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Fixed-Rates Slide for Third Consecutive Week

Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) falling for the third consecutive week as bond yields continued to drop despite a strong employment report.

New Mortgage Apps and Refis Skyrocket in Latest Weekly Data

Mortgage applications and refinance activity recorded an astonishing spike in the latest weekly data released by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)–but can this level of momentum last for long?

Poll Finds: 40 Percent of Americans Slacked Off Financially in 2014

With many Americans making resolutions to improve their finances in the new year, a new

NMP's Economic Commentary: Polar Vortexes and Predictions

We have had some pretty optimistic projections recently from economists. For example, the following is from the Wall Street Journal's monthly survey of economists:

ABA: Consumer Delinquencies Continue Decline in Q3

Delinquencies continued to decline in last year’s third quarter, falling in seven out of 11 categories as the economy improved and consumers responsibly managed their finances, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Consumer Credit Delin

Year Begins With Rates Continuing to Slide

Freddie Mac has released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing the average fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) starting 2015 by diving amid sliding bond yields to their lowest level since May 23, 2013, when the 30-year FRM averaged 3.59 percent.

Mortgage Credit Availability Swings Upward in December

Mortgage credit availability increased in December according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs Market Clarity product. T

Despite Rates Hitting Record Lows, Mortgage Apps Begin 2015 on Down Note

Mortgage applications decreased 9.1 percent from two weeks earlier, according to data from the

NAR Forecasts Existing-Home Sales to Rise Nearly Seven Percent in 2015

Existing-home sales are forecasted to rise about seven percent in 2015 behind a strengthening economy, solid job gains and a healthy increase in home prices, according to National Association of Realtors (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun in a

HSH.com: Mortgage Rates Continue Slide Amid Overall Economic Concerns

Rates on the most popular types of mortgages dropped considerably this week, especially those for fixed-rate mortgages, according to HSH.com's Weekly Mortgage Rates Radar.

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