Mortgage Rates Improve on more bad Economic news…

Treasuries and mortgage markets were rallying early and got an additional boost at 8:30 on weekly jobless claims. Claims were thought to be about unchanged, as reported up 9K to 429K, the 11th week in a row over the key 400K level. Labor said six states were "estimated" due to computer issues so we don't really …

The Real Market News

Early this morning the 10 yr note made a new low yield at 2.88% from 2.97% at the end of yesterday on increasing concerns over Europe's debt problems headlined by Greece. The European Union’s failure to contain the Greek debt crisis is sending fresh shockwaves through currencies, money markets, equities and derivatives. The cost of protecting …

What’s really happening

Stocks fell in Europe for a sixth day, U.S. index futures declined and the yen strengthened as concern deepened the global recovery may slow. Copper led commodities lower, while oil dropped as OPEC meets. The US stock indexes traded weaker all morning into the open with the DJIA lower; a close lower today will be …

Memorial Day, The True Meaning

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who have died serving our country.  General John Alexander Logan ordered the Memorial Day holiday to be observed by decorating the war dead.  The day became known as “Decoration Day” because of the practice of decorating soldier’s graves with flowers. In 1971, Memorial day was declared …

Mortgage Network Earns 98.86%

Published on CNBC   http://www.cnbc.com/id/42856549 DANVERS, Mass., May 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mortgage Network, an industry leading independent mortgage lender, today announced the results of a recent customer satisfaction survey showing that over 98% of customers would use Mortgage Network again. Also, over 98% of customers would recommend a friend. A standard that MNI believes …

Homebuyer Turnoffs: 6 Mistakes Sellers Must Avoid

Now more than ever with so many homes on the market for sale, the seller must take action to ensure their house stands out from all the rest.  Avoid these six mistakes that are potential turn-offs for buyers which could lead to losing a sale.        Mistake #1 - No listing photos Many buyers …

What I am Hearing in Markets

This Week; is Holy Week. Trade likely will be quiet with the religious holiday. Most all of the data points this week are centered on the housing sector; starts and permits for Mar, new and existing home sales, the NAHB housing market index Monday and the FHFA housing price index on Thursday. The only other …

How To Kill The Economy

The proposed regulations governing the Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) exemption from risk retention rules constitute a "devastating, unnecessary and very expensive wrench (thrown) into the American dream" according to a white paper released Wednesday by a consortium of housing industry groups. The paper was published in advance of a scheduled hearing of the House Subcommittee …