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Refis Continue Tumble As Fixed Rates Climb past 7%
Rates may head down November 30

Yield Spread What?
A look at the history of mortgage brokers and RESPA November 28
Conforming Loan Limit Increased
Fannie & Freddie announce $300,700 limit for 2002
click here for Government Sponsored Enterprise news November 28

Will exceptionally strong post-thanksgiving retail sales push rates higher? November 26
Illegal Referral Fees Cost Lenders $2 Million
Overcharging for credit reports among violations that led to settlements with HUD
click here for HUD news page November 26

Woman Pleads Guilty In Michigan Fraud Case
Securities case is largest in Michigan's history November 26
From The Depths Of A Decade

Rates to hover near current levels November 26
California Vs Household
Department of Corporations suing Household for $8.5 million
click here for subprime news November 21

Who Can Originate FHA Loans?
The Latest HUD Eligibility Requirements
click here for FHA news November 20

NetBank Acquiring RBMG
Combined production more than $1 billion monthly November 20
Rock Bottom?

Record refis as fixed rates turn and ARM's fall November 16
Improving Online Value
Gomez brief offers tips for lenders operating online
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Nothing More Than Provident
Last week's residential ratings actions November 13
"Alt A" Guidelines Tightening

Lenders bracing for weakening economy November 12
PMI Expects Claim Payouts To Rise 15%-25% Next Year

SEC filing shows expectation of increase in domestic losses November 12

Rates Slide To 30-Year Low
Refis, rates expected to improve November 9

Originators Lack Adequate Education
Survey of brokers and lenders November 9

Carolina Title Agency President Pleads Guilty
Raleigh man charged with embezzling $713,000 from Stewart Title November 9
Can 'A' Loans Be Predatory?
A look at potential abuses in prime lending November 9
Private Idaho
Last week's residential mortgage ratings actions November 6
Pro Athletes Among Investment Advisor's Victims

$12.5 million case involves MBS November 5
REO Disposition
Outsourcing and related exposure November 5

FBI Investigation Leads To Indictment
Two men accused of $1 million mortgage scam November 5
$2.55 Billion CMBS To Hit Market
Deal is biggest since 1998
click here for commercial mortgage news page November 5

Falling Fixed Rates Nearing All-time Low
Refinancing levels may see dramatic increases from first half of 2001 November 2
Mortgage Rates Falling Faster Than Cost Of Funds At Thrifts

Washington Mutual, Golden West shares fall November 2

Mortgage Documents Drifted From WTC To Backyard
A look at how originators can digitize November 2
Threat of Loan Fraud Requires Lenders To Show Caution
10% to 15% national mortgage fraud increase from last year November 2
COFI Falls Further
Index at lowest level since 1994 November 1
German Banks To Merge Mortgage Units

New name is Eurohypo October 31

Life In The Village
Last week's mortgage ratings actions October 31
Anthrax Scare To Fuel e-Lending?
Origination and servicing may be affected
click here for Mortgage Technology News October 29
Are "Conforming" Loans Always Conforming?
A look at conforming loan limits and how they are determined October 29
D.C. Scams: Little Protection
Previous Capital City Mortgage investigation halted due to lack of funding October 28
Mortgage broker's no-points offer is really a royal rip-off
Garbage fees line pockets of mortgage broker October 28
Some crafty maneuvering can bring mortgage down
A look at how second mortgage can be used to reduce costs October 28
Rates Up, Refis Down
More borrowers take cash out October 26
Illinois Rep's Bill Would Expand Sect 32 To Purchases
Congressman calls for Treasuries plus 5% as trigger
click here for Subprime Mortgage News October 26

The Case For Yield Spread Premiums
A look at how YSP's can benefit consumers October 24
"Upcharging" On The Outs, Says HUD
Hud seeks to quash any belief elsewhere in the country that upcharges are now permissible October 22
See You In Seattle

Last week's residential mortgage industry ratings actions October 22

Who can you trust?
Law prohibits loan providers from paying for referrals, but it is not enforceable and violations occur October 22
Mortgage Market Reshaped by Terrorist Attacks But Proving Resilient
RMBS market well positioned for economic downturn October 22

Questions to ask before starting a re-fi
Consider monthly savings, upfront fees and desire for cashout October 21
Getting your name off a mortgage is almost impossible
Pitfalls of co-signing October 21
Refis Jump 22.5%; Set New Record
Rates little changed October 19

