Posted To: MBS CommentaryToday was a throw-away day for the bond market. Yields matched their narrowest trading range of the week and ended the day at their most 'unchanged' levels of the week (i.e. closest to the previous day's close). In addition, Friday's close was only 2bps away from last [...]
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
Source: Mortgage News Daily
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates were flat today. In fact, they were very close to being flat on the week for that matter! This is a reflection of the bond markets current set of concerns, which really came into focus late last week with Thursday's Brexit-related news and Friday's [...]
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
Source: Mortgage News Daily
Posted To: MND NewsWireMore than a quarter of new home purchases in 2018 were financed through non-conventional sources. Data from the Census Bureau's Survey of Construction shows that, while the new home market was dominated by loans from Fannie and Freddie Mac, other funding accounted for 28.6 percent of new [...]
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
Source: Mortgage News Daily
Posted To: MND NewsWireEven though the pace of home building remains below where the industry would like it to be, Fannie Mae says it helped drive residential fixed investment into the black in the third quarter. The company's Economic and Strategic Research Macroeconomic Forecast Team says it would be the [...]
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
Source: Mortgage News Daily
Posted To: MBS CommentaryYesterday brought the highest yields in a month as Brexit-related optimism swelled early in the overnight session. At issue: British PM Johnson and EU negotiators reached "a deal." Great! Right? Brexit is solved? But wait... British parliament would still need to sign off on the deal, and [...]
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
Source: Mortgage News Daily
Posted To: MND NewsWireThe Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) says it expects that new home sales declined in September relative to August based on a drop in mortgage applications to finance their purchase. MBA says its Builder Application Survey showed there were 8 percent fewer applications in September than in August, [...]
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
Source: Mortgage News Daily
Posted To: Pipeline PressHere's a little trivia for you. What does San Francisco have six of that Manhattan has none of? Dirt roads ! I don't know if the cost of maintaining a dirt road is more than that of maintaining a paved road, but I do know that the [...]
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
Source: Mortgage News Daily
Posted To: MBS CommentaryThe bond market has a lot on its mind right now. 2019 is proving to be very different from other episodes of big, protracted rate trends. In most past instances, we can point to 1 key theme driving the momentum, with a few occasional supporting actors. Things [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Mortgage News Daily
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates didn't do much today, but risks are increasing that movement will be more brisk in the coming business days. Blame European politics--specifically: Brexit. This isn't the mortgage rates' world first go-round with the U.K.'s lengthy process of exiting the European Union (aka "Brexit"). In [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Mortgage News Daily
Posted To: MND NewsWireAfter posting some of the best results in a year the previous month, all three construction indicators fell back in September . The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development said housing starts and completions of residential units were especially weak as were [...]
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Source: Mortgage News Daily

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