J.D. Power and Associates Ranks Quicken Loans Inc. the Highest In Customer Satisfaction Among...

Detroit, MI - November 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s largest online lender and a top-five retail mortgage lender, announced it ranked highest in “customer satisfaction” among all home loan lenders in the United States in a benchmark study of the mortgage industry by J.D. Power and Associates, the global marketing information services company.

MBA Names Patrick “P.J.” Harrigan as Chair of Mortgage Action Alliance Steering Committee

Washington, D.C. (November 18, 2010) – Patrick “P.J.” Harrigan of Franklin American Mortgage Co. has been named the chairman of the Mortgage Action Alliance Steering Committee, the grassroots advocacy affiliate of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)

Freddie Mac Issues Monthly Volume Summary for October 2010

McLean, VA - November 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today issued the company's Monthly Volume Summary for October 2010. The summary, available on the company's Web site at, provides information on Freddie Mac's mortgage-related portfolios, securities issuance, risk management and delinquencies, including data on seriously delinquent mortgage loans in related mortgage Participation Certificate (PC) pools.

Federal Housing Finance Agency Reports Mortgage Interest Rates

Washington, DC - November 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency today reported that the National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders, used as an index in some ARM contracts, was 4.49 percent based on loans closed in October. This is a decrease of 0.06 percent from the previous month.

Freddie Mac Maximum Loan Limits Set For First Nine Months of 2011

McLean, VA - November 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (FMCC.OB) said today its maximum conforming loan limits for the first nine months of 2011 will be unchanged from those in effect during 2010 as the result of new calculations from the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Freddie Mac Announces New Jumbo/Super Conforming Loan Pools

McLean, VA - November 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC:FMCC) today announced that generally beginning December 1, 2010, the company will issue Jumbo/Super Conforming Pools under the three following prefixes

FTC Issues Final Rule to Protect Struggling Homeowners from Mortgage Relief Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeowners will be protected by a new Federal Trade Commission rule that bans providers of mortgage foreclosure rescue and loan modification services from collecting fees until homeowners have a written offer from their lender or servicer that they decide is acceptable

FTC Issues Final Rule to Protect Struggling Homeowners from Mortgage Relief Scams

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 19, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeowners will be protected by a new Federal Trade Commission rule that bans providers of mortgage foreclosure rescue and loan modification services from collecting fees until homeowners have a written offer from their lender or servicer that they decide is acceptable.

CampusMBA Extends Partnership with Insurance Advisors to Offer Live Online Workshops for Commercial/Multifamily Professionals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- CampusMBA, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), today announced it has extended its partnership with Stamford, Connecticut-based Insurance Advisors LLC. Under the agreement, CampusMBA, in conjunction with Insurance Advisors, will offer live online workshops addressing insurance issues for commercial/multifamily real estate loans.

Delinquencies and Loans in Foreclosure Decrease, but Foreclosure Starts Rise in Latest MBA National...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 9.13 percent of all loans outstanding as of the end of the third quarter of 2010, a decrease of 72 basis points from the second quarter of 2010, and a decrease of 51 basis points from one year ago, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) National Delinquency Survey. The non-seasonally adjusted delinquency rate decreased one basis point to 9.39 percent this quarter from 9.40 percent last quarter. The delinquency rate includes loans that are at least one payment past due but does not include loans in the process of foreclosure.

Hopeful Signs Emerge in Consumer Spending and Employment According to Fannie Mae’s Economics &...

WASHINGTON, DC - November 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Improving financial conditions and recent encouraging signs from the labor market should set the stage for an above-par growth trend by mid 2011, according to the November 2010 Economic Outlook released today by Fannie Mae's (FNMA/OTC) Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. Despite challenges, including uncertainty on the domestic fiscal policy and international fronts, improvement in economic activity will likely occur at a gradual pace moving into 2011. The economy showed a slight pickup in growth in the third quarter to 2.0 percent at an annualized pace, up from 1.7 percent in the previous quarter, and consumer spending posted the best showing since the end of 2006. Even with stronger than expected economic growth in the third quarter, the group forecasts continued sluggish growth at least through the first quarter of 2011.

Ellie Mae Launches Encompass Assured GFE™ Service

PLEASANTON, CA and LA JOLLA, CA - November 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ellie Mae®, the enterprise mortgage origination technology provider for mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, community banks, credit unions and other mortgage lenders, and, the largest one-stop-shop for real estate closing services on the Web, have announced the launch of Encompass Assured GFE™ service powered by’s SmartGFE® Service. With Encompass Assured GFE, Encompass360™ users can now create Good Faith Estimates, which are backed by a ClosingCorp compliance guarantee, directly from their Encompass360 systems.

Freddie Mac Issues 2011 Funding Calendars

McLean, VA – Freddie Mac (OTC:FMCC) today issued its 2011 funding calendars, which provide optional announcement dates for Reference Notes® securities and announcement and auction dates for Reference Bills® securities. The 2011 funding calendars are available on the Debt Securities page of the company’s Web site

Mortgage Rates Rise For the First Time in Eight Weeks

McLean, VA - November 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), which found that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) and the 15-year (FRM) rose dramatically this week, as did the 5-year ARM. The 1-year ARM remained unchanged from the previous week.

CSBS Announces Availability of All Unique State Test Components for Mortgage Loan Originators

November 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), which operates the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (NMLS) on behalf of state mortgage regulators, today announced unique state test components are now available for all 50 states and two territories—the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Boot Barn

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Boot Barn property located at 1775 Vann Drive in Jackson, Tennessee for $2,000,000.

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Why Minneapolis is a Great Place to Buy a Home

Whether you are looking for a place to buy your first home or you think it’s a good time to invest in real estate for monetary gain, choosing the right location is critical. Not all towns and cities are equal. In some, the crime rates are horrific. In others, employment opportunities are lacking.