Freddie Mac CEO: We will help increase mortgage lending

Freddie Mac CEO: We will help increase mortgage lending

Competition among two is still competition

MBA forecasts 7% origination jump in 2015

Predicts unemployment at 5.4% by end of next year

Fitch: Two-year run of home price growth is over

“Several markets are still overvalued”
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This could happen now that mortgage rates dropped below 4%

Sterne Agee: A refi boom coming?
Trey Garrison
Housing prices continue to slow and are hopefully reaching a growth rate in line with interest rates and income growth, but now mortgage interest rates have gone below 4%. What does this mean for the industry?
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Beige Book: Mixed real estate news across all districts

Economy holding steady with slowing growth
Trey Garrison
Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve districts generally described modest to moderate economic growth at a pace similar to that noted in the previous Beige Book.
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What happened to the “taper tantrum?”

Mortgage yields recover from first QE announcements
Brena Swanson
When the Federal Reserve first announced the start of quantitative easing, the stock markets furiously reacted, becoming what is now referred to as the "taper tantrum." Fast forward more than half a year and where can this be seen in the market now?
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Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates drop near yearly lows

Rates fall to 16-month low
Brena Swanson
"Continued nervousness about slower growth in the global economy proved to be good news for mortgage rates, with mortgage rates pulling back to the lowest level since June 2013," Bankrate said in its weekly mortgage report.
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Kain: Big opportunity in mortgages lies ahead

Best still ahead, Kain tells clients at MREIT presentation
Trey Garrison
The bulk of the potential benefits from the post-housing crisis structural changes to the mortgage market haven’t been realized yet, American Capital Agency and American Capital Mortgage CIO Gary Kain said in the firm’s Mortgage REIT day presentation.
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Is it time to ease lending standards?

Housing regulators face tough question
Brena Swanson
Car sales have recovered since the plague of the financial crisis, but the journey has not been as easy for housing. An article in The Wall Street Journal asks the tough question: Should mortgage lending standards ease?
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Household wealth hits new record

Key to boosting the economic recovery?
Brena Swanson

Americans' wealth hit the highest level ever in the second quarter, following a rise in stocks and home prices. This could ramp up consumer borrowing, which could be the key to boosting the economic recovery.


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FOMC: Tapering quickly coming to a close

Tapers another $10 billion
Brena Swanson
Tapering is likely to end at the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting, according the latest September minutes. In the latest meeting, the committee decided to taper another $10 billion.
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Freddie Mac: 3 reasons lending will hit lows not seen since 2000

What’s the deal? Rates are at historic lows, but so are originations
Trey Garrison
Mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows and this past week they hit the lowest level of 2014. At this pace, originations will hit a 14-year low of $1.14 trillion for the year.
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Labor market recovery weak and incomplete, Yellen says

Interest rate hikes may come, but depend on jobs, inflation
Trey Garrison
Interest rates and the weak labor market dominated the balance of Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s speech from Jackson Hole on Friday morning.
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