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Monday’s Market Trends Recap

July 21st, 2008 | Leave a Comment | Posted in Announcement by Tim Manni

This week’s issue of HSH’s Market Trends Newsletter “Mortgage Rates Ramble, Little Changed,” examines the effects of inflation on the economy, and what economic indicators like The Producer and Consumer Price Index, inventory levels, Industrial Production, unemployment, consumer sentiment, and more mean to you.

July 18, 2008 — Volatility being what it is these days, mortgage rates bounce around a lot. Upward pressure for rates one day gives way to downward pressure the next, only to succumb to upward pressure again.” Read the rest of this entry »

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HSH in the News

July 18th, 2008 | Leave a Comment | Posted in Announcement by Tim Manni

Be sure visit our blog and click on the “HSH in the News” page where you can read articles from major news sources like The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and many others, that quote HSH’s experts and statistical information on a daily basis.

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Foreclosure Resources

July 14th, 2008 | Leave a Comment | Posted in Announcement by Tim Manni

As part of a response to the inquiries we receive about foreclosure assistance, here is a list of resources for homeowners faced with foreclosure.

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Fed Regulates “Higher-Priced Mortgages”

July 14th, 2008 | 2 Comments | Posted in Announcement by Tim Manni

The Fed passed regulations regarding “higher-priced mortgages” and some for all mortgages. Below is a summary of the new rules from www.federalreserve.gov:

Highlights of Final Rule Amending Home

Mortgage Provisions of Regulation Z

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Read This Week’s “Market Trends” Newsletter

July 14th, 2008 | Leave a Comment | Posted in Announcement by Tim Manni

This week’s Market Trends newsletter, “Mortgage Market Maelstrom, But Rates Steady” is up, click here to read it.

“July 11, 2008 — The turmoil in the mortgage market — not quite eerily quiet in the past couple of weeks — came thundering back into public view this week, as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac found themselves increasingly battered by the mortgage, housing and investment markets.”

“Mortgage rates remained pretty calm throughout the week. According to HSH’s Fixed Rate Mortgage Indicator (FRMI), the overall average interest rate for 30-year FRMs of all stripes — including conforming, jumbo and expanded conforming offerings — declined by four basis points (.04%) to close the weekly survey at 6.87%. Five-one Hybrid ARMs shed seven basis points, improving to an overall average of 6.41% by week’s end…”

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New “Jumbo Conforming” Data Series Is Now Available

May 27th, 2008 (Modified on June 26th, 2008) | Leave a Comment | Posted in Announcement by Tim Manni

HSH is pleased to announce a national average interest-rate series for the new 30-year FRM ‘expanded conforming’ product. Ready for immediate delivery, HSH is offering a fixed-price package of updates covering the next seven months. Find out more.

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HSH Traffic Doubles as Refi Opportunities Increase

May 26th, 2008 (Modified on June 26th, 2008) | Leave a Comment | Posted in Announcement by Tim Manni

More and more consumers are contacting HSH.com for additional information on refinance loans. Since last year, traffic on HSH’s Refinance Showcase has more than doubled. Recent trends in the housing market – primarily shrinking home prices – have made many homeowners consider refinancing for a better interest rate and hopes of converting some equity into cash.

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HSH.com's daily blog focuses on the latest developments in the mortgage and housing markets. Our mission is to relate how changes in mortgage rates and housing policy, as well as the latest financial news, impacts consumers, homebuyers and industry insiders alike. Our 30-plus years of experience in the mortgage industry gives us an edge as we break down the latest changes in an ever-changing market.

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