Mortgage Profits Decline but Remain Close to Record Levels

Mortgage originators’ profits remained strong in the fourth quarter of 2020, although they were down considerably from the previous period. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA’s) Mortgage Bankers Performance Report says that independent mortgage banks (IMBs) and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $ 3,738 on each loan they originated during the […]

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Mortgage Rates Remain Near Recent Lows

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch Mortgage rates were little-changed today, with the average lender only microscopically better than yesterday. That means few loan seekers will notice any difference from yesterday. That leaves us in line with the low rate levels seen immediately following the election earlier this month, and that’s as low as rates have […]

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Rates Remain Steady as Market Volatility Dies Down

After rising at a medium-quick pace to begin the week, the past 3 days have been much calmer by comparison for mortgage rates . Today was the best example of that stability with the average lender effectively unchanged from yesterday’s latest levels. In addition, there were fewer mid-day price changes among lenders than on any […]

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