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Rising Mortgage Rates Cause ‘Rush to ARMs’

“Mortgage rates increased by the most in a single week since 2011, and refinance application volume dropped to its lowest level in almost two years. However, applications for conventional purchase loans picked up by more than 3 percent over the … Continue reading

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Why Rising Rates Are Rattling the Mortgage Market

“Underlying interest rates are moving higher, dragging mortgage rates along with them,” said Keith Gumbinger, vice president of HSH.com, a data and analytics site. “This has come as the result of somewhat better conditions in the labor market, helping investors … Continue reading

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Why Rising Rates are Rattling the Mortgage Market

“Underlying interest rates are moving higher, dragging mortgage rates along with them,” said Keith Gumbinger, vice president of HSH.com, a data and analytics site. “This has come as the result of somewhat better conditions in the labor market, helping investors … Continue reading

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US Homeowners Rise Above Water on Mortgages

The negative equity numbers also don’t say anything about whether or not the loans coming out from underwater are delinquent. While the overall delinquency rate dropped dramatically in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 7.09 percent of all loans, according … Continue reading

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Rising Mortgage Rates Spook Housing

“Despite the Federal Reserve’s announcement last week that it would purchase an additional $45 billion in Treasury securities per month as part of its continuing quantitative easing effort, rates increased in the second half of the week,” said Mike Fratantoni, … Continue reading

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