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The Ever-Changing World of Private Mortgage Insurance; Capital Markets

Residential lenders aren’t the only ones having a tough time out there. Builder Hovnanian reported a Q2 loss of $9.8 million. The Social Security program’s costs will exceed its income this year for the first time since 1982, forcing the … Continue reading

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After Long Search, MBA Finds New Leadership

A nine-month search for a replacement for David H. Stevens as president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) ended today with the selection of Robert D. Broeksmit.  Broeksmit is a Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB)  and current president and chief … Continue reading

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Residential and Private Construction Numbers Solid in April

April turned out to be a solid month for construction.  The Census Bureau said that dollar value of new construction activity on residential, non-residential, and public projects was at a seasonally adjusted and annual total of $1.31 trillion.  This represented a … Continue reading

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Non-QM and Digital Products; Global Events Driving our Capital Markets

Plenty of people I know agree with the this Forbes article titled, “We Have Learned Nothing From The Mortgage Market Meltdown.” Builders are reducing labor costs by using premanufactured products that also require low maintenance. And what’s not to like about taking … Continue reading

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Tips for Moving With PETS

May is National Moving Month. It marks the official beginning of the moving season, a four-month period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when millions of American families relocate. And because some 68 percent of Americans consider their pets to … Continue reading

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How Homeownership Affects Household Wealth

It is conventional wisdom that homeownership is key to household wealth, and the National Association of Home Builders makes a convincing argument for that theory in its Eye on Housing blog.  Jing Fu used data from the Federal Reserve’s 2016 Survey of Consumer … Continue reading

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Common conditions on a loan approval

One of the most common conditions we see on approval letters is to source-proof large deposits. Many borrowers don’t realize that by depositing large amounts of money into their bank accounts they may be creating more work for themselves when … Continue reading

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Jumbo Loans Trends

What do I know about jumbo loans? Apparently the market is fine – although brokers continue to lament the reduced number of lenders offering the product. But frankly, most jumbo borrowers think of the local mortgage company first. Zillow recently published … Continue reading

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Property Brothers in Las Vegas

Now this is brotherly love. Identical twins Drew and Jonathan Scott not only work together hosting HGTV’s hit Property Brothers, they also share a newly renovated Las Vegas compound. But they want to make one thing clear: “People assume that … Continue reading

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The ‘Starbucks effect’: Higher home prices

Living near a Starbucks has its benefits for homeowners, whether you’re a coffee drinker or not. With tens of thousands of Starbucks locations in the U.S., that’s good news for a lot of homeowners. Between 1997 and 2013, home closer to … Continue reading

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