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Last Updated Tuesday, September 11, 2001 08:15 PM CST

COFI Falls For 6th Consecutive Month
Monthly data from FHLB San Francisco August 1
Cop Kills Tuscon Mortgage Broker, Self
Jealousy over suspected affair led detective to murder suicide July 31
Refis Jump Again

Fixed rates dip July 30
Chase Sues Advanta

Chase said it sustained $67 million in damages as a result of Advanta's alleged actions July 30
Pay down debt or make a down payment?
Housing expense ratio versus total expense ratio July 30
Consumer Lending Props Up Bank Profits
Mortgage lending business is expected to slow next year, particularly if interest and mortgage rates remain at current levels or ratchet up slightly July 29
Despite Bad Credit, There Are Ways to Take Over a Mortgage
Lenders are prohibited from enacting due-on-sale clause in several situations July 28
S&P Develops Jumbo Automated Underwriting
DACSS to utilize automated valuation models
click here for Technology section July 24
U.S. home price growth seen slowing
Freddie expects 2001 industry originations to be around $1.4 trillion Vs. MBA's projection of a record $1.538 trillion July 24
Rates Fall, Refis Jump
Freddie Mac chief economist says rates may fall this week
July 23
Credit Rescoring: How To Know if It's for You
A look at situations that will benefit from rapid rescoring July 21
Subprime Borrowers Confused, Dissatisfied
Fannie study focusses on credit-impaired
click here for the Subprime Mortgage News section July 20
U.S. Mortgages And Rates
30-year versus 15-year July 20
Lenders tout home appraisals by computer
Human appraisers demur July 20
Washington Mutual SFR Production Up 159%
Correspondent volume soars July 18
Are Credit Scores Plummeting?

Sampling of FICO scores generated by a large independent credit reporting agency suggests that home mortgage applicants' scores are slipping July 16
Refi Activity Tumbles 21%
Rates to continue unchanged July 16
Loan Brokers' Fees Under Attack
NAMB general counsel says recent ruling could be fatal to industry if widely applied July 14
Bad FICO Mark? Rescore Your Credit
Service now offered by credit-reporting agencies allows loan officers to request a rescoring of applicants' credit files at each credit repositories July 14
Realty Stocks Report
HOMS shares down $4.18 this week, other issues largely unchanged July 13
Falling Rates?
Wave of financial volatility rolling through developing world
could impact mortgage rates July 11
Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty
Massachusetts man faces five years July 11
Are Mortgage Errors Increasing?
Patience needed to work out servicer problems July 10
Subprime Company Raises $277 million
Dominion divests Saxon per Consolidated merger requirement
click here for the subprime mortgage news page July 9
ARM's Fall As Fixed Rates Rise
Rates may head down July 9
Realty stocks largely unchanged
Independence Day week a quiet one on Wall Street for realty stocks July 6

Appraisal Institute boycotted
Appraisers protest organization's affiliation with the Appraisal Institute Residential Database July 03
Amresco Files For Bankruptcy
Company to sell noncash assets for $309 million to LLC whose principals include Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
click here for Commercial Mortgage News page July 3
COFI Falls
FHLB releases monthly data July 2
Loan Apps Edge Down, Rates Flat
Spread between 15-year & 30-year widens July 2
Fed cut may not lower mortgages
Mortgage rates are more closely tied to 10-year Treasury notes, which tend to be sensitive to expectations about inflation July 1
Research Is Key to Beating Yield-Spread Premiums

Borrowers should demand disclosure and explanations on fees June 30
No down payment?
Nehemiah Corp. is a nonprofit organization that uses 4% seller donation for FHA approved borrowers to receive 3% gift June 29
Credit Repair Promoter Jailed By Feds
Clifton W. Cross was sentenced to 49 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $171,000 in restitution as part of a guilty plea June 27
Yield Spreads In Jeopardy

Class-action status granted in Irwin Mortgage case June 26
FDIC Nominee Meets With Senators
Senator Phil Gramm said that the First National Bank made a "dramatic comeback" under Donald Powell after being battered by late 80's economic downturn, and called it "the Rock of Gibraltar of the Texas Panhandle" June 26
To Lock Or Not? How To Do It Right
Some lenders will delay loan application process past the lock-in period to end their commitment to make the loan June 26
Refis Tumble While Rates Improve Slightly

