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Fitch Names Texas as Most Overvalued Housing Market

Texas is the nation’s most overvalued housing market, according to the latest U.S. Sustainable Home Price report issued by Fitch Ratings. However, the report warns that the Lone Star State may not be able to maintain its momentum.

BofA Analyst Credits Falling Oil Prices for Lower Mortgage Rates

The precipitous drop in global oil prices has created a domino effect that led to a new decline in lower mortgage rates, according to a report by Chris Flanagan, a mortgage rate specialist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Fixed-Rates Hit 2014 Low of 3.80 Percent

Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates dropping to new lows in 2014, as 10-year Treasury yields closed at their lowest level since May 2013.

Watch Out Santa … for America’s Naughtiest Cities!

Yes, kids, it’s that time of year when a certain overweight old guy in a red suit drives a reindeer-fueled sled through the skies. And while the beloved Mr.

Will a Solid 2015 Follow a Shaky 2014?

With two weeks to go until the end of this year, the mortgage world is being shaped with a mix of encouraging and disappointing news. However, two new forecasts predict a better tomorrow for the industry after the New Year rolls in.


Mortgage Apps See 3.3 Percent Weekly Slip

Mortgage applications decreased 3.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Dec. 12, 2014.


Fixed-Rates Trend Downward to 18-Month Low

Rates on the most popular types of mortgages declined, with fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) posting their largest one-week decline since October, putting them on a par with levels last seen nearly 18 months ago, according to's Weekly Mortgage R

NFCC Poll: Consumers Exhibiting Financial Confidence

The November online poll hosted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) revealed tha


Another Positive Quarter for U.S. Banking Industry, $38.7 Billion in Q3 Profit

Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Existing-Home Marketing Flatten Out in November LLC has released the November Real Estate Nowcast which projects that existing home sales for the month will fall between seasonally adjusted averages of 5.05 and 5.46 million annual sales, with a targeted number of 5.25 million.


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