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Banks Cut as Mortgage Boom Ends
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US Mortgage Applications Volume Grew 12% Last Week, MBA Says
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New mortgage rules tough enough: Opposing view
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As mortgage banking industry dwindles, bidding wars over quality housing ...
Estimates by the Mortgage Bankers Association, an industry trade group whose annual projections are used by lenders in staffing decisions, are a driving force in banks' recent behavior, Kate Berry, a reporter at American Banker, a top banking industry 

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Loan apps submitted to home builders suggest strong spring buying

"The confluence of declining mortgage rates with the spring buying season is supporting stronger housing demand and activity," Mike Fratantoni, senior vice president and chief economist at the MBA, said in a press release. "Additionally, the drop in average loan size suggests that builders are tilting production to lower-priced homes, which continues to see the tightest inventories and strongest home-price growth."

Conventional loans continue to dominate mortgage applications submitted to builders in March, but the share of Federal Housing Administration-insured mortgages was slightly higher than it was a year ago.

In March, nearly 69% of builder applications were for conventional loans, almost 19% were for FHA loans and 12% were for mortgages insured by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Less than 1% of new-home purchase applications were for Rural Housing Service/U.S. Department of Agriculture products.

A year ago, more than 71% of applications submitted to builders were for conventional loans, more than 15% were for FHA loans and 12% were for VA loans. A little more than 1% of new-home loan applications were for RHS/USDA loans.

Homeowners are rushing to refi mortgages as rates drop

Homeowners throughout the country are looking to refinance their mortgages thanks to lower borrowing costs, contributing to a sharp government bond rally.

The recent bump in refinancings means investors who own the debt might soon see their loans paid back in full. So now, some large money managers are buying Treasuries and interest rate swaps in an effort to offset lost income from mortgages, the Financial Times reported.

Applications to refinance home loans increased by roughly 12 percent last week compared to the week before, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association .

This has worsened the recent government bond rally, analysts and investors told the FT, with 10-year yields dropping about 38 points since the beginning of March.

Real estate investment trusts are especially interested in hedging since their liabilities do not fluctuate with interest rates the same way their mortgage loans do.

The lurch downward in Treasury yields

One in seven mortgage is in now past due. This will only increase. What makes people think we are recovoring?

The Mortgage Bankers Association said in early November that one in every seven mortgages was now past due.
Greg DC is the Big Turd in the Financial pipes.
0bama being the biggest.

Obama has a another typical Obama IDEA............................provide Government assistance to help the people who went belly up, "revise" their mortgages, to help them get back into their house...............right.....

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