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Last Updated Saturday, September 15, 2001 09:29 PM CST


COFI Falls
FHLB releases monthly data
MortgageDaily.com July 2
Loan Apps Edge Down, Rates Flat
Spread between 15-year & 30-year widens
MortgageDaily.com July 2
No down payment?
Nehemiah Corp. is a nonprofit organization that uses 4% seller donation for FHA approved borrowers to recieve 3% gift
Freep.com June 29
Credit Repair Promoter Jailed By Feds
Clifton W. Cross was sentenced to 49 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $171,000 in restitution as part of a guilty plea
RealtyTimes.com June 27
Yield Spreads In Jeopardy

Class-action status granted in Irwin Mortgage case
MortgageDaily.com June 26
FDIC Nominee Meets With Senators
Senator Phil Gramm said that the First National Bank made a "dramatic comeback" under Donald Powell after being battered by late 80's economic downturn, and called it "the Rock of Gibraltar of the Texas Panhandle"
Yahoo.com June 26
To Lock Or Not? How To Do It Right
Some lenders will delay loan application process past the lock-in period to end their commitment to make the loan
RealtyTimes.com June 26
Georgie Mac?
Bush administration mulling more GSE's to compete with Fannie/Freddie
click here for GSE news June 25
Refis Tumble While Rates Improve Slightly

No changes on horizon
MortgageDaily.com June 25
Get your mortgage now
Economists say Fed actions unlikely to trigger lower mortgage interest rates
Inman.com June 25
Using mortgage for credit debt carries some risks

Cashouts are driving refinance mortgages
ChicagoTribune.com June 24
Washington Mutual In Talks To Buy North American Parent
Dime Bancorp deal worth $5 billion
MortgageDaily.com June 22
Fed Watching LTV's, Loan Size

Report covers bank loan quality
MortgageDaily.com June 21
Mortgage Profits Down In 2000
Mega lenders saw best profits
MortgageDaily.com June 21
LandSafe To Offer Credit Reports Directly To Consumers
Reports will be given on behalf of LandSafe lenders
MortgageDaily.com June 19
Refis Jump As Rates Edge Down
Southwest sees biggest rate drop
MortgageDaily.com June 18
Low Rates Predicted For Coming Year

Even if the Fed should cut short-term rates once again when it meets later this month, Fannie Mae economist doesn't think long-term loan rates are going to move much
RealtyTimes.com June 18
Why are documentation requirements so complex?
A look at various alternatives to full-documentation loans
Inman.com June 18
Mortgage delinquencies show a sharp increase
Statistics for 2000
ChicagoTribune.com June 17
Financing takes imagination
Creative strategies for some mortgage situations
ChicagoTribune.com June 17
Taking Back a Second Trust
In-depth discussion of seller financed second mortgages
WashingtonPost.com June 16
Jury Awards $71 Million Judgment
In Case Against Washington Mutual
Subsidiary accused of not disclosing insurance premiums included in loan renewals
MortgageDaily.com June 15
Mass. Broker Charged In Bank Fraud Case
Mortgage broker colluded with tax preparer to enable applicants to qualify
MortgageDaily.com June 15
Rental Status Impacts 2nd Home Loan Rate

A look at why terms are less favorable on investment properties
RealtyTimes.com June 15
Mortgages are giving economy lift

Fannie Mae chief economist forecasts $1.52 trillion in new mortgages this year
ChicagoTribune.com June 14
California Seeks To Raise Conforming Loan Limit

Hawaii, Alaska, Guam and the Virgin Islands already at $412,500
MortgageDaily.com June 13
Clogged mortgage pipeline

Interest rate reduction by Fed this summer if one is announced -- could trigger another wave of refi apps
Inman.com June 13

Delinquencies Fall
MBA also reports that foreclosure starts edge up
MortgageDaily.com June 11
Purchases Jump As Refi's Fall
Rates edge down but expected to remain unchanged
MortgageDaily.com June 11
The Ups And Downs Of Reverse Mortgages

The basics of reverse mortgage loans
CNNfn.com June 11
Ask the mortgage professor
How do I refinance without extending the term?
Inman.com June 11
What It Means When Your Loan Is Sold

