The devil is in the mortgage finance reform details

The devil is in the mortgage finance reform details

On the bumpy road to a common securitization platform

Housing shouldn’t look at any color but the color of money

People with bad credit and bad habits should be squeezed out of housing

Who is Nat Hardwick?

Former LandCastle Title CEO owns NASCAR team, rubs elbows with PGA pros
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates stay low heading into holiday

Rates barely move amid mixed housing news
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates barely moved due to mixed news on the housing market heading into the holiday weekend, with the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaging 4.10% for the week ended Aug. 28.
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5 big lenders to help lower military mortgage payments

Obama Administration's new push to help service members
Brena Swanson
In a new effort to help provide home financing to service members, five top lenders commit to the Obama Administration’s new program to help people in the military save hundreds of dollars or more each year.
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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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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates fall to year's lows

Rates continue downward trend
Brena Swanson
Mortgage rates dropped to new yearly lows after hovering around the same area for the past month, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey.
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Affiliated Mortgage exits correspondent lending

Shuts down office due to current lending environment
Brena Swanson
“Based on the current environment, and after careful consideration, Affiliated Mortgage Company has made the difficult decision to exit the correspondent business,” said Jason Beene, president of the Correspondent Division.
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Stated income loans to offset mortgage declines

Not the same product as past "liar loans"
Brena Swanson
Stated income loans are starting to come back into the market as lenders try to boost business. But this time around lenders are putting in extra due dilligence to not repeat the past.
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Fannie Mae: 80% of lenders won't enter non-QM space

New rules show little impact on business strategies... for now
Brena Swanson
The housing industry had half a year to adjust to the CFPB's new Qualified Mortgage and Ability-to-Repay rules. But has that been enough time?
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Ellie Mae 2Q14 earnings overcome outages

Encompass users increase 12% y/y
Brena Swanson
Ellie Mae recorded an increase in its second-quarter earnings despite additional operating expenses from its outages experienced at the end of March.
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Small mortgage lenders and large banks face off

Fannie Mae: Smaller lenders to contract credit standards
Brena Swanson
Lending standards are likely to tighten at smaller and midsize lenders over the next three months, but at the same time, the smaller guys are stealing larger banks' mortgage market share.
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates push buyers to market

Despite slight rises, rates still low
Brena Swanson
"Mortgage rates have entered the summer doldrums, showing very little movement one way or another. The benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rates has fluctuated within a very narrow range – one-tenth of a percentage point – since mid-May," Bankrate said.
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