Interest-rate spike seems to be flattening — but the move up isn’t over

The interest-rate fever has broken for the moment. The 10-year T-note touched a two-year high yesterday at 2.45 percent, mortgages 4.25 percent. Both improved a bit today …

Daily market update: December 2, 2016

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news …

RIP Fannie and Freddie: 1968-2017?

The new Treasury Secretary nominee, Stephen Mnuchin (who has no doubt suffered since his crib as “Munchkin”) wasted no time at all to announce the end of Fannie Mae and Freddie MAC (government-sponsored enterprises, the “GSEs”) …

Daily market update: December 1, 2016

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news …

Is homeownership really a path to wealth for your clients?

Homeownership is often presented as one of the only paths to wealth and security available to the average American. But are we really helping our clients make informed choices about this major life decision …

Daily market update: November 30, 2016

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news …

Opes Advisors offers buyers and agents ‘twice the advice’

Mortgage lenders are increasingly deployed electronic technology to empower consumers to shop for and compare mortgage loans and obtain loan preapprovals — but are these companies using the technology to its fullest potential …

Daily market update: November 29, 2016

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news …

Daily market update: November 28, 2016

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news …

Refi Applicants Discouraged by Limited Credit Access

The proportion of consumers who applied for credit and reported feeling “discouraged” by or “rejected” in their experience has clawed higher, especially among mortgage refinance applicants, in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s recently released Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE) Credit Access Survey for October 2016. The finding underscores the overall sentiment of the consumers surveyed, […]

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