Security issues facing consumers regarding sale of their mortgage loan
RealtyTimes.com June 11
Sigh of relief in mortgage market as prepays slow
While Refi's are currently slowing, a prolonged downturn in the U.S. economy could bring mortgage rates back down to refuel refinancings
Yahoo.com June 11
Hybrid loan could beat advantages of a fixed rate

Current 5/1 ARM is 63 basis points better than 30-year fixed rate
ChicagoTribune.com June 10
How Parents Can Become Lenders

Gifts Vs cosigning
RealtyTimes.com June 10
Retiring on a Reverse Plan
Mortgage Option Gaining in Favor as Population Ages
WashingtonPost.com June 9
FiNet.com plots come-back strategy
Interim CEO cites restructuring, new focus, $11 million in cash as strengths
Inman.com June 08
Nonconforming Australia Mortgages Perform
Exceptionally Well
Subprime, High-LTV and commercial property loans cited by S&P
click here for subprime mortgage news section June 6
Amtrak Asks For White House Permission To Mortgage Penn Station
Proceeds to keep company operating
click here for commercial mortgage news section June 6
E-Signatures: Unsigned, Unsealed, Undelivered

Complicated process hindering broad acceptance
click here for Technology news June 5
Government Applications Rise 6.77%
Mortgage rates expected to hold steady
MortgageDaily.com June 4
How Consumers Lock-In Rates The Right Way
Locking procedures and terms vary from lender to lender
RealtyTimes.com May 31
Sales Techniques For Realty Pros

Simple, but effective strategies for successful sales
MortgageDaily.com May 30

Cutting mortgage costs
Opportunities exist to discount balance when refinancing seller carried mortgage
Inman.com May 30
FiNet Chief Resigns
Company to restructure
MortgageDaily.com May 29
Mortgage Brokers To Meet In Hawaii
Miss America 2001 to address National Association of Mortgage Brokers
MortgageDaily.com May 29
Your rent and your mortgage

Reporting of rental payment history would benefit home buyers and landlords
ChicagoTribune.com May 28
The three B's of borrowing

The difference between a banker, a mortgage banker and a mortgage broker
SFGate.com May 27
Lawyer and appraiser found guilty of homebuying fraud

3-year fraud relied on "flipping," in which the defendants bought houses and immediately sold them at inflated prices
ChicagoTribune.com May 26
Time to Adjust Your Thinking On Mortgages
Adjustable rate mortgages gaining appeal
WashingtonPost.com May 26
Refis Tumble As Rates Climb Highest In West

ARM activity starting to sprout as rates expected to rise or remain unchanged
MortgageDaily.com May 25
At Any Rate
Recent mortgage industry ratings actions
MortgageDaily.com May 25
Arm yourself to find mortgage deals

Four factors for consumers to consider when deciding on an adjustable rate mortgage loan
Marketwatch.com May 24
Help Wanted: Bond professionals for Wall Street
Flat IPO market and lower rates pushing up demand for bond finance teams
Yahoo.com May 24

Best Rate Guarantees? Consumers Beware!
Mortgage lending tactics compared with auto sales
RealtyTimes.com May 24
Consolation Prize

Republican Senator's defection could push down rates
MortgageDaily.com May 23
Cutting mortgage costs
The pros and cons of adjustable rate home loans
Inman.com May 23
Why Wait To Cancel PMI?

While it takes more than ten years to reach enough equity on a regular 30-year amortization, appreciation can cut the wait time in half
RealtyTimes.com May 22
Why pay for a float-down?
Lock-jumpers raise the cost of locks to lenders, who pass on the cost to other borrowers who don't play
NorthernLight.com May 21
ARM's may be enticing, but they're also complicated

ARM's are now regaining some of their discount appeal
ChicagoTribune.com May 20
Nothing To Speak Of

Even as Fed lowers rates, applications, average rates and projected rates remain flat
MortgageDaily.com May 18
Why mortgage rates aren't following Fed's lead

A look at alternatives to standard thirty-year fixed rate mortgages
Freep.com May 18
Mortgage Blues Color Fed's Cuts
Rates not as low as buyers expect
ChicagoTribune.com May 17
Cutting mortgage costs
The home loan's annual percentage rate doesn't tell everything
Inman.com May 16
Market Place: Fed's Problem Is Rising Longer-Term Rates

