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Warning Signs Remain Amid Mortgage Risk Performance Improvement

Indications of improvements in the mortgage risk performances space include are many, including tightened underwriting standards compared to the early 2000s and steadily declining negative equity, foreclosure starts, and distressed sales. What are the red flags the industry should be watching?

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Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Stay Level

While it's been a tame summer for mortgage rate movements, analysts at Bankrate say it's only a matter of time before that steadiness ends, especially as economic improvements spur policymakers at the Federal Reserve to stop holding interest rates down as much.

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Freddie Mac Reports Little Movement in Mortgage Rates

Adjustable rates also moved little, Freddie Mac reported. The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.97 percent (0.5 point) for the week, up from 2.95 percent in the previous survey. The 1-year ARM averaged 2.39 percent (0.5 point), up barely from 2.38 percent before.

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Light Economic Reporting Leaves Mortgage Rates Relatively Flat

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A slow week for economic news led to relative flatness in mortgage rates to kick off April. Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey revealed the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) came up to 4.41 percent (0.7 point) for the week ending April 3—a minor increase from 4.40 percent last week.

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