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Fed frets fiscal policies

[View:http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000581176&__source=mnd|news|video|&par=mnd] CNBC's Steve Liesman dives into the language of the Federal Open Market Committee's December meeting minutes. …(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Fed frets fiscal policies Fed frets fiscal policies

Mortgage Rates Steady to Slightly Higher

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch Mortgage rates were slightly higher today, on average, but some lenders were unchanged from yesterday. Others were quoting higher rates in the morning and then issued positive reprices in the afternoon (i.e. mid-day improvements), bringing them back in line with the rest of the pack. In the slightly bigger picture, […]

Futures Now: Treasury yields edge higher

[View:http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000580944&__source=mnd|news|video|&par=mnd] The Futures Now team discusses what is pushing bond prices lower ahead of today's Fed minutes. …(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Futures Now: Treasury yields edge higher Futures Now: Treasury yields edge higher

Looks like it's a buyer's market in Manhattan, if you're wealthy

[View:http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000581133&__source=mnd|news|video|&par=mnd] The CEO of Miller Samuel explains what we're seeing is much more negotiability in the Manhattan real estate market. …(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Looks like it's a buyer's market in Manhattan, if you're wealthy Looks like […]

A New Twist on Owner Occupancy Fraud

Posted To: MND NewsWire We often hear that there is no such thing as a perfect crime. Perhaps that is why there is always a fraudster trying to improve them. CoreLogic says the newest wrinkle in mortgage fraud is a reverse approach to the old misrepresenting occupancy scam. Traditionally it has been prospective investors who […]

Santelli Exchange: Treasury technicals

[View:http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000580933&__source=mnd|news|video|&par=mnd] CNBC's Rick Santelli and Christopher Ailman, CalSTRS chief investment officer, discuss the trends in the U.S. 10-Year Treasury note. …(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Santelli Exchange: Treasury technicals Santelli Exchange: Treasury technicals

Regulators fine TransUnion and Equifax for deceit over credit scores

[View:http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000581047&__source=mnd|news|video|&par=mnd] The CFPB says the companies tricked consumers about the usefulness and cost of credit scores. …(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Regulators fine TransUnion and Equifax for deceit over credit scores Regulators fine TransUnion and Equifax for deceit […]

Inside the fed: Doves vs. hawks

[View:http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000581033&__source=mnd|news|video|&par=mnd] CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at the composition of the Federal Reserve in 2017. …(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Inside the fed: Doves vs. hawks Inside the fed: Doves vs. hawks

Credit Companies Penalized; FHA and VA Lender Changes

Posted To: Pipeline Press Any LO looking for opportunity should look no further than this statistic: there were 189,100 multifamily rental units completed between the fourth quarter of 2015 and the third quarter of 2016 across 54 U.S. metropolitan areas. Of those units, 84 percent were “luxury,” which seems ridiculous. If everything is luxury , […]

Refi Apps Tumble, Even After Adjusting For Holidays

Posted To: MND NewsWire The Mortgage Bankers Association returned from its holiday hiatus today, issuing its first update on mortgage applications’ activity since that for the week ended December 16. The results thus include data for the last two weeks and an adjustment to account for the Christmas holiday. The Market Composite Index, a measure […]

Home loan applications plunge

[View:http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000581023&__source=mnd|news|video|&par=mnd] CNBC's Diana Olick reports mortgage applications are down 12% over the past two weeks while refinance application dropped 22% over the same time period. …(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Home loan applications plunge Home loan applications plunge

MBS Day Ahead: Rescheduled ADP Leaves Bonds Without Major Data

Posted To: MBS Commentary NOTE: This paragraph will be at the top of the Day Ahead for a few weeks. Once you've read it, feel free to skip it. The Day Ahead has long been my venue to offer deep thoughts with a mix of big-picture and near-term technical considerations. I'll still be doing that, […]

Prices Up Most in 2 Years; Construction Spending Improved Into Year-End; Rates Lowest in Weeks

Mortgage rates improved slightly to begin 2017, bringing them to the lowest levels in nearly a month, on average. December 8th was the last time rates were lower. During December, conventional 30yr fixed quotes were straying into the 4.375%-4.5% territory for many lenders. Now, nearly every lender is back down to 4.25% at least, with […]

MBS RECAP: Bonds Relax After Epic Glut of Corporate Issuance

Posted To: MBS Commentary Bonds began the new year on the defensive thanks to a deluge of corporate bond issuance as well as stronger ISM Manufacturing data. By 10:15am, 10yr yields were at their highest levels of the day, and nearly 7bps higher than last week's close. Fannie 3.5 MBS were more than 3/8ths of […]

Mortgage Rates Lowest in Weeks

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch Mortgage rates improved slightly to begin 2017, bringing them to the lowest levels in nearly a month, on average. December 8th was the last time rates were lower. During December, conventional 30yr fixed quotes were straying into the 4.375%-4.5% territory for many lenders. Now, nearly every lender is back down […]

Santelli Exchange: Corporate tax reform & regulatory relief

[View:http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000580505&__source=mnd|news|video|&par=mnd] CNBC's Rick Santelli and Peter Boockvar, The Lindsey Group, discuss investor sentiment post-election and the U.S. economy. …(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Santelli Exchange: Corporate tax reform & regulatory relief Santelli Exchange: Corporate tax reform & regulatory […]

Construction Picked up Pace as Year-End Neared

Posted To: MND NewsWire Perhaps construction spending is finally emerging from the doldrums where it has lingered for months. For the second month in a row the Census Bureau reports an uptick in total spending and in its publicly and privately funded components. Total construction spending posted a 0.9 percent gain in November to a […]

ISM manufacturing index at 54.7 (Dec.) vs. 53.2 (Nov.)

