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  • MBA calls the policy changes “extremely positive”

    October 20, 2014
    Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Met Watt and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro announced their plans to address some of the housing finance industry pain points in what MBA CEO David Stevens called “extremely positive” policy steps. Speaking at the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Convention & Expo [...]
  • Fred Kreger wrote a new blog post: AvatarIs QRM still around?   51 minutes ago · View

    Per a Fed announcement, a group of six federal regulators will meet tomorrow to finalize the risk retention/qualified residential (QRM) exemption rules required under Dodd-Frank . The market is expecting a QRM rule which will track the CFPB’s Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule which would be a positive for the mortgage insurers as it would not mandate a [...]

  • Eric Gausepohl wrote a new blog post: AvatarDoubled Up Households Increase   19 hours, 15 minutes ago · View

    ThumbnailA “doubled-up” household is when a residence has more than one set of people living in it. The most common example is when working adults move back in with their parents.  Read this week’s Realtor Insider to read more about what is causing doubled up households to increase.  Also, find information on this week’s mortgage rates here. [...]

  • Fred Kreger wrote a new blog post: AvatarNAMB The Monday Morning Messenger 10/20/2014   1 day ago · View

    Monday, October 20 I was reminded this week that Halloween is only a few days away, and we need to start to prepare at our house. As most of you probably know, my daughter got married a few years ago on Halloween because it is her favorite holiday. So, we are starting to decorate for this [...]

  • Bob Brenner, CMPS, MBA wrote a new blog post: AvatarThe Phone Book…People Still Use it?   1 day ago · View

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  • Fred Arnold wrote a new blog post: AvatarThe craziness in the market is being driven by a number of factors   3 days, 18 hours ago · View

    “The sky is falling, the sky is falling, oops no it’s not, oh wait, yes it is, no wait…” If you watched or listened to any news this week regarding the stock market, that is exactly what it sounded or looked like judging by trading behavior.  One minute the stock market is down over 400 [...]

  • Joy Riley wrote a new blog post: AvatarRates Continue to Fall in 2014   3 days, 21 hours ago · View

    ThumbnailThe mortgage interest rate environment is the best it’s been in a long time… AGAIN. Be sure to catch all of your real estate and mortgage news every morning with Frank and Brian. Please forward, share, subscribe and post to your social sites if you find today’s information useful, and be sure to share it with [...]

  • ThumbnailAccording to some big names in real estate, there is no housing bubble currently or on the horizon, despite high valuations and historically low rates. “While these assets are fully priced, in my view, we are not in a bubble as that would require an extensive expansion in debt,” Paul Vosper, co-head of the Morgan Stanley Alternative [...]

  • Fred Kreger wrote a new blog post: AvatarMichelle’s Echo: CAMP’s Weekly Messenger   4 days ago · View

    We are halfway through October and I’m so happy to say we FINALLY have fall weather. There were sprinkles on my car earlier today. I’m thinking about all things pumpkin now…scones, bread, pie, latte, beer. Speaking of pumpkins, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the Orange and Black. Just two more games for those rooting [...]

  • Thumbnail For the Week Ending October 17, 2014 If you watched or listened to any news this week regarding the stock market, that is exactly what it sounded or looked like judging by trading behavior. One minute the stock market is down over 400 points, only to come back 300 points. Then go up again.   The craziness [...]

  • Joy Riley wrote a new blog post: AvatarThe Heisenberg of the Mortgage Industry   4 days, 18 hours ago · View

    ThumbnailLaundering secondary market mortgage money through a car wash? Yep, it’s true. Be sure to catch all of your real estate and mortgage news every morning with Frank and Brian. Please forward, share, subscribe and post to your social sites if you find today’s information useful, and be sure to share it with your office. It [...]

  • Nav Thakur wrote a new blog post: AvatarRefinance with Harp   4 days, 18 hours ago · View

  • Bob Brenner, CMPS, MBA wrote a new blog post: AvatarThe Heisenberg of the Mortgage Industry   5 days, 1 hour ago · View

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  • Nav Thakur wrote a new blog post: AvatarShould You Refinance Today?   5 days, 20 hours ago · View

  • Joy Riley wrote a new blog post: AvatarBracing for the Recession Aftershock   5 days, 23 hours ago · View

    ThumbnailDeficiency Judgements are on the rise in at least 34 states. Could this cause a recession aftershock? Be sure to catch all of your real estate and mortgage news every morning with Frank and Brian. Please forward, share, subscribe and post to your social sites if you find today’s information useful, and be sure to share [...]

  • Bob Brenner, CMPS, MBA wrote a new blog post: AvatarBracing for the Recession   6 days ago · View

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  • Joy Riley wrote a new blog post: AvatarMore Pressure on Min-Correspondents   6 days, 20 hours ago · View

    ThumbnailNow Chase has stepped up and said non-banking mortgage companies are a problem. Is it true, or do they just want more market share? Be sure to catch all of your real estate and mortgage news every morning with Frank and Brian. Please forward, share, subscribe and post to your social sites if you find today’s [...]

  • Bob Brenner, CMPS, MBA wrote a new blog post: AvatarMore Pressure on Mini-Correspondents   1 week ago · View

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  • Fred Kreger wrote a new blog post: AvatarCFPB Provides Guidance on the New Loan Estimate   1 week ago · View

    CFPB Provides Guidance on the New Loan Estimate Posted: 07 Oct 2014 01:35 PM PDT Marc Patterson On October 1, 2014, the CFPB staff and Federal Reserve Board co-hosted a webinar that addressed questions about the Final TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule that will be effective for applications received by creditors or mortgage brokers on or after August 1, [...]

  • Fred Kreger wrote a new blog post: AvatarNAMB The Monday Morning Messenger 10/13/2014   1 week, 1 day ago · View

    Happy Columbus Day! Just when you think that the week is going to be slow, everything starts to happen. To me, some of the best information this week is that Fleetwood Mac is going on tour with all of the original members of the band back together. I cannot wait to see how close they [...]

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