3 quick takeaways from the mortgage conference happening right now

3 quick takeaways from the mortgage conference happening right now

Tidbits from SourceMedia Mortgage Servicing conference

Stewart Information Services 1Q earnings suffer from mortgage reductions

Posts net loss of $12.1 million

New home sales plummet 14.5% in March

Spring buying season off with a whimper

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3 questions weighing on the FOMC

Labor market, inflation, extra factors all play a role
April 16, 2014
The Federal Open Market Committee is evaluating the impact of recent weak economic reports and if that impact is grounds enough to change its outlook on America’s future.
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Now accepting applications for Fed Governor

Jeremy Stein steps down after two years
April 3, 2014
After two years of service, Jeremy Stein submitted his resignation as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, returning to his teaching position in Harvard University’s department of economics.
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PIMCO expects U.S. economy to grow 2.5-3% in 2014

Biggest risk for growth? Ongoing tapering
March 31, 2014
PIMCO’s recently released cyclical outlook for the Americas is forecasting growth in the U.S. economy of 2.5-3% in 2014.
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4 reasons the Fed won't raise interest rates anytime soon

It has to do with jobs, jobs, jobs and jobs
March 31, 2014
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said early Monday that the economy and the job market are still ailing and that they will need “extraordinary” assistance from the central bank in the form of low interest rates “for some time.”
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Homebuilder stocks rise on HW 30

Despite recent pressure, homebuilder stocks show hopeful future
March 31, 2014
The HW 30 finished the month of March up 0.7% and is up 0.6% year-to-date. However, the positive news may not seep in homebuilder stocks just yet.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Fannie Mae to fine mortgage servicers

Fannie adds late fees and more mortgage news
March 30, 2014
The unintended consequences of banking regulations, federalizing home appraisers, Fannie Mae late fees and more in the Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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Mortgage rates tick up after slight decline

Rates up after Fed Chair Yellen FOMC remarks
March 27, 2014
Average fixed mortgage rates were up a bit from last week, applying additional pressure for those local markets that are already feeling an affordability pinch, according to Freddie Mac. This follows last week’s slight downtick.
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7 things you should read right now

Good news, bad news, Bitcoins and Bali
March 21, 2014
Is Memphis about to collapse? Is the American Dream of homeownership at the "stick a fork in it" phase? What's really happening with Bitcoin? It's all here and more.
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Fed votes to continue taper, lowers growth expectations

Drops forward guidance, adopts hazier qualitative guidance
March 19, 2014
In a near unanimous vote, the Federal Open Market Committee of the central bank elected to continue the taper program of quantitative easing started at the end of 2013 under the former Fed Chair.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Fannie, Freddie exit bill finally arrives

Plus, what will Yellen do?
March 16, 2014
Everything you need to know about the Johnson-Crapo bill. Also, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen could have a trick up her sleeve for this week's FOMC meeting. Plus, what's the real reason the stock market tanked last week?
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