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New-home purchase applications dip slightly

Fall by 5% in June
July 10, 2014
Mortgage applications for new-home purchases fell by 5% compared to the previous month, while new single-family home sales ticked higher.
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Castro’s confirmation as HUD Secretary met with industry approval

President Obama, others praise San Antonio mayor
July 9, 2014
"I applaud the bipartisan majority of Senators who today confirmed Julián Castro as our next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development," President Obama said. "Julián is a proven leader, a champion for safe, affordable housing and strong, sustainable neighborhoods."
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3 diamonds in the housing data rough

...it's not all bad news
June 13, 2014
2014 does not stand a chance against the record-breaking housing numbers witnessed in 2013 but that does not mean it is all bad news for this year. This week provided some good tidbits for housing, with mortgage applications rising and record traffic for online real estate sites.
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The cost of closing mortgages is officially ridiculous

...it just got worse
June 10, 2014
Last time the cost of closing mortgages was astronomical, now it is just plain ridiculous, as production income decreases for the sixth straight quarter.
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Commercial/multifamily mortgage debt hits new high

June 9, 2014
Commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding continued to expand during the first quarter and increased by $11.1 billion, hitting another new high.
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The future of housing is better than you think

Home equity's main role in market's success
June 6, 2014
Although the housing market continues to fall short of last year, it may not be like this for long. According to one report, the impact of rising home equity will help buoy the market in the future.
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MBA: Credit loosens as more jumbo products come to market

June 5, 2014
Mortgage credit availability increased in May as the industry slightly loosens the reigns on standards
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Mortgage profit tanked in 2013

Per-loan production expenses skyrocket in second half
May 22, 2014
In just a year, the average profit of each loan originated by mortgage banks was sliced in half, but the year didn't start off this way. What happened?
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Citigroup reveals battle plan to grow correspondent division

Takes larger bite of the mortgage market
May 21, 2014
During the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference, Citigroup announced plans to grow its mortgage division as a percentage of its overall business.
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Mortgage applications flat for the week, purchases down

This despite 30-year fixed rates at one-year low
May 21, 2014
Mortgage applications increased 0.9% from one week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 16, 2014.
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