The Delicate Balance of the Mortgage Industry

The Delicate Balance of the Mortgage Industry

As we look ahead to 2016, the focus on the mortgage industry‚Äôs recovery will endure. In discussing areas of growth, it is only appropriate to also discuss the areas of continued struggle. … KEEP READING

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Mortgage Rates Fall for Fifth Week in a Row

Mortgage Rates Fall for Fifth Week in a Row
The Washington Post | February 4, 2016
According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average tumbled to 3.72 percent with an average 0.6 point, falling to its lowest level since April. It was 3.79 percent a week ago and 3.59 percent a year ago.

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What Did We Learn About Cybersecurity in 2015?

What Did We Learn About Cybersecurity in 2015?
CIO | February 4, 2016
Cybercrime is always a hot-button issue, and last year was no different. What lessons can we learn from some of the more insidious trends and events to better prepare ourselves for the year ahead?

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New Industry Data Offers Ups, Downs, Optimism and Caution

New Industry Data Offers Ups, Downs, Optimism and Caution
National Mortgage Professional | February 4, 2016
The latest industry data points to a continued decline in mortgage rates and cash sales, along with a mixed prediction of homeownership break-even timelines and a positive forecast for the commercial real estate world.

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Negative Rates in U.S.? Here’s Why It Could Happen

Negative Rates in U.S.? Here’s Why It Could Happen
CNBC | February 4, 2016
Less than two months after the Fed enacted its first rate hike in more than nine years, market talk already has turned to whether the central bank’s future may not be more hikes, but rather negative rates.

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House Overwhelmingly Approves FHA, Rural Housing Reform Bill

House Overwhelmingly Approves FHA, Rural Housing Reform Bill
Headlines & Global News | February 3, 2016
The House approved a bill 427-0 that would revamp the Federal Housing Administration’s condominium loan program and expedite the approval process for Rural Housing Service guaranteed loans.

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Industrial Hacking: How Cyber Crime Went Pro

Industrial Hacking: How Cyber Crime Went Pro
The Street | February 3, 2016
Welcome to the age of the professional hacker. As we have covered recently, cybercrimes have taken on a new urgency over the past several years. Names like Zero Day, Heart Bleed and CryptoLocker have made headlines, making average computer users learn far more than they’d care to know about the back end of their personal laptops.

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