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Fannie's Flying High

Shares of mortgage behemoth Fannie Mae trading at all time high 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

CWMBS, Inc. $593.7MM Mtge P-T Ctfs Ser 2000-9 Rated By Fitch

Original weighted avg LTV on Countrywide reduced doc pool 76% November 30

Wells Fargo Asset Sec Corp Series 2000-13 Rated By Fitch

Rating reflects high quality of underlying collateral, integrity of legal & financial structures & servicing capabilities of WFHM November 30

CWMBS, Inc. $543.7MM Mtge P-T Ctfs Ser 2000-8 Rated By Fitch

Additional loans will be purchased between the closing date and 12/31 on Countrywide reduced doc pool November 30

Fed requests comment on proposed Regulation C revisions

Comment is requested by 3-9-01

Fed.US November 29

Wells Fargo Asset Sec Corp Series 2000-12 Rated By Fitch

Weighted avg FICO is 733 and original weighted avg LTV is 76% November 29

Fox administration hopes to revamp mortgage system

New Mexican President seeks to implement securitization and standardization in mortgage market November 19

Appraisers say they're pressured to support sale value

Appraisers nationwide are under increasing pressure by mortgage brokers/loan officers to "hit" value November 18

Foreclosures drop

Mortgage Information Corp report November 18

Golden West Financial Releases Thirteen Month Statistical Data

Data for the thirteen months ended October 31 November 17


Take time to study before undertaking a reverse mortgage November 16

Countrywide Releases Thirteen Month Statistical Data

Data for 13 months ended October 31 November 14

Mortgages remain
below 8%

Freddie Mac survey for week ended November 10 November 10

California Foreclosures Down

Result of a strong economy and rising home values per DataQuick report November 10

Area Buyers Allot More to Mortgages But Still Stay Out of Basement

Higher debt ratios are the norm with today's lenders November 8

Home Mortgage Rates

Average rates for sfr's in the 10 largest metro areas as of Nov. 8 as compiled by November 8

Countrywide Credit Oct. Mtge Fundings Rose 53% To $6.2B

Total fundings up from $3.1 bil October 99 and electronic-commerce fundings rose to $2.16 billion November 8

Mortgage Activity Settles, Climbing a Modest 1.3%, MBA Reports

Mortgage application activity index for week ending Nov 3 November 8

Private MI or FHA? Private MI is the Lowest-Cost Option for Home Buyers

MGIC press release compares ltv scenarios, but not credit between FHA and conventional November 7

US mortgage mart focus on prepay data in election limbo

Major difference for Ginnie vs Fannie prepays was moderately seasoned Ginnie premiums showed speeds increased while Fannie's decreased November 7

Financial industry's privacy policies due

By July 1 financial businesses must disclose privacy policies regarding nonpublic personal data & give customers opportunity to opt out November 5

Mortgage Rates Up But Under 8 Pct.

Freddie Mac weekly survey November 2

U.S. mortgage executives favor Bush for president

Informal survey conducted over 4 day period at annual MBA convention November 2

CWMBS, Inc. $594.9MM Mortgage P-T Ctfs Ser 2000-6 Rtd By Fitch

Countrywide Home Loans Pool demonstrates a weighted average original loan-to-value ratio of 75.62% November 1

Mortgage Sites as rated by
Gomez Advisors, Inc.

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

IDC Says Secondary Mortgage eMarketplaces will be Challenged to Provide Value-Added Services

Fierce competition brokerage firms & GSE's could limit opportunity for secondary mortgage emarketplaces October 18

Taking a lead on mortgage decisions

Women most often research offerings online, while men choose October 18

LendingTree Announces Third Quarter 2000 Results

For the quarter ended September 30, the Company posted a net loss of $15.0 million October 18


Some online mortgage calculators inaccurate October 15

Independent Study Shows INTERLINQ Top System Among Mortgage Lenders

Study by Wholesale Access indicates that approximately one in five lenders use MortgageWare systems October 12 Touts Profitable E-Business Model

Company states that over 25% of its visitors complete a full loan application October 10 Launches a Breakthrough Wholesale Lending Platform for Mortgage Professionals

Website provides many online functions for the mortgage broker October 10


Fannie Mae survey found that consumers will go online to obtain mortgage information, but do not feel comfortable enough to carry out the whole mortgage process on the Web October 8

Confessions of some online mortgage hunters

Survey of 500 couples by reveals more than just homebuying facts October 8

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