No changes on horizon June 25
Get your mortgage now
Economists say Fed actions unlikely to trigger lower mortgage interest rates June 25
Using mortgage for credit debt carries some risks

Cashouts are driving refinance mortgages June 24
Washington Mutual In Talks To Buy North American Parent
Dime Bancorp deal worth $5 billion June 22
Fed Watching LTV's, Loan Size

Report covers bank loan quality June 21
Mortgage Profits Down In 2000
Mega lenders saw best profits June 21
LandSafe To Offer Credit Reports Directly To Consumers
Reports will be given on behalf of LandSafe lenders June 19
Refis Jump As Rates Edge Down
Southwest sees biggest rate drop June 18
Low Rates Predicted For Coming Year

Even if the Fed should cut short-term rates once again when it meets later this month, Fannie Mae economist doesn't think long-term loan rates are going to move much June 18
Why are documentation requirements so complex?
A look at various alternatives to full-documentation loans June 18
Mortgage delinquencies show a sharp increase
Statistics for 2000 June 17
Financing takes imagination
Creative strategies for some mortgage situations June 17
Taking Back a Second Trust
In-depth discussion of seller financed second mortgages June 16
Jury Awards $71 Million Judgment
In Case Against Washington Mutual
Subsidiary accused of not disclosing insurance premiums included in loan renewals June 15
Mass. Broker Charged In Bank Fraud Case
Mortgage broker colluded with tax preparer to enable applicants to qualify June 15
Rental Status Impacts 2nd Home Loan Rate

A look at why terms are less favorable on investment properties June 15
Mortgages are giving economy lift

Fannie Mae chief economist forecasts $1.52 trillion in new mortgages this year June 14
California Seeks To Raise Conforming Loan Limit

Hawaii, Alaska, Guam and the Virgin Islands already at $412,500 June 13
Clogged mortgage pipeline

Interest rate reduction by Fed this summer if one is announced -- could trigger another wave of refi apps June 13

Delinquencies Fall
MBA also reports that foreclosure starts edge up June 11
Purchases Jump As Refi's Fall
Rates edge down but expected to remain unchanged June 11
The Ups And Downs Of Reverse Mortgages

The basics of reverse mortgage loans June 11
Ask the mortgage professor
How do I refinance without extending the term? June 11
What It Means When Your Loan Is Sold

Security issues facing consumers regarding sale of their mortgage loan June 11
Sigh of relief in mortgage market as prepays slow
While Refi's are currently slowing, a prolonged downturn in the U.S. economy could bring mortgage rates back down to refuel refinancings June 11
Hybrid loan could beat advantages of a fixed rate

Current 5/1 ARM is 63 basis points better than 30-year fixed rate June 10
How Parents Can Become Lenders

Gifts Vs cosigning June 10
Retiring on a Reverse Plan
Mortgage Option Gaining in Favor as Population Ages June 9 plots come-back strategy
Interim CEO cites restructuring, new focus, $11 million in cash as strengths June 08
Government Applications Rise 6.77%
Mortgage rates expected to hold steady June 4
Sales Techniques For Realty Pros

Simple, but effective strategies for successful sales May 30

FiNet Chief Resigns
Company to restructure May 29
At Any Rate
Recent mortgage industry ratings actions May 25
Refis Tumble As Rates Climb Highest In West
ARM activity starting to sprout as rates expected to rise or remain unchanged May 25
Consolation Prize
Republican Senator's defection could push down rates May 23
Minor Changes Yield Major Benefits With Debt Ratios
Some nontraditional ways to reduce debt ratios May 1
Mutual Action
Class action lawsuit filed against Washington Mutual subsidiary March 21
30 Year Rate At Eighteen Month Low

Freddie Mac Mortgage Market Survey for week ending December 8 December 7
How To Get Mortgage Leads Regardless Of Rates August 5

