Archives for June 2014

The FHA HAWK Program for Homebuyers

Osprey_muralA few weeks ago, HUD announced a new program created for first time home buyers which rewards them with reduced mortgage insurance premiums after they participate in home buyer education and one-on-one housing counseling. HAWK or Homeowners Armed with Knowledge is a pilot program set be released in two phases on a limited basis.

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What May Impact Mortgage Rates this Week: June 9, 2014

mortgageporter-economyThis week’s economic calendar appears to be on the lighter side.

  • Thursday, June 12: Retail Sales and Initial Jobless Claims
  • Friday, June 13: Producer Price Index (PPI) and Consumer Sentiment Index (UoM)

Mortgage rates are still at very low levels. [Read more…]

What May Impact Mortgage Rates this Week: June 2, 2014

10411447_10152078824926046_4939461706859094014_n I am writing this post from the 2014 Flat Coat Retriever Specialty competition in Albany Oregon. This photo is from this morning’s sweepstakes for 6-9 month old puppies and I”m pleased to share with you that Hitch and I took 4th place out of 16 puppies. Not too bad for our first show (both rookies). This has nothing to do with mortgages but I’m so proud of my puppy, that I just had to share this with you.

Okay…back to mortgages and what may impact the direction of rates this week. No economic indicators were released today. Here’s what the rest of the week looks like:

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