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Housing Creating More Jobs In 2016

The Mortgage Corner We see housing in 2016 continuing to grow the economy. This is mainly because new-home construction should surpass 1 million units again this year, and it is new-home construction (and sales), rather than existing-home sales that adds … Continue reading

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Pending Sales Up, Mortgage Delinquencies Down

The Mortgage Corner U.S. home buyers signed more contracts to buy existing homes in July, rebounding from a drop in June. This is in line with declining delinquency and foreclosure rates that portend a healthy real estate market for the … Continue reading

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Housing Prices Rise as Foreclosure Rates Fall

The Mortgage Corner Home prices are continuing to rise, in part because foreclosure rates continue to fall. Fannie Mae reported that the Single-Family Serious Delinquency rate declined in April to 2.93 percent from 3.02 percent in March. The serious delinquency … Continue reading

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Bank Lending Still Stingy

The Mortgage Corner The Federal Reserve just published its quarterly Senior Loan Officer survey on lending standards by the largest banks. They basically adhere to the strictest Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines for residential loans, such as minimum 620 … Continue reading

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California Foreclosures Plunging, Sales Rising

The Mortgage Corner The number of California homeowners entering the foreclosure process plunged to the lowest level in more than seven years last quarter, reports DataQuick. The unusually sharp drop in the number of mortgage default notices filed by lenders … Continue reading

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Mortgage Delinquencies Lowest Since 2008

The Mortgage Corner The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties fell to a seasonally adjusted rate of 7.09 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012, the lowest level since 2008, … Continue reading

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No Double Dip Recession—Why Worry?

Popular Economics Weekly Goldman Sachs chief economist Jan Hatzius has joined the chorus that says 2013 should be a good year for growth, in spite of the so-called ‘fiscal headwinds’ of a gridlocked Congress and White House. Why? Because both … Continue reading

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