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WSJ Survey: Economists Still See Fed Rate Increase in 2015
Wall Street Journal, Oct. 8, 2015--Zumbrun, JoshEconomists are taking Federal Reserve officials at their word that the first interest-rate increase will come this year.
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Fixed Mortgage Rates Tumble to Lowest Levels in Six Months
Washington Post, Oct. 8, 2015--Orton, Kathy Last week's poor jobs report drove mortgage rates down this week, according to data released Thursday by Freddie Mac.
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MGIC: Primary New Mortgage Insurance Continues to Drop
HousingWire, Oct. 8, 2015--Swanson, Brena Primary new mortgage insurance continued to drop and fell to $3.9 billion, according to MGIC Investment's (MTG) September operational summery of its insurance subsidiaries for its primary mortgage insurance.
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House Passes Bill to Delay Enforcement of New Mortgage Disclosures
American Banker, Oct. 8, 2015--Collins, Brian The House voted 303-121 on Wednesday to pass a bill that would delay enforcement of new mortgage disclosures that went into effect on Oct. 3.
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Fed’s Rate Delay Spurred by Worry Over Low Inflation
Wall Street Journal, Oct. 8, 2015--Hilsenrath, Jon Federal Reserve officials held off on raising short-term interest rates at their September policy meeting because they had nagging worries about when inflation would return to 2% after running below their official target for more than three years, according to minutes of the meeting released Thursday.
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Congress Solidifies Battle Lines on CFPB Controversies
National Mortgage Professional, Oct. 8, 2015--Hall, Phil The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has found itself in the middle of three different political storms that continue to further divide the already rancorous fissures on Capitol Hill.
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Late Payments on Home Equity Loans Hit Postcrisis Low
Mortgage Servicing News, Oct. 8, 2015--Wack, Kevin U.S. homeowners continue to take advantage of rising house prices to dig themselves out of the hole created by the Great Recession.
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Clayton Holdings Acquires Title Agency and AMC ValuAmerica
HousingWire, Oct. 8, 2015--Swanson, Brena Clayton Holdings, a provider of loan due diligence and services to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced it acquired ValuAmerica, a Pittsburgh-based, national title agency, appraisal management company and technology provider.
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This Court Case Could Unshackle Americans From Student Debt
Bloomberg, Oct. 8, 2015--Kitroeff, Natalie When Robert Murphy said he wanted to try to get his student loan debt erased, the person overseeing his bankruptcy case told him he had a better shot of getting hit by a bus. Now he's closer than ever to victory.
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U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to Near 42-Year Low
Reuters, Oct. 8, 2015--Mutikani, Lucia The number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits fell more than expected to a near 42-year low last week, pointing to ongoing tightening in the labor market despite the recent slowdown in hiring.
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OC Mortgage Lender Files for IPO
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 8, 2015--Koren, James Rufus Foothill Ranch firm LoanDepot on Thursday filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, reporting it plans to raise as much as $100 million in an initial public offering.
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The Challenges of Selling a Hollywood Home
Wall Street Journal, Oct. 8, 2015--McLaughlin, Katy In Los Angeles, an abode that has housed generations of Hollywood legends can be the ultimate status symbol, but there are complications when it is time to sell.
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MISMO Seeks Nominations for Standards Governance Committee
MISMO seeks qualified nominations for its Standards Governance Committees for two-year terms beginning in January. The nominations deadline is Friday, Oct. 23.
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