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HUD Secretary Talks To CNN

Mel Martinez to focus on higher level of home ownership February 1

Mortgage Rates Heading Down Again

Average mortgage rates down to 7.09% from 7.15 percent last week February 1

Washington Mutual Completes Acquisition of PNC Mortgage

Upon completion of pending Bank United acquisition, WAMU will possess top-five-market-share position February 1

75 Percent of Existing Borrowers Who Get New Loans in 2001 Will Switch Mortgage Lenders

According to Fannie Mae published info, more than $1 trillion in mortgages will be refinanced over next two years February 1

Mortgage Applications Fall

MBA survey for week ending Jan 26 January 31

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
Releases December 2000
Cost of Funds Index

COFI rises to 5.617% from 5.607% November January 31

Treasuries Firm Pending Fed Announcement

Ten year bond rate down nine basis points to 5.22% in early afternoon trading January 30

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage names CEO

Pete Wissinger, 46, was promoted from his role as COO, a position he has held for past year January 30

Landamerica Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

$80.8 million loss related to $110.3 million adjustment to goodwill January 30

Resource Bancshares Mortgage Group, Inc. Reports December Production and Operating Statistics

Production was $6.4 billion for twelve months ended December 31, 2000 January 29

Home Mortgage Refinancing:
Mundane No More

Banks counting on lower mortgage rates to boost profits January 29

Low Rates Fuel Refi Boom

Market teetering on boom January 29

U.S. Mortgage Debt Reaches $5.6 Trillion in 2000

Fannie Mae executive speaks at financial services conference January 25

Spread Between 30 yr &
15 yr Fixed Rate Widens

Fixed rates rise as economic conditions may not be slowing as quickly as anticipated January 25

Martinez Confirmed As HUD Secretary

Senate confirms Mel Martinez as secretary of Housing and Urban Development January 24

PMI Group Reports 30% Gain for Annual Operating Earnings

Combined new primary mortgage insurance written in fourth quarter 2000 was $10.6 billion January 24

Centex Corporation Reports Results for Third Quarter and Nine Months

CTX's loan volume was $2.02 billion for quarter ended December 31 January 23

Irwin Financial Corporation Announces Quarterly and Annual Earnings

Net income at Irwin Mortgage Corp was $13 mil for 2000; loan originations were $.1 bil January 23

Realtors Oppose Bank Owned Brokerages

National Association of Realtors urging members to halt Fed Proposal January 22

Golden West Financial Reports 19% Increase in Earnings Per Share

$19.8 bil in loan originations for 2000 January 22

NewState Capital Issues 2nd MBS in Korea

Specialty finance company issued $16.5 million in mortgage backed securities January 22

Fiserv Reports Record Earnings for Year-End 2000

Income before taxes for the year was $300 million January 22

MBA President Meets With Senate Leader

Woodward shares MBA's 2001 agenda with new administration and congressional leaders January 19

Freddie Mac Announces Record Earnings For 2000

2000 Earnings Per Share Up 15 Percent January 18

Fixed-Rates Mortgage Rates Inch Up This Week According To Freddie Mac Survey

Historically Low Rates Expected To Fuel Strong Demand For Housing In 2001 January 18

Republicans, Democrats Warmly Praise Martinez

HUD Chief designate seeks higher levels of homeownership January 18

Rate Trend

Experts expect mortgage rates to improve January 18

MBA Endorses Housing Secretary Designate

Organization calls him an innovative and thoughtful leader January 17

Mortgage Loan Applications Up In Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Index of mortgage loan applications for the week ending Jan. 12 January 17

US banks' next potential trouble: bad consumer loans

Analysts see slight worsening in performance of consumer loans January 17

First Tennessee Reports Fourth Quarter and Year 2000 Earnings

Mortgage loan production $14.8 billion in 2000 January 17

A Slender Record On HUD Issues

Life Story, Politics Led to Martinez Choice January 17

Freddie Forecasts Another Successful Year For Housing In 2001

Threat Of A Recession Is Still Considered Small January 16

Wells Fargo Reports Record Quarterly Earnings Per Share

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage originations $67 bil for 2000 January 16

Washington Mutual Announces Record Fourth-Quarter and Annual Earnings

SFR volume totaled $43.92 billion in 2000 January 16

Countrywide, IndyMac Shares Are Cooling After Red-Hot Year

Companies benefited from internet presence and potential benefits of bank charter January 16

Analyst Pick: Fannie Mae

Strong Q4 results encouraged analysts to raise 2001 earnings projections on Fannie Mae January 15

Appraisal Institute Calls for Congressional Hearings to Curb Undue Lender Influence

