Tag Archives: Mortgage Delinquencies

Private mortgage insurers back in black post-crash

There are now six private mortgage insurers, which together wrote nearly $49 billion in new business in the second quarter, up 27 percent from the first quarter, according to data from Inside Mortgage Finance. Of the publicly traded insurers, MGIC, … Continue reading

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Higher mortgage rates may mean easier credit

(Read more: Mortgage delinquencies suddenly spike) It is likely no coincidence that standards are easing as rates rise and mortgage applications fall. Total mortgage applications were down 47 percent last week from a year ago. Refinances, which had been the … Continue reading

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Mortgage delinquencies take a sharp turn up

The Home Affordable Modification Program has helped 865,100 homeowners avoid foreclosure, but more than 306,000 could not keep up with even the modified monthly payments, according to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The program does … Continue reading

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Housing Sentiment sours as mortgage rates rise

“Prices have to be lowered, more cash must be put into the transaction in the form of a down payment or to buy down the interest rate in order to qualify for the same house price,” said Hanson. “Buyers must … Continue reading

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Housing Sentiment Sours as Mortgage Rates Rise

“Prices have to be lowered, more cash must be put into the transaction in the form of a down payment or to buy down the interest rate in order to qualify for the same house price,” said Hanson. “Buyers must … Continue reading

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