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NAR Report Finds LGBTQ Buyers Purchasing Older, Smaller Homes Than Other Americans

LGBTQ Buyers Purchasing Older, Smaller Homes Homes bought by LGBTQ buyers were 170 square feet smaller and 15 years older, typically, than those purchased by non-LGBTQ buyers. Media Contact:  Spencer High 202-383-1051 Working With Buyers, Working With Sellers

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Forbearances Tumble; Mortgage Profits Break 2008’s Record; Locking/Floating After Jobs Report

The number of loans in forbearance declined sharply over the course of the past week. Black Knight said the number of homeowners exiting their plans jumped to the highest level in four weeks due to end-of-May expirations. There were also noticeable declines in the number of borrowers returning to the program as well as new […]

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Bonds Move to Sidelines Ahead of Jobs Report; Rate Volatility Risks; Census Bureau on Home Features

Mortgage rates were higher again today with multiple lenders making additional upward adjustments in the middle of the day in response to bond market volatility. The prices/yields of certain bonds are the primary building blocks for lenders as they determine where to set mortgage rates every day. Bonds respond to a variety of inputs, with […]

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MBS RECAP: Huge Jobs Report, Logical Weakness, and a Nice Bounce, But…

Posted To: MBS Commentary Huge Jobs Report, Logical Weakness, and a Nice Bounce, But… Bonds did quite well today considering Powell's endorsement of higher rates (yesterday) combined with this morning's significantly stronger jobs report. Most of the push back was seen in MBS, however, and even then, closing levels are only really worthy of enthusiasm […]

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Expirations Help Forbearance Numbers; Rates Under Pressure Despite Weak Jobs Report

Economic data is traditionally one of the key contributors to interest rate movement. Of the regularly-scheduled reports, none has more market-moving street cred than The Employment Situation–otherwise known as “the jobs report” or simply NFP (due to its headline component: Non-Farm Payrolls). The relationship between econ data and rates can wax and wane. Covid definitely […]

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Mortgage Rates Well-Protected From Jobs Report Volatility

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch Tomorrow brings the month’s most important economic report: the Employment Situation, often referred to simply as “the jobs report.” No other piece of economic data has remotely the same track record of inspiring movement in the bond market (which, in turn, inspires movement in interest rates). But not all interest […]

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October 2020 NAR SentriLock Home Showings Report

The new October 2020 NAR SentriLock Home Showings Report indicates that there was a slight decrease in nationwide foot traffic on a month-over-month basis, but showings activity remain at elevated levels with respect to year-over-year activity. www.nar.realtor – Research

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Next Week Could be Crazy (Obviously); Fannie/Freddie Report Higher Profits; Forbearances Increasing or Just Reinstating?

Both GSEs reported financial results for the third quarter of 2020 that were significantly higher than both their Q2 2020 and their 2019 numbers . Fannie Mae’s net and its comprehensive incomes were $ 4.2 billion and Freddie Mac’s net and comprehensive incomes came in at $ 2.5 billion and $ 2.4 billion, respectively. Fannie […]

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‘Massively concerning’ jobs report sends a signal that the economic recovery could be fading – CNBC

‘Massively concerning’ jobs report sends a signal that the economic recovery could be fading    CNBC…(read more) Forward this article via email:  Send a copy of this story to someone you know that may want to read it. Around The Web

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