• Ocwen2.68-0.11 -3.94%
  • Zillow40.3738-0.4762 -1.1657%
  • Trulia47+0 +0%
  • NationStar17.12-0.02 -0.12%
  • CoreLogic45.64+0.28 +0.62%
  • RE/MAX60.85+0.25 +0.41%
  • Fannie Mae2.81+0.08 +2.89%
  • Freddie Mac2.73+0.10 +3.80%
  • Wells Fargo52.735-0.115 -0.218%
  • CitiMortgage67.9101-0.0599 -0.0881%
  • Bank of America24.33-0.14 -0.57%
  • Fidelity National Financial48.2694+0.5194 +1.0878%
  • First American49.03+0.49 +1.01%
  • Black Knight Financial Services42.375+0.325 +0.773%
  • AUDUSD=X0.7899+0.0076 +0.9715%
  • USDJPY=X110.5050-0.0800 -0.0723%
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MBA Lowers 2009 Home Loan Forecast

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced Monday that it has lowered its forecast of mortgage originations in 2009 to $2.03 trillion, a drop of over $700 billion from its March forecast. The association explained that $84 billion of the drop is due to lower purchase originations and the other $616 billion-plus is due to fewer rate and term refinancings and very low volumes within the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).

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LPS Launches New Home Price Index

Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS), a Jacksonville, Florida-based provider of technology and services to the mortgage industry, announced Tuesday the launch of its proprietary Home Price Index (HPI).

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Bay State Foreclosures Down Two Months

The number of foreclosures in Massachusetts declined by double-digit percentages in May compared to last year and the prior month, according to the latest report from the Boston-based real estate research company The Warren Group.

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Mortgage Rates Fall Back Down

Mortgage interest rates across the board dropped back down this week, following three straight weeks of increases for long-term, fixed-rate home loan products. Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s VP and chief economist, explained that the upward trend was reversed by reports of low, benign inflation figures.

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Foreclosures Still Climbing in California

Despite the fact that lenders in California are voluntarily postponing the majority of foreclosure sales – 73 percent, to be exact – ForeclosureRadar says its market data reveals a steady increase in the number of foreclosed homes in the state sold at auction.

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Home Warranties May Entice Buyers

A recent study conducted by a national real estate company and American Home Shield, a home warranty company based in Memphis, Tennessee, found that homes offered with warranty protection sold an average of 23 days faster than homes with no warranty coverage.

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CRL Puts Price Tag on Foreclosure Impact

According to the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), the impact of the foreclosure crisis not only has devastating consequences for the displaced households, but in its wake, the spillover effect is eating away at the value of nearby homes by startling sums.

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Mortgage Apps Fall to Seven-Month Low

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey on Wednesday, which showed that home loan applications dropped to their lowest level since last November, as rising mortgage interest rates have led to an increase in borrowing costs.

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Lending Down at Bailed-Out Banks

Federal regulators completed unprecedented stress tests of the largest banks’ balance sheets last month, and found that 10 of the 19 institutions screened had enough capital on hand to not only sustain lending in the current environment, but could continue lending even if economic conditions worsen.

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IAS: Home Prices Leveling Off

Denver, Colorado-based Integrated Asset Services, LLC (IAS) says its latest study on home prices indicates some return to normalcy in markets that have been hit hardest by the housing downturn. The company’s IAS360 House Price Index for April reflects the first non-declining numbers in 10 months.

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