June is here, let summer begin!

Uncategorized Jun 01, 2023
 

It’s June and the summer season is here and it’s going to be a wild one! Rate volatility last week, steadily lower, has given way to some price improvement. Not enough to make up for recent losses, but the unemployment numbers today and the jobs report on Friday will contribute to...

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What are YOU missing?

Uncategorized May 25, 2023
 

Rates continue to feel pressure as bank failures, inflation, and continued market discomfort about the economic path we are on with the debt ceiling issues before us. Despite that, we still see new buyers entering the market and more demand for homes than there is supply in most markets. Now many...

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Reports from the street!

Uncategorized May 18, 2023
 

One of the most popular parts of this weekly blog post is when I write about the information and feedback that I get directly from the street about what is working and what is generating results. I always appreciate the feedback and the comments because they help me share with you the actual...

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It won't come to you!

Uncategorized May 11, 2023
 

2020 and 2021 are over. Rates are no longer in the 2% range and property values are not climbing at 20%+ year over year. Loan opportunities are not falling from the sky, and sellers aren’t calling agents all day every day asking how much they could get for their house! Rents aren’t...

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FHA MAY save the day!

Uncategorized May 04, 2023
 

We are concluding the first week of business with the new loan level price adjustments and surprisingly there aren’t as many questions about it as I thought there would be. Maybe the word hasn’t gone out yet? Maybe with the market movements the impact on pricing isn’t as...

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Have we learned nothing?

Uncategorized Apr 27, 2023
 

Here we go again! As if we didn’t learn from past mistakes, with the stroke of a pen, a vast majority of people who have done things the right way will be forced to pay for those who have made specific choices that have put them in a poor position. Let’s be honest, nobody with below...

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What I see isn’t what the national numbers show!

Uncategorized Apr 20, 2023
 

The Mortgage Bankers Association said that purchase loan applications were down 10% last week. While I don’t contest that those are the numbers reported back to them, the numbers reporting back to me from my clients around the country, is that applications, along with contracts, and...

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Bonds still want to improve!

Uncategorized Apr 13, 2023
 

As we spoke about last week, the bond market really wants to improve. All the data on Tuesday and Wednesday, along with a lack luster 10yr auction still couldn’t keep the 30yr 5.5% coupon from fighting hard to retake it’s 200 day moving average once again. Make no mistake about it,...

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Bond market is trying to improve!

Uncategorized Apr 06, 2023
 

Both the 10yr and the 5.5% 30MBS have broken through their 200 day moving averages and it looks like they are wanting to improve even further. What stands between us and further improvement can be employment news today and tomorrow. We have the unemployment number Thursday and the March jobs...

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What we know that they don't!

Uncategorized Mar 30, 2023
 

Another week, and another group of people who are shocked by the reality of the markets. To some people it wasn’t a surprise that pending home sales were UP .8% instead of the projected -2.3%. Those that were projecting, didn’t know what we all were seeing, interest is up, credit...

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