Appraisal News You Can Use

Following are links to news feeds that will keep you current on issues and trends affecting mortgages, the lending industry, the housing market and property values. Contact Blue Star Appraisals Inc. today to discuss your own residential property values.

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Mortgage News:
 
MBA Says New Home Sales are on a Roll
11/20/2019 8:58 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireApplications for mortgages to purchase newly constructed homes surged in October and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is expecting that sales will follow suit. MBA"s Builder Application Survey (BAS) shows those applications rose 9 percent from September to October and were 31.5 percent higher...Read More
 
MBS Day Ahead: Fed Meeting Minutes Likely a Non-Event
11/20/2019 8:35 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryBonds are on a roll at the moment with 5 of the last 6 trading days resulting in lower yields. Rather than stand as some evidence of new strength in the bond market, this has more to do with technical correction as more than 60% of the trading days since early October have resulted...Read More
 
Construction, Non-QM Products; Lots Going on at Fannie/Freddie
11/20/2019 7:49 AM
Posted To: Pipeline PressA new analysis from the real estate brokerage firm Redfin shows the typical homeowner in the United States now stays in their house for 13 years, five years more than they did in 2010. This lack of movement, especially among aging baby boomers, has helped create inve...Read More
 
Mortgage Applications Gain Momentum Despite Holiday Slump
11/20/2019 7:09 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireDespite the Veterans" Day holiday which shortened the work week of November 15, purchase mortgage applications gained momentum. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its Purchase Index rose 7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis during the week although it was down 8.0 percent before adjustment. ...Read More
 
MBS RECAP: Summertime Monday in November
11/19/2019 4:13 PM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryThere's something special (and especially frustrating) about certain summertime Mondays. This is true not only because you might have been doing something fun on the weekend and are loathe to return to work, but also because financial markets can exemplify those same sorts of f...Read More
 
Mortgage Rates Hold Steady
11/19/2019 2:29 PM
Posted To: Mortgage Rate WatchMortgage rates had a great week last week and haven"t done anything to jeopardize that so far this week. Today was the first time during these 2 weeks where rates have merely held steady as opposed to move lower. The recent winning streak requires a caveat , however. It was largely...Read More
 
Training, Marketing, Broker Products; Stocks, Bonds, and Rates
11/19/2019 12:50 PM
Posted To: Pipeline PressA pass rate of 51% on July’s California bar exam may not seem like cause for celebration, but it’s the first time in six years that a majority of people who took the July test passed. If the majority of people think that there will be a U.S. recession in ...Read More
 
Landlords Helping the Economy for First Time in Nearly 2 Years
11/19/2019 12:31 PM
Posted To: MND NewsWireFannie Mae"s economists are predicting that economic growth will slow significantly in the fourth quarter to 1.6 percent. This downward revision however is not as dire as it sounds. The company"s October forecast was looking for 1.7 percent growth in the third quarter due to an inventory drawdown f...Read More
 
Building Permits Surge to 12-Year High
11/19/2019 9:04 AM
Posted To: MND NewsWireAll three of the residential construction measures tracked by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development roared back in October after posting terrible numbers in September. Construction permits and housing starts moved significantly higher and completions, although d...Read More
 
MBS Day Ahead: Thanksgiving Week Trading Themes Trying to Show Up Early
11/19/2019 8:40 AM
Posted To: MBS CommentaryDaily and overnight trading volumes have been declining, and intraday trading ranges have been getting more narrow. The starting point for that trend was the day after November 7th (when all the news hit about tariff roll-backs seemingly being in the bag for the US/China trade deal...Read More




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