Housing Starts Fall 4.1% in December

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January 19, 2012, 7:00 AM PST

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Mortgage Points based on 3.5% Mortgage Backed Securities are up 0.00 point.  


30 Day Mortgage Interest Rate Lock or Float Advice:  FLOAT with Caution

There is not conclusive evidence to lock but, In this uncertain market the best advice is to lock at historic low rates.



National Average Fixed Rate Mortgage 3.89%   
MBS (3.5%) - 103, High: 103.01, Low: 102.86   
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Housing starts fall 4.1% in December
by Jason Philyaw
Housing starts fell 4.1% in December, according to Commerce Department data, following a big increase the prior month. Read More HousingWire


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Countrywide VIP mortgage program investigation goes dark 
 An investigation by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., into the Countrywide VIP loan program that allegedly gave connected policymakers in Washington sweetened mortgages has become increasingly hushed in recent weeks. The "Friends of Angelo" investigation has been waged over three years now. Previous subpoenaed information from members of [...]Read More HousingWire


Huntsman's Departure Highlights Politics of Housing Finance
By: Ryan Schuette 
Not unlike his fellow candidates - or the incumbent himself - Huntsman left out any mention of housing finance reform and homeowners as issues for voters in the 2012 general election.  Read More MReport.Read More MReport.


NAHB: List of Improving Housing Markets Nearly Doubles in January
A complete list of all 76 metropolitan areas currently on the IMI is available at: www.nahb.org/imi

. The index identifies metropolitan areas that have shown improvement from their respective troughs in housing permits, employment and house prices for

... Read More Huntington News

Home Sales, Housing Markets Will Lift in 2012: Fannie Mae

The economy will drift upward in 2012 as incremental changes take place in the housing market, with a divisive and uncertain policy environment the darkest cloud on the horizon, Fannie Mae said in an economic outlook Friday. Read More MReport 


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