• Rate snapshot: Jobs weaker than expected, Dow down in early trading by MPA

    Non-farm jobs were up 209,000 in July, missing expectations of 230,000, and the Dow traded down this morning another 117 points from yesterday's close. This and more in today's rate snapshot

  • Economic numbers a wash for mortgage rates by Ryan Smith

    Bond traders were worried that personal consumption expenditures (PCE) would creep up, signaling that inflation was trending toward the Fed’s 2% goal and that the agency would raise interest rates earlier than planned. But that’s not what happened

  • Is a branch network right for you? by Ryan Smith

    Today's regulatory environment is making it harder and harder for independent brokers to do business, says industry veteran Glenn LaMattina. That's one reason why many originators are making the transition to branch networks

  • Reverse requires expertise by Ryan Smith

    Adding reverse to your product mix can be lucrative -- but it's not something you want to just dabble in

  • Admit mistakes quickly by MPA

    The hallmark of a great leader is not whether or not you make mistakes, but rather how you respond when you make them

  • Dow drop won't hurt mortgage rates -- but tomorrow's news may by Ryan Smith

    The Dow plunged more than 317 points yesterday, but it shouldn’t have an effect on the mortgage market. However, that doesn’t mean rates won’t go up in the near future


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