Members report that lenders and realty agents attempt to apply undue influence on appraisers to artificially 'make value' January 12 Gets Nasdaq SmallCap Listing Exception

Monument Mortgage parent seeks reverse stock split to meet minimum Nasdaq share price requirement January 12

Countrywide Releases Thirteen Month Statistical Data

Statistical data for the thirteen months ended December 31, 2000 January 12

Mexican Home Lending Mostly 'Symbolic'

Most mortgages feature high interest rates and credit-history prerequisites are strict January 12

Mortgage Rates Fall
Below 7%

Freddie Mac weekly survey for week ended January 12 January 11

Fannie Mae sets 14th Consecutive Annual Record

Y2k earnings $4.448 billion January 11

Mortgage Loan Applications Up In Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Refi activity represented 54.6% of total apps in survey for week ending Jan 4 January 10

Thomson Financial Launches New Publication

Asset Securitization Report Publication Provides In-depth Information on Asset and Mortgage-Backed Securitization January 10

Fed's cut aids boom

Lenders say they've heard from homeowners, as well as title companies, appraisers January 10

Mortgage Insurer Meets Expectations

Including settlement charge, net income for Q4 was $132.3 million, down from $133.9 million a year earlier January 10

Countrywide Reports Increased Refinance Activity in December

Consolidated mortgage fundings increased to $6.2 billion, 48% more than same month prior year January 9

Mortgage Industry Posted Healthy Profits In 1999

Cost Study conducted by MBA January 8

Washington Mutual said readying mega ARMs sale

Company is said to be readying sale of $1.987 billion MBS pooling hybrid arm loans January 8

Nosy Lender Questions Help Curtail Mortgage Fraud

Approximately 35% of all red flags on mortgage apps are due to blatant inconsistencies January 8

Time To Look Seriously At Refinancing Home Mortgage

Discussion of refinance options for various scenarios January 7

Originators Report Lower Mortgage Rates

Brokers and lenders react to CBS Marketwatch Story January 5

Fed Easing Could Give A Boost To Some ARM Lending, But Low Fixed-Rate Mortgages Will Continue To Dominate

Freddie Mac doesn't expect that total ARM originations will surge past 25% of all mortgages originated January 5

Economic Conditions Lead To Less Desirable ARMs In 2000

Spreads Between Fixed-Rate Mortgages and ARMs Fall To Record Lows January 5

Mortgage Rates Down Again

Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the week ending January 5, 2001 January 4

State-by-state tally of mortgage broker rules

Licensing and regulatory information by state January 4

Near-term bottom for mortgage rates?

Analysts don't see mortgage rates much below 7% because Fed interest-rate cuts already priced in January 4

Mortgage Loan Applications Down In Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 29 January 3

Mortgage Delinquencies Up

MBA National Delinquency Survey For Third Quarter 2000 January 2

Fannie's Flying High

Shares of mortgage behemoth Fannie Mae trading at all time high December 29

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Releases November 2000 Cost of Funds Index

COFI jumps to 5.607 percent in November from October's 5.589%. December 29

Fleet Gave Telemarketers Private Data, Suit Charges

Minnesota's attorney general yesterday sued Fleet Mortgage Corp December 29

Rates Keep Falling

Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey for week ending
December 29 December 28

Mortgage Loan Applications Down In Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Survey For Week Ending December 22 December 28

Countrywide Credit Profit Falls 5 Percent

Missed estimates due partly to a
year-earlier one-time gain in mortgage servicing business December 27

PMI Uncloaked

How Private Mortgage Insurance works December 27

MBA Criticizes Changes To HMDA Regulation

MBA opposes lower APR threshold for loans covered by Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act December 26

Affordable Housing May Test Martinez

Issues at hand for new Housing Secretary December 23

Mortgage Rates Drop Quarter Percent

Freddie Mac survey for week ending December 22 December 21

Bush Names Mel Martinez as Housing Secretary

Orange County Chairman takes credit for two years of property tax reductions in the Florida County December 20

Mortgage Loan Applications Down In Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage Bankers weekly survey for week ended Dec 15 December 20

MGIC, PMI and United Guaranty Enter into Agreement With Plaintiffs to Settle RESPA Cases

Actions allege defendants violated RESPA through provision of various products in exchange for referral of mortgage insurance December 15

Mortgage Rates Down Over 10 Basis Points From Last Week

Freddie Mac rate survey for week ended December 15 December 14

Mortgage Loan Applications Up In Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Market composite index of loan apps for week ending Dec. 8 December 13

NAMB Announces 2001 Legislative Agenda

Mortgage Reform Tops List December 13

High Court Upholds Consumer Arbitration Clauses

In closely watched case Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that agreement to settle mortgage contract dispute through mandatory arbitration could not be voided just because it failed to say how much she would have to pay December 12

