Items Tagged with 'refi'


  • Capital Economics: Mortgage apps likely stuck in a rut in 2018

    Interest rate hikes not helping
    Home purchase demand remains largely unchanged since 2016, according to a report from Matthew Pointon, a property economist at Capital Economics. That, couple with persistently low property inventory and looming rate hikes mean mortgage app performance next year is set to “meh.”
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  • FHFA: Are you eligible for HARP?

    Chart shows massive amount of eligible borrowers left
    In the first quarter of 2014, the number of mortgages refinanced through the program was 76,930. Meanwhile, in the state of Florida alone, there are 82,435 loans eligible for HARP now. But the FHFA is quickly shifting into overdrive to change this.
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  • Did HARP fail 8 million homeowners?

    President's "big deal" headed for a big flop
    In his 2012 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama hinted at expanding HARP to include non-Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loans. The plan could help more than 11.4 million borrowers refinance and save an average $3,000 a year on mortgage payments. It never happened.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Staying in the black

    Outsourcing can mitigate declining mortgage volumes and increasing regulations
    There are ways mortgage bankers can maintain reasonable profit margins while facing rapid volume changes, new mortgage rules and increasing investor requirements, writes industry expert David Green.
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  • Mortgage apps up 11.9%

    Applications gain for week ending January 10
    Mortgage applications increased 11.9% from a week ago, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) weekly mortgage applications survey for the week ending Jan. 10, 2014.
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