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MBS RECAP: Bonds Back at Range Boundary

By Matthew Graham Posted To: MBS Commentary After holding the same sideways range since June 27th, 10yr Treasury yields finally knocked on the 2.88+ ceiling for the 2nd time (the previous attempt being July 3rd). But that’s about as exciting as I can make today sound. The overall move higher in yields was less than 2bps, and volume was exceptionally …

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Mortgage Rates Flat Again, Despite Modest Market Weakness

By Matthew Graham Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch Mortgage rates were flat again today, further prolonging a trend that’s been in place for weeks. During that time, we’ve seen modest ups and downs, but no significant changes. To put the narrowness of the range in context, the “ups and downs” are only seen in the upfront costs associated with any …

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Millennial Homeownership Headwinds Worrisome for Future

By Jann Swanson Posted To: MND NewsWire It is the largest generation in U.S. history and Millennials may also set a record as the one whose behaviors have been most heavily researched. Despite the hours of study and pails of ink, the direction the generation’s members will ultimately take in their lives still has the nation a bit flummoxed. This …

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A change in thought processes can keep appraisers thriving

Valuation Review continues its conversation with veteran appraiser and noted author George Dell, owner of Valuemetrics, a values-based education company. Dell shares more of his concepts as to whether or not the appraisal profession can weather storms and survive. Read Part II of this feature to find out more. Via:: A change in thought processes can keep appraisers thriving       

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Housing Permits Soften, Starts Plummet

By Jann Swanson Posted To: MND NewsWire All three measures of residential construction activity performed poorly in June , and the two most closely watched numbers, construction permits and housing starts, fell short of their June 2017 numbers. Despite the monthly and year-over-year declines, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development report that activity in …

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AMC recruits national sales manager

There is another hiring within the commercial appraisal arena. Appraisal Logistics announced that the company has hired Michael Matz to serve as the company’s national director of sales. Read on to learn more about this hire. Via:: AMC recruits national sales manager       

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