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Issue Number 110, January 27, 2000

Main Mortgage Stories
Mortgage Technology
Average Single-Home Mortgage Rates

Bankrate.com survey January 26

StarTribune.com January 26

Resource Bancshares Mortgage Group, Inc. Reports December Production And Operating Statistics

Servicing portfolio and subprime production decreases

CBSNews.com January 26

Home Sales End Year on Strong Mark, NAR Says

Realtor Association expects 2000 to decline 6% from 1999 resales

Realtor.com January 25

Irwin Financial Corporation Announces Annual and Fourth Quarter Earnings

Net income for the year up 22%

CBSNews.com January 24

HOME LOAN SECRETS OF THE VERY WEALTHY THAT YOU CAN USE

Mortgage lines-of-credit help finance down payments

ChicagoTribune.com January 23

Points Can Loom Large at Tax Time Housing

Discussion of the tax deductibility of points paid in purchase and refinance transactions

WashingtonPost.com January 22

U.S. Housing Starts Surged 7.1% In December, Despite Higher Rates

Commerce Department Report

WSJ.com January 18

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HOUSING SALES TO REMAIN STRONG DESPITE HIGHER INTEREST RATES

NAR survey of Realtors

Realtor.com January 18

Homeowners take steps to avoid foreclosure

Review of Freddie Mac publication

DetNews.com January 17

THE RIGHT PATH

High LTV's for "A" borrowers

ChicagoTribune.com January 16

New Breed of Mortgage To Carry Built-In Portability

Countrywide to offer fixed rate mortgage that can be carried to next property

WashingtonPost.com January 15

Mortgage Rates Keep Climbing

Freddie Mac weekly survey

NYDailyNews.com January 14

Builders Celebrate Housing Boom

Annual Builder convention in Dallas

LasVegasSun.com January 14

Increased Deliveries Help Boost Kaufman & Broad Profit by 54%

Mortgage-banking pretax income rose 69.2%

WSJ.com January 13

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MORTGAGE LOAN APPLICATIONS INCREASE IN LATEST MBA WEEKLY SURVEY

Mortgage loan applications for the week ending January 7

MBAA.org January 12

Tax Rebates in Works For Md. Homeowners

New Maryland law causing lenders to refund $700 million in escrow overages

WashingtonPost.com January 11

Three named in fraud investigation

Lawyer, Mortgage Company owner, and businessman being investigated in Twin Cities

StarTribune.com January 9

30-YEAR FIXED RATE HITS 8.15%; 15-YEAR RATE CLIMBS TO 7.73%

Freddie Mac interest rate report for week ended Jan 7

ChicagoTribune.com January 7

Countrywide Reports December Operations Data

Servicing portfolio, home equity production, and subprime production higher than last year

PRNewswire.com January 7

Housing Market Hot Here

New York condos and town homes experiencing strong sales

NYDailyNews.com January 7

New Ellie Mae Express Lets Mortgage Originators Establish a Web Site in Less Than 15 Minutes

YourLoanSite.com provides loan officers the ability to set up custom websites

Individual.com January 27

Looking for a loan? Shop online, but do your homework

Review of online loan sites

StarTribune.com January 27

MortgageIT.com First Major Online Mortgage Provider to Offer 24-Hour Customer and Sales Service

New York mortgage broker was formed last year

CBSNews.com January 26

Countrywide Introduces Online Statements

Statements to be delivered email and contain much more information than printed statements

CBSNews.com January 26

e4close.com Launches New Online Marketplace for Repossessed and Foreclosed Properties

Home buyers Can Now Purchase Properties Through a Comprehensive, Online Database

CBSNews.com January 26

E-LOAN Teams With RE/MAX to Put Online Lending Tools in the Hands of RE/MAX Top Producers Nationwide

RE/MAX to earn fees for directing traffic form E-Loan

CBSNews.com January 25

Some Realtors get kickbacks, which raises cost of your loan

Writer against referral fees from internet lenders

Freep.com January 23

HUD Investigates Payments to Agents by Internet Lenders

Some real estate agents earning 1-2% origination fee for referring application

WashingtonPost.com January 22

Mortgage.com and Countrywide Forge Technical Partnership to Give Mortgage Brokers Affordable Web Sites

Site development fees are expected to range from approximately $750 to $1,500

AOL.com January 20

Lioninc.com Consolidates in Response to Industry Trends

Consolidation to occur in work force

PRNewswire.com January 6

Mortgage101.com Listed as a Hot Site by 100hot.com and USA Today

Go2Net ranked Citibank.com, Bank Rate Monitor and Mortgage101.com as top 3 most popular mortgage industry sites

PRNewswire.com January 6

New Internet Mortgage Service Offering Low Rate, No-fee Loans On Website

MyFreeLoan.com will offer the service by the middle of January

Individual.com January 3

Realtor Magazine Online Named As Top 1999 Web Site

Realtormag.com named as best 1999 Internet real estate sites by Realty Times

Realtor.com January 3