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3 million refis and counting

The Home Affordable Refinance Program passes a milestone
February 10, 2014
Demand for the Home Affordable Refinance Program continued to trickle as mortgage rates climbed higher after June 2013. But just how much did this affect refinance volume in 2013?
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Is Obama even going to talk about housing reform tonight?

Don't get your hopes up ...
January 28, 2014
Whenever President Obama gives a major speech – such as tonight’s State of the Union address – housing analysts wonder if this will be the year when the president finally puts housing and mortgage finance issues center stage, declaring bold and brave new initiatives on the housing front. But don't get your hopes up. It remains one of the more ignored issues of our time.
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HARP refinances fall amid rising rates

200,000 homeowners refinanced through HARP in 3Q
December 17, 2013
Total refinance volume, including refinances through the Home Affordable Refinance Program, dipped in the third quarter of 2013 as rising rates muffled growth.
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FHFA leadership shift could impact HARP eligibility

Various coupons at-risk of change
November 22, 2013
With Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., changing the voting threshold in the Senate for new presidential appointments, analysts are prepping investors for changes in HARP-eligibility requirements.
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Falling rates boost HARP-refi demand

Two million borrowers remain HARP-eligible
October 15, 2013
More than two million homeowners remain eligible for the government's Home Affordable Refinance Program, making them a significant share of the market as refi volumes drop.
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The great MSR sell-off continues

MountainView Servicing markets $2.1B in Fannie, Ginnie MSRs
September 18, 2013
Advisory firm MountainView Servicing Group went public Wednesday to market two mortgage servicing rights portfolios valued at $2.1 billion.
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HARP refinancings dip in second quarter

Rising rates push down volumes
September 3, 2013
As mortgage rates bounced back from record lows, mortgage refinance volumes fell slightly in the second quarter of 2013 when compared to the two prior periods.
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President Obama participates in virtual housing roundtable

Many curious about hope for HARP 3
August 7, 2013
So far, the housing market has continued to be robust, despite rates, said Obama, who added, “It’s still a soft housing market.”
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Mortgage rates fuel April HARP refinancings: FHFA

July 8, 2013
Refinance volumes remained high in April as mortgage rates dipped slightly from March.A little more than 106,900 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages refinanced through the...
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Rising mortgage rates propel Agency MBS prepayments down

July 8, 2013
Agency mortgage-backed securities prepayments continued their downward spiral, propelled by rising mortgage rates and a shorter calendar month, analysts claim.Overall, prepayments were largely in line with...
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