Mortgages

Individual Community Teams Band Together To Fight Veteran Homelessness

Post by Sponsored by Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans. Veteran homelessness is a big problem: but not one too big to be solved.In fact, 11 communities across the country have effectively ended veteran homelessness.How did they do it? With the help...

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Houston Real Estate In November: Sales Up 2% Yoy, Inventory Up 5%

From the HAR: The Houston Housing Market Chugs Confidently Along Through NovemberNovember marked the fifth consecutive positive month of home sales with continued low mortgage interest rates helping to keep the Houston real estate market on track...

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Amortization Explained

Put simply, amortization is the process of paying off a debt, such as a mortgage or auto loan, in equal installments over a certain period of time. When someone takes out a loan, they are typically provided with an amortization schedule for their...

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No Government Promotion Of Homes Or Mortgages

Jeffrey Miron and Erin Partin Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored-enterprises that supply affordable mortgages across the country, are cutting back on loans to certain risky borrowers. This appears to come at the direction of...
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Mba: Mortgage Applications Increased In Latest Weekly Survey

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications increased 3.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the...
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Mortgage Loan Applications Stage Comeback, Fha Loan Rates Dip Near Annual Low

The Mortgage Bankers Association on Wednesday reported that mortgage loan applications rose last week with a surge in refinancing applications for FHA loans.

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Why More Americans Are Choosing Online Mortgage Lenders (instead Of Traditional Banks)

When it’s time to buy a house, would you rather drag yourself to a traditional bank branch and meet with a mortgage officer, or do everything from your phone or computer? You’d probably rather secure a mortgage online, which is one reason online...
Related topics: Banking

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Wednesday: Fomc Announcement, Cpi

My FOMC Preview.Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.• At 8:30 AM, The Consumer Price Index for November from the BLS. The consensus is for a...
Related topics: FOMC

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Move-up Home Builders Just Got A Nice Present From The Government

The big role that government policy can play in the housing market is often undersold. Most homebuyers think of a mortgage transaction as something between them and the bank. In reality, there are background players that play a critical role,...
Related topics: Banking

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"mortgage Rates Snap Back To Lower Levels"

From Matthew Graham at MortgageNewsDaily: Mortgage Rates Snap Back to Lower LevelsMortgage rates reacted somewhat harshly to an incredibly strong jobs report last Friday. … There will always be some obligatory response to a report as strong as...

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Pace Of Housing Starts Edges Up In November On Strength In B.c., Alberta

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts edged higher last month compared with October, although there were declines in five provinces. The national housing agency says the seasonally adjusted annual rate...
Related topics: Canada, Ottawa

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Tax Deduction Wisdom -- Should You Itemize?

Compare and perhaps saveStandard deduction for single taxpayers—$12,200Standard deduction for married taxpayers filing a joint return—$24,400Standard deduction for head of household taxpayers—$18,350If you own a homeIn January, your mortgage...
Related topics: Taxes

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Black Knight Mortgage Monitor For October; Cash-out Refinances Increase

Black Knight released their Mortgage Monitor report for October today. According to Black Knight, 3.39% of mortgages were delinquent in October, down from 3.64% in October 2018. Black Knight also reported that 0.48% of mortgages were in the...

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Agnc Vs. Bxmt: Which Stock Should Value Investors Buy Now?

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC): Free Stock Analysis Report Blackstone Mortgage Trust,...

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Signs That Your Trading Will Ruin Your Retirement - December 06, 2019

This report will help you steer clear of the most common mistakes, like trying to time the market, lack of diversification in your portfolio, and many more. Get Your FREE Guide Now PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT): Free Stock Analysis...

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Median Us Homebuyers Age In 1981 Was 31. Today It Is 47.

From Torsten Sløk: The rise since the financial crisis is particularly noteworthy. This is driven by an aging population, affordability, higher student debt levels, and tighter mortgage lending standards for young people and individuals with lower...

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Mba: Mortgage Applications Decreased In Latest Weekly Survey

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications decreased 9.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the...
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Mortgage Loan Applications Down For Holiday Week, Loan Rates Make Mixed Moves

The Thanksgiving holiday cooled demand for mortgage loans last week. Mortgage interest rate changes were small and mixed.
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Wednesday: Adp Employment, Ism Non-mfg

Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.• At 8:15 AM, The ADP Employment Report for November. This report is for private payrolls only (no...

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Why More Americans Are Choosing Online Mortgage Lenders (instead Of Traditional Banks)

When it’s time to buy a house, would you rather drag yourself to a traditional bank branch and meet with a mortgage officer, or do everything from your phone or computer? You’d probably rather secure a mortgage online, which is one reason online...
Related topics: Banking

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