Goldman Sachs' chief U.S. economist said mortgage refinancing activity is going to collapse.
Yahoo.com May 16
New FHA Rules Ease Refinancing

Some FHA borrowers may be able to finance closing costs
FHA / VA / HUD News Page May 16
The Long and the Short of It: Why Greenspan Can't Be Every Homeowner's Hero

A look at why mortgage rates don't fall when Fed announces rate cuts
WashingtonPost.com May 15
Former PinnFund CEO Planned To Escape To Caribbean On
$1 million Yacht
Estranged wife obtained injunction preventing yacht from sailing
Subprime News Page May 14
MBS See Biggest 1-Day Decline In 2 Years
Fed expected to make last rate cut Tuesday
MortgageDaily.com May 14
FiNet CFO Quits
Shares of Monument Mortgage parent down 28% in morning trading
MortgageDaily.com May 14
Why aren't brokers interested in my business?

Discussion of why mortgage brokers prefer purchase money applicants over small-balance refinance applicants
Inman.com May 14
Financing a second home? It's a lot like the first

Debt ratio guidelines the same, but max LTV usually 90%
ChicagoTribune.com May 13
Job, asset documents are needed to get loan

Writer discusses which documents necessary for loan app
Freep.com May 13
Just One Credit Check Is Enough for Fannie

National credit industry leaders call policy change dangerous and potentially harmful to borrowers and taxpayers alike
GSE Mortgage News Page May 12
Rates Hover Near 7.12% For 4th Week
Refis fall as rates expected to remain unchanged
MortgageDaily.com May 11
Builder Loans: Are They Your Best Deal?

Buyers should consider interest rate when builders offer incentives to utilize builder's mortgage company
RealtyTimes.com May 10
Countrywide Funds Record $10.2 Billion in April
E-commerce fundings reach $4.7 billion
MortgageDaily.com May 9
Online Survey Finds Nearly 75% Of Borrowers Used Internet To Check Interest Rates In 2000
MBA reports that 95% of refinancers used Internet for some part of the mortgage process
Technology News Page May 9
Sale Of Personal Credit Data Banned
Federal Judge Upholds FTC Ban
MortgageDaily.com May 8

Vital Standards Adopted For Paperless Transactions
Mortgage Bankers, Fannie agree on framework that will make e-mortgages a reality
Technology News Page May 8
Sky's the Limit on Mortgage Stocks, Analyst Says

Salomon Smith Barney analyst thinks Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Washington Mutual "can produce earnings matching or exceeding expectations" in the quarters ahead
Yahoo.com May 8
When is the right time to lock?

Wharton Professor discusses Fed moves and rate lock analysis
Inman.com May 7
UBS Warburg raises Indymac rating

Analyst Gary Gordon believes IndyMac "can achieve our earnings estimates despite the possible imminent demise of the mortgage refinancing boom and likely weakening consumer credit quality''
Yahoo.com May 7
Low-downs and no-downs: You don't need much cash

A look at low down payment options
ChicagoTribune.com May 6
Fewer, But Bigger Servicing Players
S&P report indicates international servicing industry growing even as players exiting market
MortgageDaily.com May 4
Refis Climb As Rates Edge Higher

Southwest sees lowest rates
MortgageDaily.com May 4
Lender Says "No" To Borrowers -- And Smiles

A closer look at various factors may show borrower is not better off refinancing
RealtyTimes.com May 3
Cash-out Refi's Drop
Freddie Mac expects rates to hover at 7%
MortgageDaily.com May 2
Minor Changes Yield Major Benefits With Debt Ratios
Some nontraditional ways to reduce debt ratios
MortgageDaily.com May 1
Consumers Waiting for Rates to Fall
How the recent rate cuts will affect mortgage rates on existing loans
WashingtonPost.com April 29
Mortgage refinancing enters its crunch time

Economists say rates aren't likely to go much lower this year,
ChicagoTribune.com April 28
Some Lenders Overcharge For Credit Reports
Lenders caught making these overcharges risk federal lawsuits and potential class actions by groups of borrowers
WashingtonPost.com April 21
How To Get Mortgage Leads Regardless Of Rates

MortgageDaily.com August 5

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