Refi

COVID Concerns Drive Rates Lower, Refi Volume Rises

Refinancing continues to support mortgage application activity while purchase applications continued to weaken during the week ended July 23. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) says its Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 5.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the prior week and the unadjusted index was up 6 […]

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Big News For Refi Rates As Adverse Market Fee is Removed

It was big, bad news when it came out last summer. Almost a year later, the 50 basis point “adverse market fee,” which affected a majority of refinance mortgages has been eliminated! Backstory In early August 2020, Fannie and Freddie (who collectively buy or guarantee a vast majority of all mortgages) announced that virtually all […]

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Exhausting Home Prices; No Big Digital Push From Covid; Big News For Refi Rates As Adverse Market Fee is Removed

It was big, bad news when it came out last summer. Almost a year later, the 50 basis point “adverse market fee,” which affected a majority of refinance mortgages has been eliminated! Backstory In early August 2020, Fannie and Freddie (who collectively buy or guarantee a vast majority of all mortgages) announced that virtually all […]

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Stark Contrast: Refi Records in February vs Interest Rate Carnage Since Then

Despite your thoughts on the term “fake news,” we have to talk about it in the context of mortgage rates . It’s highly pertinent, even if deception is far from the intention. Thursday is a big day for mortgage rate news because that’s when Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage rate survey is published. Why does that […]

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Forbearances Ending at a Faster Pace; Rates Drift Lower; Refi Market Still Hot

Black Knight said its weekly forbearance survey found the number of mortgages in active forbearance decreasing at an accelerated rate. Those mortgages fell by 2.6 percent or 95,000 loans over the last week, bring the decline over the last month to 357,000 loans. It was the fifth straight week of improvement and Black Knight noted […]

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Thinking Refi? Read this First !

Posted To: Community Commentary With rates near all-time lows, millions of homeowners are frantically refinancing. Borrowers often think the only pertinent question is “ how much can I drop my rate? ”, when there’s other as (or more) important factors involved. Let’s look at some of those, and make more informed decisions on refinancing: What […]

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