What To Do When The Lender Says "No"

Writer suggests confirming that the lender has current and correct info December 11

S&P Raises and Affirms Ratings on CWMBS Inc Mortgage P/T Certs

Underlying collateral primarily consist of 30-year, fixed-rate and/or adjustable-rate mortgage loans secured by liens on 1-4 family res properties December 11

Most common reasons for mortgage application rejection

Mortgage Bankers Association list of most common reasons mortgage applications are turned down December 10

Some offbeat homes are a bear to buy

It's hard to find comparable values when appraiser looks at cabin or silo December 10

David Myers:
Document-prep fee often unnecessary December 10

Avoiding a mortgage nightmare

MBA's list of the most common reasons that mortgage applications are turned down December 8

Countrywide refinance mortgage volume jumps in Nov

Refinance fundings totaled $1.6 bil, up from $948 mil for same period in 1999 December 8

30 Year Rate At Eighteen Month Low

Freddie Mac Mortgage Market Survey for week ending December 8 December 7

Jumbo Mortgages?
Not a Huge Problem

Why jumbo mortgages cost more than conforming December 7
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Refinance storm flag waves over US mortgage market

Mortgage apps shot up 52.9 percent in the week ended Dec 1, of which refis accounted for 30.1% of total apps December 6

Average Home Mortgage Rates

Average mortgage rates from December 6

Thrift Home Lending Picks Up, Data Shows

Data released by the Office of Thrift Supervision December 6

Fitch Rts Washington Mutual Bank's Mtge P-T Ctfs, Series 2000-WM2

Weighted avg original LTV 75.89% December 6

Mortgage Loan Applications Up In Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Survey for the week ended Dec 1 December 5

House OKs Affordable Housing Bill

Bill includes incentives to improve homeownership among American Indians and native Hawaiians, and reduces costs for seniors refinancing federally insured reverse mortgages December 5

H&R Block Mortgage Forms Alliance With Countrywide

Countrywide's correspondent division to purchase servicing-released prime loans closed by H&R Block Mtg December 4

CBOT approves new mortgage futures, options contracts

Contracts will track prices of 30 year mortgage-backed securities issued by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac December 4

It's IRS Against Homeowners In Mortgage Insurance Debate

NAR plans to consider pressing Congress or the IRS to settle the PMI deductibility question in a way that improves housing affordability December 2

CWMBS, Inc. $451.6MM Mortgage P-T Ctfs Series 2000-10 Rated by Fitch

Weighted average LTV's on 3 Countrywide reduced doc pools range from 70% to 86% December 1

U.S. mortgage debt weaker after Freddie Mac data

Players worried that recent dip in rates below 8% has accelerated refinancing activities & will fuel MBS prepayments December 1

How To Get Mortgage Leads Regardless Of Rates August 5

LION, Inc. Consolidates Corporate Structure

Wholly Owned Subsidiary,, Merged With Parent Company January 31

Stewart To Deliver Fully Electronic Mortgage Closing Service

eOriginal technology enables execution, storage, & ownership transfer of electronic mortgage documents January 29

Home Buyers Adjust Slowly To Online Mortgage Brokers

Studies show that <2% of home mortgages are originated on Internet January 27

E-loan Quarterly Loss Falls From 1999

4th quarter mortgage loan sales were $344.8 million January 26

Majority of Online Mortgage Shoppers Are First Time Homebuyers

MortgageIT Fall survey of online mortgage shoppers January 17

Paperless Trail

Benefits of electronic closings are mostly post-closing January 14

What's The Score?

Credit Scores And How They Are Determined January 12

E*TRADE(R) to Acquire Leading Online Mortgage Originator

Purchase of LoansDirect structured with E*TRADE stock used as consideration January 11

E-Loan Shares Up 567% From Low Last Month

Company announced today that 4th quarter auto loan volume up 190% over 1999 January 10

Instant Gratification

Veriscore enables lenders to expedite permanent corrections to erroneous credit reports January 10

Minton To Lead MBA's Industry Technology Efforts

Hiring of Minton is part of MBA decision to restructure and elevate its technology-related committees January 9

The Work Number Featured in Mortgage Technology Magazine's ``Sites To Watch for Mortgages'' provides automated employment and income verifications over internet January 9

Home Financing Centers, Inc. --HFCI-- Featured in American Banker

Article highlights ability to chat online with loan agent January 8 Files Lawsuit Against AOL

Mortgage search engine claims AOL intentionally breached advertising contract January 6