Headline Archives

1st issue

Online Appraisal Service's Traffic Doubles From Ad

E*TRADE Mortgage Funds $1.4 Billion In 2nd Quarter

Redwood Per Share Core Earnings Up 57% From 2000

Irwin Net Income Up 47% From 2000

Stewart Announces All-Time Record Quarterly Earnings

MBA Forecasts Strong Mortgage Production Through 2002

Resource Bankshares Corporation Reports Second Quarter Earnings

IndyMac Announces 50% Increase in Second Quarter EPS to $0.48

ABN AMRO Mortgage Group Second Quarter 2001 Production Up 366 Percent from 2000

MortgageDaily Strikes Content Deal With Realty Times

Sixth Consecutive Record-Breaking Month for InterFirst

LendingTree Closes $15 Million Secured Credit Facility with GE Capital

Ultraprise Unveils Fully Automated Mortgage Supply Chain

E-LOAN, Inc. Announces $5 Million Financing From Schwab

RBMG June Production Up 80% From Last Year

MGIC Investment Corporation Second Quarter Earnings Per Share Up 17 Percent

Flagstar Continues Record Mortgage Production Pace

Countrywide Continues to Set Records for Originations, Applications And Pipeline in June

Investment-Grade RMBS To Withstand Softening Housing Construction

MortgageDaily Traffic Up 558% Past 12 Months

NetBank Completes Acquisition of Market Street Mortgage

Tidalwave Division To Acquire Nationwide Foundation of Lenders

Principal Residential Enhances Online Correspondent Lending Center

Waterfield Financial Reaches Record Number of Wholesale Loans

Countrywide Credit Industries, Inc. Reports Record Earnings and Fundings For First Fiscal Quarter and Gives Second Quarter Guidance

Countrywide's Loan Servicing Portfolio Tops $300 Billion, 3 Million Customers

INTERLINQ Names Michael Jackman President & CEO

First American Real Estate Solutions Expands LeadsToLoans(R) Geographic Coverage in the United States

Countrywide Releases Thirteen Month Statistical Data

Washtenaw Mortgage Posts Record Mortgage Volume

The Debt Consolidation Refinancing Boom of 2001

ABN AMRO Mortgage Group Announces Fifth Consecutive Record-Breaking Month

Ultraprise Corporation and LoanTrader Merge

RBMG Reports May Production and Operating Statistics

Taking A Radically Different Approach To Wholesale-Broker Relations

Deadline Set For Mortgage Risk Tool Auction

Countrywide Sets New Production and Servicing Milestones in May

Flagstar Bancorp Announces Record Mortgage Production Data

Hard Money Lender Sees "Fantastic" Ad Responses
Metropolitan Financial Acquires Market Street Mortgage Company

Downey Savings Reports Record Residential Loan Originations

LoansDirect Funds More Than $1 Billion

ABN AMRO Mortgage Group Reports Record-Breaking Production for Several Divisions

Countrywide Completes the Acquisition of Treasury Bank

Bear Stearns Sells $5.95 Billion in Mortgage-Backed Securities for Fleet

Countrywide Releases Thirteen Month Statistical Data

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

Ocwen Financial Corporation Reports 1st Quarter Loss

Realty Executives Offers Agents Compensation for Mortgage Sales


NAR Appraiser Members Discuss Pressures on Lenders

New Lead-Generation Search-Engine Able to Deliver Loan Leads in Real Time

The First American Corporation Reports Operating Results For The First Quarter 2001

Bankrate, Inc. Announces Record Quarter

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Releases March 2001 Cost of Funds Index

Redwood Trust, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2001 Financial Results

Resource Bancshares Mortgage Group, Inc. Reports First Quarter Results

Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter Taxable Income

Stewart Announces First Quarter 2001 Results and All-Time Record Orders

Superior Financial Corp. Announces 10% Increase in First Quarter 2001 Earnings

Irwin Financial Corporation Announces Record First Quarter Earnings

Capstead Mortgage Announces 1st Quarter Income

Cendant Reports Better Than Expected First Quarter 2001 Results

PMI Group Reports 20% Gain for First Quarter per Share Operating Earnings

Wells Fargo Reports Record Quarterly Earnings Per Share

Bank of America Earns $1.9 Billion, or $1.15 Per Share, in First Quarter
Countrywide Releases Thirteen Month Statistical Data

MGIC Investment Corporation First Quarter Earnings Per Share Up 23 Percent

04.09.01 Announces Advertising Innovation

Countrywide Credit Industries, Inc. Reports 33 Percent Increase in Pretax Earnings and 82 Percent Growth in Pipeline for Fourth Fiscal Quarter

American Business Financial Services, Inc. Closes 13Th Consecutive Quarterly Securitization

Consumers Gain Immediate and Full Access to Credit Score Used by Majority of U.S. Lenders

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