John Charles Quinn, Jr.
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Stevensville, MD 21666
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Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates didn't move much to start the week, with a nearly equal number of lenders moving both higher and lower. On average, rates were just barely higher. Even then, the actual rates being quoted are the the same today versus Friday with the only differences seen in the form of closing costs. The most prevalently quoted conforming 30yr fixed rate remains at 4.25% for flawless scenarios with 4.125% available to a lesser extent. As the week progresses, so should the movement in the world of interest rates. Mortgages and Treasury yields alike have been bumping around at the lower end of their ranges in 2014. There's a decent chance that this week's events will either help break those ranges, or prompt a bounce back toward higher levels. Bottom line, rates have been low and sideways, but...(read more)
Posted To: MND NewsWirePublic comments are being requested a a new proposed rule for collecting data under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA). The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) said the new rule includes changes the could help in shedding more light on consumers' access to mortgage credit . The Bureau said it also aims to simplify the reporting process for financial institutions. HMDA, enacted in 1975, requires that many lenders report information regarding home loans for which they receive applications or originate or purchase. The information is available to both the public and to regulators who can use it to monitor whether financial institutions are serving the needs of their communities and to identify discriminatory lending patterns. The Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...(read more)
Posted To: MBS CommentaryVery little happened in the overnight session and very little has changed into the domestic trading hours. Bond markets were a bit weaker overnight and have found little reason to do much else so far today. The only significant data today was the Pending Home Sales report which came in weaker than expected at -1.1 vs a +0.5 forecast. That said, the index value remains over 100.00 (102.7, specifically) signifying positive progress. Bond markets made their only noticeably positive move around that time, but it had much more to do with a significant move lower in stock prices after the 9:30am opening bell. The S&P lost 8 points from 9:37 to 9:50, with only a small amount of additional movement coming after 10am. Shortly thereafter, bonds were heading back to their previous levels. Treasuries...(read more)
Posted To: MND NewsWireThe Home Price Index (HPI) released on Monday by Black Knight Financial Services showed another strong month-over-month gain for housing values in May. The HPI increased by 0.9 percent to a value of $239,000 from $236,000 in April. The index is up 3.4 percent from the beginning of 2014 when it registered at $231,000 and 5.4 percent from May 2013 when the value was $224,000. Black Knight's Data and Analytics Division bases its HPI on residential real estate transactions combined with information from its own property and loan level databases. This is used to produce a repeat sales analysis for more than 18,500 U.S. ZIP codes. Prices accelerated the most in Rhode Island which was up 1.5 percent for the month and in Michigan, Colorado, and Connecticut, each of which rose +1.4 percent. Five states...(read more)
Posted To: MND NewsWireZillow, the Seattle based company which started out in the mid-2000s as a website where one could check on one's own and one's neighbor's property values and has grown to a large on-line source of information on homes for sale is acquiring another housing boom start-up, Trulia. The purchase, which actually appears to be more of a merger, was confirmed on Monday and will give $3.5 billion in Zillow stock to the company's stockholders. The boards of directors of both companies have approved the transaction which is expected to close next year . The two companies are self-described as primarily media companies which generate the majority of their revenue through advertising sales to real estate professionals. A corporate press release said that despite continued growth as public companies, "significant...(read more)