A look a credit scoring January 5

At a Time of Heightened Demand, Lenders Customize Home Loans

Computer programs such as those used by Priceline Mortgage provide opportunities for better loan terms January 5
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LoanCity reduces staff

CFO says marketing momentum and technology have eliminated need for some employees January 4

Credit Scores May Be Freed This Year

Trans Union plans to give consumers a credit score based on its own computer model, but it would be similar to FICO score January 3

Tech Shakeout Hits Mortgage Dot.Coms

Once online, users were going through traditional process to complete transaction January 1
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E-loan Shares Trade At All-Time Low

Shares of the Internet mortgage company off 98% from 1999 high December 18

Credit scores pushed

Fair Isaac changed its policy to let any consumer access credit score December 13

E-signatures: The Sign of the Times for the Financial Industry

Companies/individuals increasingly considering transmission of business info over standard e-mail as poor business practice December 13

Twenty Six Percent of Brokers In Survey Access Rate Sheets Over Internet

MediaLinq survey of 200 mortgage brokers December 12

Click2Doc Gives POINT® Users "Free" Same Day Document Delivery

Originators can email Point documents to borrowers; no special software required by borrowers December 12

Calyx Software Unveils POINT Lender Network

Internet-Enabled Screens Allow Fast, Detailed Broker2Lender Transactions December 5

LoanTrader Partners With The First American Corp

Web-Based Technology Solutions to Include Nationwide Title and Flood Determinations December 5

IndyMac Bank's No. 1 Mortgage Web Site Ranking Upheld by Gomez has been named #1 overall online mortgage site for 2nd consecutive quarter in Gomez's Internet Mortgage Scorecard December 5

Calyx(R) Software Wins Prestigious Mortgage Technology Award

Mortgage Technology Magazine gave "Synergy Award" Synergy Award based on unique approach to partnering with service providers

see the entire Mortgage-Technology
story in PDF version by clicking here December 5

E-mortgages haven't ignited yet; buyers still want personal touch

Experts say it will take years for online mortgages to become popular November 30

IndyMac Bank to Receive Mortgage Technology's 10X Award

Award is for the bank's cutting-edge Internet-based loan origination system November 27

LoansDirect Recognized as No. 1 in Customer Confidence by Gomez Advisors

Online Lender Rises to No. 2 in Overall Ranking November 20

LION Inc./ Announce Financial Results for Third Quarter

Net loss for the quarter was $359,804 November 16

Security problem reveals mortgage applications online

Contour Software caused > 700 Americans' loan apps to be available for viewing w/o password on Internet November 15

Contour Garners Top Market Share

Survey conducted by Wholesale Access November 13 Unveils eMortgage Center

Service enables broker's site to display selective live rates of Lion lenders November 7

Bankrate, Inc. Reports Online Revenue Increased by 59%

Finance news site had $2,940,000 loss for quarter ended September 30 November 7


LandSafe to integrate online order system for closing services November 6

ADFINET Launches Free Mortgage Guides Web Site

Centex Technology's site provides useful reference information for GSE's & government agencies November 6

Digital Notary

Company Offers Digital Notary Service November 3
(revised November 9) Forecloses On Itself

Company blamed the current hostile climate for Internet-based companies November 3

Mortgage Bids

Priceline Applies Auction Model To Mortgage Lending November 2

Fair Isaac Makes Reason Code Explanations Available to Consumers Enables Buyers To Better Understand How Their Credit Scores Are Calculated November 2

Freddie Mac, Industry Groups To Develop Open Guidelines For Electronic Mortgages

Preliminary specifications represent 1st detailed, operational blueprint for creation of electronic loan documentation systems November 1 venture to operate independently is partly owned by and located in same office building as November 1

Survival Of The Fittest For Online Mortgage Lenders? winding down online lending business November 1
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Line Between B2B and B2C E-Commerce in Mortgage Market Expected to Blur

Special report from Inside Mortgage Technology October 31

Eighteen Million New Consumers Seek Online Real Estate Services

Gomez and Inman News Features Release Key Findings of Upcoming Study October 30

Ellie Mae to Offer Online Employment and Salary Verification through The Work Number from TALX Corporation October 30

Myers Internet Services Now Offers Bilingual Web Sites

Originator site in Spanish October 30


In most states the deal isn't complete until the company mails some forms for you to sign and mail back October 29


Lack of secondary market experience has meant problems for some online companies October 29

E-Lending Companies' Burn Rates Revealed

LendingTree Inc. has $24.5 million, which will last 6 months at its current burn rate;, with $14.72 million, can go 3.4 mths months more October 23

Basis100 Launches PASS-Port Service for Automated Home Portfolio Analysis values each property individually using three methodologies October 19

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