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Last Updated Tuesday, September 11, 2001 08:15 PM CST
 

COFI Falls For 6th Consecutive Month
Monthly data from FHLB San Francisco
MortgageDaily.com August 1


Cop Kills Tuscon Mortgage Broker, Self
Jealousy over suspected affair led detective to murder suicide
AZStarNet.com July 31


Refis Jump Again
Fixed rates dip
MortgageDaily.com July 30


Chase Sues Advanta
Chase said it sustained $67 million in damages as a result of Advanta’s alleged actions
MortgageDaily.com July 30


Pay down debt or make a down payment?
Housing expense ratio versus total expense ratio
Inman.com July 30


Consumer Lending Props Up Bank Profits
Mortgage lending business is expected to slow next year, particularly if interest and mortgage rates remain at current levels or ratchet up slightly
Yahoo.com July 29


Despite Bad Credit, There Are Ways to Take Over a Mortgage
Lenders are prohibited from enacting due-on-sale clause in several situations
WashingtonPost.com July 28


S&P Develops Jumbo Automated Underwriting
DACSS to utilize automated valuation models
click here for Technology section July 24


U.S. home price growth seen slowing
Freddie expects 2001 industry originations to be around $1.4 trillion Vs. MBA’s projection of a record $1.538 trillion
Yahoo.com July 24


Rates Fall, Refis Jump
Freddie Mac chief economist says rates may fall this week
MortgageDaily.com 
July 23


Credit Rescoring: How To Know if It’s for You
A look at situations that will benefit from rapid rescoring
WashingtonPost.com July 21


Subprime Borrowers Confused, Dissatisfied
Fannie study focusses on credit-impaired
click here for the Subprime Mortgage News section July 20


U.S. Mortgages And Rates
30-year versus 15-year
Yahoo.com July 20


Lenders tout home appraisals by computer
Human appraisers demur
SFGate.com July 20


Washington Mutual SFR Production Up 159%
Correspondent volume soars
MortgageDaily.com July 18


Are Credit Scores Plummeting?
Sampling of FICO scores generated by a large independent credit reporting agency suggests that home mortgage applicants’ scores are slipping
MortgageDaily.com July 16


Refi Activity Tumbles 21%
Rates to continue unchanged
MortgageDaily.com July 16


Loan Brokers’ Fees Under Attack
NAMB general counsel says recent ruling could be fatal to industry if widely applied
WashingtonPost.com July 14


Bad FICO Mark? Rescore Your Credit
Service now offered by credit-reporting agencies allows loan officers to request a rescoring of applicants’ credit files at each credit repositories
WashingtonPost.com July 14


Realty Stocks Report
HOMS shares down $4.18 this week, other issues largely unchanged
Inman.com July 13


Falling Rates?
Wave of financial volatility rolling through developing world
could impact mortgage rates
MortgageDaily.com July 11


Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty
Massachusetts man faces five years
MortgageDaily.com July 11


Are Mortgage Errors Increasing?
Patience needed to work out servicer problems
RealtyTimes.com July 10


Subprime Company Raises $277 million
Dominion divests Saxon per Consolidated merger requirement
click here for the subprime mortgage news page July 9


ARM’s Fall As Fixed Rates Rise
Rates may head down
MortgageDaily.com July 9


Realty stocks largely unchanged
Independence Day week a quiet one on Wall Street for realty stocks
Inman.com July 6


Appraisal Institute boycotted
Appraisers protest organization’s affiliation with the Appraisal Institute Residential Database
Inman.com July 03


Amresco Files For Bankruptcy
Company to sell noncash assets for $309 million to LLC whose principals include Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
click here for Commercial Mortgage News page July 3


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


Fed cut may not lower mortgages
Mortgage rates are more closely tied to 10-year Treasury notes, which tend to be sensitive to expectations about inflation
SFGate.com July 1


Research Is Key to Beating Yield-Spread Premiums
Borrowers should demand disclosure and explanations on fees
WashingtonPost.com June 30


No down payment?
Nehemiah Corp. is a nonprofit organization that uses 4% seller donation for FHA approved borrowers to receive 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


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


Government Applications Rise 6.77%
Mortgage rates expected to hold steady
MortgageDaily.com June 4


Sales Techniques For Realty Pros
Simple, but effective strategies for successful sales
MortgageDaily.com May 30


FiNet Chief Resigns
Company to restructure
MortgageDaily.com May 29


At Any Rate
Recent mortgage industry ratings actions
MortgageDaily.com May 25


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


Consolation Prize
Republican Senator’s defection could push down rates
MortgageDaily.com May 23


Minor Changes Yield Major Benefits With Debt Ratios
Some nontraditional ways to reduce debt ratios
MortgageDaily.com May 1


Mutual Action
Class action lawsuit filed against Washington Mutual subsidiary
MortgageDaily.com March 21


30 Year Rate At Eighteen Month Low
Freddie Mac Mortgage Market Survey for week ending December 8
MortgageDaily.com December 7


How To Get Mortgage Leads Regardless Of Rates
MortgageDaily.com August 5

 


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