US residential mortgage

US Aug. Construction Spending Unchanged; July Down 1.4%
Bloomberg - USA
By Bob Willis Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- US construction spending was unchanged in August, as private residential building increased for the first time since ...
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Austin housing starts remain depressed, but price drop is still ... - Charlotte,NC,USA
“The Austin market has now experienced about a year of more restrictive mortgage qualification standards in the wake of the collapse of the subprime ...
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US private payrolls dip 8000 in September
Providence Business News - Providence,RI,USA
The survey found “no lessening of the recent strain on employment” in the hard-hit residential construction industry and home-sales and mortgage-lending ...
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S&P downgrades Genworth Financial ratings - USA
US mortgage insurers have been hit hard as homeowners have fallen behind on loan payments, and fewer mortgages are being issued as lending practices have ...
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Buying National City
By Todd Sullivan(Todd Sullivan)
Mortgage-backed securities are collateralized primarily by prime residential mortgage loans. At June 30, 2008, approximately $124 million of the mortgage-backed portfolio represented securities collateralized by Alt-A first mortgage ...
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The Great Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Scam
By mike volpe(mike volpe)
Traditionally, Fannie had required the mortgages it purchased to be so-called 80/20 mortgages wherein the borrower puts at least a 20% down payment on the mortgage. This was a requirement because residential mortgages in the US are a ...
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Canadian Housing Market - Boom or Bust?
By Mary Wozny
The book’s longer-term prescription for the US housing market would involve help for distressed homeowners as well as major changes to the way the residential mortgage market functions. “Financial innovation only comes in times of ...
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Reading Rates: MBA Application Survey – October 01 2008
By SoldAtTheTop(SoldAtTheTop)
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) publishes the results of a weekly applications survey that covers roughly 50 percent of all residential mortgage originations and tracks the average interest rate for 30 year and 15 year fixed rate ...
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Lorne Gunter: Staunching the pain of US foolishness guarantees ...
By Kelly McParland
The Democrats are as guilty as the Republicans for the political meddling in the system that has caused the year-long collapse in the US residential home and commercial credit markets, perhaps more so. Laws mandating that banks lend to ...
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