Appraisal News You Can Use

Following are links to news feeds that will keep you current on issues and trends affecting mortgages, the lending industry, the housing market and property values. Contact Blue Star Appraisals Inc. today to discuss your own residential property values.

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Mortgage News:
Mortgage Rates Continue Recovering
10/23/2019 4:04 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates moved a bit lower yesterday after hitting the highest levels in more than a month the day before. They kept the positive trend going today with another modest improvement. While this isn"t enough to have a major impact on the cost of financing, the average prospectiv...Read More
Lenders Gauge the Success of Going Digital
10/23/2019 10:19 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireFannie Mae asked lenders, as part of its third quarter Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey about their digital transformation efforts. The company says that, in previous surveys, lenders have consistently shown a strong interest in leveraging technology to improve both the front-end consumer experienc...Read More
Home Price Gains Decline by 50% From Previous Month
10/23/2019 10:08 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireHome price increases slowed appreciably in August. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) said its House Price Index (HPI) was up 4.6 percent on an annual basis in August compared to a 5.0 percent annual gain in July and the month-over-month gain was halved compared to the prior month, coming in...Read More
MBS Day Ahead: Bonds Still Fighting to Stay In The Range
10/23/2019 8:38 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryYesterday saw bonds respond almost exclusively to Brexit-related headlines (read THIS RECAP for a synopsis of the day's events and Brexit's impact on the bond market in general). If you're not into clicking links, here's the most relevant excerpt: By refusing to ren...Read More
Anti-Fraud, Title, and Broker Products; Conventional Conforming News
10/23/2019 8:08 AM
Posted To: Pipeline PressLast week the Mortgage Bankers Association’s survey showed that retail applications dropped almost 12% last week from the week before. Refis were down 17 percent – in one week! Lots of folks are being asked by management about projections for 2020. Have f...Read More
Refinancing Apps up 126% From 2018, But Starting to Cool
10/23/2019 7:18 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireMortgage rates increased last week. Mortgage application activity, however, did not. The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said its Market Composite Index, a measure of that volume, declined 11.9 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis during the week ended October 18 and was 12 percent lower than ...Read More
MBS RECAP: Have You Heard The One About Brexit and Bond Market Volatility?
10/22/2019 4:42 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryFirst things first: all of the volatility we're about to discuss has been occurring inside a fairly narrow range in the slightly bigger picture. Moreover, much of that narrow range exists inside an even bigger version of a 'narrowing' range (i.e. the "consolidation...Read More
Mortgage Rates Recover Slightly
10/22/2019 3:38 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates recovered just a bit today after hitting the highest levels in more than a month yesterday. The inspiration for much of the recent upward pressure on rates can be traced to progress in Britain"s attempt to exit the European Union (aka "Brexit"). It"s not that Brexit ...Read More
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear CFPB Constitutionality Case
10/22/2019 3:37 PM
Posted To: MND NewsWireThe Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The case "Seila Law v CFPB could spell the end of the regulatory agency established by the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2008 given that t...Read More
Home Sales Pull Back From 18-Month Highs
10/22/2019 10:00 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireSales of existing homes, which had posted advances in both July and August, fell back in September. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) said sales of single-family houses, townhouses, condominiums, and cooperative apartments were completed at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.38 mi...Read More

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