Is Now The Time To Lock-In?
1998 rate cuts kept mortgage rates at their lowest point for just a few days October 19
$59 Billion Real Estate Package Proposed For Washington
Since January, 2001 the mortgage industry added 25,300 jobs October 19
State licenses for mortgage brokers nixed
No need to license Colorado mortgage brokers, review finds October 19
Mortgage Market Commentary
A refinance is not a wash or roll-over transaction in the mortgage backed securities (MBS) market October 19
Mortgage Fraud Case May Upset Balance Of Power In NY County
Nassau County legislator denies $1.28 million scam October 18
Mortgage Broker Sentenced

False tax forms used to obtain loan approvals October 18
Has Your Credit Changed?
A look at front & back ratios and how to improve them October 17
How To Assure Loan Rates
Practice of 'Bait & Switch' is minimal, but get it in writing October 17
Freddie Sees 30-yr At 6.6% For Remainder Of 2001
Economist says rates should stay under 7% through 2002 October 16

HUD Clarifies YSP's
Funding increased for RESPA enforcement October 16
Mortgage Bankers Seek Real Estate Stimulus Package
Package to be unveiled at annual conference in Toronto on Monday October 15
What Happens When Surprise Liens Are Found?
Consider clearing unreleased liens before they hold up a refinance or sale October 15
How Low Can Rates Go?
At 6.58%, Not Much Lower. But Inflation Holds the Key to Future Moves October 15

Mortgage Brokers Likely to Disclose Fees Under New U.S. Guidelines
Drafts of proposed contract spell out brokers' duties to borrower, max fees & points to be paid to broker, by borrower or wholesale lender October 15
15-yr Rate At Decade Low Level
Refi apps near record levels October 12

Anthrax Scare At Standard Federal
Michigan Health Department clears Troy building October 12
Getting Extra Value From Appraisals
A look at appraisal valuation process October 12
How To Get The Best Appraisal
A Look At How Appraisals Affect Purchase Transactions October 12

Biggest Refi Wave In History
Research firm predicts record refinance activity October 11

Thrift Banks Lose Investment Appeal
Current ARM outflow taking its toll at Golden West, Washington Mutual October 11
E-Loan Expects 4th Quarter Profit
3rd quarter mortgage production $702.3 million October 10

How To Profitably Refinance
Tips for consumers October 10
Homeland Ratings
Last week's residential mortgage ratings actions October 8

Loan Denial Disparity Between White & African Americans Greatest In Chicago
Acorn Study Looks At Denial Rates October 8

To Float Or Lock, That Is The Rate Question
If a lender arbitrarily and capriciously cancels a lock-in rate, that is a breach of contract, and the borrower has legal recourse October 8

Consider refinancing your loan again

Fall's low rates make programs attractive October 7

Southeast 15-Year Fixed Rate At 6.03%
Rates expected to continue falling as refi apps climb October 5
Will Your Lender Count All Your Income?
A look at income calculations October 5

Treasury sale averts a crisis in `repo' market
Sudden arrival of new supply sent 10-yr prices down 7/32, increasing the yield 0.027% to 4.508% after reaching 3-year low of 4.44% October 5
Telling Tales
Florida mortgage firm accussed of fraud, sexual harrassment October 3

Trouble In Texas
Allied Mortgage defends use of name; Money Mortgage faces cash crunch October 3

Appraisers get opt-out option
AIRD offers participants chance to restrict sale of their data for statistical analyses October 02
Home In The Range Of AAA
This week's residential mortgage ratings actions October 1

COFI Tumbles
Monthly data from FHLB San Francisco October 1
Who Will Pay For Interest Losses?
Fannie, Freddie & Ginnie to pay differential between 6% and reservists' rate October 1

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Refis Soar
Lower rates fuel activity September 28
New Take On Mortgage Fraud: Undue Enrichment
Loan officer sentenced to 20 months of house arrest and ordered to pay $17,000 in restitution for falsifying income statements on 4 loan applications September 26

ABN AMRO Clarifies Bin Laden Connection
CFO: "We have no reason to question the fact that all links between the Saudi Binladin Group and the terrorist have indeed effectively been terminated a long time ago" September 26
Miami Vices
Couple, daughter swindle lenders out of $3.8 million from mortgage fraud ring September 24

Would I Lie To You?

Maryland tops fraud index, followed by CA, AZ & GA September 20

Washington Mutual Rumored To Be Interested In Homeside
National Australia Bank to write down $1.6 billion Homeside investment September 5

Murdered Mortgage Broker Involved In Scam
Las Vegas Ponzi scheme cost investors $4 - $6 million August 30

FBI Investigating Massive Mortgage Fraud Case In Spokane
$25,000,000+ In Property Value Vanished In Alleged Fraud August 29

Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty
Massachusetts man faces five years July 11

How To Get Mortgage Leads Regardless Of Rates
Brainstorming tips August 5 2000

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