low interest rates, those same interest rates could lead to a banner year for mortgage lenders. It's not just refinance applications that are trending up, actual first mortgage originations were up sharply in the first quarter — to a point that 2016 could be the best year for mortgage lending since 2013.
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