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The multigenerational household was a fairly common occurrence until the 1950s, when it gave up ground to the lure of the suburban development and the rise of the nuclear family. Times have changed, and with them a greater appreciation for multigenerational living. Read More
Whether you live in a drought-prone area, want to reduce your utility bills, or wish to simply lower your environmental footprint this summer, there are many small adjustments you and your family can make to reduce your water and energy use. Water You Waiting For? Depending on where you live, you may not have given your water habits much thought. Read More
When you are about to make the largest purchase of your life, you need someone who will not only find you a low rate, but who gets the significance and wants to help you succeed in the most affordable way possible. After all, the terms of your mortgage will impact your household finances for years to come. Read More
There are two major themes in the market today: 1) buy stocks and 2) buy gold and bonds. Typically they don’t happen simultaneously and that should be cause for concern. Read More

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MBS RECAP: That Escalated Quickly, But MBS Recovered Fairly Nicely

Posted To: MBS Commentary

That Escalated Quickly, But MBS Recovered Fairly Nicely After weeks and weeks (6, to be specific) of extraordinarily calm and narrow trading ranges in ultra-low-yield territory, the bond market has suddenly decided it's time to jump back up toward higher yields. The move is fairly large, abrupt, and serious. It was made all the more serious by the most terribly botched NFP forecast in history. So are the good times over? Econ Data / Events 11:30-11:50 AM (ET) - Fed 30yr UMBS Buying Nonfarm Payrolls: +2.509m vs -8.000m forecast (biggest beat ever, by a wide margin) Unemployment Rate: 13.3% vs 19.8% forecast, 14.7% previously Market Movement Recap 08:16 AM More pain overnight as the broad recovery mentality barrels ahead at full throttle. Stocks surged. Bonds utterly capitaluated (there was...(read more)

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CFPB Warns Servicers and Lenders to Adhere to CARES Act

Posted To: MND NewsWire

A joint release from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors cautions mortgage servicers about their obligations in complying with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Act includes provisions granting a right to forbearance to mortgaged homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under these provisions, servicers of federally-backed mortgages including those from the GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as well as FHA, the VA, and USDA must grant forbearance to borrowers with pandemic-related hardships for as long as two consecutive 180-day periods during the National Emergency declared in response to the outbreak. Servicers are advised by CFPB and the Supervisors that they can approve a shorter than 180-day plan...(read more)

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