Items Tagged with 'producer'


  • In Praise of Live Conferences

    As a writer who has covered the mortgage business for many years, I like to think that I bring the industry a lot of what executives here need to know about some aspects of their business. When it comes to technology, for instance, I usually have a lot to say. But as fast as things are changing today, it helps if companies can get their executives out to interact with those from other firms that are also working hard to make sense of a rapidly evolving environment. For that, nothing beats a live conference.
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  • Mortgage Rates Hold Stable

    After two weeks of inching downward, mortgage rates changed very little in the week ending February 26, according to Freddie Mac's [stock FRE][/stock] Primary Mortgage Market Survey released Thursday. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 5.07 percent with an average 0.7 point, up just slightly from last week's average of 5.04 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage average sat significantly higher at 6.24 percent.
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  • Firm Cries Foul on Credit Reporting, Mortgage Loans

    Nearly one in two borrowers is plagued by medical collection accounts that are lowering their credit scores and limiting their ability to get a mortgage, said mortgage and credit expert Rodney Anderson, of Rodney Anderson Lending Services, in a press release Monday.
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  • Fixed Mortgage Rates Highest Since September: Freddie Mac

    Mortgage rates continued their upward climb this week, as growing concern over inflation overshadowed concerns of a slowing economy. Freddie Mac [stock FRE][/stock] said Thursday morning that its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey found rates on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.42 percent, with an average 0.7 point, for the week ending June 19.
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