Latest on jumbo mortgages. Big 4 banks’ loans down, deposits up.

Jumbo mortgage volume is very dependent on location. So what are borrowers in high cost areas thinking when it comes to obtaining a jumbo loan? Linda Stern of Reuters reminds us that conforming loan limit caps for high cost areas will be reduced from $729,750 to $625,500 effective October 1, and says that some borrowers

ARMs Were 3% Of All 2009 Home Purchase Loans, Lowest Since 1982

ARMs Only 3% Of Total Agency Loans In 2009 An annual report on the ARM market published by Freddie Mac shows adjustable-rate mortgages accounted for just 3 percent of all conventional home purchase loans in 2009. That’s the smallest percentage for ARMs since at least 1982. Market & Economic News Update Yes, today we have

Bank Earnings Roundup, Death of Jumbos Exaggerated

What is every mortgage bank’s nightmare? Some out there wake up in a cold sweat thinking about the Fed stopping their purchase program, leading to higher rates, the production volumes sink to half of what they are now, the company hasn’t set aside any money for a rainy day, and they’re hit with MI rescissions