The latest economic and policy trends facing mortgage servicers

Join this webinar for an in-depth roundtable discussion on economic and policy trends impacting servicers as well as a look ahead at strategies servicers should employ in the next year.

2021 RealTrends Brokerage Compensation Report

For the study, RealTrends surveyed all the firms on the 2021 RealTrends 500 and Nation’s Best rankings, asking for annual compensation data for the 2020 calendar year.

Steve Murray on the importance of protecting property rights

In this episode, Steve Murray, RealTrends advisor and industry stalwart, discusses some of the issues facing private property rights, including how a case in Germany could potentially affect U.S. legislation.

Lenders, it’s time to consider offering non-QM products

The non-QM market is making a comeback following a pause in 2020. As lenders rush to implement, Angel Oak is helping them adopt these new lending products.

Freddie Mac: Rates dip for first time this year

Len Kiefer: "Inflation may be cooling down"

Mortgage rates dipped for the first time in 2018 with the 30-year fixed mortgage rate decreasing, halting nine consecutive weeks of increases, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage decreased to 4.44% for the week ending March 15, down from last week’s average of 4.46%. However, it is still an increase on last year’s average of 4.3%.

The 15-year FRM also decreased to 3.90% from last week’s 3.94% and 3.5% last year.

The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 3.67% this week, up from last week’s 3.63% and last year’s 3.28%.

"Tuesday's Consumer Price Index report indicated inflation may be cooling down; headline consumer price inflation was 2.2% year-over-year in February,” Freddie Mac Deputy Chief Economist Len Kiefer said. “Following this news, the 10-year Treasury fell slightly. Mortgage rates followed Treasury’s and ended a nine-week surge. The U.S. weekly average 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell 2 basis points to 4.44% in this week's survey, its first decline this year."

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