[View:http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000580663&__source=mnd|news|video|&par=mnd] CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest read on construction spending and the ISM manufacturing index. …(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. ISM manufacturing index at 54.7 (Dec.) vs. 53.2 (Nov.) ISM manufacturing index at 54.7 (Dec.) vs. 53.2 […]

Prices Jump Most in 2 Years -CoreLogic

Posted To: MND NewsWire For the sixth consecutive month , the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) increased on an annual basis by a greater degree than it had in the previous month. The HPI for November 2016 indicates that there was a 7.1 percent appreciation in home prices nationally when compared to November 2015. The […]

CFPB Thoughts; Credit Suisse Settles; F&F Changes; Company Fined For a Boat Cruise?

Posted To: Pipeline Press (Yes, a paragraph of pure fluff to start the year.) Does anyone handwrite checks anymore? Always a struggle to remember “2017” instead of “2016.” And here’s a story about twins being born in separate years . With the change in year it is good to know that Saudi Arabia is adopting […]

MBS Week Ahead: New Year Begins With Gains Fading; NFP Friday

Posted To: MBS Commentary NOTE: This paragraph will be at the top of the Day Ahead for a few weeks. Once you've read it, feel free to skip it. The Day Ahead has long been my venue to offer deep thoughts with a mix of big-picture and near-term technical considerations. I'll still be doing that, […]

Rates Slightly Lower to End 2016; United Shore Settlement

Mortgage rates moved lower for a 3rd consecutive day to end 2016, bringing them to the lowest levels in more than 3 weeks for many lenders. December 8th was the last time rates were lower. As of yesterday, 4.25% regained the status of the “most prevalent” conventional 30yr fixed quote on top tier scenarios. Quite […]

Mortgage Rates Slightly Lower to End 2016

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch Mortgage rates moved lower for a 3rd consecutive day to end 2016, bringing them to the lowest levels in more than 3 weeks for many lenders. December 8th was the last time rates were lower. As of yesterday, 4.25% regained the status of the “most prevalent” conventional 30yr fixed quote […]

'It's inevitable': OPEC will cheat on output cuts, says analyst

[View:http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000580099&__source=mnd|news|video|&par=mnd] Clearview Energy Partners Managing Director Kevin Book said it is only a matter of time before OPEC members exceed agreed-upon limits on oil production. …(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. 'It's inevitable': OPEC will cheat on output cuts, […]

Chicago PMI (Dec.) 54.6 vs. 57.6 (Nov.)

[View:http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000580079&__source=mnd|news|video|&par=mnd] CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest read on the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index. …(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Chicago PMI (Dec.) 54.6 vs. 57.6 (Nov.) Chicago PMI (Dec.) 54.6 vs. 57.6 (Nov.)

The year of the smart home

[View:http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000580070&__source=mnd|news|video|&par=mnd] CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the trend of connected homes as the technology evolves. …(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. The year of the smart home The year of the smart home

Updates on 2nds; Pricing/Fee Changes; United Shore Settles with DOJ on FHA violations

Posted To: Pipeline Press Overheard: “I have a feeling that my ‘check liver’ light may come on this weekend.” I guess drinking helps some people forget, and it’s been a rough week for celebrity deaths with George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and now…Pan Pan. The world’s oldest male panda has died in China aged […]

MBS Day Ahead: (And Maybe "The Recap" Too): Limited Data, Early Close, No Major Expectations

Posted To: MBS Commentary NOTE: This paragraph will be at the top of the Day Ahead for a few weeks. Once you've read it, feel free to skip it. The Day Ahead has long been my venue to offer deep thoughts with a mix of big-picture and near-term technical considerations. I'll still be doing that, […]

Most Markets Back to Historical Norms; Rates Set to End Year With Glimmer of Hope; PHH Servicing Sale

Mortgage rates moved lower today , somewhat significantly, depending on the lender. In many cases, quotes are an eighth of a point lower compared to Tuesday morning. Some lenders made the move yesterday. For others, today did the trick. In both cases, the “effective rate” (a hypothetical rate that accounts for lender-imposed closing costs) fell […]

MBS RECAP: Another Strong Day, But Don't Get Too Excited

Posted To: MBS Commentary Bonds made solid gains again today, both before and after another strong Treasury auction. Fannie 3.5s picked up more than a quarter of a point and 10yr yields hit the lowest levels since Fed day . Days like today are frustrating because they're positive and meaningful for the origination community (those […]