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Last Updated May 1, 2015 6:26 PM Central
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Weakened ARM Biz Tops Slower Weekly Loan Activity

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The past week, new mortgage business declined as adjustable rate mortgages and jumbo loans took the biggest week-over-week hits.

Mortgage Market Index 158 in week ended May 1

Mortgage Turnaround Slows as Closing Ratios Rise

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The share of home loan applications that closed improved on a monthly basis, though turnaround on loan originations suffered.

CMBS Delinquency Down, Hotel Loans Lead Improvement

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Borrowers on securitized commercial real estate loans did a better job of keeping up with their payments. Lodging loans saw the most improvement.

Implementation of FHA Handbook Delayed

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Lenders who are struggling to meet the implementation deadline for a new Federal Housing Administration handbook have been granted a reprieve.

Agency MBS Issuance Soars to 20-Month High

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Issuance of agency mortgage-backed securities was up by more than a fifth last month, with the Freddie Mac seeing a more than one-third increase. Ginnie Mae's activity jumped to the highest level in more than a half-decade.

COFI Retreats First Time in 6 Months

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For the first time in six months, the 11th District Cost of Funds Index moved lower. A far more widely used index moved the other direction during the same period but has since retreated.

Quicken Jockeying for Home Town Venue in Lawsuit

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In the next phase of Quicken Loan Inc.'s litigation battle with the federal government, the online lender seeks to keep the case in its home town.

Mortgage Rates Inch Higher, Could Climb More

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Mortgage rates moved slightly higher this past week, and there is a good chance they could continue climbing over the next week.

AMC Rule Finalized

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Minimum state requirements for appraisal management companies have been outlined in a rule that has been finalized by federal regulators.

$1.2 Billion in GSE MSRs On the Market

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Mortgage servicing rights on nearly $1.2 billion in government-sponsored enterprise home loans have just hit the market.

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Quicken Sues Gov Over DOJ Shakedown on FHA Loans
April 20
Quicken Loans Inc. has filed a lawsuit alleging that it is being pressured to settle with the government on compliant Federal Housing Administration loans.

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Wells Fargo Adding Correspondent Mortgage Jobs
April 23
Wells Fargo & Co.'s home lending unit is in the process of recruiting correspondent lending employees in the state of Illinois.

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Government Strikes Back at Quicken
April 23
Just days after filing a lawsuit against the government, Quicken Loans Inc. has become a defendant in an apparent retaliatory action.

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Standing Remains Issue in Florida Foreclosures
April 20
Lender losses on the basis of standing continues to show as a trend in Sunshine State mortgage litigation for the first quarter of 2015, while the question of whether a lender's/servicer's business records constitutes inadmissible hearsay is also beginning to show up in Florida foreclosure litigation.

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Regulator Digs In on HOA Super Priority Liens
April 22
The regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is standing firm on its position on super-priority liens by homeowners associations.

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Henry Paulson Worries About Another Crisis
The former secretary of the Department of the Treasury who presided over the 2008 financial crisis is worried that conditions are ripe for another such event.
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Cordray Spars With GOP
The head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau made his way to Capitol Hill this week to deliver his semiannual report to lawmakers.
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The Players in Richmond's Eminent Domain Plan
Two of the key players in the battle between mortgage investors and and backers of an eminent domain plan talk about the controversial scheme, while a Realtor says his town has no business participating in the plan.
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