Archive for February, 2013

Why The Jumbo Mortgage Market Is So Hot

Jumbo rates are almost as low as conforming rates. Here’s why it’s happening.

Originations: Banking Basics. Housing Growth.

Today’s Originations linkfest: must-read housing and mortgage stories.

Are We in a Growth Recession?

We are 5 years in to a lost decade and most everyone is acting as if we are in a recovery.

End Of Refi Boom Is Near. This Chart Explains.

30yr Fixed Rates vs. MBA Refi Index.

Housing and Durable Goods Data Mixed

Rundown today’s stats: pending home sales, mortgage applications, durable goods orders.

Originations: Jumbo Mortgage Edition

Today’s Originations linkfest is all jumbo mortgage coverage by Bloomberg’s Jody Shenn.

Bernanke on Housing, QE, Mortgage Regs, Unemployment

Bernanke spoke to lawmakers today. Here’s some highlights.

Latest Case Shiller & FHFA Home Prices. Strong New Home Sales.

Roundup all today’s housing, retail and manufacturing data.

Originations: FHA Heyday Almost Over

Today’s Originations linkfest is about rates and loan options.

Chicago Fed Index down. Dallas Fed Slower Growth.

Dallas Federal Reserve Manufacturing Survey (February 2013) Bus Activity Index 2.2. Previous was 5.5 Production Index  6.2. Previous was 12.9. Despite slowing growth this is one of the better regional Fed reports. Chicago Federal Reserve National Activity Index Level  -0.32.  Previous was revised from +0.02 to +0.25. Since February is a short month and BLS data […]

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