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U.S. Economic Growth Slows to End Worst Year Since 1946

The U.S. economy wrapped up its worst year since the end of World War II with a 4% seasonalized and annualized growth rate in the fourth quarter, matching analyst forecasts. So reports CNN. Read more...

New Home Sales Rebound to 842,000 in December

After a steep fall in November, new home sales increased in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 842,000, according to Commerce Department data. So reports the Associated Press. Read more...

Bodnar of MMG: 3 Reasons Yields Remain Elevated

Bill Bodnar of The Mortgage Market Guide (MMG) said stocks enjoyed the Janet Yellen rally as she told the Senate to "go big" on the new stimulus plan, while rates remain low. He adds that this news has consequences for you and your clients. Read more...

Fannie Mae Hires Finance Vet as Chief Risk Officer

Fannie Mae has named Ryan Zanin, currently a member of the mortgage finance giant’s board of directors, as its executive vice president and chief risk officer. Read more...

Home Construction Soars to 14-Year High

New U.S. home construction grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.67 million units last month, a 5.8% increase over November and the strongest pace in 14 years. So reports the Associated Press. Read more...

Mortgage Rates Turn Lower Amid Stimulus Uncertainty

After rising to start 2021, mortgage rates have inched back downward as the Biden administration promotes its $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan. So reports MarketWatch. Read more...

Foreclosures Fell to Record Low in 2020 Amid Virus Relief

Fewer foreclosures took place in the U.S. housing market last year than ever before, as federal and state relief measures in response to the coronavirus offset a deep recession. So reports BankRate.com. Read more...

Rocket Mortgage Super Bowl Squares Sweepstakes Returns

Rocket Mortgage announced entries are open for the second annual Rocket Mortgage Super Bowl Squares Sweepstakes, the world’s largest official game of Super Bowl squares. Read more...

Bodnar of MMG: Stimulus Plan Brings 3 Things Rates Don't Like

2021 has ushered in plenty of market turbulence, according to Bill Bodnar of The Mortgage Market Guide (MMG). Rates have been on the rise due to escalating inflation expectations. Read more...

FHFA to Keep COVID-19 Loan Flexibility Through February

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend several flexible standards for loan originations by another month. Read more...

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