1st MMCD Volunteer Day at the Oakland Zoo – Anne-Marie Hsieh

(Special thanks goes to Anne-Marie Hsieh for organizing and managing this whole process) There was a small, but VERY MIGHTY group of us, blazing the trail for our 1st MMCD Volunteer Day at the Oakland Zoo on Saturday!!!! A gigantic thank you to Danielle Danson (and her friend Amanda!), Brittany Christensen (who drove ONE HOUR... Continue Reading →

Award Winning Enterprise Social Network Powers Mason – McDuffie Mortgage’s Knowledge Sharing Culture

Mason-McDuffie Mortgage has successfully implemented their Bloomfire community as an internal knowledge sharing and collaboration tool. Bloomfire allows them to communicate in real-time across multiple time-zones. Mason - McDuffie Mortgage has seen a decrease in the amount of emails sent - instead their employees are engaging within their Bloomfire. It's their 'go-to' for answers to... Continue Reading →

MBS Securities – The Week Ahead

Headline News and Market Report “Bond Market News and Perspective for Mortgage Professionals” Monday, July 15, 2013   Retail Sales Up 0.4% in June, weaker than expected, with strength coming from strong Automobile and Gasoline sales.  Excluding motor vehicles and gasoline, retail sales dropped 0.1%.   gasoline station sales increased 0.7%, and sales at auto dealers... Continue Reading →

Mortgage Rates – Perspective

National Average Contract Mortgage Rate: Historical DataAbout the National Average Contract Mortgage Rate - Current Value - Historical Data Starting from January of 1990National Average Contract Mortgage Rate History Starting from January of 1980 19801981198219831984198519861987198819891990January11.7813.2415.3713.0411.7012.0910.409.198.929.319.68February12.3013.7315.2212.8811.7311.9010.468.898.849.449.74March12.5613.9115.0712.6111.6911.7210.248.808.849.629.74April13.2113.9915.3912.4211.6111.6210.008.798.939.769.82May13.7414.1915.5712.3611.6311.629.808.938.9010.139.83June12.8814.4015.0112.2111.7911.299.839.028.9810.279.85July12.2314.7714.9612.1812.0311.029.889.058.9810.109.85August11.8915.0315.0312.2512.2410.879.889.059.009.819.70September12.0015.3814.7112.3812.4310.769.718.918.989.829.70October12.3115.4714.3712.1912.5210.869.598.869.119.869.67November12.8515.8013.7412.1112.3810.809.488.899.169.809.69December13.1515.5313.4411.9412.2610.709.298.869.319.699.58 Source: Federal Housing Finance Board. Monthly values for the National Average Contract Mortgage Rate are derived from the Federal Housing Finance Board's... Continue Reading →

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