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Issue Number 113, March 29, 2000

Main Mortgage Stories
Mortgage Technology
U.S. mortgage applications up in March 24 week-MBA

MBA survey for week ended March 24

AltaVista.com March 29

BHK US mortgage refinance index up 5 pct in week

U.S. mortgage refinance index for the week ended March 24

AltaVista.com March 29

PMI Believes 2000 Operating Earnings to Grow by 21 Percent or More

CBSNews.com March 29

Cendant Launches Coldwell Banker Mortgage

New Brand Extension Capitalizes on Trend Toward One-Stop Shopping for Consumers

AltaVista.com March 28

FEBRUARY EXISTING HOME SALES RISE FROM JANUARY LOW

March to be lower than December and November, 1999

FreddieMac.com March 27

REVERSE MORTGAGE PROVIDES INCOME WHILE YOU STAY AT HOME

ChicagoTribune.com March 26

Real Estate Notes

Freddie Mac weekly rate survey

WashingtonPost.com March 25

U.S. Treasury moves keeping lid on mortgage rates

Treasury buy backs offsetting rise in discount rate

AltaVista.com March 24

Countrywide Credit Industries, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings

Record Annual Earnings and Declares Cash Dividend

CBSNews.com March 24

Washington Mutual Announces Mortgage Securitization

$6.7 billion Securitization involves Libor product

AltaVista.com March 23

EXPECTED IMPACT OF THE LATEST FED ACTION

Freddie Mac Chief Economist says discount rate increase will have little impact on mortgage rates

FreddieMac.com March 22

What Is Benefit of Mortgage Broker?

Borrowers can save time shopping fewer lenders

LasVegasSun.com March 21

Loan based on equity appreciation gives lender a cut of the pie -- if any

Home appreciation loan to be available later this year

SanDiegoTribune.com March 19

Frightened by a large down payment?

Try no money down (but with a caveat)

SanDiegoTribune.com March 19

MORTGAGE LOAN APPLICATIONS DECREASE IN LATEST MBA WEEKLY SURVEY

Mortgage Application Survey results for the week ending March 10

MBAA.org March 15

Mortgage bait-and-switch popping up in New Jersey

State does not require disclosure of points in advertising

TampaTrib.com February 12

Mortgage Rate Highest Since '96

Freddie Mac weekly survey

NYDailyNews.com February 11

Countrywide Releases Thirteen Month Statistical Data

Operations and production data for the thirteen months ended January 31, 2000

CBSNews.com February 10

MORTGAGE LOAN APPLICATIONS INCREASE IN LATEST MBA WEEKLY SURVEY

Mortgage Bankers survey for week ended February 4

MBAA.org February 9

NAR SURVEY SHOWS MODERATE HOME-PRICE INCREASES IN MOST METROS

4th-quarter home price report covers 126 metropolitan statistical areas

Realtor.com February 9

Mortgage.com Obtains Commitment for $40 Million in New Capital

Funds Targeted for Completion of Electronic Mortgage Platform

PRNewswire.com March 29

E-LOAN Europe Launches Home Loan Websites in Germany and France

CBSNews.com March 28

Gartner Says Online Lending Industry Needs to Correct Credit Scoring Methods

Rate shopper inquiries may dampen consumer confidence of online lenders

BusinessWire.com March 27

'Pure-Play' Online Lenders Take Top Honors for Best Mortgage Web Sites In New IMT Awards

Mortgagebot.com, LoansDirect.com, and OnLoan.com selected for having Top Mortgage Web Sites

CBSNews.com March 23

Priceline expands home mortgage service

Company will guaranty rate, points and fees within 6 hours

AltaVista.com March 23

Nation's Five Largest Homebuilders to Form Leading E-Commerce Company

Builders also hope to capture home product purchases after the close

CBSNews.com March 23

A group of e-commerce companies working in real estate and mortgage lending have announced the formation of the Online Real Estate Association

MBAA.org February 25

CNBC.com to Provide Easy Access to Mortgages, Home Equity and Automobile Loan Services, Through Pact With LendingTree, Inc.

CBSNews.com February 10

Former Myers Internet Executive Joins Ellie Mae as Channel Sales Manager

Karin Chockley has joined the company as channel sales manager

CBSNews.com February 8

New Ellie Mae Express Lets Mortgage Originators Establish a Web Site in Less Than 15 Minutes

YourLoanSite.com provides loan officers the ability to set up custom websites

Individual.com January 27

MortgageIT.com First Major Online Mortgage Provider to Offer 24-Hour Customer and Sales Service

New York mortgage broker was formed last year

CBSNews.com January 26

Countrywide Introduces Online Statements

Statements to be delivered email and contain much more information than printed statements

CBSNews.com January 26

e4close.com Launches New Online Marketplace for Repossessed and Foreclosed Properties

Home buyers Can Now Purchase Properties Through a Comprehensive, Online Database

CBSNews.com January 26

E-LOAN Teams With RE/MAX to Put Online Lending Tools in the Hands of RE/MAX Top Producers Nationwide

Co-branded site called "Lending Center"

CBSNews.com January 25

Some Realtors get kickbacks, which raises cost of your loan

Writer against referral fees from internet lenders

Freep.com January 23

HUD Investigates Payments to Agents by Internet Lenders

Some real estate agents earning 1-2% origination fee for referring application

WashingtonPost.com January 22

Mortgage.com and Countrywide Forge Technical Partnership to Give Mortgage Brokers Affordable Web Sites

Site development fees are expected to range from approximately $750 to $1,500

AOL.com January 20

Lioninc.com Consolidates in Response to Industry Trends

Consolidation to occur in work force

PRNewswire.com January 6


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