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The Recent Uptick in Non-Prime Securitizations

Non-prime mortgage products have been slowly creeping into the market for the last four years, but total volume still pales in comparison to traditional agency mortgages. One of the headwinds for non-prime mortgages has been wave after wave of refinancing.

Just in time for the holiday season: The Federal Reserve has decided to take its foot off the brake and raise the funds rate

Fed Announces Rate Hike

Just in time for the holiday season: The Federal Reserve has decided to take its foot off the brake and raise the funds rate.

An increase in mortgage rates and a decrease in consumer confidence will result in a slowdown in existing-home sales in 2017, according a new forecast issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR)

NAR Predicts Rocky Market for 2017

An increase in mortgage rates and a decrease in consumer confidence will result in a slowdown in existing-home sales in 2017,

Mortgage Applications Down, Appraisal Perceptions Tighten

Mortgage applications took a tumble for the week ending Dec.

The mortgage industry may not be as consistently vibrant next year as it was this year, according to a new analysis released by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc. (KBW)

New Report Predicts a Mixed 2017 for the Mortgage World

The mortgage industry may not be as consistently vibrant next year as it was this year, according to a

Last month was a go-go period for eager home buyers compared to the same time last year

Mortgage Applications Up in November

Last month was a go-go period for eager home buyers compared to the same time last year.

Average fixed mortgage rates increased for the sixth consecutive week and hit a new high for this year, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) for the week ending Dec. 8

Up, Up and Away: Mortgage Rates Hit 2016 High

Average fixed mortgage rates increased for the sixth consecutive week and hit a new high for this year, according to

Mortgage applications decreased 0.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Dec. 2

Mortgage Apps Take Slight Tumble

Mortgage applications decreased 0.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $1,773 on each loan they originated in Q3 of 2016, up from a reported gain of $1,686 per loan in Q2 of 2016, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported in

Independent Mortgage Banks Report Net Gains

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $1,773 on each loan they originated in Q3 of 2016, up from a reported gain of $1,686 per loan in Q2 of 2016, the

Florida and California are home to renters that carry the highest cost burdens on their housing expenses, according to new data released by Abodo

Do Short-Term Rental Services Really Disrupt the Housing Market?

The controversy surrounding the impact of short-term home rental services such as Airbnb and HomeAway are overblown, according to a new data analysis released by

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