Alcynna Lloyd

Alcynna Lloyd

Alcynna Lloyd is a reporter at HousingWire. Lloyd has a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of North Texas. She previously interned with a broadcast position at CBS and has a background in freelance journalism.

ARTICLES

  • Mortgage rates stabilize at two-year low after the U.S. avoids a trade war with Mexico

    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage holds steady at 3.82%
    This week, mortgage rates held at a two-year low after the U.S. government avoided a trade war with its neighbors to the south, according to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said easing trade tensions with Mexico have helped stabilize the nation's markets.
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  • America's homebuyers are saving big as interest rates continue to decline

    Last week, 53.5% of borrowers received rates under 4.25%
    Mortgage borrowers who shopped around last week could’ve saved $42,137 over the life of a $300,000 loan, according to LendingTree's Mortgage Rate Competition Index. LendingTree indicates that the share of borrowers who received rates under 4.25% rose to 53.5%, with the index retreating 0.89 for the week ending June 9, 2019.
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  • MBA: Declining mortgage rates push refinances to a 3-year high

    The Market Composite Index rises a whopping 26.8%
    Despite growing economic tension, mortgage applications continued to climb, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. MBA Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan said purchase and refinance applications surged, driven mainly by lower mortgage rates.
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  • San Francisco's housing market heats up as tech IPOs move in

    35% of Redfin offers made in San Francisco faced a bidding war in May
    Although bidding wars are slowing as the housing market continues to cool, new data from Redfin suggests that San Francisco's housing market is heating back up. Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather said recent tech IPOs have reignited competition in the metro.
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  • NRT names new executive vice president of operations

    Tim Foley comes to NRT from J.P. Morgan Asset Management
    NRT, the largest residential real estate brokerage by sales volume, recently appointed Tim Foley to the position of executive vice president of operations. NRT President and CEO M. Ryan Gorman said under Foley’s leadership, NRT will be well-positioned to achieve operational excellence across all business segments.
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  • LenderClose expands its software development team

    The fintech company welcomes 3 new software engineers to the company
    Fintech startup LenderClose recently announced it expanded its team, welcoming three new software engineers to the company, including Matthew Brown, Phyllis Nelson and Jessica Wilson. LenderClose COO Ben Rempe said this team is directly responsible for making sure the company's rapid technology development is accompanied by the highest quality client care and attention.
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  • HousingWire News Podcast: Mortgage marketing in a low interest rate environment

    Listen to this week's latest episode, featuring the Mortgage Market Expert
    Each week, HousingWire interviews financial services experts who can help make sense of the latest headlines, sponsored by our partners at Blend. This week, Mason-McDuffie Mortgage's Vice President of Development and Regional Manager Phil Treadwell explains how mortgage professionals can best navigate a low interest rate environment.
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  • Waterstone Mortgage appoints new regional leader

    Eric Debelack has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry
    Waterstone Mortgage, a national mortgage lender, recently appointed Eric Debelack to the position of area manager of its Southeast Wisconsin region. Debelack, who has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry, will now be responsible for growing Waterstone’s presence and origination volume.
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  • Homebuyers, you could have saved $44,353 by shopping around for a mortgage last week

    Last week, 42.3% of borrowers received rates under 4.25%
    Mortgage borrowers who shopped around last week could've saved $44,353 on the life of a $300,000 loan, according to LendingTree's Mortgage Rate Competition Index. The share of borrowers who received rates under 4.25% ticked up to 42.3%, with the index growing to 0.94 for the week ending June 2, 2019.
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