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2011 

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ADVICE:  For loans being locked for 15 - 30 days, we suggest...(more) Treasuries and mortgages opened a little better this morning; 10 yr +4/32 at 8;00 and mortgages +3/32 (.09 bp). At 8:30 two data points; March personal income +0.5% and spending +0.6%, both in line with estimates The price ind...
04/29/2011
Uniform Mortgage Data Program and Appraisals; Bank MBS Holdings; Obtaining IRS Tax Transcripts; by Rob Chrisman Do boom and bust cycles in real estate only happen in the United States? Of course not: Boom&Bust Here's a campaign hitting the public: Zillow Mortgage Marketplaceis giving out Lowe's g...
04/29/2011
April 28: Hedge cost basics; Mortgage hiring continues; Flagstar earnings; lots of investor/lender updates    Fun with numbers: Freddie Mac's mortgage delinquencies on single-family homes declined in March from both month- and year-earlier levels. March's delinquencies on single-family residences...
04/28/2011
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Treasuries and mortgages doing better this morning; prior to 8:30 the 10 yr was 6/32 and mtgs +3/23 (.09 bp). At 8:30 weekly jobless claims were thought to have declined 13K last week, as reported claims increased 25K to 429K frm 404K the previous week. Continuing claims did decline as unemployme...
04/28/2011
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A little weaker this morning in the rate markets; not really unexpected after the recent improvement in rates and ahead of an historic day with the chairman of the Fed holding a press conference for the first time ever. The FOMC meeting will conclude at 12:30 with its usual short policy statement...
04/27/2011
April 27: Freddie & Fannie chatter; NMLS & Federally regulated institutions; a bill introduced in CA does what?    Huh? Maybe Freddie and Fannie are not going to evaporate, which many in the industry were not looking forward to anyway: MSNBCAgencies   One servicing manager from a large institutio...
04/27/2011
April 26: More condo vs. single family explanation; QRM conjecture; reader input on "ability to repay"    The trivia for the day is, "Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end." I bring this up because there will be plenty of them wagging at the MBA's Secondary ...
04/26/2011
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US rate markets slightly better this morning but not much; the early trade in stock indexes were pointing to a better open on UBS earnings. The Fed begins its FOMC meeting today concluding tomorrow with the short policy statement at 12:30 then Bernanke's awaited press conference at 2:15.   At 9:0...
04/26/2011
April 25: FICO & strategic defaults; older jumbo pools downgraded; Call Report Q&A; production & Ops jobs are out there    In terms of powerful world figures, how does the FDIC's Sheila Bair stack up against Lady Gaga or Katie Couric? ForbesList    For the 1st quarter, the big four banks originat...
04/25/2011
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A little better start today in the rate markets while the stock indexes early were pointing to another better open at 9:30. More earnings reports late yesterday coming better than expected. At 8:30 weekly jobless claims were widely expected to have declined 22K after increasing 27K the prior week...
04/21/2011
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