FHA single-family business explodes; No premium cut coming Written By: Joel Palmer, Op-Ed Writer Freddie Mac is making condominium purchases and refinances available for an automated appraisal waiver, joining fellow GSE Fannie Mae, which started the practice more than a year ago. Freddie Mac made the announcement last week. Its automated collateral evaluatExisting-home sales continue to slip Existing-home sales eased in December but are well above a year ago, while limited inventory maintained the upward momentum in home prices, according to the National Association of Realtors. Total.
Diversifying into REITs in a Rising US Interest-Rate Environment. Given expectations for a rising interest-rate environment in the United States in 2015, and what is likely to be another volatile year for global equities, we think many investors should consider holding a broad and diversified portfolio.
HBA president: Some home builders better-positioned than others. Greg Hardwick.. CFB: With interest rates rising, are some buyers no longer able to afford the contract they signed? I’m not.
OCC: Mortgage performance improves in third quarter The performance of first-lien mortgages serviced by eight national banks improved in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) quarterly report on mortgage performance.. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, Fourth Quarter 2014, showed 93.2 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at the end of the quarter.
If rising material prices and interest rates put the brakes on a builder’s mid-range home sales, the ability to quickly shift the mix toward higher density, lower priced units will yield faster.
If a stock’s alpha falls below the risk-return line, the stock performed better than expected.. C. Bonds are more expensive in a rising interest rate environment. D. Bond prices move inversely to changes in interest rates. E. None of the above. D.
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Larry has $300,000 in a money market earning less than 1% interest. His broker advises him that interest rates are probably going to start rising sometime in the next few months. He decides to move $250,000 of his money market portfolio into five separate $50,000 CDs that mature every 90 days starting in three months.
With respect to the rising interest rate environment in the local market, Mohammed pointed out that customers often make the necessary adjustments based on their desires. “Once a customer has the desire and will to own a new car, they tend to shape their finances to meet these demands,” he said.
· Rising interest rates helped boost Hong Kong banks as the city’s economy slowed last year, but heightened uncertainty from an escalating trade.
Wells Fargo to investors: This is how digital lending makes us profitable New home sales fell 7% in December Optimal Blue automates the entire secondary marketing process The last 18 months have seen a significant shift in both the primary and secondary mortgage markets. facing shrinking loan volume and compressed margins, lenders have broadened their loan products for.which fell 1.2% over the last 12 months. Also on Tuesday, the widely-followed case-shiller index showed home prices had risen at the slowest pace since mid-2012 in February. In March, only the.Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (WFCS) and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company. WellsTrade and Intuitive Investor accounts are offered through WFCS.
Homebuilders were squeezed from both sides as rising mortgage. for single-family homes. We see that from 1999 through 2006, home price appreciation more than doubled the rate of construction cost.
· Homebuyers will at least have more inventory and perhaps a better bargaining position for their Realtor to negotiate with. Distressed sales increased by 1%. Supply of condos jumped .2% to 4.5 months supply. With tax breaks ending for high end homes, sales of luxury homes should moderate further. million dollar home sales fell 10.7% YoY.
In the current environment, active portfolio management including. start yielding less in inflation-adjusted terms, gold.