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Mortgage Rates Rise Heading into Holiday Weekend
Mortgage rates moved higher ahead of the holiday weekend, according to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac. This week's rise follows last week's decline, and it seems unlikely that the market's skittishness will abate soon.
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MBA: Mortgage Credit Ticks Up in August
Mortgage credit availability increased in August according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index, a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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Renters Jumping On Today’s 3-Percent Mortgage Rates
Homes are selling at the fastest pace in nearly 10 years as low mortgage rates, rising rents, loosening loan guidelines, and eager sellers combine to shape the hottest housing market of the decade.
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Los Angeles Drops Mortgage Discrimination Case Against JPMorgan
Los Angeles has dropped a lawsuit accusing JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank, of discriminatory mortgage lending, ending the first of the city's four lawsuits accusing major banks of driving up foreclosures among minority borrowers. 
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David Hochberg: ‘Private Money is Seeping Its Way Back Into the Mortgage Business’
David Hochberg joined the show to discuss the state of the mortgage business. The industry is definitely improving.
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ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Slips in August
The Institute for Supply Management's nonmanufacturing purchasing managers index fell to 59.0 in August from 60.3 in July. The July figure was the highest level since the composite index's inception in January 2008.
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U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Total 282,000 vs. 275,000 Estimate
The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a strengthening labor market.
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Wells Fargo Names Head of Mortgage Production
Wells Fargo has named Michael DeVito head of mortgage production, making him responsible for its retail and correspondent lending divisions.
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Citi Earning Substantial Extra Credit for Mortgage Relief Settlement
About a fifth of the $163 million in credit Citi has earned under terms of the 2014 settlement would be considered extra credit. Citi can earn extra credit by doing things such as completing loan modifications early or reducing loan-to-value ratios below certain levels.
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Investors Await Jobs Report, Last Before Fed Rate Decision
Friday's jobs report is likely to be scrutinized more than most, now that the Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates, perhaps as early as this month. Economists expect a gain of 220,000 jobs in August.
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MBA Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference Dec. 2-4
The Mortgage Bankers Association's Independent Mortgage Bankers Conference takes place Dec. 2-4 at the Omni Nashville.
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