Mortgage Street Smarts

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From a young age, we learn the difference between BOOK SMARTS (knowledge learned in the school classrooms) and STREET SMARTS (what we learn in the "Real World"...often the hard way). There are no shortage of websites providing the BOOK SMARTS of the Mortgage Industry, but there are very few resources a Consumer has to learn about the STREET SMARTS of the Mortgage Industry. Please feel free to SUBSCRIBE (for free) to this ongoing source of truthful knowledge (without the worry of a "sales spin" buried somewhere in the message). After all, we tend to make better decisions when armed with the facts...the purpose of this blog is to provide FACTS by teaching you the MORTGAGE STREET SMARTS necessary to run your business (if you are a Real Estate Professional) or to make the best decisions for your family (if you are a Consumer). Enjoy!

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2014 

July Industrial Production increased 0.4% from June, which was close to expectations. Capacity Utilization rose to the highest level since June 2006. July PPI increased 0.1% from June, matching the consensus, and it was 1.7% higher than one year ago.  Core PPI, which excludesfood & energy, increa...
08/15/2014
Weak economic data in Europe has lifted Mortgage Backed Securites this morning. German GDP growth was lower than expected. In the US, weekly Jobless Claims rose to 311K, above the consensus of 300K. July Import Prices declined 0.2% from June, matching the consensus. The Dow is up 20 points. No mo...
08/14/2014
Weaker than expected economic data has lifted Mortgage Backed Securities this morning.  July Retail Sales were flat from June, below the consensus for an increase of 0.2%.  Retail Sales ex-autos also fell short of expectations.   Compared to yesterday's closing, the market has opened with a 0.125...
08/13/2014
Geopolitical events continue to drive Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) today. US airstrikes in Iraq caused MBS prices to rise. Reports that Russia may be willing to negotiate with Ukraine caused a brief decline in MBS, but Investors were skeptical about the offer (causing MBSA to quickly turn upw...
08/08/2014
San Diego Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Grant loan programs are available for select candidates. Although eligibility and qualification guidelines are constantly subject to change, below is a reflection of what the program is, along with an idea of who will qualify. The benefits for these San...
08/04/2014
Following an extremely volatile week, it has been a quiet morning. The Dow is down 40 points. No economic data will be released today. Investors will be mostly watching events outside the US this week, including conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, banking troubles in Portugal, and a debt de...
08/04/2014
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